Learning at Home | Week of 4/05 – 4/09

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

The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change
Wednesday, April 7, 1 PM

Go on a journey with a group of high school students seeking solutions to climate change. The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change invites you along to meet with the local leaders and expert innovators as these students work to make a difference in the Adirondack mountains of Northern NY.

Learning at Home
Week of 4/05 – 4/09

Monday, April 5

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Can You Find the “tch” in Watch?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Sing “Five Little Pumpkins,” take a closer look at facades, read “Ivy and the Lonely Rain Cloud,” review digraphs th & wh.

1 PM: Extinction: The Facts

Sir David Attenborough has encountered some of the world’s most extraordinary animals and plants. But many of these wonders now seem set to disappear from our planet forever. The huge variety of life on earth, known as biodiversity, is being lost at a rate never seen before in human history. This means 1 million species are at risk of extinction. This is a crisis not just for the natural world but for every one of us. It threatens food and water security, undermines our ability to control our climate and even puts us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

2 PM: Animal Babies: The First Years on Earth⎪New Frontiers

Join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life — it’s time for these young ones to branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore the great unknown on their own.


Tuesday, April 6

12 PM: Let’s Learn – What Sounds Do You Hear in “Splash”?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Draw shapes and colors you find at home, use + to write an addition equation, read “Jabari Jumps,” decode initial blends with s.

1 PM: Climate Change: The Facts

“Climate Change – The Facts” brings together leading climate scientists who explain what might happen if global warming increases 1.5 degrees. Experts examine the consequences of rising temperatures on ice sheets, fragile ecosystems, developing communities and extreme weather events. Personal accounts of California wildfires, extreme coastal flooding in Louisiana and increasing temperatures in Australia paint vivid pictures of these devastating effects.

2 PM: NOVA: Mystery Beneath the Ice

Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. But the population of krill is crashing for reasons that continue to baffle the experts. A leading theory says that krill’s life cycle is driven by an internal body clock that responds to the waxing and waning of the Antarctic ice pack, but climate change alters the timing of the ice pack, disrupting their life cycle.


Wednesday, April 7

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Slow and Fast are Opposites!

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Learn about musical opposites, write equations to show addition, read “Miss Dorothy and Her Book Mobile,” blend sounds & practice initial blends with s.

1 PM: The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change

Go on a journey with a group of high school students seeking solutions to climate change. The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change invites you along to meet with the local leaders and expert innovators as these students work to make a difference in the Adirondack mountains of Northern NY.

2 PM: The West is Burning

“The West is Burning” raises awareness about the conditions of forests in the western U.S. Told through a full-feature documentary, we examine the history of forest management and litigation that led to the current conditions which are causing catastrophic fire nearly year-round. The film explores the urgent need to act now, and the potential to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities, both rural and urban.


Thursday, April 8

12 PM: Let’s Learn – What Sounds Do You Hear in Square?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Transform paper, learn about building façade shapes, read “Friendshape,” segment sounds and review initial blends with s.

1 PM: American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

In 1931 the rains stopped and the “black blizzards” began. Powerful dust storms carrying millions of tons of stinging, blinding black dirt swept across the Southern Plains — the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, western Kansas, and the eastern portions of Colorado and New Mexico. Topsoil that had taken a thousand years per inch to build suddenly blew away in only minutes. One journalist traveling through the devastated region dubbed it the “Dust Bowl.” Surviving the Dust Bowl is the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease — even death — for nearly a decade.

2 PM: Follow the Water

Follow the Water is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.


Friday, April 9

12 PM: Let’s Learn – What Sounds Do You Hear in Grass?

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Sing a song from Colombia, explore building materials, read “Why Am I Me?”, blend and decode words with initial blends with l.

1 PM: Articulate | Ian Brennan, Nina Berman, Leroy Johnson

Producer Ian Brennan truly believes in the democratic power of music. Nina Berman blurs the line between fine art and editorial photography. Leroy Johnson has lived on the edges of the art world for all his 80+ years.

1:30 PM: Poetry in America: One Art

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote in the poem, “One Art”, universally considered one of her greatest. Journalist Katie Couric, media executives Sheryl Sandberg and Yang Lan, singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, poet Gregory Orr, and others discuss Bishop’s masterpiece on losses, great and small.

2 PM: Artbound | That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles

During his time spent in Southern California in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.’s authentic architecture that was suitable to the city’s culture and landscape. Writer/Director Chris Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, explores the houses the legendary architect built in Los Angeles.

Learning at Home on Mountain Lake PBS is supported by:
Adirondack Foundation
With additional support by:
North Country Behavioral Medicine
Stafford, Owens, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley, PLLC

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