South America

The Captive (Unabridged)

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The Captive is the first volume of the Seven Serpents Trilogy. Julian Escobar, a young Jesuit seminarian who travels to the New World, is the only human survivor when a hurricane sinks a ship laden with gold. He struggles ashore, where he meets a Mayan girl. She teaches him about Kukulcan, the Feathered Serpent, a fair-skinned Mayan god, who sailed away centuries before.

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The Captive (Unabridged)

The Amethyst Ring (Unabridged)

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Spanish seminarian Julián Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulcán and worshipped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cortés and Pizarro.

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980L
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08:01
The Amethyst Ring (Unabridged)

Population Geography (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on countries in Latin America:Mexico: Motive to Migrate

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00:29
Population Geography

The Dynamic Pacific Rim (2003)

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This video program features two case studies that explore the influence of physical geography in Latin America: Ecuador: Orange Alert

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00:29
The Dynamic Pacific Rim

Brazil: The Sleeping Giant (2003)

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This video program features case studies on two very different places in Brazil --Sao Paulo: The Outer Ring

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00:29
Brazil: The Sleeping Giant

10 Days in the Americas

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Gather your sunglasses, snowshoes and mosquito spray - it's time to travel to new destinations with the 10 Days Series - the Americas!

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Social Studies
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30 min.
10 Days in the Americas

Mayans: Deception By Temple Rituals

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The Mayan Empire was supported by sophisticated mathematical and astronomical knowledge. These ideas were integrated with their religious sacrificial practices, as in their life-or-death ball games.

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00:15
Mayans: Deception By Temple Rituals

Incas: Oppression Self-Destroys An Empire

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Like the Romans, the Incas conquered a large number of cultures, binding them together with a network of roads. The Incas also showed remarkable engineering skills in buildings and terraced farming fields, as at Machu Picchu. But the Inca impatience for power is revealed in their ruthless oppression of the defeated peoples.

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00:15
Incas: Oppression Self-Destroys An Empire