Why do people migrate? What factors determine city location, growth, and development? How does place influence the spread of disease? These questions form the basis of inquiry for geographers, teachers, and students. In exploring such questions, this video workshop for seventh through twelfth-grade teachers provides a strong foundation in geography content and inquiry teaching skills, as outlined in the National Geography Standards. The video programs combine case studies that profile locations around the globe, engaging classroom segments, and commentary from geography and pedagogy experts.
Activities and discussion questions from the accompanying print guide and website supplement the programs, providing for a richer understanding of geography education.
Review the course work requirements and the supporting website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.
Please begin viewing the videos and completing the assignments immediately after you register by accessing the supporting website at http://www.learner.org/workshops/geography/