History & Geography
Geologic Journey II will change the way you look at the world. Follow Dr. Nick Eyles of the University of Toronto Scarborough around the globe to explore the geologic forces that shape our planet — and our lives.Geologic Journey II takes us to some of our planet's most dangerous and dynamic places, and helps explain how they got that way. From some of the highest mountaintops to the lowest salt plains, and from the center of violent volcanoes to the deep trenches beneath the ocean floor, Geologic Journey II travels with some of the world's most outstanding geologists as they decipher the mysteries of the earth's evolution. Combining stunning HD pictures and beautiful aerial photography, this series captures a world being torn apart by the very plates that connect it.
This episode traverses the Eurasian plate — from Iceland where new land is formed to the Alps where old land is destroyed. In between, we witness the twisted, gorgeous landscapes of the Earth's surface under ...
The glaciers of Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, the foothills of California, the Atacama Desert and the Andes of Chile. They're all part of the eastern Pacific Rim and characters in the ongoing tectonic story ...
The Pacific Rim is home to half the world's active volcanoes and 90 per cent of its earthquakes, yet nearly 800 million people live at its violent edge. This episode focuses on the Asia-Pacific ...
This episode reveals how the Earth's crust is ripping apart as molten rock from deep within its recesses pushes upwards. For millions of years the East African Rift has been tearing the African plate ...
Welcome to the Collision Zone — the fiery unpredictability of Indonesia's volcanoes at one end, the massive Himalayas at the other and millions of years of tectonic tension in between. The collision zone of the ...
A 96-page Teacher Resource Guide, written by practicing educators, is available to accompany the Geologic Journey II series. It provides a wealth of activities, lesson plans and curriculum outcomes to assist in integrating the DVDs and the Geologic Journey II web site (cbc.ca/geologic2) into the classroom.
The guide provides teachers with direction and focus for each of the episodes and gives students opportunities to utilize the vast array of visual resources available to supplement their studies in this area. Using a variety of teaching and learning approaches, the guide explains the geologic features experienced by Dr. Nick Eyles of the University of Toronto Scarborough as he visits these exotic locales with help from local geologic experts. It also extends students' knowledge through writing, reflecting, discussing and explaining their findings.