Social Studies

Los Cascos Urbanos Hablan: Aguada y Rincón 3/3

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Este segmento presenta detalles de estructuras que evocan recuerdos sobre el uso del tren en Puerto rico.  Además, es el Centro Cultural, la casa Alcaldía y la iglesia del pueblo las que cuentan la historia del desarrollo social, cultural y económico de Rincón.

Los Cascos Urbanos Hablan: Camuy y Hatillo 3/3

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En este segmento, es la estructura y ubicación de la alcaldia las que narran hechos históricos del desarrollo de Hatillo.  Su cementerio viejo municipal alberga la historia de personajes que aportaron a la vida cultural del pueblo.  Esta cultural sigue viviente en su inicialmente cine y hoy teatro municipal Monrouzeau.

The Tailenders

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Global Recordings Network (GRN), founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible stories in over 5,500 languages, and aims to record in every language on earth. They distribute the recordings, along with ultra-low-tech hand-wind players, in isolated regions and among displaced migrant workers. The Bible stories played by the missionaries are sometimes the first encounter community members have had with recorded sound, and, even more frequently, the first time they have heard their own language recorded. GRN calls their target audience "the tailenders" because they are the last to be reached by worldwide evangelism. Filmed in the Solomon Islands, Mexico, India and the United States, The Tailenders focuses on the intersection of missionary activity and global capitalism and raises questions about how meaning, carried by the simple sound of a human voice, changes as it crosses language and culture.

Nevada Native American Uses for Plants and Natural Resources | Wild Nevada

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Learning how the Native people of Nevada used the natural materials and resources that were available to them for clothing and shelter helps build an understanding of how resourceful, creative, and inventive Native people of Nevada needed to be for survival. Listen to Leah Brady, Shoshone Historian, describe how Native Americans used the plants that were available to them.

Harley Run | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode, host John Burke takes a ride across the desert with a motorcycle club to learn about an historical location.

Lesson 4: Homestead Act Signed: The Challenges of the Plains

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The Plains were hard to live on. Many of the newcomers were used to living in villages and then walking or riding out to their fields to farm, but the Homestead Act required claimers to live on and farm the land in 160-acre plots. Loneliness was a fact of life. Settlers also had to contend, both physically and psychologically, with what to them was a wilderness. Each geographic area presented its own challenges, and the settlers learned to adapt to the environment.

A Day with Mark Twain | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode host John Burke spends the day with one of America’s foremost Mark Twain impersonators.

St Thomas | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode host John Burke visits one of the five cities in the world that you can only see at low tide, St. Thomas.

Steptoe Valley Flyer Train | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode host John Burke boards a train back in time.

Archaeology and Artifacts in Nevada: Winnemucca Lake | Wild Nevada

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Nevada has a unique geographical history, in that most of the Great Basin was under water at one time. Winnemucca Lake’s shoreline was home to the Lovelock Culture about 1,000-4,000 years ago. The lake itself is what remains from the ancient Lake Lahonton which covered a large portion of Nevada about 13,000 years ago. The concept of time is difficult to grasp, especially when talking about thousands of years ago. The idea of ancient cultures can be enlarged for students as they analyze images, videos, and text.

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