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

Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team
Thursday, January 21, 2 PM

“Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team” offers a unique look at the foreign policy legacy of President George H.W. Bush as told via the George H. W. Bush Presidential Oral History, the historical record and the accounts of the advisers who shaped it. Co-produced by VPM and the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Learning at Home
Week of 1/18 – 1/22

Monday, January 18

12 PM: Let’s Learn – How Many Words are in the Sentence “Turn Yourself Around!”?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Read “Bee-Bim Bop,” play the hokey pokey with shapes, tell a story with shadows, count words in sentences, learn about triggers and cues.

1 PM: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The yearly celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Plattsburgh, New York, moves online this year. Community leaders join together in song and words of inspiration to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy.

2 PM: Civil Rights: Then and Now ⎪ New York State Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Few individuals have had such a profound impact on modern society as did Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this one-hour tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King, New York State invites you to learn more about the people and organizations in our great state who embody the principles of America’s greatest leader for social justice, freedom, and equality for all. This program focuses on New Yorkers who are making a difference by making  positive influences on their communities.  


Tuesday, January 19

12:30 PM: Let’s Learn – How Many “a’s” are in Tarantula?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Meet a tarantula named Rose and a drum named Jasmine, play rock’n’roll bingo, turn a cereal box into a science journal, read “Over the Ocean.”

1:30 PM: NATURE: The Alps ⎪ The High Life

In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Alpine lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, crocuses, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter. In Part One of the miniseries “The Alps”, enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.

2:30 PM: ForEveryone.Net

A 33-year-old computer programmer named Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in how we communicate and participate in public life. After 25 years outside the spotlight, Sir Tim Berners-Lee emerges to tell his story for the first time.


Wednesday, January 20

Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr.: A PBS NewsHour Special


Thursday, January 21

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Chair Rhymes with Bear!

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Meet bush babies, identify rhymes, dance like a river creature, make musical instruments, read “Peter’s Chair.”

1 PM: Feeling Good About America: 1976 Presidential Election

Feeling Good About America: The 1976 Presidential Election chronicles the race between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic candidate and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, who stepped onto the national stage touting his outsider status and promising, “I’ll never lie to you.” The documentary explores Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon, the anti-establishment sentiment surging through the country, Carter’s primary strategy in a crowded field, and the challenge to Ford by Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination.

2 PM: Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team

“Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team” offers a unique look at the foreign policy legacy of President George H.W. Bush as told via the George H. W. Bush Presidential Oral History, the historical record and the accounts of the advisers who shaped it. Co-produced by VPM and the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.


Friday, January 22

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Square Rhymes with Care!

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Draw a family tree, find shapes where you live, read “The Dinosaur vs. the Library,” explore letters e and f.

1 PM: Articulate | Potter Roberto Lugo, Climate Change Art, Gerald Busby

The ceramics of Roberto Lugo pay homage to their classical past but are firmly rooted in the realities of his inner city upbringing. Zaria Forman & Nick Pedersen are using art to reframe the climate change conversation. Composer Gerald Busby could not have guessed that after surviving heartbreak, HIV and drug addiction, he would experience an artistic rebirth in his twilight years.

1:30 PM: Poetry in America: Those Winter Sundays

Robert Hayden’s sonnet “Those Winter Sundays” offers a meditation on the fraught love between fathers and sons. Vice President Joe Biden, Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, and psychologist Angela Duckworth join a chorus of working fathers and sons to reflect on Hayden’s moving poem.

2 PM: Great Performances | Now Hear This “Becoming Mozart”

Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart’s twentieth piano concerto.