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Chicago Public Schools has partnered with WLS, Univision/UniMás, WCIU and WTTW to provide supplemental educational programming to increase the accessibility of enrichment resources for students. Through these partnerships, digital content from CPS’ Curriculum Equity Initiative content library in subjects such as math, science, and language arts will air on WLS, Univision/UniMás, and WCIU’s digital subchannels. Additionally, Chicago’s local PBS affiliate WTTW – which is nationally known for its educational programming – has reorganized its digital subchannel to focus on educational content geared toward students in middle grades.

WLS

Channel 7.2 (Comcast Ch 217 & 1178, RCN Ch 618, WOW Ch 219, Mediacom Ch 723, Charter Ch 608)

Air Times 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Program Schedule: June 1 – 5, 2020


Mon, June 1: Math
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
12:00 p.m. Telling Time 20.48 3-5
12:26 p.m. Measurement 3-5
12:50 p.m. Variables Expressions and Equations 6-8
1:15 p.m. Patterns and Formulas 6-8
1:39 p.m. Analyzing Inequalities 9-12
2:06 p.m. Systems of Linear Equations 9-12
2:31 p.m. Polynomials 9-12

Tues, June 2: Spanish
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
12:00 p.m. Let's Learn about Puerto Rican Heritage! 3-5
12:26 p.m. Let's Learn about Mexican-American Heritage! 3-5
12:51 p.m. Let's Learn about the geography of Mexico! 3-5
1:17 p.m. Let's Learn about the people of Puerto Rico! 6-8
1:43 p.m. Let's Learn about Hernan Cortes 6-8
2:10 p.m. Let's Learn about Juan and Eva Peron 9-12
2:35 p.m. Let's Learn about Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century 9-12

Wed, June 3: Science
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
12:00 p.m. Do landscapes look the same everywhere? 3-5
12:25 p.m. How do wind and water shape Earth's landscapes? 3-5
12:50 p.m. Why do rocks come in so many shapes and colors? 3-8
1:13 p.m. How are Earth's landscapes formed? 6-8
1:36 p.m. Where does soil come from? 6-8
2:02 p.m. Do we have an endless supply of water? 6-12
2:31 p.m. How do we know the water we use is safe? 9-12

Thurs, June 4: ELA
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
12:00 p.m. What strategies can help you understand the ideas in a text? 3-5
12:28 p.m. How does punctuation help readers and writers? 3-5
12:55 p.m. How can a poem’s words and structure convey meaning? 6-8
1:21 p.m. How can you distinguish between different types of fiction? 6-8
1:47 p.m. What characteristics of fiction help build and sustain readers’ interest? 6-8
2:11 p.m. How can you arrange information about a topic you’ve researched? 9-12
2:37 p.m. How can you acknowledge when your ideas have been influenced by someone else? 9-12

Fri, June 5: Social Science
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
12:00 p.m. Why Kids Smoke 3-5
12:24 p.m. Three Branches of Government, The 3-5
12:44 p.m. History of Maps, A 6-8
1:08 p.m.. Places & Regions 6-8
1:32 p.m. Potawatomi, The 9-12
2:03 p.m. Jesse Jackson 9-12
2:31 p.m. Alcohol: Teenage Drinking 9-12

Univision/UniMás

Channel: Channel 60.1

Air Times: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Monday - Friday

Program Schedule: June 1 – 5, 2020


Mon, June 1
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
7:00 a.m. All About Natural Resources PreK-4
7:30 a.m. People of the Rainforest 3-6

Tues, June 2
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
7:00 a.m. Plants and People: A Beneficial Relationship 5-8
7:31 a.m. Energy Resources: Use and Conservation 5-8

Wed, June 3
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
7:00 a.m. Soil Quality 5-12
7:29 a.m. Water Quality 5-12

Thurs, June 4
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
7:00 a.m. Reading for Children: Fiction and Nonfiction K-5
7:32 a.m. Grammar for Children: Sentences K-5

Fri, June 5
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
7:00 a.m. Analyzing and Appreciating Poetry 6-8
7:31 a.m. Genres of Fiction 6-8

WCIU

Channel: Channel 48.1 and 26.2 (XFINITY 230|360, Dish 48, RCN 610, WOW 170, Spectrum Charter 191, U-Verse 24)

Air Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Program Schedule: June 1 – 5, 2020


Mon, June 1: Saving the Earth
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
10:00 a.m. Endangered and Extinct Animals 5-8
10:31 a.m. Acid Rain 5-12
11:00 a.m. Sustainability in the 21st Century 5-12
11:29 a.m. Degradation of the Land 5-12

Tues, June 2: Aquatic Wonders
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
10:02 a.m. All About Fish K-4
10:31 a.m. Marine and other invertebrates 5-8
10:58 a.m. Amphibians 5-8
11:28 a.m. Marine Ecosystems 5-8


Wed, June 3: Pre-Historic Creatures
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
10:00 a.m. All About Dinosaurs K-4
10:25 a.m. All About Fossils K-4
10:50 a.m. Extinction (Chapter 8) 5-8
10:57 a.m. All About Earth's History K-4
11:29 a.m. All About Endangered and Extinct Animals K-4


Thurs, June 4: Our Government
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
10:00 a.m. What is Government K-4
10:22 a.m. Three Branches of Government K-4
10:43 a.m. Federal State and Local K-4
11:04 a.m. Washington D.C. K-4
11:35 a.m. United States' Flag K-4

Fri, June 5: Bugs
Air Time Content Block Grade Level
10:00 a.m. All About Bugs K-4
10:28 a.m. Ants 1-6
10:56 a.m. Bees 1-6
11:24 a.m. Beetles 1-6
11:51 a.m. Insect 2-4

WTTW

Channel: Channel 11.2

Description: PBS is nationally known for the quality of its educational programming and Chicago’s local PBS station, WTTW, has reorganized the content on its sub-channel to focus on students in middle grades. CPS encourages students, teachers and parents to leverage programming on Channel 11.2 as a supplemental educational resource and utilize the PBS online platform PBSLearningMedia, which provides teachers and students with access to a suite of free supplemental resources.

Program Schedule: Visit the WTTW website to view their daily broadcast schedule https://schedule.wttw.com.

Page Last Modified on Saturday, May 30, 2020