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The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most extraordinary regions of the United States ... A region shaped by volcanism ... A land rich in history of American Indians, explorers and pioneers ... An agricultural paradise. The Pacific Northwest has an economy that combines the proven industries of the past with the glorious technologies of the future. But it is also a leader in green technology a region striving to reduce its carbon footprint and adapting to climate change ... This series presents leading state and regional experts on the geography and climate change of the region. The series three programs are Geography, History and Climate Change.
Pacific Northwest GeographyRunning Time: 0:37:00

Here students study U.S. Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies of the Pacific Northwest

Chapter List
1.) Landforms of the Pacific Northwest.
00:13:04The Cascade Range, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, tectonic forces, subduction, glaciers, Puget Willamette Trough, Strait of Juan de Fuca, fjord, Willamette Valley, Columbia Plateau, Columbia Basin, Great Basin, Palouse Plateau, Rocky Mountains, hotspot, Snake River Basin, Salmon River, and the Yakima River are covered in this chapter.
2.) Climates and Ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest
00:10:54The Pacific Northwest has a temperate rain forest as well as tide pool ecosystems, prairie ecosystems, brush steppes, northern pine forest, and has remarkable life forms such as killer whales.
3.) Oregon
00:02:59Oregon human geography is shown.
4.) Washington
00:04:01Washington human geography is shown.
5.) Idaho
00:03:14Idaho human geography is shown.
Pacific Northwest HistoryRunning Time: 0:30:00

Students study Pacific Northwest History.

Chapter List
1.) Prehistory and American Indian Tribes
00:05:29The Pacific Northwest's history is a rich legacy of prehistory Paleo Indians found in places such as Paisley Caves and including, Kennewick Man, and later Northwest Indians such as the Nez Perce and Yakima.
2.) Exploration
00:03:20Exploration of the Pacific Northwest began with brave explorers like Sir Francis Drake and continued with the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Lewis and Clark, which wintered in Oregon at, Fort Clatsop, and the British Hudson Bay Company's Fort Vancouver.
3.) Settlement
00:03:16The Oregon Trail, brought people to the Pacific Northwest where they went south into the Willamette Valley, and north to Puget Sound where they were welcomed by Chief Sealth, also known as Chief Seattle.
4.) The Indian Wars
00:02:55The Indian Wars included fights with the Bannock, Shoshoni, and the Nez Perce, led by Chief Joseph.
5.) Statehood and Political System
00:02:17Oregon Settlers came first to the Willamette Valley, and from here, the Oregon Treaty of 1846 gave the region to the U.S. and it would become the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
6.) Mining and Timber
00:03:40The Pacific Northwest boomtowns, were a result of Pacific Northwest mining and Pacific Northwest lumber.
7.) Transportation and Labor
00:03:01Seattle and Tacoma were the Pacific Northwest's biggest seaports and home to the International Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies.
8.) The Great Depression
00:02:26The New Deal brought in the Owyhee Dam and the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam to provide hydroelectricity through the BPA, the Bonneville Power Administration.
9.) World War II and After
00:04:01Portland and Seattle are known for their businesses such as Bill Gates' Microsoft, Boeing Company, Amazon Books, Starbucks Coffee, and Nike.
Pacific Northwest Climate ChangeRunning Time: 0:34:00

Students study Pacific Northwest, climate and global warming.

Chapter List
1.) Global Warming and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
00:07:06The burning of fossil fuels causes global warming, or climate change, which affect the region's ecosystems.
2.) Climate Change Impacts on the Forests
00:05:39With global warming, Forest ecosystems, such as in the Cascade Mountains, are devastated by fire ecology, pine beetles and bark beetles.
3.) Water, Snow and Glaciers
00:09:04Glaciers, like the Cascade glaciers, are decreasing with less snow pack, lessening the fresh water supply of rivers like the Salmon River.
4.) Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture
00:06:56Climate change Impacts will be greatly felt in the agricultural areas like Magic Valley, Yakima River Valley and the Palouse Plateau, where irrigation is what allows crops to grow.
5.) Sea Level Rise
00:02:39Sea Level Rise will flood the Pacific Northwest Coasts and Puget Sound, while climate change will create extended heat waves and diminished fresh water sources
Series SKUPN
Video Programs3
SubjectsAmerican History, Social Studies, Geography
Supplemental Files6
Released2008
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2008 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
Teacher Guide - Pacific Northwest
Blackline Master Quizzes -The Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest Historical Timeline
Timeline for the Science of Global Warming
Pacific Northwest: Timeline for Energy Consumption
MARC Records for PN
MARC records for the Full Series PN, The Pacific Northwest
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