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Geography of Utah series

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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  • Geography of Utah: Episode 01: Salt Lake Empire

    The significance of "Program #1: Salt Lake Empire" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program One examines the mistaken interpretation of Utah as a remote and isolated locale. The significance of the Salt Lake Empire as an economic, social, cultural, religious, and health service center is identified and explored. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:52
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 02: Utah Landforms, Part 1

    The significance of "Program #2: Utah Landforms, Part 1" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. The two programs on landforms describe the three major physiographic provinces: The Rocky Mountain province, containing the Uintah and Wasatch mountain ranges; the Great Basin province with its mountains, basins, salt deserts, and the Great Salt Lake; and the Colorado Plateau province, containing the high plateaus, the Canyonlands, and the Uintah Basin. Part 1 specifically details the Colorado Plateau and its contribution to the state's economy, beauty, and future growth. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:21:53
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 03: Utah Landforms, Part 2

    The significance of "Program #3: Utah Landforms, Part 2" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. The two programs on landforms describe the three major physiographic provinces: The Rocky Mountain province, containing the Uintah and Wasatch mountain ranges; the Great Basin province with its mountains, basins, salt deserts, and the Great Salt Lake; and the Colorado Plateau province, containing the high plateaus, the Canyonlands, and the Uintah Basin. Part 2 specifically describes the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain Provinces. The importance of ancient Lake Bonneville and the Great Salt Lake in the development of Great Basin geography is described. Also highlighted are the effects of Utah's natural hazards--earthquakes, slides, and slumps--on land use and urban development. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:23:47
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 04: Climate, Soil and Vegetation

    The significance of "Program #4: Climate, Soil and Vegetation" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Four relates the climate, soil, and vegetation of the state to man's use of the land. Mark Eubank, President of Weatherbank Reporting Services for Radio and Television Stations in the Intermountain West underscores the changeability and peculiarities of Utah weather. The program closes with weather-related natural hazards: floods, wind, fire, and avalanches. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:24:28
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 05: Early History & Planning

    The significance of "Program #5: Early History & Planning" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Five examines the early historical geography of Utah. The early Mormon migration to Utah is traced, and descriptions of how the early Mormon Pioneers implemented Brigham Young's planning principles are discussed. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:26:31
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 06: Planning and Settlement

    The significance of "Program #6: Planning and Settlement" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Six describes the early Cooperative and United Order movements and their importance to the early Mormon economy. The colonization and migration to southern Utah, California, and Nevada are summarized. The age stratification of different neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front is described, and the development picture for Utah's economy and growth are reviewed. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:28:51
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 07: Geography of Native Americans

    The significance of "Program #7: Geography of Native Americans" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Seven describes the early Indian inhabitants of Utah and discusses, through the use of interviews with tribal leaders, areas of concern to the Native American population: reservation vs. urban lifestyle, culture, economics, business enterprises, and history. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:43
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 08: Geography of Minorities

    The significance of "Program #8: Geography of Minorities" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Eight identifies the United States Census designated minorities of Utah--Spanish Origin, Black, Asian, and Pacific Islander. The history and early settlement patterns of these groups are discussed; and current trends in population, settlement patterns, education, economics, and culture are described. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:38
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 09: Geography of Religion

    The significance of "Program #9: Geography of Religion" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Nine discusses the importance religion holds for understanding Utah's pioneer past, its present, and future. Traditional areas of Mormon influence and the notion of "Mormon Territoriality" are described; non-Mormon religions and their contributions to the state are highlighted. The distribution of, and roles played by, the numerous religious groups of the state are reviewed. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms h

    Length: 00:29:30
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 10: Land Ownership & Land Use

    The significance of "Program #10: Land Ownership & Land Use" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Ten begins a series of programs treating man's use of Utah's natural resources. "Land Ownership and Land Use" in Utah identifies the variety of federal and local owners and managers of Utah's lands. Interviews are conducted with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the Utah State Land Board. Lorin Moench of the Thousand Peaks Ranch comments on private land ownership and the rationale behind the Sagebrush Rebellion. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:52
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 11: Utah Agriculture, Part 1

    The significance of "Program #11: Utah Agriculture, Part 1" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Two programs consider agriculture from a land- and water-use perspective. Number Eleven, Part 1, challenges the perception that Utah is basically an agricultural and rural state. The typical Utah farm and ranch operations are discussed, and the importance of water, methods of irrigation, and problems facing Utah's farmers and ranchers are described. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:28
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 12: Utah Agriculture, Part 2

    The significance of "Program #12: Utah Agriculture, Part 2" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Two programs consider agriculture from a land- and water-use perspective. Number Twelve, Part 2, specifically deals with Utah's agricultural products: cattle, sheep, dairy, grains, hay production, fruits and vegetables, and even turkey and mink farming. The story of Utah's sugar industry is also told. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:24
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 13: Mining--the Early Period

    The significance of "Program #13: Mining: the Early Period" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Thirteen traces the history of Utah's early mining period, underscoring the cycles of boom and bust in the precious metals and coal industry. Much of the photography used in this production came from the archives of the Utah State Historical Society. The pioneer period, the mining activities of Colonel Patrick Connor, and the importance of the completion of the transcontinental railroad for the growth and prosperity of Utah mining are examined The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:25:38
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 14: Contemporary Mining & Energy

    The significance of "Program #14: Contemporary Mining & Energy" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Fourteen continues the story of mining and contemporary energy resource development. Utah's coal sites, oil wells, tar sand deposits, and oil shale lands were videotaped especially in and around the discoveries near Bonanza, southeast of Vernal. Experts are consulted in interviews which examine each of Utah's four hydrocarbons in terms of recoverability, costs, and oil equivalency; and the Bingham Canyon Mine of the Kennecott Copper Corporation is examined for its output and mining techniques. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:46
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 15: Manufacturing and Industry

    The significance of "Program #15: Manufacturing and Industry" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Fifteen explores both the historical and contemporary view of manufacturing and industry in Utah. Interviews with representatives of Geneva Steel and Kennecott Copper identify the impact of the industries on Utah's environment, economy, and employment picture. The attractiveness of the state for the development of high technology business is emphasized by Dr. Wayne Brown, founder of Utah's Innovation Center. Emmanuel Floor, President of the Salt Lake International Center reviews the importance and appeal of industrial park growth, especially along the Wasatch Front. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:21
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 16: Water

    The significance of "Program #16: Water" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Sixteen identifies Utah as the second driest state in the nation. The importance of water delivery to the area from Ogden to North Salt Lake is illustrated in a discussion of the current Weber Basin Water Project. The nature and scope of the controversial Central Utah Project is also carefully reviewed and illustrated. Underscoring the program is the question of available water sources and future growth for the state of Utah. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:22
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 17: The Great Salt Lake

    The significance of "Program #17: The Great Salt Lake" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Seventeen is an extensive exploration of Utah's salty sea, the Great Salt Lake. Its geographic history and uses by man for industry and recreation are explored; and a review of the lavish resorts and bathing facilities which graced the lake shores is compared to future plans for recreational development. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:34
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 18: National Parks & Recreation

    The significance of "Program #18: National Parks & Recreation" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Eighteen is a video tour of Utah's spectacular national parks and recreation areas. Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches National Park, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Dinosaur National Monument, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are all visited. The controversy of land use and environmental preservation is considered in interviews with San Juan County Commissioner Cal Black and Benjamin Zerbey of the National Park Service. Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Canyonlands National Park are only two examples of the land use debate. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:00:30
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 19: State Parks & Private Recreation

    The significance of "Program #19: State Parks & Private Recreation" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Nineteen tours Utah's state parks and many water recreation areas. The importance of the tourist industry is emphasized in interviews with the Utah Travel Council and the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Privately developed recreation sites in Utah include Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City and, of course, skiing. Randy Montgomery of the Snowbird Corporation cites the recreational and economic values of the ski industry to the state. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:29:33
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 20: Small Towns

    The significance of "Program #20: Small Towns" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Twenty is about the people and lifestyles of three small towns--Holden, Meadow, and Fillmore. Interviews with residents explore the pros and cons of small town life and summarizes how current events are forcing a change in these small towns of Utah. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:44:47
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 21: Employment in Utah

    The significance of "Program #21: Employment in Utah" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Twenty-one analyzes job market and employment trends of the 1980s. It also discusses Utah's advantages of geographic location, diverse economy, and well-educated and trained population. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:23:57
  • Geography of Utah: Episode 22: Political Geography of Utah

    The significance of "Program #22: Political Geography of Utah" is discussed in this full program from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah) in the early 1980s. Program Twenty-two discusses the effect of politically drawn boundaries on the flow of goods and services within the state. County lines, settlement patterns, annexations, incorporations, and jurisdictions are debated. The entire GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. You will find that even though the series was produced several decades ago, Utah's issues and its landforms have virtually remained the same, although many of the players have changed.

    Length: 00:28:44

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