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National Parks: America's Best Idea

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) (#106)

American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of parks to the next generation. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Social Studies
Series Length
6 episodes
Average Episode Length
121 minutes
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Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: The film is a human history set against the most stunning backdrop imaginable. The film works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters -- some famous, most not, from every walk of life -- who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines some -- but not all --of how these majestic places came to be national parks.

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