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People, Power & Prosperity

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 11:40
Grade Level: 6-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
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Streaming/DVD: English

Do you have the same level of responsibility for yourself as for your family or your community?

Electricity is so much a part of our daily routine in the developed world that it's hard to imagine life without it. It's much more than just lights and television, or the internet...electricity plays a factor in health and well-being.

Travel to Issidan Izdar, a tiny village in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to see what life is like without power. Then visit the neighboring village of Tamayousst, which connected to a power grid several years ago, to see what a difference electric makes in daily life for those in developing parts of world.

Some fear this increased demand for energy will harm the planet. But what about the harm to people who live without it? Can we object to the developing world's rise out of poverty and increased standard of living?

Subject Areas


Health / Physical Education

Science & Technology

World History / Geography







Atlas Mountains

Developing World





Respiratory Illnesses

I liked that the video brought an interesting perspective that children understand.

Victoria Sandoval
Las Vegas, NV

This DVD created an excellent discussion among my students. They were genuinely interested in how life would be without electricity.

Michael Eklund
Petaluma, CA

This is an excellent video and explored the topic of electricity and development in a way students had not considered before. This definitely caused students to think about the importance of electricity and some of the ideas they have heard before related to increased energy use in developing countries. This video helped them make connections and think critically about some of the issues involved for themselves. Definitely recommended!

Penny Girard
Troy, MI

This video was very informative and enjoyed by my class. The included teaching materials are an added plus and much appreciated.

Gin Keefer
Glassboro, NJ

A great way to inform the student of areas around the world that they are not privileged to see and give accurate information. A great teaching tool for all ages.

Jody Fink
Riverside, IA

As a geography teacher, this video gives a good view of how people in different parts of the world live.

Christine Beck
Throop, PA

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