NHPBS EDUCATION

October 22-29

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Creepy Creatures
 

Full Monday Schedule
MONDAY HIGHLIGHTS

SOCIAL STUDIES
SILENT SACRIFICE - STORIES OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION 7-9 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
The stories of Japanese Americans who were living in the San Joaquin Valley prior to and after Executive Order 9066 that called for the internment of Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. View Additional Airs

KIDS
WILD KRATTS- Creepy Creatures 6-7 am NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
For the Kratts, the best way to celebrate Halloween is to learn about creepy creatures. Preview Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA - SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES - Hunting For Tardigrades!
NHPBS VIDEO - IT'S O.K. TO BE SMART- The Invisible Creatures That Keep You Alive!
WEB RESOURCE - AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE - Sea Monsters

ON THIS DATE
National Nut Day
1836 - Sam Houston inaugurated first President of Republic of Texas
Birthdays
1811 - Hungarian composer Franz Liszt
1903 - Comedian Curly Howard
1907 - Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx
1913 - Photographer Robert Capa

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Native America
 

Full Tuesday Schedule
TUESDAY HIGHLIGHTS

SOCIAL STUDIES
NATIVE AMERICA - From Caves to Cosmos 9-10 pm NHPBS CH. 11.3 / 956
Combine ancient wisdom and modern science to answer a 15,000-year-old question: who were America's First Peoples? The answer hides in Amazonian cave paintings, Mexican burial chambers, New Mexico's Chaco Canyon and waves off California's coast. Preview  Additional Airs

COMING OUT: A 50 YEAR HISTORY - 7-8 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this one hour documentary exploring the history of public gay identity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community from the 1950s through today. Preview Additional Airs

AMERICA REFRAMED - Personal Statement 8-9 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
Three high school seniors from Brooklyn are intent on defying the odds for themselves and their classmates by becoming the very resource they don't have for themselves: peer college counselors. Preview  Additional Airs

FRONTLINE - The Pension Gamble 10-11 pm NHPBS CH. 11.3 / 956
How state governments and Wall Street led the public pensions of America's  teachers, police, firefighters, and other public servants into a $4-trillion hole. Preview  Additional Airs

LANGUAGE ARTS
GREAT AMERICAN READ - Grand Finale 8-9 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
And the winner is... after millions of votes, find out which of the 100 nominated books is crowned America's best-loved novel.  Additional Airs

PLACE TO STAND - 9-10 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
The story of how Jimmy Santiago Baca - a man with seemingly no future - became a celebrated poet, novelist and screenwriter. Additional Airs

KIDS
WILD KRATTS -
Rainforest Stew - 6:30-7 am NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Chris and Martin discover the complex relationships found in a tropical rainforest. Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA - CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -
Tropical Rainforest Diversity
NHPBS VIDEO - IT'S OK TO BE SMART - This Rainforest Caterpillar Looks Like Donald Trump
WEB RESOURCE - RAINFOREST ALLIANCE -
11 Amazing Rainforest Animals

ON THIS DATE
National Mole Day
1861 - Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C.
1929 - Wall Street Crash of 1929
1983 - Suicide truck-bombing in Beirut, Lebanon kills 220 US Marines, 18 sailors and 3 Army soldiers
1987 - Senate rejects Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork, 58-42
Birthdays
1925 - TV host Johnny Carson

1962 - Quarterback Doug Flutie

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
super cats
 

Full Wednesday Schedule
WEDNESDAY HIGHLIGHTS

SCIENCE
NATURE - Super Cats: Extreme Lives 8-9 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Meet the planet's ultimate cats. Cheetahs are the fastest animal on land. A snow leopard searches for a mate in the Himalaya. The Canada lynx lives farther north than any cat. An African leopard fights to raise a cub in the worst drought in decades. Preview  Additional Airs

NOVA - Flying Supersonic 9-10 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
A history of the legendary Concorde, the passenger plane that flew from the late 70s till 2003 at twice the speed of sound. Preview  Additional Airs

NEANDERTHAL Episode One 10-11 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Why did Neanderthals become extinct and how they live on inside us today? Preview  Additional Airs

KIDS
READY JET GO! -
A Hammer And A Feather/Commander Mom 7-7:30 am NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Is the atmosphere around the Moon the same as the Earth's? Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA - NATURE -
Cat Adaptations: Super Senses
NHPBS VIDEO - FILM SCHOOL SHORTS - Trash Cat
WEB RESOURCE - NATURE - Big Cats

ON THIS DATE
United Nations Day

1648 - Peace of Westphalia ends Thirty Years' War
1861 - 1st transcontinental telegraph message sent from California to President Lincoln
1945 - United Nations charter takes effect
Birthdays
1632 - Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
1788 - Writer, publisher and Newport, NH native Sarah Josepha Hale
1915 - Batman creator Bob Kane

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018
vampire legend
 

Full Thursday Schedule
THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS

SOCIAL STUDIES

JAMESTOWN - Episode Five - 8-9 pm NH EXPLORE CH. 11 /11.2/ 801
Governor Yeardley falls ill and Farlow is quick to seize power, but Redwick sees an opportunity. An accusation by Alice spurs James into finding out what really happened to Henry, while Jocelyn realizes she underestimated Temperance. View  Additional Airs

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - The Vampire Legend 6-7 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. View  Additional Airs


KIDS
SPLASH AND BUBBLES -
The Greatest Treasure of All/Crabulous - 10:30-11 am NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Bubbles meets Myshell, a decorator crab who has covered her shell with all kinds of shells, coral and sponges. Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA -
WILD KRATTS -
A Night Out with Bats
NHPBS VIDEO - PBS NEWSHOUR - Debunking the Myth of the Vampire Bat
WEB RESOURCE - DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE - Bat Facts

ON THIS DATE
World Pasta Day

1971 - UN admits China and expels Taiwan
1986 - Mets win game 6 of World Series - Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner lets a ground ball go between his legs.
Birthdays
1838 - French composer Georges Bizet
1881 - Artist Pablo Picasso
1891 - Catholic priest and radio commentator Father Charles Coughlin

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2018
Edgar Allen Poe
 

Full Friday Schedule
FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

LANGUAGE ARTS
AMERICAN MASTERS - Edgar Allen Poe 7:30-9 pm NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
Discover the real story of the notorious author. Preview  Additional Airs

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED - The Winter's Tale With Simon Russell Beale 9-10 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Beale shows that in this play, Shakespeare offers something for which everyone longs: to reverse time, to make amends for an irreversible mistake. Preview  Additional Airs

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED - Richard III With Antony Sher 10-11 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
In Richard III, Shakespeare created both a loathsome and brilliant manipulator, as well as a real man who speaks to every age. Preview  Additional Airs

KIDS
NATURE CAT -
Lights Out For Sea Turtles/Nature Art - 3-3:30 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Nature Cat and his pals meet Celia the sea turtle, who just laid more than 100 eggs. Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA - FRANKENSTIEN, M.D.

NHPBS VIDEO - IT'S O.K. TO BE SMART - The Real "Doctor Frankenstein"
WEB RESOURCE - THE NEW YORKER - The Strange and Twisted Life of "Frankenstein"

ON THIS DATE
Frankenstein Friday/International Bandanna Day
1825 - Erie Canal opens
2001 - President George W. Bush signs Patriot Act

Birthdays
1911 - Singer Mahalia Jackson

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Oona and the oonabots
 

Full Saturday Schedule
SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

KIDS
ODD SQUAD -
Oona And The Oonabots/The Ninja Situation 9-10 pm NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Oona uses her Oonabots to fix an odd problem. Additional Airs

PBS LEARNING MEDIA -
CHILDREN'S LIBRARY - Black Ear ... Blonde Ear (English and Arabic)
NHPBS VIDEO - SECRET LIFE OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS - Janet Iwasa: Biologists with Movies in Their Heads
WEB RESOURCE - MENTAL FLOSS -
8 Hair-Raising Facts About Black Cats

ON THIS DATE
Black Cat Day
2004 - Red Sox win first World Series since 1918 - defeat Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.
Birthdays
1838 - President Theodore Roosevelt
1923 - Roy Lichtenstein 
1932 - Poet Sylvia Plath

 

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Feathered Friends
 

Full Sunday Schedule
SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS

THE ARTS
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - Brandi Carlile 12-1 am NH EXPLORE CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
The Seattle singer-songwriter performs highlights from her critically lauded album "By the Way, I Forgive You."

LANGUAGE ARTS
ON STORY - Saving Mr. Banks: Script To Screen 6-6:30 am NH WORLD CH. 11.3 / 956
Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's. Additional Airs

KIDS
SCIGIRLS -
Feathered Friends 9-9:30 am NHPBS CH. 2 / 11.1 / 702 / 802
Regina, Schuyler and Anayia hit the streets of Denver to investigate what makes a good urban bird habitat, and transform a city school garden into a welcoming home for any flock of feathered friends. Preview

PBS LEARNING MEDIA -
KEN BURNS COLLECTION - What is Liberty?
NHPBS VIDEO - REACTIONS - Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?
WEB RESOURCE -NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Statue of Liberty

ON THIS DATE
Champagne Day/National Chocolate Day
1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated
Birthdays
1897 - Costume designer Edith Head
1914 - Dr. Jonas Salk

 

 

NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST UNDERWAY
  Kids Write
The NHPBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST kicked off on September 1, 2018.
The contest is open to all kids in grades K-5. Write and illustrate an original story and send it to NHPBS before March 1, 2019.

Rules, entry forms, and tips for writing a winning story can all be found at nhpbs.org/kidswrite
If you have any questions about the contest, call (603-868-4455) or email (sadams@nhpbs.org) Susan Adams! Support for the NHPBS Kids Writers Contest comes from: HeinemannParenting New Hampshire and the NH Lottery.

IS YOUR SCHOOL READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?
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GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE is looking for high school teams to participate in one of the longest-running high school quiz shows on TV!

SAVE THIS DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2018

That's when we're holding our qualifying event, GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE SUPER SUNDAY, at Manchester Community College. School teams of up to six players (from grades 9 - 12) will take a written test to qualify for one of the 14 places in the 2019 season's matches.

Four participating teams will be selected at random from a pool of schools that have not participated in on-air matches in the last two seasons. Those teams will compete in two non-televised games to determine the final two teams to compete on-air in the 2019 season.

CLICK HERE to register a team for SUPER SUNDAY.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 26, 2018



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