Geography

Strength to Overcome | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies about the geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. The first, South Africa: This Land is My Land, depicts the complex situation of post-apartheid policies and the many challenges to reduce poverty and foster political stability. The second case study, Kenya: Medical Geography, examines the concept of disease diffusion and the terrible pandemic of AIDS/HIV.

Science and Research in Philadelphia | Genealogy Roadshow

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Philadelphia was once home to Founding Father and great American scientist, Benjamin Franklin. Find out why Philadelphia is still known as a hub of science and technology research today, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow.

What Would it Look Like | Global Oneness Project

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Increased global consumerism has vast environmental, economic, and social repercussions. Thought leaders across the globe investigate the unsustainable cultural values at the root of modern consumption.

Students watch a 25-minute film, What Would It Look Like? by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism. 

In this lesson, students discuss what motivates their own consumer choices as well as the effects of consumerism on the global economy. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

St. Paul's Cathedral | Time Scanners

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Explore the mysteries of St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London in this episode of Time Scanners. Watch as a team of structural engineers uses 3D laser technology and an exact replica model to reveal architect Sir Christopher Wren's design of St. Paul's majestic dome. Despite its unstable foundation, St. Paul's has remained intact, even surviving a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz during World War II.

The Garbology Project

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Graduate student Mallory K. Messersmith’s group project was a Garbology study. Mallory discusses the composition of Fijian garbage and how it may be changing as Fijians purchase and use more imported western items, particularly food items.

Welcome to New Orleans | Genealogy Roadshow

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Explore the virbant city of New Orleans, Louisiana, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. The city is one of America's oldest and most unique, with a proud and colorful heritage all its own. Learn about the different cultures, music and religions that have come from the city, as well as how they contribute to its culture today.

A Thousand Suns | Global Oneness Project

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In an age of rising populations and climate change, global food security is a major concern. New farming technologies and market-based agriculture provide one answer while traditional farming practices and natural resource management provide another. 

Students watch the film,  A Thousand Suns by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the traditional farmers of the African Rift Valley and their unique world-view.

In this lesson, students examine the impacts of globalization and climate change on traditional farming in the Gamo Highlands of the Rift Valley. Students identify ways that Gamo farming is linked to a unique holistic worldview and debate whether globalization is having a positive or negative impact on Gamo culture. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

 

The Great Model of St. Paul's Cathedral | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral: Chapter 3

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Explore the evidence of a 1941 German high explosive bomb that left a gaping hole St. Paul's Cathedral in this segment from Time Scanners. The team uses laser scan technology and an exact model of the cathedral to reveal exactly where the bomb went off during World War II.

Visiting the Memorial | Vietnam Veterans Memorial: An Alabama Bicentennial

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Student reporter Luke visits the Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Mobile which lists 1,213 men from Alabama who gave their lives during the Vietnam War. Then Luke meets student reporter Victoria, veteran Richard Lane, and history teacher Blake Busbin at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Nevada Native American Uses for Plants and Natural Resources | Wild Nevada

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Learning how the Native people of Nevada used the natural materials and resources that were available to them for clothing and shelter helps build an understanding of how resourceful, creative, and inventive Native people of Nevada needed to be for survival. Listen to Leah Brady, Shoshone Historian, describe how Native Americans used the plants that were available to them.

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