Geography

Secrets of the Stones | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral

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Uncover the mysteries of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England in this clip from Time Scanners. The team studies the basic building tools Sir Christopher Wren used to build the Cathedral and the flaws in the design. Using laser scanning technology, the team creates a 3D digital image of the cathedral and analyzes the results of hundreds of years of sinking into the earth.

Arctic Son: Should Oil Drilling Be Allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

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In this clip, Stan Sr. shows the process of hunting caribou, and explains why he feels it's important to preserve the calving grounds for future generations.

Consequences of an Oil Boom | America by the Numbers

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An oil boom in North Dakota has had both negative and positive effects on the Fort Berthold Native American Reservation. In this clip from America by the Numbers, learn about both sides of the situation. Despite the increased wealth of the tribal government, there is still a severe housing shortage in the area.

Flood of 1985

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Examine the impact of widespread flooding in West Virginia in 1985.

Great States | Minnesota

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Explore the history of how Minnesota became a state, and the people who have made this state their home. Learn about the economic patterns and government structures of the past and present, and delve into the geographical regions of the "Star of the North.”

Jerusalem | Time Scanners

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Explore the epic building legacy of Jerusalem's holy sites in this episode of Time Scanners. From the vast walls of the Temple Mount, to the incredible man-made mountain of Herodium, the team uses the latest laser scanning technology to gain a brand new perspective on how these iconic engineering creations were constructed and how they have survived for centuries.

New York’s "Little Liberia" Faces Ebola Stigma

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Explore the challenges that New York City's Little Liberia is facing with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 24, 2014.

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

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Explore the engineering secrets of St. Paul's Cathedral in this clip from Time Scanners. The team use their 3D laser technology to scan an image of St. Paul's dome. They compare Wren's Great Model of the Cathedral to understand how the base of the building could support the enormous weight of the dome.

Haiti

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Reporter Antonio Neves examines the global effort to rebuild and restore hope to Haiti after a devastating earthquake. Use this video and accompanying lesson plans to explore international efforts to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and examine how Haiti’s difficult history may have contributed to the nation’s problems before the earthquake. Understand the extent of damage Haiti experienced and gain insight into the role technology played in raising funds for disaster relief to the island nation.

Jon Stewart’s First Movie Tackles Torture in Iran

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Hear from Jon Stewart what inspired his directorial debut "Rosewater" with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from November 14, 2014.

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