Take advantage of this week’s Learning at Home broadcast schedule – great for students engaged in hybrid or distance instruction, and families looking to spend some extra, quality time together!

After watching these fascinating programs, explore the PBS LearningMedia and web resources to learn more.

Highlight of the Week

American Masters | Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
Tuesday, January 5, 1 PM

American Masters — Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.

Learning at Home
Week of 1/04 – 1/08

Monday, January 4

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Graph and Garden Start with “G”!

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. One-hour programs feature instruction by educators and virtual field trips. Make graphs with your toys, regrow plants from scraps, read “Strictly No Elephants,” turn your sneakers into tap shoes, learn how to Cool Down and Work Through Anger, predict with the poem “One Inch Tall.”

1 PM: Vernon Jordan: Make it Plain

“Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain” explores Vernon Jordan’s rise from the segregated South, his tenure as the head of several civil rights organizations, and his current position as a partner at a corporate law firm and financial behemoth Lazard. Jordan is one of the most influential African American thought leaders in America.

2 PM: John Lewis: Get in the Way

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence.


Tuesday, January 5

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Can You See the Long “a” in Rain?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Meet a bearcat and owls, read Puddle, learn about patterns and recognizing feelings, explore “a.”

1 PM: American Masters | Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page

American Masters — Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.

2:30 PM: A Harpist’s Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and The Sound of Change

A Harpist’s Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change profiles the inspirational life and distinguished career of the revered harpist. This compelling documentary follows Pilot’s trailblazing journey as the first black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra and also as an international soloist, teacher, mentor and driving force behind music-education programs for underserved minorities. A Harpist’s Legacy uses her professional journey to explore the increasing racial diversity and shift in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world.


Wednesday, January 6

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Can You Hear the Short “i” in Magic?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Make a tornado in a bottle, create scary sound FX, learn magic tricks, play shape shuffle, hear the story of “Corduroy,” read about insects.

1 PM: Secrets of the Dead | Hannibal in the Alps

Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.

2 PM: Secrets of the Dead | King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom

After four centuries of occupation and leadership, the Romans left Britain in 410 AD and the island’s fate was left hanging in the balance. History teaches that in the 5th century, the country descended into a tumultuous and violent period knows as the Dark Ages, leaving the nation vulnerable to invading Angle and Saxon hordes from northern Europe. In this special, uncover new archaeological evidence rewriting our understanding of the Dark Ages that might also explain the legend of King Arthur.


Thursday, January 7

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Can You Hear the Short “a” in Animal?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with remote learning. Meet Nigerian goats, be a clown, explore shapes, read “I Like Myself,” make words with short “a” and short “i.”

1 PM: India – Nature’s Wonderland | Episode I

Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

2 PM: India – Nature’s Wonderland | Episode II

Continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.


Friday, January 8

12 PM: Let’s Learn – What’s the Sound of “cl” in Clap?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Play with a ramp and a catapult, try step dancing, hear illustrator Dan Santat read “Little Fox and the Wild Imagination,” write about This and That.

1 PM: Articulate | A Place at the Table, Tap into America, Music with Teeth

After her father George died, Mira Nakashima inherited his shop and set to work continuing the artistic legacy of a master craftsman in wood. Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form. With custom-composed pieces employing a staggering range of vocal styles, Roomful of Teeth makes music that can be difficult to define.

1:30 PM: Poetry in America: I Cannot Dance Opon My Toes

“I cannot dance opon my Toes – ” Emily Dickinson writes, “No Man instructed me.” Still, Dickinson makes the white page of the poem her performance space. This episode’s ensemble of interpreters not only discuss–they also act, play, and dance–their interpretations of Dickinson’s ravishing ballet-themed poem. Join actor Cynthia Nixon, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, dancer and choreographer Jill Johnson, and poet Marie Howe in an exploration of the challenges of art, and the price of audience, across time, space, and artistic medium.

2 PM: Great Performances | Now Hear This “Haydn: The King of Strings”

Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous “Emperor Quartet.”