America Revealed in PBS LearningMedia

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The PBS series, America Revealed, uses beautiful and breath-taking aerial photography to provide an otherwise unseen view of America. It uses original data visualizations to demonstrate how our systems work.

Enhance your English, social studies, math, health, science, and environmental studies curriculum with video clips and supporting classroom materials in PBS LearningMedia from this thought provoking series.

Based upon the BBC’s award-winning Britain From Above, America Revealed is a unique look at what makes America tick. It shows what it takes to keep the biggest food machine in the world going and keep our supermarkets stocked with groceries and fast food restaurants supplied with fries. It asks such questions as: How do we keep America moving with its vast and complex transport systems? How do we propel ourselves through energy? What maintains the constant supply of fuel and electricity to our homes and businesses? How we keep up with the ever changing world, the import and export infrastructure that shapes our manufacturing industry?


Engage students with any one of 10 resources including:
Waste Deep, which features a landfill in South Jersey and examines the state of food waste in America today. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Making Mountains Out of Landfills: Telling a Visual Story of Waste," to prepare students to visually track and document different kinds of trash in their community.

Watch Waste Deep on PBS. See more from America Revealed.

Find resources for using America Revealed and more in PBS LearningMedia.