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America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains

America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains

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Host Bo Svenson tours America’s Great Plains National Monuments. In 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt created the nation's first National Monument designation. The purpose of this designation was to preserve for all Americans significant pieces of the country's history, ecology, geology and beauty for all Americans. America's National Monuments tell the story of the nation's past and present glory. In Legacy of the Great Plains, viewers will visit the 10 monuments associated with America once vast grasslands. Each monument is presented in three chapters: virtual tour, nature and science, and history and culture. 

Dry, brown grass and brush with crumbling rocks throughout and a flat-topped rocky hill in the background. Caption: punctuated by hills, badlands, and bluffs --
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 1
8 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person walking through low hills of green and brown shrubs and rock strewn in red soil. Caption: through the Texas Panhandle.
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 2
9 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rolling two-peaked hill and valley covered in trees. Caption: Inexplicably, Capulin Volcano is tree covered,
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 3
11 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rock formation rises sharply from evergreen tree covered ground to end in a narrowed flat-topped peak. Caption: (male narrator) There's nothing quite like it.
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 4
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Fort Union National Monument
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 5
8 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Homestead National Monument
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 6
12 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People standing on an overlook in a cave. Caption: Even the average tourist is an explorer in this cave--
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 7
7 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Little Bighorn National Monument
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 8
11 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Pipestone National Monument
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 9
11 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Scotts Bluff National Monument
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 10
11 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12