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Exploring Communities Alike and Different

11 minutes 13 seconds

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Shows how communities are similar to each other and what makes them each different, featuring dramatic reenactments along with maps and graphics. Explores how the natural resources and people of a community affect the traditions, culture, and way of life. Provides an overview explaining how the differences in each community are important to the economic and social relationships between communities. Visits a variety of homes in a neighborhood and indicates what other types of buildings make up a community. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

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Closeup of 2 rows of prescription pill bottles. Caption. And medicine to treat illnesses.
Exploring Communities
Episode 1
8 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Several large semi trucks park nearby a multi-level loading area. Caption. The goods can be placed in large trailers or containers.
Exploring Communities
Episode 2
6 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Closeup of a traffic light at night with the red light illuminated. Caption. They have to follow the speed limit signs.
Exploring Communities
Episode 3
6 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Wide shot of a factory with flames and plumes of smoke emanating from the chimneys. Caption. Where many people work to make cars and trucks.
Exploring Communities
Episode 4
11 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Aerial shot of a diorama that shows ruins of several multi-level buildings. Caption. Some Native Americans who lived in the Southwest deserts.
Exploring Communities
Episode 5
9 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3