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.

Coastal Plains | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Coastal Plains region of Georgia, including how it was formed, its climate, wildlife, location, and industry.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here.

River Rewilding: Project Summary

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Brenda Perry, her high school students at Kent Innovation High, and Eileen Boekestein (LGROW) discuss what it's like to implement a place-based project involving their campus and the Grand River. Learn how their project will affect the Rapid Restoration happening in downtown Grand Rapids.

Caleb Pollard: President/Co-Founder of Scratchtown Brewery | What If – Innovator Insights

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NOTE: Spanish version is captions only.

Caleb Pollard opened Scratchtown Brewing Company in Ord, NE in 2013. Ord is a rural community of 2,000 on the edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills. Scratchtown is dedicated to brewing and serving an assortment of premium-quality handcrafted beer. Scratchtown Brewery’s  beer is made with some of the freshest, purest water on the planet – drawn from the Ogalala aquifer.

Innovation Insights features short video interviews with innovators and creators answering questions about things like influences, passions, and mistakes, and offering advice for the next generation of innovators.

Islam and Politics | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about Islam's interactions with politics throughout history and into the present age. Islam has always been tied to political movements; Mohammed was not only a religious leader, but also the leader of an empire. How did this lead to modern movements like ISIS? After all, it is surprising that such a violent fundamentalist movement would come out of what has traditionally been a fairly egalitarian religion with scriptures that value peace. John will discuss these ideas and much more in this episode of Crash Course.

Hispaniola: An Island Divided

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Immediately following the devastating Haitian earthquake of January 2010, many Haitians sought refuge in the neighboring Dominican Republic (D.R.) but their arrival resulted in escalating tensions between the two nations. Despite protests from human rights groups, the D.R. has initiated massive deportations targeting Haitians, whether they arrived legally or illegally. Additionally, a law passed in January 2011 stripped some Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship.

Enduring Symbol of Global Community | Ken Burns: The Statue of Liberty

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Poet and human rights activist Carolyn Forché talks about how the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol. It was an early symbol of the United States' intention to be a global community.

Challenges in the Hinterlands | The Power of Place

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The first half of this half hour video explores the once prosperous Andalucia region of Spain and the gradual marginalization of this area, which is now peripheral to Europe's industrialized core. The second part of the video examines the many challenges Iceland faces due to its remote location and harsh environment. It also focuses on Iceland's cultural evolution in the hinterlands of Europe and the fishing industry's crucial role in Iceland's economy.

What's in a Name

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Based on the WyomingPBS program What’s in a Name, students will view episodes of  the program to learn about how Wyoming towns got their names. In the introductory video Phil Roberts from the University of Wyoming introduces the PBS series entitled “Main Street Wyoming: What’s in a Name”. This introductory clip discusses how early explorers first named the rivers, streams, and mountain ranges and passes of Wyoming. Students will then work as a group to create a fictitious Wyoming town.

 

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