We are less than two weeks away from the 5th Annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival.

This year we would like to offer more clear connections to the curriculum and ideas for either pre-viewing or postviewing of the film schedule for this year’s student program. There are nine films that offer a bit of fantasy, excitement, reality and awareness. In order to provide for background knowledge and piquing the interest of the students we have developed a variety of resources 1. Go to http://del.icio.us 2. Search for FMFF 3. Peruse the links related to this year’s film selections

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Go to http://trackstar.4teachers.org/ On the right hand side of the screen, type in View Track # 310911 When the next screen loads, click on View in Frames This site provides an annotated list of links that gives a brief overview of the issues and ideas presented as a part of this year’s student program.

(Go to http://earth.google.com for the download; pay attention to the ‘minimum specs.’) 1. Double click on the attached file connected to this email. 2. The file will load into your Temporary folder. 3. You can hit play and take a tour of the production locations for the films. There are annotations, links and locations for your learning enjoyment.

Page 2 of this document lists video clips related to the student program

Following this page, you will find pages of connections with performance objectives that are referenced, addressed and discussed as a part of this year’s student program. This list is not comprehensive, by any means, but gives you an idea of the type of curricular links with the films.

UnitedStreaming Videos
Go to www.asset.asu.edu. Login. Navigate to the UnitedStreaming link. Copy and Paste the title of the video clip into the search box.

One Steppe at a Time
• • • • • • • Denizens of Dry Lands: Summer on the Mongolian Steppe (16:59) Grade: 6-8 © 2004 Discovery Channel School Housing in Mongolia (04:26) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning Sketches of the World: Bridging Gaps Mongolia (1:52) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning Sketches of the World: Basic Necessity Mongolia (02:33) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning Sketches of the World: Of Gods and Men Mongolia (1:45) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning Sketches of the World: The Sound of Music Mongolia (2:55) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning Sketches of the World: The Living Planet Mongolia (2:33) Grade: 6-8 © 2000 United Learning

Running Dry
• Unsafe Waters Restricted Waters (6:20) — Examines the harmful effects of human pollution on our water systems. This in-depth study shows why the oceans are so important to life on Earth and what we can do to improve and preserve their health. Grade: 6-8 © 2004 Discovery Channel School Water Rules, The: A History of Water in the Las Vegas Valley (57:00) Behind all the glitz, glitter, and frivolity that make Las Vegas one of America's most infamous tourist attractions lies a serious environmental issue. Las Vegas has drawn attention in the press for its conspicuous consumption and wasteful use of water. This EMMY and EMMA award-winning production uses a "Ken Burns" documentary style to record the journey from pioneer settlements to today's water crisis. Grade: 6-8 © 1998 Environmental Media

School Program Middle School Standards Connection
This document is a collection of some of the performance objectives that lend to a further investigation and study before or after the film festival. Please use this as a guide to find meaningful links between the themes and concepts found in this year’s line up of films.

General Curricular Standard Connections
Language Arts Standard 4: Viewing and Presenting
Students use a variety of visual media and resources to gather, evaluate and synthesize information and to communicate with others. ! VP-E1. Analyze visual media for language, subject matter and visual techniques used to influence opinions, decision making and cultural perceptions ! VP-E3. Compare, contrast and establish criteria to evaluate visual media for purpose and effectiveness

FATIMA’S HAND
Jens Hoffman A Norwegian BASE jumper embarks on a journey to fulfill her dream of BASE-jumping off Fatima’s Hand, a mountain in Mali, West Africa that is shrouded in myth and legend. The project does not work out as planned and it turns into a risky adventure, facing poverty, African myths, and life-threatening danger. This film has won multiple awards including the prestigious ‘Best Film On Mountain Sports’ at the 2006 Banff Mountain Film Festival. (Germany, 2006, 38 min)

Middle School Standards Addressed
Geography ! Concept 4.2 Places and Regions o PO 1 Describe the human and physical characteristics of places and regions. ! Concept 4.4 Human Systems o PO 4 Analyze why human populations choose to live where they do o PO 7 Describe the factors that influence the location, distribution and interrelationships of economic activities in different places and world regions. ! Concept 5.1 Foundations of Economics o PO 1 Explain how limited resources and unlimited human wants cause people to choose some things and give up others. o PO 2 Analyze how scarcity, opportunity costs, and trade-offs influence decision making. o PO 3 Identify how governments and businesses make choices based on the availability of resources.

ONE STEPPE AT A TIME: F.I.R.E. IN MONGOLIA
Anne Walton, Meredith Potts A touching and at times raw journey into the reality of survival in modern-day Mongolia, One Steppe shows the efforts of a small Flagstaff based volunteer organization to provide warm clothing, medical supplies and training to the poorest of the poor. (Canada/USA, 2006, 25 min)

Middle School Standards Addressed
Geography ! Concept 4.4 Human Systems o PO 1 Interpret population growth and demographics (e.g., birth and death rates, population growth rates, doubling time and life expectancy, carrying capacity). o PO 2 Analyze push/pull factors that contribute to human migration o PO 5 Analyze the development, growth and changing nature of cities (e.g., urban sprawl, suburbs, city revitalization). o PO 6 Analyze factors (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) that affect human populations. o PO 7 Predict the effect of a change in a specific factor (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) on a human population.

RUNNING DRY
(Featured Environmental Selection) James Thebaut Every day over 14,000 lives are lost because of the inability to access clean water. This compelling film shines a dramatic spotlight on the emerging global water crisis and new solutions. Filmmaker James Thebaut will be in attendance and will be joined by regional water usage experts for a panel discussion of what is becoming one the most important global health and political issues facing our world today. (USA, 2005, 80 min)

Middle School Standards Addressed
Geography ! Concept 4.5 Environment and Society o PO 1 Describe how humans modify ecosystems (e.g., deforestation and desertification). o PO 2 Describe why humans modify ecosystems (e.g., resources, economic livelihood). o PO 3 Explain how changes in the natural environment can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activities (e.g., global warming, pollution, mining, natural disasters, water table). o PO 4 Explain how technology affects the environment o PO 5 Analyze changing ideas and viewpoints on the best use of natural resources (e.g., value of oil, water use, forest management) Science ! Concept 3.1 Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment. o PO 1 Analyze environmental risks (e.g., pollution, destruction of habitat) caused by human interaction with biological or geological systems. o PO 2 Analyze environmental benefits of the following human interactions with biological or geological systems: ! 3.1.PO 2.a reforestation ! 3.1.PO 2.b habitat restoration ! 3.1.PO 2.c construction of dams o PO 3 Propose possible solutions to address the environmental risks in biological or geological systems.

School Program High School Standards Connection
This document is a collection of some of the performance objectives that lend to a further investigation and study before or after the film festival. Please use this as a guide to find meaningful links between the themes and concepts found in this year’s line up of films.

General Curricular Standard Connections
Language Arts Standard 4: Viewing and Presenting
Students use a variety of visual media and resources to gather, evaluate and synthesize information and to communicate with others. ! VP-P1. Analyze and evaluate visual media for language, subject matter and visual techniques used to influence attitudes, decision making and cultural perceptions ! VP-P3. Analyze and evaluate the impact of visual media on the intended audience

ONE STEPPE AT A TIME: F.I.R.E. IN MONGOLIA
Anne Walton, Meredith Potts A touching and at times raw journey into the reality of survival in modern-day Mongolia, One Steppe shows the efforts of a small Flagstaff based volunteer organization to provide warm clothing, medical supplies and training to the poorest of the poor. (Canada/USA, 2006, 25 min) High School Standards Addressed World History ! Concept 2.9 Contemporary World o PO 3 Describe the development of political and economic interdependence during the second half of the twentieth century: ! a economics, global wage inequalities ! b technology ! c multinational corporations ! d growth of international governmental organizations (e.g., World Trade Organization) ! e growth of non-governmental organizations (e.g., Red Cross, Red Crescent) Geography ! Concept 4.4 Human Systems o PO 1 Interpret population growth and demographics (e.g., birth and death rates, population growth rates, doubling time and life expectancy, carrying capacity). o PO 2 Analyze push/pull factors that contribute to human migration o PO 5 Analyze the development, growth and changing nature of cities (e.g., urban sprawl, suburbs, city revitalization). o PO 6 Analyze factors (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) that affect human populations. o PO 7 Predict the effect of a change in a specific factor (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) on a human population.

RUNNING DRY (Featured Environmental Selection)
James Thebaut
Every day over 14,000 lives are lost because of the inability to access clean water. This compelling film shines a dramatic spotlight on the emerging global water crisis and new solutions. Filmmaker James Thebaut will be in attendance and will be joined by regional water usage experts for a panel discussion of what is becoming one the most important global health and political issues facing our world today. (USA, 2005, 80 min)

High School Standards Addressed Geography
! Concept 4.2 Places and Regions o 4.2.PO 7 Analyze sides of scientific debates over how human activities modify a region (e.g., global warming, ozone decline, earthquakes, tsunamis). Concept 4.3 Physical Systems o PO 4 Analyze how hydrology influences the natural character of a place (e.g., quality, reclamation, conservation). Concept 4.4 Human Systems o PO 5 Analyze the development, growth and changing nature of cities (e.g., urban sprawl, suburbs, city revitalization). o PO 6 Analyze factors (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) that affect human populations. o PO 7 Predict the effect of a change in a specific factor (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) on a human population. Concept 4.5 Environment and Society o PO 3 Analyze how changes in the natural environment can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activity (e.g., major droughts, warm and cold periods, volcanic eruptions, El Niño events, pollution). o PO 4 Analyze the environmental effects of human use of technology on the environment (e.g. irrigation, deforestation, overgrazing, global warming, atmospheric and climate changes, energy production costs and benefits, water management). o PO 5 Analyze how humans impact the diversity and productivity of ecosystems (e.g., invading nonnative plants and animals) e.g., invading plants such as tamarisk in southwestern rivers, invading animals such as rabbit in Australia, wild burros in the west, diseases devastate monoculture plantation economies). o PO 6 Analyze policies and programs for resource use and management (e.g., the trade-off between environmental quality and economic growth in the twentieth century). o PO 7 Predict how a change in an environmental factor can affect an ecosystem (e.g., extinction of species, volcanic eruptions).

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Science
! Strand 3 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives o Concept 3.1 Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment. ! PO 1 Evaluate how the processes of natural ecosystems affect, and are affected by, humans. ! PO 2 Describe the environmental effects of the following natural and/or human-caused hazards: • a flooding • b drought

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PO 3 Assess how human activities (e.g., clear cutting, water management, tree thinning) can affect the potential for hazards. PO 5 Evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices and preservation techniques on environmental quality and biodiversity.

Concept 3.2 Develop viable solutions to a need or problem. ! PO 4 Analyze the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources in Arizona: ! a water ! PO 5 Evaluate methods used to manage natural resources o Concept 3.3 Analyze factors that affect human populations. ! PO 2 Describe biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors that affect human populations. ! PO 3 Predict the effect of a change in a specific factor on a human population. Strand 4 Life Science o Concept 4.3 Analyze the relationships among various organisms and their environment. ! PO 1 Identify the relationships among organisms within populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes. ! PO 2 Describe how organisms are influenced by a particular combination of biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors in an environment. ! PO 3 Assess how the size and the rate of growth of a population are determined by birth rate, death rate, immigration, emigration, and carrying capacity of the environment. o Concept 6.1 Analyze the interactions between the Earth’s structures, atmosphere, and geochemical cycles. ! PO 1 Identify ways materials are cycled within the earth system (i.e. water cycle, rock cycle). ! PO 4 Demonstrate how the hydrosphere links the biosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere. ! PO 5 Describe factors that impact current and future water quantity and quality including surface, ground, and local water issues. ! PO 6 Analyze methods of reclamation and conservation of water. o

FATIMA’S HAND
Jens Hoffman A Norwegian BASE jumper embarks on a journey to fulfill her dream of BASE-jumping off Fatima’s Hand, a mountain in Mali, West Africa that is shrouded in myth and legend. The project does not work out as planned and it turns into a risky adventure, facing poverty, African myths, and life-threatening danger. This film has won multiple awards including the prestigious ‘Best Film On Mountain Sports’ at the 2006 Banff Mountain Film Festival. (Germany, 2006, 38 min) High School Standards Addressed Geography ! Concept 4.2 Places and Regions o PO 1 Identify the characteristics that define a region: ! a physical processes – (i.e.,climate, terrain, resources) ! b human processes - (i.e., religion, political organization, economy, demographics) o PO 2 Describe the factors that contribute to the variations between developing and developed regions (e.g., demographics, political systems, economic systems, resources, and culture). o PO 3 Examine geographic issues in places and world regions (e.g., drought in Sahel, migration patterns, desertification of Aral Sea, spread of religions such as Islam). o PO 4 Analyze why various groups view places, and regions differently (e.g., political, religious, economic, demographic, and historical).