Wednesday, November 25, 2009

America's Wild Spaces

The National Geographic Channel is running a Thanksgiving Day marathon of shows exploring America's Wild Spaces. The day will feature shows about the Appalachian Trail, Death Valley, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Everglades. If you find yourself looking for something educational to watch after eating your turkey or tofurky tomorrow, check out these programs. The beginning of the series about the Appalachian Trail is embedded in the video below.


Applications for Education
Geography teachers who conduct lessons about national parks and America's wild places or have students do research about those places, may want to use these videos to supplement instruction.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The National Parks Digital Storytelling Modules
Every Trail, The Grand Canyon, and National Parks
Create a National Parks Virtual Tour