Grade 9 Videos

Amazon Rainforest (Grades 5-9)

Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the animals who live there. Explore the adaptations that have evolved over time to make for a successful existence of life in the rainforest.

Video length: 21:58 minutes.

Amazon Rainforest: People & Threats (Grades 5-9)

Meet the people who have called the Amazon rainforest home for centuries. Learn about the threats facing all who live there and how everyone can help overcome these challenges.

Video length: 15:06 minutes.

Galapagos Islands

Utterly unique and enchanting, the volcanic Galapagos Islands provide a captivating zoological adventure unlike any other. Marine Iguanas grazing from the sea floor, Vampire finches, giant tortoises and many other animals provide fascinating insights into adaptation and survival in this harsh and otherworldly environment.

Video length: 27:03 minutes.

Exploring Cuba

We would like to welcome you to the beautiful and diverse country of Cuba! Our comprehensive video explores many of the fascinating aspects of this picturesque nation. Geography, politics, history, economy, culture, and natural history are many of the topics we explore, along with others.

Video length: 25:20 minutes

Arc de Triomphe in Paris at Sunset

Highlights of Paris (Grades 6-9)

Paris has long been considered one of the world’s most historically important cities and is also packed with iconic images. Explore the unforgettable buildings that took centuries to complete, such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Students will gain insights into the reasons why Paris’ significance is so timeless.

Video length: 21:16 minutes.

Jerusalem: Then and Now (Grades 6-9)

Few places in the world are so important to so many. Whether students are learning about their own or other faiths, ancient civilizations, current events, or geographical locations – Jerusalem is a place that is worthy of their time and understanding.

Video length: 20:45 minutes.

Washington, DC (Grades 6-9)

All students will appreciate the treasures, history, and beauty that their nation’s capital has to offer. Explore the architecture and artifacts that make Washington fascinating for all to see.

Video length: 26:35 minutes.

Gargoyle from Notre Dame staring at the Eiffel Tower with a full moon in the night sky.

Paris - La Ville Lumiere (French)

Bonjour et bienvenue dans la ville diverse et dynamique de Paris. Nous allons voir certains de ses hauts lieux et decouvrir la vie dans cette ville exceptionnelle. (When logged in, students can follow along with the narration using the scripts).

Video length: 20:09 minutes.

La Selva Amazonica (Spanish)

Presénteles a sus alumnos los estratos de la selva y los animales que la habitan. Explore las adaptaciones desarrolladas a lo largo del tiempo para lograr la prosperidad de la vida en la selva.

Video length: 19:20 minutes


Barcelona is a unique Spanish city with a language and culture all its own! Barcelona is remarkable for its food, architecture, scenery, and vibrant atmosphere. Let’s find out why!

 Video length: 12:56 minutes.

Barcelona (Spanish)

Barcelona – ¡una ciudad española única con una lengua y cultura enteramente propias! Barcelona se destaca por su comida, la arquitectura, el paisaje y una atmósfera vibrante. ¡Vamos a averiguar por qué!

 Video length: 14:14 minutes

Galapagos Islands (Spanish)

Absolutamente únicas y encantadoras, las volcánicas Islas Galápagos proporcionan una cautivante aventura zoológica diferente de cualquier otra. Iguanas marinas pastando en el fondo del mar, pinzones vampiro, tortugas gigantes y muchos otros animales proporcionan unas vistas fascinantes de la adaptación y la supervivencia en este ambiente hostil y de otro mundo.

National Parks - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Colorado

Dramatic glacier-covered rugged mountains, a temperate rainforest, craggy rock-towered coastlines, giant sand dunes, ancient cliff dwellings, and steep sheer rock canyons. All of these landscapes, their history, and more are explored in this tour of the National Parks of the northern part of the Western region.

Video length: 27:07 minutes

National Parks - Wyoming & Utah

 Introduce your students to the magnificent landforms throughout the National Parks in Wyoming and Utah. In Wyoming, we’ll gaze in wonder at the drama of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, as we also find out about fault-block mountains.  We’ll contrast that experience with the ever-moving, always-changing landscapes of Yellowstone N.P. including the “Old Faithful” geyser. Moving on to Utah, we’ll compare and contrast 3 National Parks – Bryce, Zion, and Arches National Parks.  We’ll see how erosion and ancient salt beds have created these wondrous sites.

Video length:  22:41 minutes

National Parks - California & Nevada

Come along as we visit Nevada’s one and only National Park – Great Basin.  Then, we move on to visit 5 parks in California, comparing and contrasting along the way. Joshua Tree and Death Valley demonstrate high desert vs. low desert landscapes and conditions.  Sequoia and Redwood NP’s show us the difference between trees that are gigantic in circumference vs. height. Lastly, we visit one of the crown jewels of National Parks – Yosemite N.P.

 Video length:  17:19 minutes

National Parks - Alaska & Hawaii

The running theme of this video is “extremes”, and there are many in both Alaska and Hawaii! We explore the beautiful and stark wilderness of the parks in Alaska, learn about glaciers and fjords, see some grizzlies and humpbacks, and end off with the volcanoes of Hawaii. A thrill ride for all!

Video length: 23:20 minutes 

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