Human ecology

Ballooning | Outdoor Nevada

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An aerial view is what you would see from an airplane or hot air balloon. Students can draw a map of Las Vegas or a specific area such as Hoover Dam based on what the balloon riders in the episode would see.

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Building Community

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After the Battle of Seven Oaks, peace came to the Red River, but  the challenges of droughts, pests, and floods persisted. No more new settlers came direct from Scotland after 1815, but the colony was a centre to which fur traders could retire, and occasional settlers could come from Canada.

Prison Beats | Beat Making Lab

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The Beat Making Lab travels to a prison in Gamboa, Panama, to team up with their innovative Rehabilitation Through Music initiative. By using everyday objects—water dripping into a bucket, the clicking of metal, or even their own voice—the DJs are able to create music in the most unlikely places.

218: Modern Georgia, Part VI | Georgia Stories

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Modern Georgia thrives off of ever growing industries.

Segments: Granite Capital of the World; Granite Sculptor; The Second Busiest Airport in the World

Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops

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Learn about a unique collaboration between the Surui tribe and Google Earth Outreach. The partnership, a result of Chief Almir Surui’s request that Google help raise visibility for his tribe, involves training the Surui people to use Internet technology to protect their forest, preserve their culture, and empower their people. Support Materials include a lesson guide and student handout.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Carol Goodbear (Lands)

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Hear Carol Goodbear, the legislative director for the Three Affiliated Tribes, who explains the difference between ‘fee land’ and ‘trust land’ on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Tate Cymbaluk

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Tate Cymbaluk of Williston shows a stretch of grassland that is being developed commercially and will one day include a highway bypass around the city of Williston. Leases for the commercial property are never signed for less than five years, proving that the boom will be in western North Dakota for quite a bit of time. Cymbaluk also says,"We're fortunate to have work, let alone to this magnitude. We've got to feel very blessed and very fortunate. We just have to keep reminding people of that."

Archer, Wyoming | Ken Burns: Horatio's Drive

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On July 5, 1903, Horatio was stuck in Archer, Wyoming, waiting for parts and missing his wife on their 4th anniversary.

Water Pollution Investigation

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Water pollution is the contamination of water resources by harmful wastes or toxins. This type of pollution can be dangerous to animals and plant populations in and around lakes, rivers, polluted groundwater areas or oceans, and can pose major problems for humans as well. Explore the detrimental effects of plastic waste pollution on the San Francisco Bay—specifically, mercury contamination, with this resource group from QUEST.

Virtual Field Trip Video: Wild Biomes | Nature Works Everywhere

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On this virtual field trip, you’ll travel to the lush, rain-soaked splendor of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula and explore the urban watershed of Seattle. Then you’ll head to Arizona’s dry, desert landscape and take a tour down the Verde River, one source of water that nourishes this parched land. Join The Nature Conservancy's water scientist Kari Vigerstol to find out how geography, people, and water interact in two of America’s “wildly” unique biomes. The field trip is geared toward grades 3-8 in the areas of science and geography. Download the teacher's guide for post-viewing discussion questions and related activities. The content of this virtual field trip is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the National Geography Standards.

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