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COVID-19: History and Geography of a Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have collection! In the first lesson, which is history centered, students compare the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. On day two, researchers consider the role geography plays in the...
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2007 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Indigenous languages are making a comeback in some parts of the world. People now see land use patterns in our cities' marketplaces. Why do these things happen? Queries from the 2007 AP exam in Human Geography unpack these complicated...
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2016 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Do your learners have the test-day jitters? Questions from the 2016 administration of the AP Human Geography exam allow for extra practice on topics such as economic activity, national identity and language, and agricultural practices....
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2017 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How have urban planners tried to attract people to cities? What can be done about booming birth rates in some parts of the world? How does a country's political structure affect the well being of its people? Scholars investigate these...
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2018 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What role do women play in agrarian economies? How has gentrification affected neighborhoods in positive and negative ways? To what extent has language evolved over time? Learners consider these questions using authentic test questions...
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2004 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Human geography involves everything from why people build factories along the United States-Mexico border to how land-use patterns and demographics are related. So, how do test-takers put it all together? Focused questions from an AP...
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2012 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Why do countries create boundaries? Scholars explore similar ideas using prompts from the 2012 AP Human Geography test. Pupils also test their acumen with questions on agriculture and the growth of Islam. 
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Physical and Human Geography Review Worksheet and Study Guide

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 30 short answer questions pertaining to physical and human geography.
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Geography: Quiz 8

For Students 8th - 12th
This 10-question quiz primarily focuses on the industrial revolution and human geography. The teacher provides 4 versions of the same quiz to reduce the potential for cheating on this multiple choice test. It is likely that this quiz...
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2005 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Why do people leave their home countries and come to the United States? How has nationalism affected European nations politically and socially? The answers are complicated. Pupils explore the intricate dynamics using structured questions...
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Geography Now! Guatemala

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Mayans still exist, and their presence is felt everywhere—just ask the people of Guatemala. The Central American country is home to many ruins from the ancient civilization, and its people still speak many of the Mayan's original...
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Geography Now! Antigua and Barbuda

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It has been voted the best place to have a wedding, and it's highest point is named after American president Barack Obama. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda, only independent since 1981, show the dynamics of the post-colonial Caribbean...
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2003 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What role has tourism played in changing the landscape of a country? How do human migration patterns affect a nation? To what extent can urban development patterns help us understand our cities? Learners explore these ideas and more...
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2002 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Nations and states may sound like similar ideas, but these concepts have led to endless wars and conflicts. Learners explore the terms using authentic College Board materials. An additional test item delves into the influence of...
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2001 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The green revolution has changed agricultural practices, but its success may be limited. Learners consider why as they use authentic College Board materials. Other prompts explore the rise of suburbs and the stages of economic development.
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Economic Geography

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate economic geography through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about and compare economic systems, examine the role of natural resources and infrastructure, and are introduced to GDP and GNP statistics. They take...
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2006 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
People aren't the only things moving—businesses do, too. Scholars examine what causes human migration and its effects as well as what factors go into a business's decision to relocate. They analyze the complex dynamics in human...
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2009 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Why have organic farms increased while dairy farms have decreased? Learners unravel this and other questions about geography, religion, and urban living patterns in a set of assessment questions. The resource includes short-answer...
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2013 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How have railroads influenced urban growth? What are the consequences of population booms? What has led to the growth of tech centers like Silicon Valley? A series of short-answer questions from the College Board explores the dynamics in...
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2011 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How have Mexico's largest cities help shape the destiny of that country? What insights can a ninteenth-century economist give us about population growth? Two essay-style questions help your learners unravel complicated relationships....
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AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism,...
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2008 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Interpreting demographics is no easy task. From the reason more girls go to school around the world to why people move within their own countries, the issues are complex. Short-answer prompts help learners unravel the questions as well...
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2010 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Economics and demographics—how are they related? A set of questions from the College Board explore complex ideas such as how the location of raw goods drive the economics of where industries develop and what dynamics weaken or strengthen...
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2015 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How are population and political power related? What is the significance of the globalization of English? Why do refugees leave their home countries? Using structured short-answer questions, scholars unravel complicated dynamics with...
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2014 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How is the sale and marketing of coffee indicative of globalism? Learners clarify complicated dynamics using practice prompts from the College Board Exam. Other practice topics include colonialism in Africa and economic growth theories. 
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Eastern Europe

For Students 6th - 9th
For this human geography worksheet, students read the provided selection about Eastern Europe prior to completing a graphic organizer and responding to 5 short answer questions based on the information.
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Geography Now! Brazil

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
There's more to Brazil than the Amazon and soccer. The "massive piece of sovereignty complexity" known as Brazil is actually home to a blend of cultures, a flooded desert, and indigenous tribes. A video profile shows these details and...
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The Zabbaleen, Cairo's Garbage Workers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is a fascinating human geography study of the Zabbaleen. They are a sub-class of people who work as garbage collectors in Cairo, Egypt. I can't say enough good things about this resource in my limited space here. It is fabulous! If...
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Islam: Origin, Expansion, and Division

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A simple lesson plan for teaching about Islam and its spread throughout the Middle East, this resource incorporates elements of geography and culture into a lecture and map-reading activity. Begin by activating students' prior knowledge...
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Meeting Human Needs

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How to meet the needs of people around the globe—a question many ask. The fifth in a six-part series about human population and its effects on the globe, the eye-opening instructional activity includes discussion, a homework activity,...
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Where Do We Grow from Here?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that the population is expected to grow to 11 billion by 2100? The resource serves final installment in a six-part series on the global population and its effects. Scholars interpret data from the United Nations about the...
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The Peopling of Our Planet

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How many people live on the planet, anyway? The first resource in a six-part series covers the topic of the world population. Scholars work in groups to conduct research and make population posters after learning about the global...
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The Carbon Crunch

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon is in the air; should we care? Teach the class why it is important to pay attention to carbon levels and how the world population and various countries across the globe affect the carbon levels in the atmosphere. High schoolers...
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A Demographically Divided World

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that birth and life rates vary across the world? The resource, the second in a six-part series, discusses just how demographics differ across countries and why it might be the case. Scholars complete worksheets, watch...
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Far From Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A timely and provocative lesson inspires high schoolers to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis. They analyze a compelling photo essay before discussing and writing about it.
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Five Themes of Iceland

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How do the five themes of geography relate to the country of Iceland? Pupils learn about everything from the differences between relative and absolute location to how humans both adapt and change the environment. The presentation...
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Five Themes of Geography: Lucky People Have More Reese's

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Candy lovers and geology enthusiasts unite! A handy acronym helps learners remember the five themes of geography—location, place, human environment interaction, movement, and region— featured in a straightforward slideshow presentation.
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Geography Now! Australia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Everybody loves Australia; if world politics were high school, this country would be one of the popular kids. That's according to a video profile that describes the island nation's political geography, physical geography, and...
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Geography Now! Colombia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While it's best known for political instability and drug trade, Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It's home to five different eco regions and is the leading producer of the world's emeralds. The interesting...
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Geography Now! China

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
China is arguably the biggest country in the world, and it often gets attention on the political stage with assertive territorial disputes. It has radical biodiversity, thanks to its size. But, China has some serious diplomatic issues,...
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Geography Now! Chile

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Chile is the longest country in the world, and it has one of the narrowest land masses boundaries. That said, its geographical features kept it more protected from Spanish invaders, leading to a unique blend of indigenous peoples and...
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Geography Now! Chad

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What does Chad have to do with the tropical rainforests in the Amazon? Chad is known as the dead heart of Africa, thanks to its desert areas. Yet, due to these winds, particles from its desert nourish lands around the world, including...
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Geography Now! Central African Republic

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Considered both blessed and cursed in its geography and history, the Central African Republic is one of the poorest in the world despite being diamond-rich. A video profile discusses the seemingly contradictory African country to show...
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Geography Now! Cape Verde

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's home to a volcano, and its location helps set up hurricanes that affect North America. Meet Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony that has developed its own racial and linguistic identity. A video profile shows the characteristics...
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Geography Now! Bosnia and Herzegovina

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its internal strife between various ethnic and national groups led to a bloody civil war in the 1990s, but the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina has tried to overcome its divisions with its unique three-president system....
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Geography Now! Brunei

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
This small nation on the island of Brunei owns a cattle ranch its own size in Australia. Why? In short, it has so much oil it can afford to import most of its food. An entertaining video shows the economic complexities of the...
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Geography Now! Botswana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Botswana sits on buried treasure. It's home to the largest diamond mines, leading to a recent economic rise for the African nation. A video profile shows the economic, political, physical, and cultural features of the interesting country. 
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Geography Now! Bolivia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Bolivia's capital is at such a high elevation that some televisions don't work, and it is home to the largest salt flat in the world. Bolivia's culture is even more unique, as it is one of the only countries in the world dominated by...
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Geography Now! Bhutan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
You may never have heard of it, but Bhutan is the land of the thunder dragon. Want to go there? Be prepared to pay a $250-per-day tariff. A video profile describes the interesting characteristics of the little-known Himalayan nation sure...
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Geography Now! Benin

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What West African nation has French, Portuguese, and voodoo influences? Enter Benin, a country that has had ties to both European powers, but also has retained its own cultural identity. An informative video profile explores the...
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Geography Now! Belize

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Belize is an adorable anomaly, being the only Latin American country with English as its official language. It's also home to thousands of Mennonites and is the gateway to the Caribbean, despite sitting on the Latin American land mass. A...
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Geography Now! Croatia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Although it has a violent legacy of civil war, Croatia has become a top tourist destination. Thanks to its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking caves, adventurers from around the world take in its beauty. The land and geopolitical features...
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Geography Now! Congo (Democratic Republic)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Many know this country as Zaire, but the Democratic Republic of Congo's new name reflects its violent history. While it has an estimated 25 trillion dollars' worth of minerals and ores, the current political situation is the legacy of...
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Geography Now! Comoros

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The East African island group has a complicated political history, with 20 coups since declaring independence. The people groups of Comoros are just as complex, reflecting ancestry from Bantu peoples, Asian groups, and Europeans. A video...
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Geography Now! Congo (Republic)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's more heavily urbanized than its immediate neighbors, but then the Republic of Congo has a different political history. Oil wealth helped create a different destiny for the African nation. Viewers learn interesting facts and discover...
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Geography Now! Cameroon!

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cameroon is the crossroads or hinge of Africa, and it's considered a resource goldmine. However, it's struggled with political stability and is still developing its infrastructure. Cameroon—with its treasures and problems—comes to life...
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Geography Now! Cambodia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known best for its sacred site—Angkor Wat—and has been judged by experts to have the best rice in the world. Cambodia, however, is still dealing with the legacy of its violent genocide of the 1970s. An engaging video profile...
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Geography Now! Belgium

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens when a guy named Flanders and a guy named Wallonia decide to become roommates? That's the country of Belgium ... sort of. A video humorously teaches the complicated geography and political dynamics of the European nation...
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Geography Now! Afghanistan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Afghanistan may be known for its role in international politics, the lush farming country's other attributes are sometimes overlooked. For example, the country grows a large amount of pomegranates, apricots, and almonds for export....
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Geography Now! Georgia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The country of Georgia is relatively unknown, but the land of the wolves has a fascinating cultural and political profile. While technically located in Asia, it is more European in culture. An interesting video explores the fascinating...
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Geography Now! Rep. of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What's in a name? Ask the people of the Republic of Macedonia, and they will say "Plenty!" The former Yugoslav territory claims Alexander the Great as its own—despite Greek objections. An engaging video explores the complex history of...
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Geography Now! Estonia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Estonia won its independence from the Soviet Union using mass gatherings in the streets singing forbidden national songs. Since then, Estonia has been working to create ties with Nordic countries and find its place in world affairs....
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Geography Now! Egypt

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
There's more to Egypt than just pyramids—it is the crossroads between North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt is the world's largest Arab country, and it is the center of Arab cinema and publishing. A video resource explores these...
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Geography Now! El Salvador!

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
El Salvador's culture and politics may mimic its landscape—tough and beautiful. With every major city near a volcano and the legacy of a violent civil war, El Salvador grapples with its past. A video resource explores the Central...
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Geography Now! Ecuador

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The name Ecuador literally translates to The Republic of the Equator. It is home to the world's largest concentration of volcanoes, as well as the famous Galapagos Islands, where penguins may try to cuddle visitors. A colorful video...
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Geography Now! Dominican Republic

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The lush Dominican Republic was home to the Taino people, but it also claims to be the first colonial outpost of the Spanish. Its indigenous influences give the DR a unique culture, and yet, it also claims to be the final resting place...
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Geography Now! Costa Rica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its name means rich coast, and Costa Rica is a showcase of the resources Latin America has to offer. From its jungles to its carbon neutral environmental policy, the Central American country has managed to carve out a stable democracy...
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Geography Now! Belarus

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
They speak Russian, but don't you dare say they are Russian! Belarus is its own nation, complete with a complex lingual, cultural, and political identity. A humorous and irreverent video unravels these threads with a geographical profile...
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Geography Now! Barbados

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While many people think Barbados is in the Caribbean, the small island nation is just out of its reach. It's also out of the reach of many hurricanes, allowing it to develop as a hub of tourism and banking. A humorous video profile...
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Geography Now! Bahrain

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Difficult to pronounce and lesser known than some of its counterparts, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world. A video profile unravels the complex cultural, religious, and geographical characteristics of the rising...
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Geography Now! Bangladesh

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Bangladesh is an ecological gem with its fertile soil, but it's also particularly vulnerable to ecological disasters, such as massive storms. An informative video profile highlights the delicate balance of beauty and danger. Learners...
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Geography Now! Austria

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
They speak German, but they are decidedly not: Austrians have their own fierce sense of national identity. A video profile features Austria's majestic mountains, connections to the Hapsburg dynasty, and cultural pride. Learners develop...
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Geography Now! Azerbaijan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Azerbaijan was the first Muslim-majority, secular, and democratic country. It also has mud volcanoes, monuments to tea, and gets along with Israel. Scholars unravel the unique details of the complex and nuanced southwestern Asian country...
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Geography Now! Armenia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Armenia is like a reality TV show: some drama, high profile breakups, and cute people getting together. That's the analogy an interesting video profile makes to explain Armenia's breakup from the former Soviet Union. Learners explore...
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Geography Now! Argentina

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Argentina may be named after the Latin word for silver, but there is precious little of the metal there. A video profile describes its otherwise rich history—and mineral deposits— through glib commentary and helpful maps. Learners...
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Geography Now! Albania

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Albania isn't a social butterfly ... it's a social pterodactyl. At least, that's according to a video geography of the Balkan country. While Albania was once isolated with few friends, the mountainous country has been on a mission to...
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Geography Now! Algeria

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Only three percent of Algeria's land is arable, and it's not uncommon to see signs in three different languages: Berber, French, and Arabic. The complicated African nation's history and geography go back thousands of years, and it has...
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Geography Now! Andorra

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
If Spain and France had a baby, and it grew up to be a tax haven, it would be Andorra. That's according to a video profile that explains the history and geography of the European micro-principality. While it's only two-and-a-half times...
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Geography Now! Ghana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Ghana is located in a region once known as the Gold Coast, thanks to the bounty of metal. Now, it is an economic powerhouse. The country transitioned from colonialism to independence first among its peers, and it kept much of its...
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Geography Now! Greece

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It may be the cradle of European civilization, but Greece faces some challenges including a gender imbalance and economic worries. The sea-faring nation has one of the largest numbers of archeological sites in the world, and its culture...
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Geography Now! Grenada

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Known as The Spice Island, Grenada is second-largest producer of nutmeg in the world. Visitors report smelling the fragrance throughout the small Caribbean nation. However, the country has found itself swept up in world events, including...
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Geography Now! Guinea Bissau

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its most exported crop is cashews, and it's home to diverse wildlife, including the West African elephant and salt water hippos. Guinea Bissau—a former Portuguese colony—has had its share of troubles, however. With a high rate of poverty...
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Geography Now! Haiti

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Haiti is a small country that has made a huge impact on global history. It was once the pearl of the Caribbean. However, its successful revolt of enslaved people and independence came at a large price that has left the country vulnerable...
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Geography Now! Honduras

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Honduras is home to ancient ruins and beautiful baroque buildings. It also has fish-nados, a natural phenomenon that causes fish rain upon parts of the country. A video profile explores the Central American nation, including some of its...
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Geography Now! Iran

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's the world's second largest producer of oil, the largest producer of caviar, and home to numerous ancient and sacred landmarks. Iran—once the hotbed of Islamic conservatism—is also undergoing a cultural shift with a younger...
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Geography Now! Ireland

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Emerald Isle may have a mythical mystique, but there is more to Ireland than legend. Its immigrants make up a larger portion of the American population than those who live in Ireland itself! A video resource examines the geography,...
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Geography Now! Japan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Japan is home to the world's largest city, Tokyo, but its use of the natural landscape is also remarkable. The Japanese have harnessed their seismically active area to enjoy hot springs, and the country is home to a plethora of wildlife....
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Geography Now! Jordan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in...
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Geography Now! South Korea (ROK)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its brother to the north may get most of the attention in the news, but South Korea is considered one of the Asian tiger nations. The country is home to numerous World Heritage sites, a booming tech industry, and is the fifth largest...
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Geography Now! Kuwait

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Kuwait is the third largest oil producer in the world, but it is a global leader in water processing. The surprising characteristic is a result of the nation's desalination efforts, which started in the 1950s. A video resource showcases...
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Geography Now! Kyrgyzstan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Which country is known both for its dance moves and its potential for green-oriented investors? Kyrgyztan may be the next hot environmentally friendly investment zone thanks to its sunshine and windy mountainous areas. A video resource...
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Geography Now! Lesotho

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lesotho is known as Africa's refrigerator thanks to its elevation. While it has stunning views and is known for its diamond mines, it also has challenges, such as high HIV infection rate. A video resource profiles the land-locked African...
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Geography Now! Madagascar

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Madagascar may have infiltrated the popular culture with a recent cartoon movie, but its roots are ancient. The island country is populated with a mix of southeast Asian and African peoples. A video resource profiles the lush and diverse...
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Geography Now! Malawi

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. While poverty has led to challenges like a high rate of child marriages, it also has created a spirit of ingenuity. A video resource profiles the intricacies of the nation known as the...
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Geography Now! Malaysia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Malaysia's geography makes it both beautiful and sheltered from the natural disasters that plague other southeast Asian neighbors. It's home to a booming economy and is a large exporter of electronics. A video resource showcases the...
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Geography Now! Maldives

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Maldives is the world's lowest country—at least when it comes to elevation—but it's home to some of the highest-priced resorts. The atolls aren't all inhabited with luxury bungalows, and some of the island nation's more genuine spots...
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Geography Now! Mauritania

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mauritania is about 90 percent desert and may be one of the least visited places in the world, but the country is not dry when it comes to its culture and history. Its African and Arab blend helps the country stand out from the rest....
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Geography Now! Marshall Islands

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Marshall Islands are best known as the site of the United States' largest atmospheric nuclear test. However, the country—composed of atoll islands—has its own culture and history apart from the Americans'. A video resource highlights...
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Geography Now! Bulgaria

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Harry Potter fans may recognize Bulgaria as the home of Victor Krum, but the Balkan country is so much more. A video resource explores its bats, caves, and nutritious yogurt. After learning about the former Eastern bloc country, pupils...
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Mapping the Americas

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
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Five Themes of Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young scholars find their place in this world with this collection of geography materials. Whether they are writing down information in the flippable note-taking guide, or identifying the five themes of geography in sample postcard...
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Geography Now! New Zealand (Aotearoa)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
New Zealand is a country of natural wonders, and many blockbuster movies use it as an eye-catching setting. It's also one of the last areas of the world to be populated by humans, starting with the Maori peoples sometime in the 1200s....
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2015

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Need a comprehensive test about global history and geography? Look no further!  Test young historians' understanding of how to use primary sources to formulate answers with an assessment that uses multiple-choice questions that require a...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a final examination for global history and geography? Here's a resource that includes multiple choice, essay, and short answer questions.
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Global History and Geography Examination: June 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Assess scholars' knowledge of the changing borders in Germany during World War II with a test that includes both multiple choice and essay questions. 
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge class members with an architectural resource that asks them to use a variety of skills to answer multiple choice questions as well as several essay prompts about the streets and house fronts of ancient Athens. One question asks...
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Geography Now! Angola

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Where in the world can you find a $26 sandwich? That's not uncommon in the oil-rich country of Angola, where many goods must be imported and are expensive. The West African nation is enjoying a resurgence since a brutal Cold War era...
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Geography Now! Denmark

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Denmark is the historical home of the Vikings, but now it's a modern kingdom that includes Greenland. It's ranked one of the happiest countries in the world, and the culture emphasizes cooperation and spending time with family and...
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Geography Now! Mozambique

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mozambique may be one of the best beach countries no one considers. Its rich biodiversity and geography have made it home to a low-volume, but high-quality luxury tourist industry.  However, a video resource shows how it is still...
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Teaching the Five Themes of Geography Using the Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Don't miss over 30 pages of activities designed support critical thinking and practical application of the five themes of geography. 
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Identity and Place

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build scholars' ability to understand their own values and learn about World War II at the same time. Scholars write poetry and discuss identity and place in depth with an in-depth social studies resource. 
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Geography Now! Canada

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's the second largest country in the world, and it has the largest bay that freezes over—oh, Canada! In addition, it shares with the United States the longest continuous border on Earth. A detailed video profile discusses these...
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Geography Now! Guyana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Although it's entirely on the South American continent, Guyana identifies itself as Caribbean. The diverse nation—populated mainly by people brought there by colonial powers—has managed to integrate a rich blend of languages, religious...
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Geography Now! Hungary

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's linguistically isolated, and while it's not on a fault line, Hungary is a hot bed of geothermic activity. It is a standout country, but its people are known for more than just goulash— some are world-renowned water polo players. A...
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Geography Now! Lebanon

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lebanon has 18 people groups, each with its own history. The geography of the country mirrors this diversity, as one can ski in the morning and be on the beach by the afternoon. A video resource profiles the nation's complex history and...
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Geography Now! Mali

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mali is home to an ancient, wealthy empire that included one of the richest men to ever live, Mansa Musa, and the legendary city of Timbuktu. Today, it is home to civil struggles, and some of the instability makes these ancient sites...
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Geography Now! Norway

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
When people think about Norway, they often think about Vikings, trolls, fjords ... and heavy metal and tacos? A video resource profiles the fourth Nordic sister, including its fascinating geography carved out of the arctic, and...
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Respect My Rights, Respect My Dignity: Module One – Poverty and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Creating an environment where learners feel both educated and empowered challenges any teacher when discussing a sometimes bleak topic. A respectful resource provides them with the details and permits them to make a plan of action....
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Geography Now! Gabon

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While some consider it a rather obscure African country, looking closely reveals Gabon is a fascinating African state. It's home to the world's highest concentration of gorillas, thousands of caves, and even surfing hippos. A video...
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Geography Now! France

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While most think of metropolitan France in Europe, they may not know the country's reach extends across the world through its various overseas territories and departments. France has a fierce pride, with laws that require radio...
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Geography Now! Eritrea

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Eritrea has a deep, ancient history, as it is home to Axum archeological sites. The nation, however, has a troubled present, as it's alienated from most neighbors despite being along one of the hottest trade routes on the Horn of Africa....
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Geography Now! Finland

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Finland is arguably the world's winter wonderland. With the one of the highest air qualities in the world, the sparsely populated, forested nation has a reputation for its quiet people. As an entertaining video explores, it also has the...
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Geography Now! Ethiopia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Ethiopia may conjure up images of famine, the most populous landlocked country in the Horn of Africa actually has a bright future ahead of it. The nation was able to hold off European colonizers and other invaders from the...
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Geography Now! Equatorial Guinea

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Spanish speaking Africans? Viewers learn the answer as they explore Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony, using an engaging and informative video. Despite its name, the nation is not actually on the equator. It is, however, home to...
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Geography Now! Djibouti

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It may be small, but it's mighty. Djibouti's location on the Horn of Africa makes it home to a number of international military bases. The cash from these investments is helping Djibouti develop as a country. A video resource showcases...
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Geography Now! Czech Republic (Czechia)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is Europe's bridge between east and west. Known for its castles and mountains, the Czech people also take beer and mushrooms seriously. A video resources describes the European country that is...
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Geography Now! Cyprus

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cyprus was the birthplace of Aphrodite, and the landscape's natural beauty points to that heritage. But, Cyprus is also home to a UN buffer zone and a mess of political enclaves and administrative zones, including an abandoned airport....
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Geography Now! The Gambia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's mainland Africa's smallest country, and it forms a unique shape between two rivers. The Gambia, known as the Smiling Coast of Africa, has had complicated interactions with its neighbors and other countries, thanks to the legacy of...
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Geography Now! Germany

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Germany may have a slew of stereotypes associated with it, but there is more to the economic powerhouse than meets the eye. Not only is it home to more tornadoes than any other European country, but its people also serve more than 300...
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Geography Now! Guinea

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's one of the rainiest places on Earth, and it's also one of the least visited. Guinea is home to lush jungles and coastal regions. It also supplies at least seven other nations their water supply and is the source of minerals and...
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Geography Now! Italy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known for its pasta and its famous progeny, but Italy is home to more than 50 World Heritage sites—and a plethora of lesser-known places. The country sits on an active fault zone, and it houses a third of Europe's fauna. A...
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Geography Now! Ivory Coast (Côte D'ivoire)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Ivory Coast is home to the Paris of Africa—and it's not surprising, as the African state maintains strong ties to France. Despite a historic struggle with dictators and civil war, the West African nation is home to one of the region's...
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Geography Now! Latvia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Latvia is a country of contrasts. While evidence of the Soviet era is ingrained in the landscape—including ghost towns—the Baltic state has embraced its history. A video resource showcases its culture, which includes its darker past, and...
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Geography Now! Liechtenstein

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Little Liechtenstein is often overlooked; even Adolf Hitler left it alone, and it remained neutral during World War II. However, the small nation, a former state of the Holy Roman Empire that never got absorbed into another country, is...
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Geography Now! Libya

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Libya is an African country, but it is home to Italian-influenced Arab people. The complex state has been at the heart of some controversies, including dictator Muammar Gaddafi. A video resource profiles the ancient history of the modern...
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Geography Now! Lithuania

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lithuania is a fascinating mixture of dark culture and modernity. For example, it has both a Hill of Crosses and Hill of Witches. It was known as the Jerusalem of the North, but its Jewish population was wiped out during the Holocaust. A...
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Geography Now! Eswatini

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's know as Swaziland no more—welcome, Estwatini! The African nation, while home to stunning geographical diversity, is one of the continent's smallest. It also has its challenges, with roughly a quarter of the adult population infected...
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Geography Now! Malta

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's Catholic, Arabic, French and Italian—in short, Malta's identity is a complex amalgamation of its historical influences. The island archipelago off the coast of Italy is so scenic, it's regularly used for filming television shows and...
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Geography Now! Mauritius

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mark Twain once said heaven was modeled after Mauritius. The home to the now-extinct dodo bird also features lush and fascinating geographical features. A video resource highlights the complex island African nation. 
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Geography Now! Mexico

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Mexico often gets bad press for its drug cartels, the video is a limited version of the multi-faceted country. It's ranked by the UN as one of the hardest-working countries in the world based on hours and is home to bountiful...
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Geography Now! Monaco

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Monaco, the glitzy Western European micro state, takes up only two square kilometers in land, but much more in the public's imagination. The country is home to super stars like Bono and Grace Kelly, and one-third of its people are...
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Geography Now! Nigeria

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Use a video resource to explore the powerhouse that is Africa. Nigeria is the continent's most populous country and one of its most wealthy thanks to its petroleum reserves. It is diverse, comprised of more than 500 language groups and a...
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Geography Now! Montenegro

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Montenegro has a laid-back reputation. However, as seen an insightful video resource, its history includes fierce fighting against waves of invaders throughout the centuries. With more Italian influence than other Balkan countries, it's...
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Geography Now! Namibia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Namibia is an example of the cultural blend that sometimes happens as a legacy of colonialism. The African nation is home to four major people groups, including the one that speaks the language used in the Black Panther movie. A video...
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Geography Now! Nicaragua

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The volcano is perhaps the best symbol for the country of Nicaragua. It's beautiful, but a bit unstable. A video resource profiles the Central American nation, which is the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Highlights include...
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Geography Now! Niger

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Niger was created by the arbitrary boundaries set by French colonialism. The interesting country is home to one of the fastest-growing populations in the world, and its people are seeking to carve their identity out of the desert. A...
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Geography Now! Oman

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Oman is considered a traditional Arabian country, but it links the Persian Gulf nation to the rest of the world. An insightful video resource shows how Oman has maintained its traditional cultural roots, all while maintaining...
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Geography Now! Fiji

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Breathtaking and remote, Fiji is the crossroads to the Pacific. The island archipelago includes a diversity of ethic and cultural groups. It is home to both an indigenous culture, as well as Indians brought by the British during the age...
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Geography Now! East Timor

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
East Timor is a mix of islander, southeast Asian, and Portuguese influences. A video resource showcases a country with a social identity that is so complex, even its own government doesn't keep track of ethnicity. Learners explore this...
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Geography Now! Dominica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Even though it's in the Caribbean, don't confuse Dominica with its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. Dominica is home to the most centenarians in the world, probably thanks to its natural lifestyle and easy-going culture. Also home to...
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Geography Now! Cuba

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and Christopher Columbus called it the most beautiful place on earth when he landed there in the 1400s. It's known for its beautiful beaches, and it has stunning mountain chains. While...
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Geography Now! India

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
India is a complex country. It's so diverse that a person from one Indian state may need a translator to understand those from another. A video profile showcases the nation, including its Bengal tigers, respect for cows, and modern-day...
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Geography Now! Iraq

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
For most young learners, Iraq is synonymous with war. But its history includes the first written language, the cradle of civilization, the birth of three major religions, and a vibrant culture. A video resource showcases the lesser-known...
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Geography Now! Israel

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Israel is probably best know for its role in international conflict. The land has been central to all three Abrahamic faith traditions for centuries, but it's also home to a growing tech sector and an increasingly secularized population....
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Geography Now! Kiribati

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Kiribati—prounounced Kiri-bas—is a little-known island nation made up of 33 different formations in the Pacific Ocean that span all four hemispheres. The Micronesian country also may be home to the last generation to live there, as...
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Geography Now! North Korea (DPRK)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Many know North Korea, or the DPRK, as the Hermit Kingdom thanks to its resistance to outsiders and rogue foreign policy. Its restrictive government controls life down to a list of approved haircuts. That said, its scenery is mountainous...
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Geography Now! Indonesia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Thanks to its gorgeous beaches, many view Indonesia as the Hawaii of the Muslim world. It is the largest archipelago nation, with anywhere between 13,500 to 18,300 islands. A video resource profiles the complex country and its diverse...
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Geography Now! Kazakhstan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While your learners may know Kazakhstan from the Borat movies, the country is full of rich history and culture. A video resource profiles the Central Asian nation that functions as a bridge between Europe and East Asia. It's home to...
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Geography Now! Micronesia (Federated States)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Federated State of Micronesia may cover 217 square miles, but the country's landmass only covers a fraction of that. The 600 islands are home to a diverse indigenous culture, and the marks of colonialism, including English and...
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Geography Now! Mongolia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The country of Mongolia brings to mind its epic past, including the famous Genghis Kahn. As seen in the video resource, the central Asian nation is still home to a nomadic culture, as about a third of its people live like the Mongols...
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Geography Now! Myanmar

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Myanmar is a country that gets a lot of press, and not all of it good thanks to internal tensions. A video resource profiles the nation with its more than 130 ethnic groups and lush biodiversity. Scholars also explore how the nation is...
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Geography Now! Nauru

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Nauru is the smallest country in Oceania and is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Its 12-mile perimeter surrounds only about 11,300 people. While it once was home to phosphate mines as a result of the guano deposits on the...
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Geography Now! Netherlands

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Netherlands is the lowest-level nation in Europe, reclaiming about a fifth of its land back from the sea with engineering ingenuity. It's also, on average, one of the tallest countries and usually ranks within the world's top 20...
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Geography Now! Nepal

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Without a doubt, the mountainous country of Nepal is best known for Mt. Everest. As seen in a video resource, the mountainous country is also home to more than 120 ethno-linguistic people groups and is considered the birthplace of...
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Geography Now! Jamaica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Jamaica is iconic, thanks to Bob Marley and its gorgeous beaches. A video resource uncovers some of its lesser-known natural treasures, such as the Blue Lagoon, as well as its colonial history. Learners also discuss the importance...
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Geography Now! Pakistan

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
An interesting video resource profiles Pakistan, a country with a modern history and an ancient past. Partitioned from India in the middle of the 20th century, it now has the most militarized border in the world. The complicated country...
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The Forced Migration of Enslaved People 1810-1860

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Slavery not only involved the forced migration of African people from their homes, it also meant the forced removal of people within the United States. Using data and interactive graphics, scholars see how the tragedy of human slavery...
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Geography Now! Liberia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Liberia could be considered a relative of the United States, as it was part of an idea to resettle newly freed African Americans. Now, it's home to gorgeous beaches and few tourists, making it a great place to visit. An interesting video...
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What Is the Value of Your Citizenship?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What does it mean to be a citizen? Who is allowed to become a citizen? Learners consider how countries around the world answered these questions, while they examine the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Materials include a case...
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Whale Rider

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Ready for an educational movie day? Use a resource based on the movie Whale Rider to learn more about the Maori culture. Class members answer a variety of questions and listen to music from the soundtrack to further analyze and...
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Victorian Historians

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Take the class back in time to the Victorian Era! The resource provides a plethora of activities that create experiences for scholars in class. Some activities include a fun fair, viewing the starry-night painting, and even experiencing...
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Human Migration Patterns

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Humans have been on the move for millennia. Using an article from The Smithsonian, pupils chart human movement before written history on a world map. In addition, they examine the modes of transportation used by different waves of human...
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County Basics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To understand the concept of a county government system, scholars read a short passage, view a helpful visual aid, use the web to conduct some research about their local areas, and then answer related questions online.
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Foreign-Born Population 1850-2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If America is a nation of immigrants, where are they from and why did they come? Demographic data and interactive maps help pupils consider answers to these questions by examining the statistics of foreign-born Americans. Features allow...
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Step Three: Who You Gonna Call?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Problem solving is an essential skill everyone must master. The resource instructs pupils how to analyze different scenarios and decide the best way to solve many different problems that take place in communities. Scholars read, discuss,...
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Mapping the Lewis and Clark Trail

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore how physical and human geography features effected Lewis and Clark's expedition by using the Lewis and Clark Digital Discovery Web site.
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Geography Now! Burkina Faso

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Burkina Faso has a diverse physical geographical profile, ranging from deserts to lush forests. It's also undergone radical political transformations, including moving from being a French colonial holding to an independent nation....
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Geography Now! Burundi

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Burundi's natural deposits of elements and cash crops support the developing economy, but its people define the unique African nation. The country is a mirror image of its neighbor, Rwanda, with civil war and political strife. A video...
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Geography Now! The Bahamas

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's the richest country in the Caribbean, and it's home to swimming pigs. Meet The Bahamas: former enclave for pirates, current home to a bustling tourism industry. Scholars learn the origins and geography of the stunning group of...
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Geography Now! Kenya

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Many people identify it as the source of their coffee, but Kenya is more than just home to the latest brew. Kenya, known as God's resting place, is famous for its stunning scenery and serves as the financial hub of East and Central...
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Geography Now! Luxembourg

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Luxembourg is so small, one can drive across it in 45 minutes. However, many consider the nation the European cultural capital, as it's home to numerous ancient and medieval sites. A video resource shows off some of these while...
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Geography Now! Morocco

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Morocco has its place in popular imagination, thanks to films like Casablanca, but its history is even richer. With the world's oldest university, interesting border disputes, and tree-climbing goats, the country has a rich history that...
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Geography Now! Iceland

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
First colonized by Vikings, Iceland is home to a unique blend of Nordic and Celtic cultures. The geothermal island is experiencing a tourism boom and is learning how to navigate the world stage. A video resource profiles the culture,...
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Geography Now! Laos

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Laos may be one of the least understood countries in Southeast Asia. It remains communist, and it lives with remnants of the Vietnam War. Yet, it's home to lush biodiversity, including waterfalls and exotic animals. A video resource...
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Tribal Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know there are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Native Alaskan tribes and villages in the United States alone? The resource helps break down the complexities of many different tribal societies to explain the concept...
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Demographic Investigation

For Students 9th - 12th
What are the factors that influence voting patterns? How do these factors influence government funding? Is participation the squeaky wheel gets the grease? Class members interpret graphs and analyze trends to determine what demographic...
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China - Where Will They Fit in the World Economy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach scholars why China is so crucial to global economics through an informative resource. Activities include using databases to search for information, watching a video or listening to a podcast, and reading about China's economy as a...
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COVID-19: Geographic Diffusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewAn intriguing lesson provides information to help academics understand the role of geography in the diffusion of the COVID-19 illness. Academics interpret charts and make predictions for the future. The timely resource includes...
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COVID-19: Globalization and Economic Impact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewHow does COVID-19 affect a global economy? The final installment in a three-part series explores the economic impact of the illness on a global scale. High school historians discuss globalization and analyze sources of data to understand...
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Location, Location, Location

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the relationship between physical and human geography. In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 7th graders explore physical and historical maps to determine why humans inhabited particular environments.
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Northern Ireland: A Struggle to Co-Exist (Lesson 1)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover the history of Northern Ireland using a powerpoint presentation in this lesson created for an Advanced Placement Human Geography class. This lesson does not include a Powerpoint presentation (Teachers would be...
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How Did This Happen?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use websites and discussion to investigate the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Students identify the Indian Ocean coastline's physical, political and human geography features and consider how they affected loss of life and property in...
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How Does the U.S. Rate?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders define the terms used to compare physical, political and human geography in countries and use them to compare life in the United States to life in other countries. Then they formulate educated opinions about living in the...
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Our Barrio: Our Community

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders describe the physical and human geography of Los Angeles. Using the internet, they identify and locate features around the Adams region that have changed in the past 70 years. They use resources found in their school to...
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Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Mission Possible: Your task is to design a new highway route from Tunis, Tunisia to Cape Town, South Africa. If you accept the challenge, you must create a small map of the route that has already been rejected, a rationale for rejection...
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The Human-Made Landscape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Agriculture, deforestation, and urbanization. How have human's changed the planet and how might we mitigate the effects of human activity on the planet? To answer these questions class members research the changes in human land use from...
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Australian Geography Unit

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
At the heart of this resource is a beautifully detailed PowerPoint presentation (provided in PDF form) on the overall physical geography of Australia, basic facts about the country, Aboriginal history, and Australia culture and lifestyle.
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Northern Europe: Countries - Map Quiz Game

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Remembering geography is a tiring and tedious task to many scholars. Change it up by assigning the map quiz game. Elementary and middle schoolers alike test their knowledge and compete with the clock to match as many countries as...
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People and Whales: A History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to...
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 4

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
West of the West's documentary Arlington Springs Man introduces viewers to the remarkable finds on Santa Rosa Island. Archaeologist have discovered on this small island that is part of the Channel island chain, human and pygmy mammoth...