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Thursday, February 26, 2009

"How the World was Made", new series

The HISTORY CHANNEL has an amazing new series HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE. Geography, Geology, oceanography, hydrology + many other topics are covered in this series.http://www.history.com/video.do?name=How_the_Earth_Was_Made&bcpid=9786056001&bclid=13744421001&bctid=13764655001
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The above clip was downloaded via MSN.com today from the "How the Earth was Made" series:
From the HISTORY CHANNEL website: "The new series HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE travels the globe to reveal the geological processes that have shaped our planet. Each episode will look at a single location and examine how the features that we see today have formed over millions of years—whether by colliding continents, volcanic eruption or the abrasive power of vast ice sheets. These processes, which intimately affect the way we live today, have been lost in the mists of time. Using the clues that were left behind, combined with expert evidence from geologists in the field, this series rolls back the millennia to see how the slow but immensely powerful forces of geology have shaped our world."

You can show these videos to your students from the website, purchase the series on DVD. The videos will not download from the History Channel website, but you may video tape the series for free useage in the classroom for one year. See the "classroom" link on the main website for recording rights. The videos do have adertisements. From >History Channel Home Page> Classroom > at this link you may also sign up for a HISTORY CHANNEL newsletter that will send you email updates about the latest series showing etc.

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