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Teaching American Geography with Movies

Teaching American Geography with Movies

amazon_fire_tv_stick1We are so blessed to homeschool in the Internet age.  Pick any state or country and you can find an online video then goes on a virtual field trip. I utilize online resources and and record movies and documentaries on TV.

Now, with Amazon TV Fire Stick we can watch YouTube on TV! (no monthly cost)

My boys have a very good foundation in American geography. We used several resources but the main ones were these two DVD series:

  1. How the States got their Shapes (often on TV; search your channels and set to record)
  2. The States DVD Set free online (due to slow Internet connection I purchased 4 DVDs for $9. I guess it caught on because now the $9 DVDs are $46.00).

How the States Got Their Shapes


DVS include:

  • DISC 1: A River Runs Through It / The Great Plains, Trains, & Automobiles / Force of Nature / State of Rebellion
  • DISC 2: Living on the Edge / Use it Or Lose It / Church and States / A Boom With A View
  • DISC 3: Culture Clash / Mouthing Off
  • DISC 4: Bonus Special: How the States Got Their Shapes

 History Classics The States

Amazon Instant Videos

Find hundreds of biographies, history, science and geography videos with Amazon Instant Videos.

Free Online Geography Games

More Video Resources

These are the main resources I have bookmarked:

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