|American Landmarks Cities: What Are They? AHP VHS 17 min. P,I A city planner explains such basics as why cities grew where they did and why cities have many similarities but also many differences, usually depending on their geographical location. We learn that some cities have many tall buildings because of lack of space, but others spread out because of an abundance of space. Even a city of only 500 population must have many of the same services as a large city: government, fire department, medical facilities, libraries, parks and more. Above all, a city is people. Review of: Cities: What Are They? |
Aimed at elementary school children, this video does a good job introducing cities, how they became gathering places, the benefits and the problems presented by cities. A city planner, whose work is explained, narrates it. Location and function usually dictated where cities emerge. This is illustrated by reference to several great citiesNew York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Chicago and St. Louis. Cities are different but have much in common. They have jobs, they have cultural attractions like museums, libraries, parks, and symphonies, and they have governments, police departments, and fire departments. Above all else, cities are people, and cities are formed because people want and need the association of other people. This video is a clear, simple, presentation that should appeal to its target audience even as it introduces cities and what they do. Excellent study guide included.