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, Boston and Denver, examines urban areas in terms of ethnic diversity and income. Part 2, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Antonio, examines urban sprawl and its implications.