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The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes (1968)

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Both a documentary and a comedy. It features a man on a canoe tour of the Great Lakes while the geological time frame changes around him. He finds himself atop the great glacier, and then ... See full summary »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Blake James ... Man in the Canoe
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Both a documentary and a comedy. It features a man on a canoe tour of the Great Lakes while the geological time frame changes around him. He finds himself atop the great glacier, and then suddenly falling from the sky as it is removed. His canoe teeters from a cliff after the shoreline vanishes. He sips pure water from the lake as it suddenly changes to a modern polluted state. Written by Andrew Baird-Kerr <andrewbk@networx.on.ca>

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Superb story telling for geology and ecology for all ages
31 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

As a teacher, this is one of the best videos to show your students to teach geological history and ecology. All of it done as story telling through visuals and songs. You learn about how the Great Lakes were formed 10,000 years ago by glaciers. Then you travel through time showing how uplift after the glacier changed the flow of the lakes and rivers. Later you see how the ecological aspect has changed through human intervention. I saw it as a college student in the 1970s and used it once I started teaching for 5th and 6th grades in Michigan. Now back into teaching, I wish I could get a hold of it again. Highly recommend you to use this in the classroom.


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