Geography

Using a Coordinate Grid

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map.

Geographic Features | Regents Review 2.0

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Geographic features affect how civilizations develop. These civilzations had to adapt to their environment in order to succeed. Take a trip through mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests and discover how each of these features shaped the world as we know it today.

Let's Eat Dinner | Everyday Learning

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It’s fun to try new foods with a friend! Follow our narrator as she tries traditional dinners with families from Kenya, Japan, and Lebanon. This animation teaches students about friends and foods from other world cultures, helping them recognize that diversity exists and that people differ in language, dress, food, and more!

Pre-1500 Era | Lesson 1: A Sense of Geologic Time

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Scientists divide geologic time into eras, measured in millions of years. Within each named era are periods, and within each period are epochs. Each vast unit of time is defined by the appearance and disappearance of various life forms and climactic conditions on Earth's ever-changing face. Geologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians read the book of time in Nebraska's land. Their shared insights and interpretations can paint a detailed picture of life ten thousand years.

Learn more at NebraskaStudies.org.

River Rewilding: History and Economy of the Grand River

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This four-minute video describes the role the Grand River has played in the economy and culture of the people who settled along its banks. A description of the Grand River Revitalization Project is also provided.

Mesopotamia | Crash Course World History

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John Green presents Mesopotamia, and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred marriages, ancient labor practices, the world's first law code, and the great failed romance of John's undergrad years.

The Roots of Prohibition: A Nation of Drunkards | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Prohibition

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A review of the alcohol's influence in America. Beer and wine are overtaken by hard liquors.

Boundaries and Borderlands | The Power of Place

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This half hour video, Boundaries and Borderlands, introduces the case study approach of the course. Here we examine the borderland region between North America and Latin America. A journey to Anapara and a Campestre near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and then across the Rio Grande to EI Paso, Texas, highlights concepts of geography that are central to the course: relative location, regions, scale, and the spatial perspective.

The Mainland | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies on mainland Southeast Asia: Laos: Isolated Heart and Vietnam: Fertile Dreams. Laos and Vietnam are countries attempting to open their borders to the world after years of isolation due to civil war, political unrest, and physical geographic barriers.

Flag Company Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK kids visit a flag company. They  locate the United States on a map, put the pieces of the American flag together, learn how to fold the flag, and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Watch this field trip and get ready to salute!

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