Geography

New Amsterdam: The Early Years (1621 – 1647) | Dutch New York

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This video segment from Dutch New York describes the governing system set up by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 in New Netherland. A director, a council and officers worked together to govern the colony, though they had to gain approvals from their superiors in the Netherlands, which often took months. This segment also describes the colony under the rule of director Willem Kieft, who governed from 1638 to 1647. During this time, relations between the colonists and the native peoples were strained and ultimately resulted in a two-year war known as Kieft's Indian War.

Immigrant Candidates in Local Politics | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the social and economic impact of a large influx of refugees on Clarkston, Georgia. In this clip from America by the Numbers, hear from mayoral candidates Emanuel Ransom and Ted Terry about the continued placement of refugees in Clarkston—and whether they think that is good or bad for the community.

This Way Up

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This Way Up follows the lives of people in and around a nursing home near the Israeli security barrier in East Jerusalem. Classrooms can use this resource group to examine the impact of the security barrier on everyday life and to deepen their understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pyramid Construction | Time Scanners: Egypt

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Discover the secrets to how the first ancient pyramid in Egypt was constructed in this clip from Time Scanners. Using a laser scanner to create a 3D digital image of the step pyramid, the team learns more about how the Egyptians completed this engineering challenge and the placement of the Pharaoh's burial chamber.

Sapelo Island Culture

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This video segment from Egg: the arts show presents the Gullah/Geechee community of Sapelo Island, a barrier island located off the coast of Georgia. The original Gullah/Geechee people were enslaved there but when slavery was abolished, the island was abandoned to the former slaves. Sapelo Island's valuable land is now threatened as it is the only Gullah/Geechee community to successfully resist real estate development. Each year, in order to preserve and educate people outside Sapelo, island residents hold a festival bringing people to the island to teach them about Gullah/Geechee life and culture.

Farmington Mine Disaster

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Examine the causes of the Farmington Mine disaster and the impact on the community.

Welcome to St. Louis | Genealogy Roadshow

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Explore St. Louis, Missouri, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. Find out how St. Louis got its name, and how the city developed.

Architecture of St. Paul's Cathedral | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral: Chapter 1

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Visit St. Paul's Cathedral, London's architectural jewel in this segment from Time Scanners. The vision of renowned architect Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul's has survived for 300 years, even withstanding the bombings of World War II. The team uses laser scanning technology to learn what supports the enormous weight of the famous dome.

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: The Battle to End Apartheid

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This lesson plan is for use with the film Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela. This 73-minute film features the lives of 12 black South African exiles who left their home in 1960 to pursue educational opportunities, to tell the world about the brutality of the apartheid system and to raise support for the fledgling African National Congress (ANC) and its leader Nelson Mandela. While the film is partly a personal journey by the stepson of one of the "disciples," it also documents the history of one of modern Africa's most significant political movements.

Fijian Food

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Graduate student Courtney Andrews studied how Fijians are incorporating imported western foods and cooking methods into their diet, to the detriment of their health. She also speaks about her group project, a Garbology study.

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