Geography

Sago Mine Disaster

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Explore the tragedy which took place at the Sago mine.

Learning English in China

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Watch as correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports on the growing influence of globalization in China and how it is a driving force for citizens to learn English. Use the lesson plan to understands basic concepts about international economics, patterns and networks of economic interdependence, and how cultural trends can affect a global marketplace and international business.

Diversity is Just Good Business | America by the Numbers

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Learn how increased diversity is affecting the advertising industry, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Minority populations are growing at 3-5 times the rate of the overall population, and diversity is now good business in the United States. See how this has changed since the so-called golden era of advertising—when the targeted consumer was usually white and middle class.

Reflections by the River: Expo '74 | A World's Fair in Spokane, Washington with an Environmental Theme

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The year was 1974. The US was in the thick of the Cold War, and President Richard Nixon welcomed the world to Spokane. KSPS’s Reflections by the River: Expo 74 looks at the vision, the people, and the monumental effort that turned a dream into a world-class reality. 

With these video segments and accompanying learning guide, students will use primary sources to study the development of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how Expo '74 achieved its environmental theme of "Celebrating Tomorrow’s Fresh New Environment."

Shifting Demographics in Clarkston, Georgia | America by the Numbers

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Clarkston, Georgia, is home to nearly 10,000 refugees. Find out why it was handpicked by resettlement agencies, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Explore the cultural diversity that new residents have brought to Clarkston, and find out how everyone copes with changes in the city.

1852 Merriam & Moore Celestial Globe | ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

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Investigate and analyze the history of celestial globe-making to understand how models were used to observe, predict, and explain patterns in the sky, in this video from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Before modern telescopes and space travel, people used globes to explore patterns in the sky. Celestial globe makers used special techniques to represent objects in the sky as they appear from Earth. The 19th-century American celestial globe featured here reflects the unique cultural and scientific understanding of the universe at that time. This resource is part of the Antiques Roadshow Collection

North America | Teaching Geography: Workshop 3

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This one-hour video Workshop focuses on the ethnically diverse and rapidly changing regions of North America. Looking at several urban examples, it first examines how geography can be used as a tool to analyze the relationship between urban economic and demographic data. Later in the workshop, the focus moves to suburban sprawl around Chicago and how two teachers help their students identify implications of city growth in Philadelphia and San Antonio.

The Boys of Baraka

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Devon, Montrey, Richard, and Romesh are just at that age — 12 and 13 years old — when boys start to become men. But in their hometown of Baltimore, one of the country’s most poverty-stricken cities for inner-city residents, African-American boys have a very high chance of being incarcerated or killed before they reach adulthood. The boys are offered an amazing opportunity in the form of the Baraka school, a project founded to break the cycle of violence through an innovative education program that literally removed young boys from low-performing public schools and unstable home environments. They travel with their classmates to rural Kenya in East Africa, where a teacher-student ratio of one to five, a strict disciplinary program and a comprehensive curriculum form the core of their new educational program. The Boys of Baraka follows along with their journey, and examines each boy’s transformation during this remarkable time.

Prenatal Healthcare for Stressed Mothers | America by the Numbers

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Healthcare professionals are looking for ways to reduce toxic stress in young mothers at risk, using techniques like counseling and yoga. Find out how, in this clip from America by the Numbers. However, these professionals are sometimes hampered by a lack of resources, and in many cases they can only serve a small fraction of the women that need their help.

Hensley Settlement | Early America

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In this video segment from the KET series Kentucky Life, host Bryan Crawford visits the Hensley Settlement in the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. Park Ranger Matthew Graham guides Crawford on a tour of the Hensley Settlement while discussing the unique history of this pioneer community.

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