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Working Landscapes (#103)

From houses to farms, forests to lakes, strip mines to landfills, we use the land around us in many different ways. But how can we continue to use natural resources without threatening their very existence? By creating working landscapes. Featuring the Loess Hills of Iowa, EXPLORE MORE investigates the current threats to the sustainability of ecosystems and the natural resources they provide; profiles the social, economic, and ecological elements that compose a working landscape; and, details the issues and opinions of stakeholders on the frontlines of this emerging trend.
[29 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Social Studies
Series Length
4 episodes
Average Episode Length
29 minutes
Record Rights
Recording/duplication allowed in perpetuity. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: Produced by Iowa Public Television, EXPLORE MORE encourages students to unravel issues and make informed decisions about topics taken straight out of today's headlines. Through each program, students examine background concepts, investigate complex issues, survey stakeholders, and construct their own opinions on these timely topics. Award-winning companion Web sites provide added depth, student activities, and teacher resources.

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