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Social Studies


Kentucky GeoQuest


Kentucky geography
Grade Levels:
4
Length:
30 minutes
Taping Rights:
Unlimited
MARC Record:
Downloadable
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

This series shows students the incredible diversity of the state’s geographic features and gives them an understanding of how those features have influenced human life — and the ways in which humans, in turn, have affected the land around them.

Program of Studies:
Social Studies: Geography, Historical Perspectives


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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

101. A Statewide Ride
Molly the mapmaker meets Ricky Redbird and together they tour Kentucky, documenting the geographic diversity of the state and its main regions: the Jackson Purchase, the Western Coal Field, the Pennyroyal, the Knobs, the Bluegrass, and the Eastern Mountains and Coal Field.
102. Natural Gifts
Molly and Ricky investigate the origins of the Kentucky landscape, visiting remnants of a virgin forest (Lilley Cornett Woods), the Red River Gorge, Mammoth Cave, and the Ballard Wildlife Management Area.
103. The Human Factor
Early inhabitants of Kentucky—from Native Americans to the first European explorers and settlers—are examined by Molly and Ricky. They visit Cumberland Gap, the Wilderness Road, and Fort Boonesboro, reviewing Kentucky history up through the Civil War.
104. My New Kentucky Home
Molly and Ricky explore the effects of humans and their machines on the state's environment, as well as the shift from a rural to an urban society. The program also looks at some Kentucky artists, writers, and musicians.

These videos are also available on KET EncycloMedia.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Kentucky GeoQuest broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.



Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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