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A report following a group of children who go to a desert school in Death Valley, California. The clip examines their routines and the unique features of school life in the desert including Native American education.

Features footage of the flora, fauna and wildlife found in Death Valley.
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First broadcast:
26 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

After watching the clip, children could be challenged with helping people to change their opinion of 'Death Valley' and try to come up with an alternative name. They could think of reasons as to why there should be a name change, to give it a more welcoming appeal. The children could produce posters and write persuasive letters outlining their ideas. They could research the habitat there and argue the case that there are a wide variety of animals and plants living there. The children could be challenged with trying to encourage tourists to visit the area and then think about the impact that this could have, both in a positive and negative manner.