Social Studies

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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.

Grade Level: 
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.

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