Geography

Using a Coordinate Grid

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map.

Geographic Features | Regents Review 2.0

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Geographic features affect how civilizations develop. These civilzations had to adapt to their environment in order to succeed. Take a trip through mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests and discover how each of these features shaped the world as we know it today.

Activity Starter | Intermediate Directions

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Learn about intermediate directions and complete an interesting hands-on activity.

Visit the Activity Starters website to learn more!

River Rewilding: Grand River Social and Economic Impacts

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This unit examines the social and economic role that the Grand River has played in the Grand Rapids, Michigan community. It begins with the Paleo-Indians and extends to current day. Students will look at primary source readings, artifacts, and summaries of the different time periods. They will examine the role of the River in society and the impacts of humans on the River. Specifically, students will examine how the change in population and uses of the River impacts river quality.

North Africa and Southwest Asia | Teaching Geography: Workshop 4

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This one hour video program focuses on two locations in the arid regions of North Africa and Southwest Asia. First, visit Jerusalem in a search to understand the conflicts that have erupted in this holy city. Then, in Egypt, investigate this desert nation's limited natural resources. These classroom segments show students grappling with what life is like in Israel's occupied territories and engaging in some creative mapmaking as they map the Nile River.

Growth, Cities, and Immigration | Crash Course US History #25

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In which John Green teaches you about the massive immigration to the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. Immigrants flocked to the US from all over the world in this time period. Millions of Europeans moved to the US where they drove the growth of cities and manned the rapid industrialization that was taking place. In the western US, many Chinese immigrants arrived to work on the railroad and in mines. As is often the case in the United States, the people who already lived in the US reacted kind of badly to this flood of immigrants. Some legislators tried to stem the flow of new arrivals, with mixed success. Grover Cleveland vetoed a general ban on immigration, but the leadership at the time did manage to get together to pass an anti-Chinese immigration law. Immigrants did win some important Supreme Court decisions upholding their rights, but in many ways, immigrants were treated as second class citizens. At the same time, the country was rapidly urbanizing. Cities were growing rapidly and industrial technology was developing new wonders all the time. John will cover all this upheaval and change and hearken back to a time when racial profiling did in fact boil down to analyzing the side of someone's face.

Deepak Chopra: The Wounds of Partition

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In this video from Finding Your Roots, Dr. Deepak Chopra reexamines the trauma his family experienced during the partition of India and Pakistan. The partition led to one of the largest migrations in history and resulted in the deaths of an estimated half-million people. 

The Maritime Connection | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies focused on maritime countries in the region of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific: Indonesia: Tourist Invasion and Multicultural Malaysia. The cultural impact of economic development poses a unique challenge for both Indonesia and Malaysia. While each struggles to become industrialized, the ethnic composition and cultural variety of their people present their own set of promises and problems.

Strength to Overcome | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies about the geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. The first, South Africa: This Land is My Land, depicts the complex situation of post-apartheid policies and the many challenges to reduce poverty and foster political stability. The second case study, Kenya: Medical Geography, examines the concept of disease diffusion and the terrible pandemic of AIDS/HIV.

Appalachian Plateau | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Appalachian Plateau region of Georgia, including how it was formed, its climate, wildlife, location, and industry.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here.

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