America Revealed, airing Wednesdays on WGBY, is a new series that reveals the inner-workings of our country, the systems and patterns that keep our country running. The series, which is full of exciting learning opportunities for students, looks at four important areas of America’s infrastructure: Food, Transport, Energy and Manufacturing.
Using beautiful and breath-taking aerial photography to provide an otherwise unseen view of America as well as original data visualizations to demonstrate how our systems work, the series is presented by technology expert and communications attorney, Yul Kwon, winner of Survivor: Cook Islands 2006. As presenter and guide, he jumps out of aeroplanes in Kansas, climbs to the top of wind turbines in the Columbia River Gorge, and takes part in a giant tomato fight in Nevada.
The series makers have created ten video stories exclusively for classroom use. These videos are supported by engaging, standards-aligned lesson plans that provide teachers with interactive content, tools, and ideas to delve deeper into the show’s thought-provoking themes. If you’re an educator who is interested in creating a lesson based around the series, or just looking for inspiring curriculum-based teaching opportunities, these resources will get you started.