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Teaching Geography: Workshop 1--Introduction

58 minutes 36 seconds

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Provides 7th-12th grade teachers with a standards-based foundation in geography content and inquiry-based teaching skills. Integrates the 18 National Geography Standards from "Geography for Life" with the geographic content. Combines two video case studies from around the globe with classroom segments featuring innovative teaching, as well as commentary from geography experts. Part 1, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, introduces the 18 National Standards. Part 2, NASA: A Lofty View, introduces the five geographic skills associated with good scientific inquiry.

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Runtime: 58 minutes 36 seconds

Rear view of people walking on a sidewalk and cars driving during the day towards a border crossing from Mexico to the U, S. A high vertical fence extends over the pedestrians' heads. Caption. Between people, places, and environments over time.
Teaching Geography
Episode 1
58 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
A young boy carries a full basket on his back as he walks along a concrete paver road. Caption. Paulino has to find other work for much of the year.
Teaching Geography
Episode 2
58 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Wide view of a 5-lane crowded freeway with cars driving towards camera. Caption. The world's major consumer of energy.
Teaching Geography
Episode 3
58 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
View of the Wailing Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel with people filling the plaza area and standing before the entrance. Caption. The site was off-limits to Jews until 1967.
Teaching Geography
Episode 4
58 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Wide view of the Kremlin Wall with a low brick building topped with a gold finial in the center of the wall. Tall buildings and buildings with gold minarets appear in the background. Caption. Of cultural, political, and economic life.
Teaching Geography
Episode 6
58 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
View of the Ill River flowing by Strasbourg's Medieval towers and stone bridge over a river. Low buildings and a Gothic cathedral tower appear in the distance. Caption. A product of its unique borderland location.
Teaching Geography
Episode 7
58 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Wide angle view of a distant farmhouse with harvested, dry fields in the foreground. Caption. Regional definitions are changing.
Teaching Geography
Episode 8
58 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -