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America's National Monuments: The Historic South

Designated by U.S. Presidents, America's National Monuments preserve significant pieces of the country's history, ecology, geology and beauty for all Americans.
Poverty Point National MonumentRunning Time: 0:12:00

American Indian Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:03:27Poverty Point tells the story of a Mound Builder culture.,
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:32The Coastal plain and the Mississippi River embayment are examined.
3.) History and Culture
00:05:39The Poverty Point Culture, a hunter-gatherer culture, built incredible earth works.
Russell Cave National MonumentRunning Time: 0:12:00

American Indian Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:04:32Russell Cave and the science of caves are discussed.,
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:44In the Appalachian Mountains there are many Caves, and cave formations.
3.) History and Culture
00:04:23Nomadic hunters as well as Native American of the Archaic Period and the Woodland Period used the atlatl to hunt game.
Ocmulgee National MonumentRunning Time: 0:11:00

American Indian Studies and Anthropology are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:04:16The Mississippian Culture built the Great Temple Mound at Ocmulgee.
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:35The Piedmont and the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachians, are separated at the fall line.
3.) History and Culture
00:03:32Mississippian Culture created the Mississippian City State, pyramidal mounds, ceremonial mounds, burial mounds, and earth works.
Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National MonumentsRunning Time: 0:21:00

Hispanic Studies and Environmental Studies are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:09:50St. Augustine, founded by on Pedro Menendez, contains the Castillo de San Marcos, and nearby is an outlying fort, Fort Matanzas.
2.) Science and Nature
00:04:43Hardwood Hammocks, coastal hammocks and the manatee are part of the unique ecosystem of this National Monument.
3.) History and Culture
00:05:47Florida, discovered by Ponce de Leon, became the site of the Spanish colony of St. Augustine, founded by Pedro Menendez, and the Castillo de San Marcos.
Fort Frederica National MonumentRunning Time: 0:13:00

Environmental Studies is discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:06:08The Georgia Colony was founded by James Oglethorpe, who order the building of Fort Frederica near St. Simon.
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:22This national monument has a sub-tropical climate with coastal hammocks and Barrier Islands.
3.) History and Culture
00:04:46The British Carolina colony needed a buffer to protect it from the Spanish, so the Georgia Colony was founded and Fort Frederica was built, where the , Battle of Bloody Marsh was fought.
Virgin Islands National MonumentsRunning Time: 0:22:00

Black Studies, Oceanography and Environmental Studies are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:07:14The Virgin Islands, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix and Buck Island, as well as the coral reef and slavery are discussed.
2.) Science and Nature
00:08:02The Caribbean Islands, volcanic action, plate tectonics, their tropical climate, ocean ecosystems, coral reef, global warming, and coral bleaching are examined.
3.) History and Culture
00:06:57The Danish West Indies were the site of sugar cane plantations, slavery, the slave trade and slave markets, all made possible through the Golden Triangle trade.
George Washington Birthplace National MonumentRunning Time: 0:13:00

Black Studies and Oceanic Studies are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:04:50George Washington, Chesapeake Bay tidewater land, Virginia plantations and the tobacco plantation are discussed.
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:47The importance of the Chesapeake Bay and the region's major estuary is examined.
3.) History and Culture
00:04:37At the George Washington National Monument, the tobacco plantation, slavery, the Virginia colony and Martha Washington are profiled.
George Washington Carver National MonumentRunning Time: 0:16:00

Black Studies and Geology are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:06:29George Washington Carver and slavery re examined at the George Washington Carver National Monument.
2.) Science and Nature
00:03:23Ozark Mountains, also known as the Ozarks, and the Ozark Highlands are all part of the Appalachian Mountains uplift millions of years ago.
3.) History and Culture
00:07:06Black scientist George Washington Carver was born into slavery, during the Civil War, a war that came out of the Dred Scott decision which nullified the, Missouri Compromise.
Fort Sumter National MonumentRunning Time: 0:10:00

Military History and Environmental Studies are discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:04:03At Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie the Civil War is profiled.
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:07Plant succession resulting in a climax forest of a coastal hardwood forest is demonstrated at Fort Sumter National Monument.
3.) History and Culture
00:03:47Civil War, Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy, Fort Sumter, Confederate troops, the Port of Charleston and Robert E. Lee are discussed.
Fort Pulaski National MonumentRunning Time: 0:11:00

Military History is discussed.

Chapter List
1.) Virtual Tour
00:03:09Before the start of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was the engineer in charge of strengthening the fortifications at Fort Pulaski.
2.) Science and Nature
00:02:04Salt marshes, estuaries and mangroves are part of the National Monument's ecosystem.
3.) History and Culture
00:06:07Fort Pulaski was a military fort and coastal fortification, controlled by the Confederate army at the start of the Civil War, however a cannon battle destroyed its masonry fortifications and the North controlled.
Series SKUNM2
Video Programs10
SubjectsHistory, American History, Science, Social Studies
Supplemental Files12
Released2008
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2008 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
List of National Monuments by Date founded
Historical Document - Archaeological Resources Protection Act
Historical Document - National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Historic South - Blackline Master Quizzes
Historic South - Directions to National Monuments
Historical Document - National Antiquities Act 1906
Historical Document - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Presidential Bios for Southern National Monuments
Southern Monuments by Date and President
Southern Monuments by State
Teacher Guide For America's National Monuments - The Historic South
MARC Records for NM2
MARC records for the Full Series NM2, America's National Monuments: The Historic South
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