3.3 - Geographic Influences on Settlements

Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey

In Mission 3: “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the U.S. expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne's persistence through conflict and national transformation.

Ancient Egypt: A Comprehensive Resource for the Active Study of Ancient Egypt

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Teachers and students will benefit from this comprehensive resource about the fascinating culture of Ancient Egypt. This book combines teacher notes, historical information, high quality reproducible activities and detailed drawings to bring this subject to life. Topics covered include geography, agriculture, domestic life, culture and society, religion, hieroglyphics and much more. Many hands-on activities are included, such as making a model of a papyrus skiff with simple materials. The content and reading level in this book is appropriate for students in grades four to seven.

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Ancient Egypt: A Comprehensive Resource for the Active Study of Ancient Egypt

Exploring Our Past: Native American Life (2005)

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Narrated by Joanne Shenandoah, this documentary explores the lives of early Native People of the Pacific Northwest, the Eastern Woodlands, the Desert Southwest and the Great Plains, using dramatic reenactments, rare archival footage and maps.

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Elementary
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00:25
Exploring Our Past: Native American Life

Exploring Our Past: Comparing the Lives of Native Peoples (2006)

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This program compares and contrasts the lives of early Native people's of North America. Using beautifully recorded reenactment footage, rare archival photos and colorful maps, the life of Native American people will come to life for students. The programs explore, in depth, the Native People of the Pacific Northwest, The Eastern Woodlands, the Desert Southwest and the Great Plains.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:25
Exploring Our Past: Comparing the Lives of Native Peoples

How Geography Affects Communities (2006)

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This program explains that communities can be classified by their geography; that there are forest, river, mountain, and ocean and valley communities. Provides examples of these communities including forestry in Northern California, wineries in the Napa Valley, Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Mississippi River communitiesand the port of New york.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
How Geography Affects Communities

Geographic Perspectives: The United States of America (2006)

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Imagine that someone from another country has asked you to describe the United States in a single sentence -- not an easy task! However, dividing America into regions and comparing and contrasting them can help explain our nation's unique natural, physical and cultural features.

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Elementary
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00:23
Geographic Perspectives: The United States of America

Environment & Society (2006)

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Students will explore how society uses the Earth's resources to meet our most basic needs for food, water and shelter, and how those same resources influence how and where we live. Through our use and misuse of technology, students will see how we impact the world around us and conversely, how the forces of the ever-changing Earth shape our lives as well.

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Elementary
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High
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00:23
Environment & Society

Daily Pioneer Life (2004)

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"Wagons ho!" Climb aboard your prairie schooner, and get ready to experience America in the 1700s & 1800s! Through reenactments, journal entries and historic imagery, "Pioneer Life for Children" showcases the life and history of American pioneers.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:23
Daily Pioneer Life

How the U.S.A. Grew: 13 Colonies to 50 States (2001)

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This program is designed to give students a clear understanding of the historical events of various land acquisitions that led to the creation of the United States as it exists today. Archival footage combined with lively maps and graphics help tell the story of how the United States grew from 13 colonies to 50 states.

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Elementary
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00:22
How the U.S.A. Grew: 13 Colonies to 50 States

How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude (2006)

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Students examine geographical and human factors that affect personal and societal ways of life. Physical components such as climate, landform and relative location are discussed, expanding a learner's understanding of characteristics within northern and southern hemispheres, differing latitudes and longitudes.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:23
How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude