Title: Geospatial Revolution: Mapping Power
Kibera, a poor community, in Nairobi, was a blank spot on the map until recently. This video from Penn State Public Broadcasting Geospatial Revolution shows how geospatial technology enabled residents to map resources to help their community.
Standard(s): [SS2010] WH9 (9) 8: Compare revolutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.
Title: Sense of Smell Leads Salmon Home
This video segment adapted from Northwest Indian College reveals how Native American life and knowledge is connected to natural cycles.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 11: Explain the cultural concept of natural resources and changes in spatial distribution, quantity, and quality through time and by location.
Title: Homeland Afghanistan
Afghanistan has been home to diverse cultures, empires, and traditions - and is a place where an equally interconnected future will unfold. This website, funded in part by NEH, explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan and compels new thinking about the region today. Teaching materials are included.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 5: Explain how cultural features, traits, and diffusion help define regions, including religious structures, agricultural patterns, ethnic enclaves, ethnic restaurants, and the spread of Islam.