Geography

The Booming Maritime Edge | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies that focus on the geography and economics of East Asia. The first segment highlights the province of Guangdong in the Pearl River Delta and the many multinational corporations located there including Nike, the American athletic shoe company. The second segment covers the rapid economic growth and urbanization of Taiwan, an island country. One geographer sees Taiwan playing a role as an "interface region" between Western technology and Chinese business.

Doctor Notable: "Copper and Penelope" | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Doctor Notable brings music to the clubhouse with storylines of discovery and adventure! In “Copper and Penelope” two coins live out their dreams as they tour the countryside, traveling only how two coins could! With subtitles added to this music video, kids get to sing along!

A Crater Lake Warns of Future Eruptions | Volcano on the Brink

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Join scientists as they examine rocks near a lake inside the crater of a dormant volcano to learn how evidence from past eruptions might inform them about the dangers of a future event in this video from NOVA: Volcano on the Brink. Use this resource to examine how the characteristics of volcanic rocks can tell scientists about past eruptions and indicate a potential risk for future volcanic events.

Secrets of Spanish Florida: Secrets of the Dead | The First True Thanksgiving

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Learn about the first "true" Thanksgiving in this video from Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special. Engage students through discussion questions and teaching tips that ask them to compare different Thanksgiving accounts, research the Native American tribes of St. Augustine, Florida and analyze historical maps of the region.

To learn more, visit Secrets of the Dead website.

Fall of The Roman Empire... in the 15th Century | Crash Course World History

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John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the Eastern Empire nicely, calling themselves Romans for a further 1000 years. Find out what Justinian and the rest of the Byzantine emperors were up to over there, and how the Roman Empire dragged out its famous Decline well into medieval times. In addition to all this, you'll learn about ancient sports riots and hipster barbarians, too.

Water and Classical Civilizations | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about water. People cannot live without water, which means it's absolutely necessary for civilization. In this episode, John talks about water in the context of classical civilizations, but not those of Greece or Rome. Instead, we'll explore the Maya civilization in Central America and the Khmer civilization in what is now Cambodia.

Propaganda in World War II

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Through this KACV educational unit, students will learn about the effectiveness of United States propaganda used in World War II. This unit includes videos of interviews with individuals who lived during this time period, lesson plans, a sample presentation, a company logo activity, and project guidelines. Lesson plans for Advanced Placement (AP) courses and regular courses are included.

Global Interaction | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific regions: Singapore: Gateway to Southeast Asia and Australia: New Links to Asia. Both Singapore and Australia have achieved advanced development and offer high living standards for their respective populations. Viewed together, the two areas are a study in geographical, cultural, and historical contrasts.

Activity Starter | Intermediate Directions

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Learn about intermediate directions and complete an interesting hands-on activity.

Visit the Activity Starters website to learn more!

River Rewilding: Grand River Social and Economic Impacts

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This unit examines the social and economic role that the Grand River has played in the Grand Rapids, Michigan community. It begins with the Paleo-Indians and extends to current day. Students will look at primary source readings, artifacts, and summaries of the different time periods. They will examine the role of the River in society and the impacts of humans on the River. Specifically, students will examine how the change in population and uses of the River impacts river quality.

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