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

Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America
Friday, December 4, 2 PM

Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America explores how a small city in northern New York can be inspired by, and connected to the culture of Tibet from across the globe. Highlighting a large-scale festival of Tibetan arts and culture in Plattsburgh, New York, Arts in Exile examines how several Tibetan refugees use the arts to both raise awareness about the global problems they face, and keep their culture alive.

Learning at Home
Week of 11/30 – 12/04

Monday, November 30

1 PM: Secrets of the Dead: Building Notre Dame

Follow an investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris, uncovering the vast architectural, technical and human challenges experienced throughout the turbulent history of one of the world’s most celebrated buildings.

2 PM: NOVA: Saving Notre Dame

When Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire in 2019, Paris came perilously close to losing more than 800 years of history. As engineers rebuild, researchers use cutting-edge technology to piece together what happened and restore the cathedral.


Tuesday, December 1

1 PM: Charlie Russell’s Old West

No one played a larger role in mythologizing the cowboy’s place in American culture than Charles M. Russell. Explore his art and life as he witnessed and documented the end of the Wild West open range, and America entered the 20th Century.

2 PM: Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy’s Ride to the White House

This one-hour television documentary details the story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the Western Frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt came to hunt but fell in love with the Badlands of Dakota and quickly bought a ranch, learned how to ride, carry a ‘six-shooter’ and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and an American President.


Wednesday, December 2

1 PM: NATURE: Santa’s Wild Home

Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, wolverines, eagles, wolves, brown bears and more.

2 PM: NATURE: Snow Bears

Witness the incredible journey of newborn polar bear cubs as they leave the safety of their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous 400-mile Arctic trek to the sea to feed. Narrated by Kate Winslet.


Thursday, December 3

1 PM: Inside the Vatican

Filmed over the course of one year, Inside the Vatican gains unprecedented access to one of the most important places in the Christian world. Nestled in the city of Rome, the Vatican is the head-quarters of the Catholic Church and an independent city-state.


Friday, December 4

1 PM: Sound of Tibet and Peace

A one-hour documentary film looking into the extraordinary life of Nawang Khechog. Nawang was born in Tibet, but following the Chinese invasion of 1949/1950, his family was exiled to India, where Nawang studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy. He spent eleven years as a monk, including four years as a hermit meditating in the Himalayan foothills under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. He is currently the most famous flute player from Tibet.

2 PM: Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America

Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America explores how a small city in northern New York can be inspired by, and connected to the culture of Tibet from across the globe. Highlighting a large-scale festival of Tibetan arts and culture in Plattsburgh, New York, Arts in Exile examines how several Tibetan refugees use the arts to both raise awareness about the global problems they face, and keep their culture alive.