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Ancient Egypt (2000)

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"Wonders of the Ancient World" explores some of the world's most remarkable historic treasures in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This far-reaching series features fantastic monuments such as the Pyramids, the Acropolis and the Taj Mahal, and investigates fascinating people such as the Maya, Inca and Ashanti.

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Middle
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00:37
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Rome (1999)

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"Wonders of the Ancient World" explores some of the world's most remarkable historic treasures in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This far-reaching series features fantastic monuments such as the Pyramids, the Acropolis and the Taj Mahal, and investigates fascinating people such as the Maya, Inca and Ashanti.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:25
Ancient Rome

Maya (2002)

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In this vivid look at the ancient civilization of the Maya people, students will explore some of their most important archaeological sites, from the sacred Maya city of Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula to the jungle temples and palaces of Tikal in Guatemala.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Maya

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.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Environment & Society

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
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Geographic Perspectives: The United States of America

Human Systems (2006)

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Why do people settle where they do? Why do populations move from one place to another? In Human Systems, students will appreciate the role that the physical characteristics of Earth have played in determining where and how people live, and explore the notion that where and how we live has a huge impact on our planet.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Human Systems

Places & Regions (2006)

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Earth is a vast, diverse and complicated place, but breaking it down into regions allows us to simplify the whole. In Places & Regions, students will understand the physical and human characteristics that combine to form the areas we create to interpret our planet's complexity.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Places & Regions

The World in Spatial Terms (2006)

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In this program, students will learn about cartography and technologies such as GIS, GPS and databases that geographers use to help us see the regular and recurring patterns in Earth's physical and human systems. These tools not only help us see and understand the world's patterns, but also help to make our planet a more comprehensible and fascinating place.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
The World in Spatial Terms

Romero

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"If they kill me, I shall rise in the Salvadoran people." ROMERO is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

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High
Length: 
01:45
Romero

Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion (2014)

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The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem. The Holcaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, has produced this study guide and DVD for high school students to better understand the ways in which the Holocaust affected women.

Grade Level: 
High
Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion

Footprints: Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts (2014)

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This educational video was created for the Footprints of Hope project, a new initiative from the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme designed to involve students aged 13 years and older in the study of the Holocaust. This film is accompanied by a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation titled “Ordinary Things? Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts”.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:08
Footprints: Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts

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