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I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE is a Discovery Channel / Animal Planet series that is excellent for incorporating a wide range of science facts with gripping true life survival stories. Production quality and information in each episode is excellent and perfect for grades 6-12 in either science, social studies, language arts, or health/P.E. classes. Students love this series and each episode is an exciting 1-hour movie with great education included.
This bundle includes all 20 episodes:
1) SHARK SURVIVOR
(Season 1, Episode 1)
Episode summary: In October 1982, 5 people got caught in a tropical storm. When their yacht sinks, they must survive in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a raft with no survival equipment. To their absolute horror, they find the area of the ocean to be infested with sharks.
2) LOST IN THE SNOW
(Season 1, Episode 2)
Episode summary: In late December 1992, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa, and their 5 month old son Clayton attempted to travel to a funeral. On the way there, they miss the sign that leads to the city and instead drive down an unplowed road into a remote region in Northern Nevada where they became stuck for 8 days until Jim walked to rescue.
3) ESCAPE FROM THE AMAZON
(Season 1, Episode 3)
Episode summary: In December 1981, three young friends went to the Bolivian Amazon, where they encounter a man with promises of an Indian village. After a brief river rafting trip, things go horribly wrong and not everyone returns.
4) SWEPT AWAY
(Season 1, Episode 4)
Episode summary: In November 1994, 2 friends by the name of Saul Kinderis and Larry Kaiser went kayaking in the Strait of Georgia. When the tide comes in, 1 friend (who was very inexperienced) falls from his kayak and fears that he will end up in the Pacific Ocean.
5) KIDNAP IN THE KILLING FIELDS
(Season 1, Episode 5)
Episode summary: In 1995, Chris Moon, a former British army officer involved in demining Mozambique, accidentally stepped on a landmine and blew off his leg. 2 years earlier, he was kidnapped by a murderous group of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia along with Mr. Houn and Mr. Sock. Chris now must help save the others with the only weapon he has: his mind.
6) JAWS OF DEATH
(Season 1, Episode 6)
Episode summary: In 2003, biologist Greg Rasmussen crashed his plane in the African savannah. With his legs broken in 6 different places and in a state of intense pain and loss of leg mobility, he has to make it alive past lions and other dangerous predators.
7) TRAPPED UNDER A BOULDER
(Season 1, Episode 7)
Episode summary: In April 1997, Warren Macdonald headed for the remote island (Hinchinbrook Island) off the coast of Queensland, where he met Geert, a Dutch man on a deserted beach. Halfway up a mountain, a one ton slab of granite hits the environmentalist and pins him down to the bed of a creek. The Dutchman must find help for his new friend before the rain drowns him.
8) ICE CAVE SURVIVOR
(Season 1, Episode 8)
Episode summary: In January 1995, a U.S. Air Force officer and his son went on a skiing trip to Turkey. When a snowstorm arrives, they lose their way and the father must choose between staying with his son or finding help.
(Season 1, Episode 9)
Episode summary: In 1995 2 cousins go on a fishing trip on the Gulf of California but a thunderstorm rolls in and they get shipwrecked on a deserted island with no food or water.
10) ALASKAN AVALANCHE
(Season 1, Episode 10)
Episode summary: In April 1989, two men are scaling a sheer ice-wall in an Alaskan mountain. One man falls and is badly injured, and the other is forced to get them both down by crossing a series of avalanche zones.
11) LOST AT SEA
(Season 1, Episode 11)
Episode summary: In September 1997, 2 friends, who sought to repair their relationship with their fathers, planned a fishing trip with their fathers in Mexico. However, an unexpected storm leaves them stranded in the middle of the Gulf of California.
12) CRASH IN A VOLCANO
(Season 1, Episode 12)
Episode summary: In November 1992, 3 men, while filming a volcano from their helicopter, crashed after the helicopter lost control. Trapped in a crater of the Kilauea volcano and surrounded by high ridges and poisonous gases, they must send 1 man back into the crater to radio for help.
13) LOST IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
(Season 1, Episode 13)
Episode summary: In March 2000, 5 survivors of a private plane crash must survive the dangers of the desolate African wilderness. With 2 severely injured, some of the group must wander off to find rescue, but there's no civilization for hundreds of miles.
14) NIGHTMARE CANYON
(Season 2, Episode 1)
Episode summary: November 2003 Justin and Jeremy Harris – two brothers – went canyoneering in Utah's Canyons. They expect the trip will take no more than 8 hours, but when freezing temperatures come, Justin breaks his leg and can't continue, and Jeremy has to hike out of the canyon alone to find help..
15) FROZEN AT 20,000 FEET
(Season 2, Episode 2)
Episode summary: Three British climbers become stranded on Mount McKinley in Alaska. One is blinded from frostbite and the other survives a several thousand foot plummet with horrific injuries to his legs. All men face life-changing injuries from their situation.
16) TRAPPED UNDER THE ICE
(Season 2, Episode 3)
Episode summary: In June 2003, Blake Stanfield and his aged dad Neil go kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness. Everything goes fine until they run into some ice on the river, and they soon find themselves swept underneath. They barely survive this only to be stranded in a wilderness of grizzly bears.
17) INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS
(Season 2, Episode 4)
Episode summary: A young couple vacationing in the Amazon rainforest mistakenly wander off a jungle trail and become lost. For six days they struggle without food and with little water as they are forced to deal with numerous predators and harsh weather conditions.
18) BLOOD IN THE WATER
(Season 2, Episode 5)
Episode summary: In April 2004 a group of people become stranded in the hippo- and crocodile-infested Zambezi River when their watercraft is rammed by a mad hippo and sinks.
19) DIVE INTO DANGER
(Season 2, Episode 6)
Episode summary: In March 2002 when filming for a documentary 2 divers became stranded in the Pacific Ocean when their boat drifts away from them. When they believe help is not coming, they decide to swim for shore miles away or die trying.
20) A WALK INTO HELL
(Season 2, Episode 7)
Episode summary: In June 1996, a group of 5 teenage scouts and 3 adult guides hiked into the Grand Canyon during a heat wave. As their water runs out and the older members collapse in exhaustion, 3 of the teenagers set out on their own to reach the Colorado River.
Questions on each video worksheet go in order and will help students focus on key science topics including: predators, prey, survival skills, harsh environment affects on the human body, and information about survival in a variety of ecosystems. Each worksheet is given as an MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class. Answer keys are not provided.
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