Earth's Natural Wonders explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.
2015, PBS. 3 videos, 54 minutes each.
Season 2 of Earth's Natural Wonders visits areas in the natural world that exist on a massive scale, from vast mountain ranges to impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands, where human survival can pose challenges to be solved only by human ingenuity.
2018, PBS. 3 videos, 54 minutes each.
Fieldwork is a critical part of geography, and it involves a range of techniques. In this program, two teenage geography “commandos” are on a mission to research and report on the human impact in two geographical regions—one urban, and one within a national park. Along the way they learn about preparation, collecting primary and secondary data on both human and physical geography, equipment, note-taking, photographic recording, surveying and interviewing, and presenting findings. The geographers also talk with park rangers who work in urban as well as natural areas and ultimately come to understand the importance of accurate, well-prepared fieldwork. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online.
2009, ClickView Pty Limited. 33 minutes.
This three-part series is designed to promote conflict awareness as a step toward improving quality of life within the community and around the world. Viewable/printable educational resources for each program are available online.
2009, Classroom Video. 3-part series, 23-26 minutes each.
Have you ever wondered what causes earthquakes or how volcanoes are formed? This series will explore the effects of contamination and pollution, the characteristics of land and sea, natural disasters, glaciers, biochemical cycles, and more! Just the Facts: Earth Science Essentials examines the major areas of study in Earth science. Concepts are illustrated with live footage, video clips, and animated graphics. Each video is divided into sections to explore specific themes and concludes with a summary of key points. The award-winning Just the Facts series will intrigue and inform, using language that is easily understandable.
2013, Cerebellum Corporation. 12 videos, 14-21 minutes each.
Millions of years ago huge forces ripped apart the Earth’s crust creating seven spectacular continents. Over time, each continent developed its own remarkable wildlife. From the depths of the South American jungles to the frozen peaks of Asia, and from the cities of Europe to the vast plains of Africa - 'Seven Worlds, One Planet' features extraordinary animal behaviour and untold wildlife stories from each continent. We discover how our seven worlds gave rise to the great diversity of life on Earth today, and reveal the challenges now faced by animals in a world shaped by us.
2020, BBC Worldwide Learning. 7 videos, 49-51 minutes each.
Ethnic conflicts, ecological damage, and poverty’s vicious cycle—will these problems always define the developing world? This 10-part series paints a different picture, in which disadvantaged nations are gradually finding ways to sustain their own economies, properly manage their natural resources, and discard the crutch of Western aid.
2009, System TV. 10-part series, 23-28 minutes each.
Offering complete immersion in global geography, history, and environmental studies, this student-hosted 10-part series spans the world. Each program features eye-opening interaction between student travelers and local inhabitants, and creates a case study on economic, political, and cultural issues unique to a particular nation. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide—including geographical background information, extension activities, vocabulary handouts, and more—is available online. Correlates to National Geography Standards.
2002, Agency for Instructional Technology. 10-part series, 25 minutes each.
How the Earth Works [dvd] by Teaching CoHow the Earth Works takes you on an astonishing journey through time and space. In 48 half-hour lectures, you look at what went into making our planet-from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth. You will travel to the center of our planet and out again, charting the geologic forces that churn beneath our feet to push the continents and seafloor. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis are byproducts of our planet's ceaseless activity, and you will focus on specific examples of each to learn why and when they occur. Volcanic activity has produced the atmosphere as a side effect, and you will learn how this sea of air functions at the global scale. Earth's surface is mostly water, and you will explore the cycling of this vital substance throughout the planet, along with its role in climate, erosion, plate tectonics, and biology.
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Publication Date: 2008
An Inconvenient Truth [dvd] by Paramount Classics and Participant ProductionsFormer Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
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Publication Date: 2006
State of the Planet [dvd] by ScreenscopeInvestigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Are populations soaring out of control? Are we running out of water? Will there be enough water and food for future generations? Global warming - a false alarm or a gathering storm? And why we should take these issues seriously before it is too late.