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Monday, May 25

  • 12 pm: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse
    Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 1 pm: NOVA: Black Hole Universe
    Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are revealing new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 2 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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
  • 3 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky (Cont.)
    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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
  • 4 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 6: Peril and Promise (1980-2000)
    Learn about the second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing civil wars, death squads, and unrest to head north.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, May 26

  • 12 pm: Butterfly Town, USA
    See how seemingly small changes in habitat can have a large effect on wildlife and consider the challenges of balancing the needs of society and nature.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)
  • 12:30 pm: SciGirls: Habitat Havoc
    Budding naturalist Lea and her SciGirl pals investigate what the non-native Canary Island Palm does to San Diego habitats, then recruit their classmates to plant a native butterfly garden in their local wildlife area.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)
  • 1 pm: Nature: Super Cats—Cats in Every Corner
    Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)
  • 2 pm: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (1973-Onward)
    While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
  • 3 pm: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (1973-Onward) (Cont.)
    While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
  • 4 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 4: Cities
    Explore the power of Africa’s greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, and Benin City, whose wealth, art, and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

Wednesday, May 27

  • 12 pm: NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City
    Explore the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City and discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquakes.
    (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
  • 1 pm: NOVA: Killer Floods
    Follow geologists around the globe as they uncover fossil evidence to reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods that violently reshaped the ancient world.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 2 pm: American Experience: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
    Explore the roles that three leaders, Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, played during some of the most dangerous moments in history.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
  • 3 pm: American Experience: Roads to Memphis
    This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
  • 4 pm: John Lewis: Get in the Way
    Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, May 28

  • 12 pm: Power Trip: The Story of Energy: Water
    Learn how water and energy are interconnected and how we can make energy “less thirsty” and water less energy-intensive.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 1 pm: Power Trip: The Story of Energy: Food
    How can we harness energy to feed our growing population without the downsides of industrialization?
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 2 pm: American Experience: George W. Bush, Part 1
    This film looks at the life of George W. Bush, from his unorthodox road to the presidency to the myriad of challenges he faced over his two terms, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
  • 3 pm: American Experience: George W. Bush, Part 2
    This film looks at the life of George W. Bush, from his unorthodox road to the presidency to the myriad of challenges he faced over his two terms, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
  • 4 pm: The Greeks, Episode 2: The Good Strife
    The ancient Greeks compose epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, and create the world's first democracy. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether it is suitable for their class.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Friday, May 29

  • 12 pm: The Amazing Human Body: Grow
    Learn how humans begin life as a single cell and, over the course of a lifetime, grow into beings of more than 37 trillion cells, and explore new discoveries that can help humans live longer, healthier lives.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
  • 1 pm: The Amazing Human Body: Survive
    Discover what the human body goes through every day to stay alive and healthy—from fighting infections to repairing damage, human bodies have remarkable arsenals that allow survival against all kinds of outside threats.
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    (Science, Grades 9-12)
  • 2 pm: The Amazing Human Body: Learn
    See how experience shapes the brain and body together, allowing them to adapt to the outside environment and develop new skills.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)
    3 pm: Poetry in America: To Prisoners
    Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry’s special resonance for those behind bars.
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    (ELA, Grades 6-12)
  • 3:30 - 5 pm: American Masters: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear
    N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn).
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    (ELA, Grades 6-12)