Learning at Home | Week of 5/31 – 6/04

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

NOVA: Great Electric Airplane Race
Wednesday, June 2, 1 PM

Can new emission-free electric planes replace our polluting airliners and revolutionize personal transportation in our cities? NOVA takes you for a ride in some impressive prototypes that are already in the air, from speedy single-seat planes that can take off like a helicopter but are half as noisy, to “self-flying” air taxis that are already taking passengers on test flights in Chinese cities. But if electric airplanes are ever to advance beyond small, short-haul craft, significant hurdles of battery weight, energy storage and cooling remain to be overcome. How long will it be before the dream of super-quiet, super-efficient airliners becomes a reality?

Learning at Home
Week of 5/31 – 6/04

Monday, May 31

12 PM: National Memorial Day Concert 2021

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of the highest-rated programs on PBS. For over 30 years, this multiple-award-winning television event has honored the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


Tuesday, June 1

12 PM: Let’s Learn – Can You Hear the Long “o” in Whole?

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“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. One hour programs feature instruction by educators and virtual field trips. Explore teen numbers, read “Gross Greg” and “Same, Same But Different,” review long o and i.

1 PM: Life at the Waterhole: Part 2

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It’s the hottest time of year and the waterhole gets busier when the sun sets. But a new predator lurks in the shadows: hyena have a dramatic impact on life at this new oasis.

2 PM: Asian Americans | Breaking Through

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At the turn of the new millennium, the country tackles conflicts over immigration, race, economic disparity, and a shifting world order. A new generation of Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American in an increasingly polarized society. 


Wednesday, June 2

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

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“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Explore the ocean and the best parts of us, read “Lucia the Luchadora,” blend and decode long i sounds.

1 PM: NOVA: Great Electric Airplane Race

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Can new emission-free electric planes replace our polluting airliners and revolutionize personal transportation in our cities? NOVA takes you for a ride in some impressive prototypes that are already in the air, from speedy single-seat planes that can take off like a helicopter but are half as noisy, to “self-flying” air taxis that are already taking passengers on test flights in Chinese cities. But if electric airplanes are ever to advance beyond small, short-haul craft, significant hurdles of battery weight, energy storage and cooling remain to be overcome. How long will it be before the dream of super-quiet, super-efficient airliners becomes a reality?

2 PM: Human: The World Within | Sense

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Dive into the stories of a pairs figure skating team, a perfumer, a cave explorer and a musician to decipher how different ways of sensing the world all create their own vivid and unique picture.


Thursday, June 3

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

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“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Learn a reindeer dance and about water cycles, read “Pequena Maria Discovers Her Dance” and “Sweet Dreams Zaza,” blend phonemes and practice long i.

1 PM: Korea: The Never-Ending War

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Shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot, the film — written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Korean-American actor John Cho — confronts the myth of the “Forgotten War,” documenting the post-1953 conflict and global consequences.


Friday, June 4

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

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“Let’s Learn” helps children ages 3-8 with at-home learning. Explore 3D shapes, make a paper collage, read “ABC NYC,” blend/decode long and short i.

1 PM: Articulate | Kenny Scharf, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Last Refuge?

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Kenny Scharf’s exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Artists find unconventional ways to express patriotism.

1:30 PM: Inside the Met | Love and Money

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As fall 2020 begins, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened, welcoming visitors back in a safe and limited way. As we follow the build and opening of the glamourous Costume Institute show About Time, questions are raised about who will pay for new acquisitions, funding for the vital but very costly research and conservation work, and the cost of infrastructure projects necessary to the survival of an antique building. Every department is calling in favors to patrons and supporters, from old money philanthropists who have contributed millions over generations, to art collectors now realizing it is time to make public their private treasures. 

2:30 PM: Treasures of New York: MoMA

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MoMA’s collection of approximately 200,000 priceless works of art represents a broad range of mediums from drawing and painting to film and performance. Treasures of New York: MoMA explores this storied collection, and features a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s recent transformation, which was completed in October 2019.

Learning at Home on Mountain Lake PBS is supported by:
Adirondack Foundation
With additional support by:
North Country Behavioral Medicine
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