UNESCO designates natural and man-made sites of "outstanding universal value" as World Heritage sites, to be protected for future generations. Students can zoom in on a world map to discover Heritage sites close to them as well as in far away places. Read about the challenge of protecting historic buildings and places such as Iran's ancient City of Bam and the Ruins of Songo Mnara in Tanzani. Natural sites like Mammouth Cave are also on the list to be preserved.
Discusses conservation, diversity, conflict and cooperation, and other concepts addressed in geography standards.
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