ERIC Number: ED436400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Journey to Planet Earth: The Urban Explosion. The Public Television Series. [Videotape].
This videotape attempts to show students how the uncontrolled development of the world's major cities has led to a series of problems such as air pollution, water pollution, limited room for waste disposal, housing shortages, and loss of farmland. The videotape profiles four mega-cities: Mexico City, Shanghai, Istanbul, and New York City. Students explore possible solutions to the cities' problems and consider the need for urban planning. The tape is accompanied by a study guide that includes learning objectives, previewing activities, postviewing activities, suggestions for group discussion and questions, and ideas for special projects. (WRM)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Food, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Pollution, Population Growth, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Urban Areas, Urban Planning, Urban Problems, Videotape Recordings, Waste Disposal
Screenscope, Inc., 4330 Yuma Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 (57-minute VHS videotape: $149; set of 3 videotapes: $399). Tel: 202-364-0055.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also comes with a six-page study guide. "Narrated by Kelly McGillis." For other "Journey to Planet Earth" videotapes, see SE 062 938 and 946.