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, St. Petersburg, examines the development of cities in Russia, past and present, and looks to what the future holds in a post-Soviet society. Part 2, Dagestan, explores the opportunities for both cooperation and conflict when cultures interact.