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May 4, 2012
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1:00 am 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 4. Diversity In Texts"  In this program, the teachers talk about the importance of choosing rich texts for their students as a group or individuals, enumerating various criteria that they have developed for this initial classroom decision. Supported by commentary from Dr. Judith Langer, the group looks at the part student interests play in selecting the right text, building thematic study units using a variety of texts, and helping students select texts that meet their needs or help them go further in their experiences with literature. D

2:00 am 
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop In American Literature  "Workshop 8. Ceremonial Artifacts"  This session explores how objects used in religious ceremonies embody the spiritual beliefs of the cultures they represent. By better understanding these sacred beliefs, teachers learn to help their students connect to literary texts from unfamiliar cultural contexts. D

3:00 am 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "Assessing Inquiry"  Assessment is an ongoing process in the classroom. This program looks at a variety of assessment strategies that range from the very informal formative assessments to formal summative assessments, and explores the purposes each can serve.G

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Minerals: The Materials of Earth"  Covers the origins, classifications and uses of minerals.G

4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Civil Liberties: Safeguarding The Individual"  This program examines the First, Fourth, and Sixth Constitutional Amendments to show how the Bill of Rights protects individual citizens from excessive or arbitrary government interference, yet, contrary to the belief of many Americans, does not grant unlimited rights. D

5:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

5:30 am 
Connect with English  "Dream Catcher/Gifts"  Alberto listens to the song his gift to Rebecca inspired her to write and Rebecca and Ramon celebrate Christmas together at a community center for the needy.G

6:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Walk Your Way to a Healthy Heart 1"  NULL

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Nothing to Fur But Fur Itself/Jetta's Project"  NOTHING TO FUR BUT FUR ITSELF - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself Having been scared by a ghost movie, T-Bone resolves to not let fear get the better of him. That is easier said than done! JETTA'S PROJECT - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Respectful When Jetta decides she really wants to win a model-building contest, she uses her friendship with Charley and Emily to get her way. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland"  Buster's Secret Admirer - Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. Could it be Fern? Muffy? Francine?! It's driving him crazy! Who could possibly like him that much?? The Last King of Lambland - James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland.a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal's! Will this new-found power go straight to James' head?. D

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation"  Show Me the Honey - Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey. Migration Vacation - The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate. D

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Rapunzel"  Princess Pea's kitten is stuck in the top of a tree! The Super Readers jump into a book and meet Rapunzel, who is also stranded high up in her tower. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be (ouch!) a hair-raising idea, the Prince works together with the Super Readers to come up with a brand new rescue plan! Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand.G

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom"  Beating the Heat - Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Flowers for Mom - The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid Engineers A Solution"  Sid has a big, big, big problem! He's trying to grab a cereal box located way up high on the kitchen shelf, but he just can't reach it. He tries using a stool, but he still can't grab it. He wants to know, how is he ever going to grab that cereal box??? At school, Sid and his friends encounter another problem. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Bugs to the Rescue/Sheep's First Bike Ride"  Bugs to the Rescue - Ant builds Bear a hot-air balloon for her birthday, but Dog accidentally floats away in it! Ant elicits the help of his insect WordFriends Bug, Bee and Fly to rescue Dog and save the day. Sheep's First Bike Ride - Bear and Sheep both learn to build the word "bike," and Sheep learns how to ride one for the first time in her life. In both cases, it just takes some perseverance. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou The Musician"  Caillou Plays the Drums - Clementine's big brother Billy has a new drum set and is having lots of fun playing as loud as he can. He won't let Clementine and Caillou play his drums though, because he says they're not grown up enough. The two friends set out to prove him wrong, and once they put on their 'grownup costumes' he finally relents and lets them play. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Ahora Mismo: Spain"  When Ben arrives too late to get a pony ride he must learn how to wait the hard way. He's always wanted a horse and now it looks as if he's missed his opportunity. Luckily, Barney takes him to Spain where they meet Regalo, a dancing horse! Ben and Barney return to the park just in time for Ben to get a pony ride after all!. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation"  Show Me the Honey - Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey. Migration Vacation - The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate. D

1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "H2o"  The pond in Animal Junction has dried up and two lion cubs and all the animals who live there are thirsty! The Kratt Brothers take a trip to Africa to check out some amazing water creatures.G

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Billy Collins Speaks/Milo's Reading Buddy"  Billy Collins Speaks - Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she's in for a few surprises.as is he. D

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Jules Quest"  Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. Will the scroll lead Jessica to hidden treasure. or an even bigger surprise?. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Bampy Battles Bots/Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way"  Bampy Battles Bots - The Botsfords couldn't be more excited to have Bampy, Becky and TJ's grandfather, visit! Becky is thrilled to see him until he tells her that he used to fight robots better than WordGirl. When Tobey invents the ultimate invincible robot, will Bampy be able to help WordGirl save the day? Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way - Mr. Big tries a new form of mind control by taking over the school's newspaper, the "Daily Rag". With his misleading articles and city-wide contests, Mr. Big threatens to reveal WordGirl's secret identity. D

4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Follows His Dream"  After Ruff has a dream where he's flying with an elephant, he decides to see if he can make his dream come true! He sends Marco off to Tennessee to the Elephant Sanctuary to learn what it takes to own and care for an elephant. He then sends Marc and Rubye to learn how to indoor skydive. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Fewer people were hired in April, and more Americans are dropping out of the workforce. Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall looks at what's happening to the U.S. recovery. D

5:57 pm 
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6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

7:30 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. In this month's "HELP WANTED" edition, Need to Know explores "The View From Main Street" - how one small town in Washington state is coping with the economic crisis; An interview with Joshua Foust, a Fellow at the American Security Project, a columnist for The Atlantic, and a contributor to the Need to Know website, about the state of the war in Afghanistan and current U.S. exit strategy; From Need to Know's "American Voices" series, Dan Savage, a nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and co-creator of the "It Gets Better" project, a social media movement which helps prevent suicide among LGBT youth, looks at the effects on the military since "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was repealed. D

8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "Enemy Fire, Part 1"  Dr. Patrick Jamieson, a dashing but unconventional surgeon, takes over Digby Manor to house his medical unit that treats burned airmen. Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle's son, Andrew, a spitfire pilot, is placed on leave after an argument with a member of the RAF ground crew. A substitute pilot crash lands Andrew's plane and is badly burned. Jamieson's prot?g? Dr. Wrenn tells Foyle that someone is trying to sabotage the work at the manor. Part 1 of 2G

9:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Electric Vendetta, Part 1"  A naked body is discovered in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. A local extra-terrestrial expert takes an interest in the events, and rumors circulate that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Part 1 of 2G

10:00 pm 
Art in the Twenty-First Century  "Balance"  Artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze create ordered and precise works that explore the gap between art and existence, challenge the distinction between seeing and knowing, and demonstrate that the pursuit of harmony can be a radical proposition. Part 4 of 4G

11:00 pm 
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