Geography

Amazon Field Trip

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Visit the "Amazon Voyage" exhibit at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Learn about maps, experience the river underwater, see how real stingrays and anacondas camouflage themselves, and celebrate at a fish festival!

Weird Wonderful West Virginia | Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics

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Explore the alternative methods being used to enhance agricultural production. The focus is on the early research at West Virginia State University into the benefits of the vertical hydroponic system and the use of high tunnels to promote year round production. Terms discussed include soilless culture, yield, germination, diversification, genetic work, and species. An emphasis is placed on reasons that alternative methods of production are important.

Latin America | Teaching Geography: Workshop 2

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Latin America is a region with rich cultural heritage and devastating political turmoil. It is a place of beautiful and bountiful farmlands tucked amid dangerous volcanoes. This one hour video workshop looks at the region of Latin America asking questions such as, "What factors compel people to migrate from one place to another?" and "How can geography help people cope with the hazards associated with living near volcanoes?" Explore these and other questions with geographers in the field and teachers in the classroom.

War and Expansion | Crash Course US History #17

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In which John Green teaches you about the Mexican-American War in the late 1840s and the expansion of the United States into the western end of North America. Famous Americans abound in this episode, including James K Polk (Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump), Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, and Winfield Scott. You'll also learn about the California Gold Rush of 1848 and California's admission as a state, which necessitated the Compromise of 1850.

War & Human Nature | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about war - specifically, whether humanity is naturally warlike and hard-wired to kill or if war is perhaps a cultural construct. John will talk about the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that war has on human social orders, and the effects that war has on individuals.

Brazil: The Sleeping Giant | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features case studies on two very different places in Brazil. The first, Sao Paulo: The Outer Ring, shows how a small Portuguese settlement grew into the world's third largest city and the largest city on the South American continent. explores how humans gauge their impact on the environment. The second part of the program uncovers a new use for geographic data collection techniques in the Amazon, a way to monitor sustainable development policies in the rain forests of northeastern Brazil's state of Para.

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.

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