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Land Between Two Rivers

The Des Moines River: Part 2 (#102)

The Pennsylvanian Age, a time when Iowa was much closer to the equator, is discussed with a look at shale deposits near Ottumwa which formed during that time. The shale is one of several resources now used in modern civilization. A look is taken at studies conducted in the 1860s by the Iowa Geological Survey. The biology of Lacey-Keosauqua State Park is also explored. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
8 episodes
Average Episode Length
29 minutes
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Series Description: LAND BETWEEN TWO RIVERS: PART 1 is a geological and natural history of Iowa which focuses on four major rivers in the state: the Des Moines, the Upper Iowa, the Nishnabotna and the Little Sioux. The commentary of geologists, naturalists and other specialists provides information about glacial activity, the areas' early inhabitants and the impact of modern civilization on the environment.

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