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.

Know Ohio | Great Lakes Plains

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The Great Lakes Plains is one of four major land regions in Ohio. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, it is home to Ohio’s largest ports in Cleveland and Toledo which draw international shipping and trading. Conversely, the flat land created by glaciers in the Ice Age provides for outstanding agriculture.

The Bozeman Trail | Who Was Henry Beebe Carrington?

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This is a short biography on Colonel Henry Beebe Carrington. It gives an overview of his involvement in the Bozeman Trail, including the forts he constructed/occupied and the war he fought against the Native Americans. 

Trail of Tears

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In this video segment adapted from American Experience: "We Shall Remain," reenactments help tell the story of how the Cherokee people were forced from their lands in the southeast. The U.S. government initially promised the Cherokee and other Native American tribes that if they could assimilate into European Americans lifestyles, they would be considered equals. But a new movement in the late 1820s, supported by President Andrew Jackson, promoted removal of Native Americans from the eastern U.S. The Indian Removal Act, passed in 1830, called for the tribes to leave peacefully. Feeling that removal from their own lands was not an option, the vast majority of people stayed. When the deadline to leave passed, federal troops and state militia forcefully assembled the Cherokee people, letting them take nothing but the clothes on their backs, and made them march an 850-mile trek to new lands. Many died on this march, known as the Trail of Tears, which lasted through one of the hardest winters the region had ever experienced.

Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about the Little Ice Age, a period of global cooling that occurred from the 13th to the 19th centuries. This cooling was likely caused by a number of factors, including unusual solar activity and volcanic eruptions. The Little Ice Age greatly impacted human social orders, especially during the 17th century. When the climate changed, and weather became unpredictable, the world changed profoundly. Poor harvests led to hunger, which led to even less productivity, which even resulted in violent upheaval in many regions.

The Fence | Wide Angle: Window into Global History

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In 2003, the African country of Botswana started building a fence along its border with Zimbabwe. Botswana officials state that their aim is to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease; however, the people of Zimbabwe see the fence as an affront preventing migration. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Border Jumpers," learn about the fence that has created discord between two neighboring nations.

The Transforming Industrial Heartland: The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies in Europe: Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities and Randstad: Preserving the Green Heart. The city of Liverpool in England and the metropolitan region of the Randstad in the Netherlands are tied together by the common themes of modernization, transportation, and trade as well as quality of life issues.

All Around Town | Everyday Learning

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This animation features a child and her father using a simple map to plan their activities for the day. The video introduces children to concepts related to mapping, location, and time.

Know Ohio | Ohio's Till Plains

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The Till Plains region of Ohio is the state’s top place to grow crops because of its outstanding soil quality. During the Ice Age, glaciers retreated north toward Lake Erie and left behind sill. Sill is a mixture of sand, clay, and small rocks great for growing corn, soybeans, and grain.

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