Learning At Home | Week of 4/12 – 4/16

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 Experience | Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky
Monday, April 12, 1 PM

A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.

Learning at Home
Week of 4/12 – 4/16

Monday, April 12

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

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Make a collage character, sing about a houseplant, identify circles and triangles, read “Come On, Rain,” blend sounds and practice initial blends with l.

1 PM: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky

A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.


Tuesday, April 13

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

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Sing Irish and Zulu songs, read “Ruby Finds a Worry” and “Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers,” review initial blends with l.

1 PM: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise

Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As Americans moved through the 60’s and reflect on the challenges ahead, many begin to wonder: What exactly is it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon?


Wednesday, April 14

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

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Learn about space for nature, look closely at building materials, read “Momma’s Work Shoes,” blend and decode initial blends with r.

1 PM: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation

Magnificent Desolation, which covers 1969-1970, takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. The final episode also considers what happens to scientific and engineering programs — and to a country — after ambitious national goals have been achieved.


Thursday, April 15

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

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Make a thermometer, move to music like animals, read “Perfectly Norman,” practice initial blends with r. 

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.


Friday, April 16

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

“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Learn about different kinds of communities, set a table for a party, read “Alfie,” review initial blends with r.

1 PM: Articulate | Gene Yang, Luke Spiller, RIP Romance

Teacher-turned-cartoonist Gene Yang believes in the educational power of comics. If you feel like you missed out on 1970s glam rock, The Struts are here to help. Believe it or not, romance is alive and well…and living in your phone.

1:30 PM: Poetry in America: The Fish

This environmental science-themed episode explores Moore’s great poem of marine life, titled “The Fish”. Vice President Al Gore, poet Jorie Graham, and scientists from Conservation International dive into Moore’s portrayal of the ocean’s always-changing history, and its future in a warming world.

2 PM: Artbound | Desert X

The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations. Desert X is a site-specific biennial exhibition that first took place in the spring of 2017 where artists from different parts of the world were invited to create work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley.

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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