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Here are this week's home viewing suggestions selected from online advanced program listings and aligned with state and national K-12 academic standards available online.

Wednesday, June 27
8-9 p.m. E/P


Subjects: Science

Elementary, Middle and High School

"Bear Island"

This documentary explores the secret world of western Canada's and Alaska's coastal rainforest grizzlies. Viewers will learn about these creatures and how their environment is being depleted by man.

Thursday, June 28
8-11:30 p.m. ET, 5-8:30 p.m. PT


Subjects: World History

High School


This is a biographical movie about the legendary Indian leader who used peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule. It won eight Oscars.

This website has details about Gandhi's life and accomplishments http://www.mkgandhi.org/biography/index.htm

Thursday, June 28
9-10:30 p.m. E/P


Subjects: US History and Government

Middle and High School

"Presidential Primary Forum With Tavis Smiley"

This program marks the first time that a panel composed exclusively of journalists of color will be represented in a primetime presidential forum. The candidates will be asked about issues ranging from healthcare and housing to Katrina relief, the economy and the environment. The Democratic presidential forum will be held at Howard University in Washington, DC. Confirmed candidates include Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.

Log on http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/special/forums/index.html

Friday, June 29
8-9 p.m. E/P

Discovery Channel

Subjects: Science

Middle and High School

"Dangerous Missions: Space Flight"

In watching this documentary viewers will experience the greatest moments in humankind's struggle to break the bonds of gravity. From the first moon walk to the global effort to save MIR, the courage and fear of leading space explorers demonstrates the precarious nature of space exploration TV-PG

Saturday, June 30
5-7 p.m. E/P

History Channel

Subjects: Science

Middle and High School

"Meteors: Fire In The Sky"

Meteors, comets, and asteroids cross the solar system, providing clues about our planet and universe. Can they destroy civilizations? Did they wipe out the dinosaurs? Have they brought life to our planet? And when will the next one hit? Aided by elaborate animation and live-action footage, this documentary shows what these mysterious space rocks really are and imagine what likely happened 65-million years ago, when an object plowed into the Yucatan Peninsula. It explains how certain spectacular meteor falls advanced our understanding of what they are and the danger that they pose. Leading experts are interviewed--astronomers and geologists including David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker, co-discoverers of the Shoemaker-Levy comet that fell into Jupiter in 1994, and NASA scientists describe recent missions to asteroids and comets and speculate on ways to move Earth-threatening asteroids and comets out of our way. TV-PG


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