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#12952/1565  ARNO PETERS: Radical Map, Remarkable Man DVD
Is the standard and widely accepted method for displaying the (round) planet Earth two dimensionally on maps problematic and if so, why? Dr. Arno Peters thought them not only discriminatory but that conclusions drawn from their use made scientific and social research considerably less than accurate. So he devised the Peters Equal Area World Map ...

#14898/1445  BEYOND OUR BORDERS: The Leading Cultural Geography Series (40 Programs)
"Interesting AND informative. Recommended." Video Librarian Students retain geography and history information better when they experience living images of world cultures. These 40 programs about some of the world's large and smaller countries help students understand other peoples' environments, values, and significant historical contributions.Grades 6 to 10

From some of the most remote locations in the world, the compelling cinematography of wide-eyed children just being kids will quickly engage audience attention. These children, like children everywhere, live their everyday life with the sweet innocence of youth combined with hopeful dreams for the future. Unlike children of more developed countries, they live in a world of limited modern day conveniences. Yet they thrive in tight-knitted communities with resilience, resourcefulness and a strong sense of responsibility. The CHILDREN OF THE WORLD series will help expand student's worldview and understanding of cultural differences while at the same time provide a character building lesson. The series consists of ten 10 to 15-minute Closed Captioned programs: 1. CHINA: Children of Chagan Lake 2. EAST TIMOR: Children of Ermera 3. MONGOLIA: Children of the Darkhad 4. MYANAMAR: Children of Inle Lake 5. NEPAL: Children of the Himalayan Sherpa 6. PAKISTAN: Children of the Desert 7. PERU: Children of the Andes 8. PHILIPPINES: Children of the Mangyan 9. TUVALU: Children of the Islands 10. VIETNAM: Children of the Floating VillageGrades 2 to 4

#15652/1445  CULTURAL INTERDEPENDENCE: A New Look at World Cultures (4 Programs) MULTIPLE SITE USE
Technology, communications, and the Global Economy are changing the study of world cultures. INTERDEPENDENCE is a relationship in which each member is mutually dependent on the others. This concept differs from a dependent relationship, where some members are dependent and some not. In an interdependent relationship, participants may be emotionally, economically, ecologically and/or morally reliant on and responsible to each other. An interdependent relationship can arise between two or more cooperative autonomous participants. Each of the four 15-minute programs in this series describes one of four universal elements that define what CULTURE is: 1. GEOGRAPHY 2. ECONOMY 3. SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS 4. BELIEFS & VALUES * See #15655 for Single Site Use PricingGrades 5 to 12

As with any field of study, making things interesting has to be in the details. Approaching geography from a 'fieldwork' direction can be as stimulating as a CSI investigation and this video shows how as two teenage geography "commandos" are on a mission to research and report on the human impact in two geographical regions.

This presentation examines the techniques and methods used by geographers to gather and analyze data. It covers such topics as the scientific method, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, field techniques, cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. PowerPoint Mac|Win

An engaging host explains how the study of the Earth and all things on it make up the vast topic of geography. Geography is explored through five themes: location, place, movement, human-environment interaction, and region. Grades 5 to 9

#5328/0635  IMAGE OF THE WORLD Cd-Rom (An Interactive Exploration of Ten Historic World Maps)
Using digital images of ten historical world maps dating from the 13th to the late 20th centuries, drawn from the collections of the British Library, this unique cd-rom program explores how our image of the world has changed from the medieval period to the present.. Grades 9 to A

#11225/1565  MANY WAYS TO SEE THE WORLD: A Thirty Minute Tour of World Map Images DVD
A fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers and how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously. An invaluable resource for classes dealing with issues of cultural bias and ethnocentrism.

Population distribution, composition, change through time, population structure diagrams and the Demographic Transition Model, and essential terminology are all explained in clear terms with interesting graphics and relevant examples.

#14317/1945  SDS WORLD GEOGRAPHY SERIES (3 Programs) DVD
Study the diverse histories, cultures, economics and physical characteristics of distant (and not-so-distant) regions of our world: North Africa; Russia; the U.S. and Canada. Grades 4 to 9

#16060/0697  TEACHING KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD (10 Programs)
This series of ten 12-minute programs inspires children to think about the world: from a Bolivian Rain Forest Orchestra, a children’s court in India, a monkey orphanage in the Amazon jungle, to land mine clearing rats in Africa. These short programs will entertain and teach kids about the world in which they live. *See detailed descriptions of each program Joachim Wild Riders (Brazil) Mother of the Bonobos (Republic of the Congo) Kung Fu: China’s Female Fighters (China) The Jungle Orchestra (Bolivia) The Mine Clearing Rat (Tanzania) Monks of The Golden Triangle (Thailand) The Children’s Parliament of Rajasthan (India) Land of Rhythm (Burundi) Linea 5’s Dashing Angels (Columbia) Marta And The Puppy Otter (Hungary)Grades 2 to 4

#12955/0880  WORLD IN A BOX: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) DVD
This documentary considers the ways in which geographic information systems (GIS) affect people's perceptions of the world. It shows how GIS are used to study famine, crime, environmental conflicts, global warming, disease spread, speed of rescue in times of disaster, and endangered species.


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