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

Medicine Woman
Thursday, September 17, 2 PM

She was America’s first Native doctor, breaking barriers of race and gender to heal her traumatized people. A century later, Native women from many tribes follow in the footsteps of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte. How can they hope to mend the wounds of body and spirit that history has created? What have they learned about new ways of healing that can help us all? Medicine Woman documents their stories.

Learning at Home
Week of 9/14 – 9/18

Monday, September 14

1 PM: The Great American Read: Fall Kick Off

Meredith Vieira returns as the Great American Read hits high gear. You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.

2 PM: The Great American Read: Who Am I?

How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years through discovering our “chosen families,” these novels can help us find ourselves at any age.


Tuesday, September 15

1 PM: Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America

Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America tells the story of Champlain and the people who taught him how to explore and survive in the wilds of North America. This film is the first historically accurate, animated documentary on Samuel de Champlain to be broadcast in the United States and Canada. 

2 PM: The Final Invasion: Battle of Plattsburgh

The Final Invasion reveals the amazing struggle of America’s “Forgotten War” with Great Britain in 1812. The film offers a general overview on the causes of the War of 1812 and then concentrates on a key battle that changed the course of American history in 1814. Shot on-location in Great Britain, Canada and the US The Final Invasion features leading authors, re-enactments, previously unpublished diaries and newly discovered documents.


Wednesday, September 16

1 PM: Autumnwatch New England – Episode 1

Grab a seat at the campfire with Samantha Brown and Chris Packham for a live adventure into the culture and wildlife that make fall in New England special. Peek at leaf-changing science, catch backyard drama and see wildlife at night with Bob Poole.

2 PM: Autumnwatch New England – Episode 2

Swirl into the world of maple syrup with Vivian Howard. Take a trip to Maine’s Fryeburg Fair, discover the magic of caterpillars and learn more about the birds soaring across New England skies each fall.


Thursday, September 17

1 PM: Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century

Hidden in American history, all women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid 19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property. Daring Women Doctors highlights the intrepid, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of medical educations.

2 PM: Medicine Woman

She was America’s first Native doctor, breaking barriers of race and gender to heal her traumatized people. A century later, Native women from many tribes follow in the footsteps of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte. How can they hope to mend the wounds of body and spirit that history has created? What have they learned about new ways of healing that can help us all? Medicine Woman documents their stories.


Friday, September 18

1 PM: Autumnwatch New England – Episode 3

Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals with Samantha Brown and Chris Packham. Catch gangs of turkeys and rare bird art. Peek into the world of nighttime critters with Bob Poole.

2 PM: NATURE: American Spring LIVE – Birth & Rebirth

Tracing the green wave that sweeps across the continent in spring, see how the rising temperatures and longer days spur plants to awaken and flower, and animals to seek out newly abundant resources for their new families. Discover how animals have incorporated seasonal change into their life cycles and successful reproductive strategies.