Geography

Elementary (X) - Middle (X) - Geography (X)

New York's Land and Natural Resources

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New York is a beautiful state rich in valuable natural resources that help make it a perfect location for a variety of industries and businesses. Readers will examine how the environment and resources of New York have shaped its history and industry. This engaging volume contains maps, primary sources, and photographs from New York State's fascinating backstory of development and expansion.

New York's Land and Natural Resources

10 Days in Africa

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You have 10 Days in Africa touring by airplane, automobile and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Africa

10 Days in Asia

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You have 10 Days in Asia touring by train, airplane, ship and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Asia

10 Days in Europe

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You have 10 Days in Europe touring by plane, ship, or on foot. Chart your course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Europe

10 Days in the USA

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You have 10 Days in the USA touring by plane, car and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the USA

10 Days in the Americas

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Gather your sunglasses, snowshoes and mosquito spray - it's time to travel to new destinations with the 10 Days Series - the Americas!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the Americas

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

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.

Grade Level: 
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.

Grade Level: 
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

Basin & Range (2009)

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Located between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Coastal Ranges to the west, this gigantic Basin and Range Region runs for about 5,000 miles from the Bering Sea to the southern end of Mexico.
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Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
Basin & Range

The Coastal Range (2009)

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The western coast of North America is a series of spectacular shorelines, where breathtaking waves from the Pacific Ocean crash upon amazing rock formations… at the base along the Coastal Range. It stretches for over 3,500 miles, from the Alaskan Peninsula in the north, to the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in the south.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
The Coastal Range

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.

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

Wild China (2008)

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China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, and for the first time in almost a century, it is opening up to the world. This landmark series gains unprecedented access to the most enigmatic of countries and reveals a land of astonishing natural complexity, breathtaking landscapes, rare and surprising wildlife, and colorful people.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
05:00
Wild China

Historic USGS Maps of New York

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The image map showing the State of NewYork includes a grid marked off in 15 minute increments. Each rectangle points to a web page that lists the available images for this quadrangle. For any particular date, there will most often be four images because the maps were scanned as four sections. Each image is typically 2 megabytes, so download times are likely to be slow. The size was chosen to maintain an acceptable level of detail.

Grey blocks indicate areas where no map is available.

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