Geography

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.

Sanctuaries of Silence | 360 Virtual Reality Video | Global Oneness Project

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This virtual reality/360 film takes you on an immersive journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton in the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington State, one of the quietest places in North America. By Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

Westward Expansion | Crash Course US History #24

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In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn't as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we're conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in search of wandering calves or the half-addled prospector who has broken from reality thanks to the solitude of his single-minded quest for gold dust. While there may be a grain of truth to these classic Hollywood stereotypes, it isn't a very big grain of truth. Many of the pioneers who settled the west were family groups. Many were immigrants and major corporations.

The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook | Crash Course World History

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John Green teaches you about the life and death of one of history's great explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Navy. He charted large swaths of the Pacific ocean, laid claim to Australia and New Zealand, and died a bizarre death in the Sandwich Islands, which are now called the Hawaiian Islands. Exactly how and why Captain Cook was killed in Hawaii is a long-running historical debate. John presents two interpretations of the event, and talks about what the differing interpretations say about history. It turns out how the story is told depends on who is doing the storytelling, and people from different backgrounds can interpret events in very different ways. Also, there is a celebration and a moustache involved in this episode, so you definitely don't want to miss it.

Sacred Space, Secular States? | The Power of Place

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This video program features two case studies: Jerusalem: Capital of Two States? and Turkey: Fundamental Change. The first explores the spatial variations of religious practice in Jerusalem and the history of conflict in that region. The second case study explores the gaps between rich and poor, secular and fundamentalist, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Regions and Economies | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies on the United States: Oregon: A Fight for Water and U.S. Midwest: Spatial Innovations. The first segment looks at agricultural production in the regional transition zone from the lush West Coast of Oregon to the state's more arid landscapes on the east, particularly the salmon farming industry. The second segment looks at the geographic distribution of Japanese auto plants throughout the Midwestern United States.

Let's Eat Dinner | Everyday Learning

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It’s fun to try new foods with a friend! Follow our narrator as she tries traditional dinners with families from Kenya, Japan, and Lebanon. This animation teaches students about friends and foods from other world cultures, helping them recognize that diversity exists and that people differ in language, dress, food, and more!

Pre-1500 Era | Lesson 1: A Sense of Geologic Time

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Scientists divide geologic time into eras, measured in millions of years. Within each named era are periods, and within each period are epochs. Each vast unit of time is defined by the appearance and disappearance of various life forms and climactic conditions on Earth's ever-changing face. Geologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians read the book of time in Nebraska's land. Their shared insights and interpretations can paint a detailed picture of life ten thousand years.

Learn more at NebraskaStudies.org.

River Rewilding: History and Economy of the Grand River

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This four-minute video describes the role the Grand River has played in the economy and culture of the people who settled along its banks. A description of the Grand River Revitalization Project is also provided.

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