Geography

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.

Bayou Bartholomew: World's Longest Bayou

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Originating near Pine Bluff in Arkansas, Bayou Bartholomew has the unique distinction of being the longest bayou in the world. It stretches over 350 miles before emptying into the Ouachita River near Sterlington, LA. Bayou Bartholomew is not only a wonder of nature, but also a national treasure. It's one of the most diverse streams in North America and is home to hundreds of species of aquatic life as well as other forms of wildlife that make their homes on the bayou. Learn through personal accounts about life on and the history of the Bayou from those whose lives are intertwined with it, how it has changed through time, and the efforts to restore it to its former glory.

Sub-Saharan Africa | Teaching Geography: Workshop 5

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This one hour video workshop focuses on the geographic features of Sub-Saharan Africa with case studies on the impact of apartheid on present-day South Africa as well as on disease diffusion in Kenya. Classroom segments show educators using role-playing activities to teach students about land allocation in South Africa and the impact of the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. This program considers present-day issues in South Africa resulting from the redressing of land inequities under apartheid. The video also examines disease in Sub-Saharan Africa and how geography can play a role in developing strategies to reduce loss of life.

The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It? | Crash Course World History

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John Green explores exactly when Rome went from being the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Here's a hint: it had something to do with Julius Caesar, but maybe less than you think. Find out how Caesar came to rule the empire, what led to him getting stabbed 23 times on the floor of the senate, and what happened in the scramble for power after his assassination. John covers Rome's transition from city-state to dominant force in the Mediterranean. While Rome's expansion took hundreds of years, he  explains it in just under 12 minutes. The senate, the people, Rome, the caesarian section, the Julian calendar and our old friend Pompey all make appearances, but NOT the Caesar Salad, as Julius had nothing to do with it.

Drought and Famine | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about drought, which is a natural weather phenomenon, and famine, which is almost always the result of human activity. Throughout human history, when food shortages hit humanity, there was food around. There was just a failure to connect people with the food that would keep them alive. There are a lot of reasons that food distribution breaks down, and John is going to teach you about them in the context of the late-19th century famines that struck British India.

Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!

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In this lesson, students will watch and discuss a series of video clips from the film Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente! that serve as a case study for how community members can recognize local problems and organize to address them. The class will then identify an issue in the school or local community and work as a team to plan and carry out a discrete project to improve the situation.

East Looks West | The Power of Place

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This half hour video program features two case studies set in Europe: Berlin: United We Stand and Poland: Diffusion of Democracy. This first case study features a French geographer whose work involves a reconnaissance of districts in the former East and West Berlin. Her research helps address questions about how and in what ways the dismantling of the Berlin Wall may lead to the integration of urban areas that formerly were spatially distinct. Poland: Diffusion of Democracy presents the difficulties facing Poland in its transition from communism to capitalism. This second case study shows how, under the new system, Poles are learning the nuances of discourse, compromise, and civic engagement.

Blue Ridge Mountains | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Blue Ridge Mountain 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

The Importance of Freshwater Mussels | Iowa Land and Sky

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Freshwater mussels are historically a cornerstone species to Iowa's ecosystems. While industry and modern life has threatened their existence, they continue to be a valuable resource to every organism that calls Iowa home. 

Global Forces Local Impact | Teaching Geography: Workshop 8

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This one hour video workshop takes us to two very different geographic regions in order to investigate the relationship between the global economy and local ecology. In the first segment, we look to China and Southeast Asia in order to answer the question, "What are the human effects of an increasingly modern and global economy?" In the second half hour, we focus on water as an element of local ecology in North America. There we explore controversies surrounding issues of conservation, allocation, and the unintended human effects on water resources.

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