World Geography for High School

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Introduction

1 Introduction to World Geography for High School 02:33

Through the lens of geography, a discipline that examines Earth’s physical and human dimensions, this course investigates these global interactions and patterns. The analysis is by world regions, which invites consideration of long-term cultural and environmental practices that characterize and shape these distinct areas.

2 Foundations of Geography - Part 1 24:41

Picture of Foundations of Geography - Part 1 An introduction to key geographic terms and concepts that will build the foundation to view the world through the lens of geography.

3 Foundations of Geography - Part 1 Worksheet Review 01:39

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4 Foundations of Geogarphy - Part 2 15:19

Picture of Foundations of Geogarphy - Part 2 An introduction to the sub-fields of geography examined in this course.

5 Foundations of Geography - Part 2 Worksheet Review 01:08

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Section 1 - North America

6 L1: Physical Geography - North America 27:56

Picture of L1: Physical Geography - North America Stretching from Texas to the Yukon, the North American region is home to an enormously varied natural setting and to an environment that has been extensively modified by human settlement and economic development.

7 L1: Physical Geography - North America Worksheet Review 00:46

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8 L2: Population Geography - North America 23:54

Picture of L2: Population Geography - North America Settlement patterns in North American cities reflect the diverse needs of an affluent, highly mobile population. Sprawling suburbs are designed around automobile travel and mass consumption, while many traditional city centers struggle to redefine their role within the decentralized metropolis.

9 L2: Population Geography - North America Worksheet Review 01:15

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10 L3: Cultural Geography - North America 25:05

Picture of L3: Cultural Geography - North America Cultural pluralism remains strong in North America. More than 50 million immigrants live in the region, more than double the total in 1990. The tremendous growth in Hispanic and Asian immigrants since 1970 has fundamentally reshaped the region’s cultural geography.

11 L3: Cultural Geography - North America Worksheet Review 01:39

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12 L4: Political Geography - North America 25:25

Picture of L4: Political Geography - North America Cultural pluralism continues to shape political geographies in the region. Immigration policy remains hotly contested in the United States, and Canadians confront persistent regional and native peoples’ rights issues.

13 L4: Political Geography - North America Worksheet Review 01:24

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14 L5: Economic Geography - North America 28:35

Picture of L5: Economic Geography - North America North America’s economy has enjoyed moderate growth since 2010 following a harsh recession. Still, persisting poverty and social issues related to gender equity, aging, drug abuse, and health care challenge the region today.

15 L5: Economic Geography - North America Worksheet Review 01:46

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16 Geographical Analysis - North America 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - North America In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of North America and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of North America, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - North America!

17 Geographical Analysis - North America Worksheet Review 01:31

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Section 2 - Latin America

18 L7: Physical Geography - Latin America 29:23

Picture of L7: Physical Geography - Latin America Tropical ecosystems in Latin America are one of planet’s greatest reserves of biological diversity. A critical question is how to manage this diversity while extracting mineral wealth, building roads, and converting forests to farm or pasture.

19 L7: Physical Geography - Latin America Worksheet Review 02:06

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20 L8: Population Geography - Latin America 27:22

Picture of L8: Population Geography - Latin America Latin America is the developing world’s most urbanized region, with 80 percent of the population in cities. Urban primacy is common, and five megacities (>10 million people) are found here. Emigration to North America, long a top destination for the region’s migrants, are down.

21 L8: Population Geography - Latin America Worksheet Review 01:48

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22 L9: Cultural Geography - Latin America 16:57

Picture of L9: Cultural Geography - Latin America Amerindian activism is on the rise. Indigenous peoples from Central America to the Andes and the Amazon demand territorial and cultural recognition. Catholicism remains the dominant faith, and Pope Francis is an Argentinian; even so, other Christian sects, especially evangelical congregations, are gaining popularity.

23 L9: Cultural Geography - Latin America Worksheet Review 01:01

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24 L10: Political Geography - Latin America 29:12

Picture of L10: Political Geography - Latin America After 200 years of independence, most Latin American countries are fully democratic. Yet democratic institutions are weak, and heightened violence, especially in Venezuela and northern Central America, drive new migration flows. The Pacific Alliance is the newest regional agreement shaping trade in Latin America.

25 L10: Political Geography - Latin America Worksheet Review 00:59

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26 L11: Economic Geography - Latin America 27:17

Picture of L11: Economic Geography - Latin America The region falls in the middle-income category, but economic downturns have slowed growth and serious income inequality persists. Conditional cash transfer programs such as Brazil’s Bolsa Familia have reduced extreme poverty and improved social development.

27 L11: Economic Geography - Latin America Worksheet Review 00:34

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28 Geographical Analysis - Latin America 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - Latin America In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Latin America and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of Latin America, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - Latin America!

29 Geographical Analysis - Latin America Worksheet Review 01:54

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Section 3 - The Caribbean

30 L13: Physical Geography - The Caribbean 28:33

Picture of L13: Physical Geography - The Caribbean Climate change threatens the Caribbean, with the potential for stronger and more frequent hurricanes, loss of land due to rising sea levels, and destruction of coral reefs.

31 L13: Physical Geography - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 01:08

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32 L14: Population Geography - The Caribbean 18:18

Picture of L14: Population Geography - The Caribbean Having experienced its demographic transition, the region now has slow population growth. In addition, large numbers of Caribbean peoples have emigrated from the region, leaving in search of economic opportunity and sending back billions of dollars.

33 L14: Population Geography - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 01:05

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34 L15: Cultural Geography - The Caribbean 21:55

Picture of L15: Cultural Geography - The Caribbean Creolization—the blending of African, European, and Amerindian elements—led to unique Caribbean expressions of culture, such as rara, reggae, and steel drum bands. Caribbean-styled celebrations of carnival have diffused with the movement of the region’s people to Europe and North America.

35 L15: Cultural Geography - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 01:09

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36 L16: Political Geography - The Caribbean 20:04

Picture of L16: Political Geography - The Caribbean The first area of the Americas to be extensively explored and colonized by Europeans, the region has seen many rival European claims and, since the early 20th century, has experienced strong U.S. influence.

37 L16: Political Geography - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 01:20

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38 L17: Economic Geography - The Caribbean 24:48

Picture of L17: Economic Geography - The Caribbean Environmental, locational, and economic factors make tourism a vital component of this region’s economy. Offshore manufacturing and banking are also significant in the region’s modern economic development.

39 L17: Economic Geography - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 00:58

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40 Geographical Analysis - The Caribbean 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - The Caribbean In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of the Caribbean and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of the Caribbean, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - The Caribbean!

41 Geographical Analysis - The Caribbean Worksheet Review 02:26

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Section 4 - Sub-Saharan Africa

42 L19: Physical Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa 30:14

Picture of L19: Physical Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa The Sahel is chronically prone to drought, but an El Niño–induced drought in 2015–2016 gripped southern and eastern Africa. Drought creates food and water shortages and, in the worst cases, famine. Tree planting through the Greenbelt Movement addresses fuel shortages and improves resilience.

43 L19: Physical Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 01:08

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44 L20: Population Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa 29:43

Picture of L20: Population Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa is demographically young and growing. With over 1 billion people, its rate of natural increase is 2.7, making it the fastest-growing world region in terms of population. It is also the region hit hardest by HIV/AIDS, which has lowered overall life expectancies in many countries.

45 L20: Population Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 00:32

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46 L21: Cultural Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa 29:13

Picture of L21: Cultural Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa The region is culturally complex, with dozens of languages spoken in some countries. Religious life is also important, with large and growing numbers of Muslims and Christians. Religious diversity and tolerance have been distinctive features of this region; but religious conflict, especially in the Sahel, is on the rise.

47 L21: Cultural Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 03:04

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48 L22: Political Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa 29:35

Picture of L22: Political Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Most countries won independence in the 1960s. Since then, many ethnic conflicts have occurred as governments struggle for national unity within boundaries drawn by European colonialists. Muslim extremist groups, especially Boko Haram and the Shabab, have increased violence and instability. The number of internally displaced people and refugees in the region is large and growing.

49 L22: Political Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 01:26

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50 L23: Economic Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa 29:09

Picture of L23: Economic Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Extreme poverty is all too common in this region. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to reduce extreme poverty by 2030 are the new benchmarks to measure progress. Fortunately, significant improvements in education, life expectancy, and economic growth are occurring.

51 L23: Economic Geography - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 02:36

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52 Geographical Analysis - Sub-Saharan Africa 00:00

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53 Geographical Analysis - Sub-Saharan Africa Worksheet Review 04:29

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Section 5 - Southwest Asia and North Africa

54 L25: Physical Geography - SWANA 26:37

Picture of L25: Physical Geography - SWANA The region’s vulnerability to water shortages is increasing as growing populations, rapid urbanization, increasing demands for agricultural land, and climate change pressure limited supplies.

55 L25: Physical Geography - SWANA Worksheet Review 01:43

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56 L26: Population Geography - SWANA 21:40

Picture of L26: Population Geography - SWANA Many settings within the region continue to see rapid population growth. These demographic pressures are particularly visible in fragile, densely settled rural zones as well as in fast-growing large cities.

57 L26: Population Geography - SWANA Worksheet Review 01:16

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58 L27: Cultural Geography - SWANA 29:01

Picture of L27: Cultural Geography - SWANA Islam continues to be a vital cultural and political force within the region, but increasing fragmentation within that world has led to more culturally defined political instability.

59 L27: Cultural Geography - SWANA Worksheet Review 01:15

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60 L28: Political Geography - SWANA 28:59

Picture of L28: Political Geography - SWANA Widespread political instability dominates the region. While the threat of ISIS has lessened in Iraq and Syria, broad tensions exist between Sunni and Shiite political factions across the region. Particularly deadly conflicts still consume nations such as Syria and Yemen.

61 L28: Political Geography - SWANA Worksheet Review 01:11

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62 L29: Economic Geography - SWANA 19:08

Picture of L29: Economic Geography - SWANA Unstable world oil prices and unpredictable geopolitical conditions have discouraged investment and tourism in many countries. The pace of social change, especially for women, has quickened, stimulating diverse regional responses.

63 L29: Economic Geography - SWANA Worksheet Review 01:26

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64 Geographical Analysis - SWANA 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - SWANA In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Southwest Asia and North Africa and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of SWANA, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - SWANA!

65 Geographical Analysis - SWANA Worksheet Review 02:10

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Section 6 - Europe

66 L31: Physical Geography - Europe 16:53

Picture of L31: Physical Geography - Europe Diverse European environments range from subtropical Mediterranean lands to the arctic tundra. Europe is also one of the “greenest” world regions, with strong measures regarding pollution and renewable energy.

67 L31: Physical Geography - Europe Worksheet Review 00:55

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68 L32: Population Geography - Europe 24:54

Picture of L32: Population Geography - Europe Europe has very low rates of natural growth and very high rates of internal mobility and international in-migration. Most current international migration consists of refugees from strife-torn Africa and Southwest Asia.

69 L32: Population Geography - Europe Worksheet Review 01:39

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70 L33: Cultural Geography - Europe 22:55

Picture of L33: Cultural Geography - Europe Europe has a long history of cultural tensions linked to internal differences in language and religion; however, today’s tensions include those connected with immigration from other world regions, along with fracturing regional identities.

71 L33: Cultural Geography - Europe Worksheet Review 01:07

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72 L34: Political Geography - Europe 23:04

Picture of L34: Political Geography - Europe Two world wars and a lengthy Cold War divided 20th-century Europe, producing an ever-changing map. Although Europe is an integrated and peaceful region, geopolitical tensions linked to rising nationalism and devolution now dominate.

73 L34: Political Geography - Europe Worksheet Review 00:39

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74 L35: Economic Geography - Europe 23:30

Picture of L35: Economic Geography - Europe For half a century, the European Union (EU) has worked successfully to integrate the region’s diverse economies and political systems, making Europe a global superpower. Today, however, internal economic and social issues, including Brexit, challenge this unity.

75 L35: Economic Geography - Europe Worksheet Review 01:10

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76 Geographical Analysis - Europe 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - Europe In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Europe and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of Europe, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - Europe!

77 Geographical Analysis - Europe Worksheet Review 02:27

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Section 7 - Eurasia

78 L37: Physical Geography - Eurasia 24:08

Picture of L37: Physical Geography - Eurasia Many areas within Eurasia suffered severe environmental damage during the Soviet era (1917–1991). Today air, water, toxic chemical, and nuclear pollution plague large portions of the region.

79 L37: Physical Geography - Eurasia Worksheet Review 02:13

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80 L38: Population Geography - Eurasia 15:22

Picture of L38: Population Geography - Eurasia Urban landscapes within the region reflect a fascinating mix of imperial, socialist, and post-communist influences. Many larger urban areas are trending toward sprawl and decentralization similar to those in North America and western Europe.

81 L38: Population Geography - Eurasia Worksheet Review 00:57

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82 L39: Cultural Geography - Eurasia 22:55

Picture of L39: Cultural Geography - Eurasia Slavic cultural influences dominate the region, but many non-Slavic minorities, including indigenous peoples in Siberia and a complex collection of ethnic groups in the Caucasus Mountains and west of the Caspian Sea, shape the cultural and political geography of the region.

83 L39: Cultural Geography - Eurasia Worksheet Review 01:25

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84 L40: Political Geography - Eurasia 26:33

Picture of L40: Political Geography - Eurasia Consolidation of Russian political power under President Vladimir Putin has had widespread consequences within the region, sparking instability and violence in Ukraine as well as limiting democratic freedoms within Russia itself.

85 L40: Political Geography - Eurasia Worksheet Review 00:44

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86 L41: Economic Geography - Eurasia 19:49

Picture of L41: Economic Geography - Eurasia The region’s economy was hard hit between 2013 and 2016 by lower energy prices, global economic sanctions against Russia, and war within Ukraine. Modest economic growth has returned to Russia, but many regional economic and social challenges remain.

87 L41: Economic Geography - Eurasia Worksheet Review 01:02

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88 Geographical Analysis - Eurasia 00:00

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89 Geographical Analysis - Eurasia Worksheet Review 01:56

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Section 8 - Central Asia

90 L43: Physical Geography - Central Asia 17:34

Picture of L43: Physical Geography - Central Asia Intensive agriculture along the rivers that flow into Central Asian deserts has led to serious water shortages and the drying up of many of the region’s lakes and wetlands.

91 L43: Physical Geography - Central Asia Worksheet Review 00:46

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92 L44: Population Geography - Central Asia 17:34

Picture of L44: Population Geography - Central Asia Pastoral nomadism, the traditional way of life across much of Central Asia, is gradually disappearing as people settle in towns and cities.

93 L44: Population Geography - Central Asia Worksheet Review 00:30

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94 L45: Cultural Geography - Central Asia 25:50

Picture of L45: Cultural Geography - Central Asia In southeastern Central Asia, the growing Han Chinese population is sometimes seen as a threat to the long-term survival of the indigenous cultures of the Tibetan and Uyghur peoples.

95 L45: Cultural Geography - Central Asia Worksheet Review 01:28

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96 L46: Political Geography - Central Asia 23:11

Picture of L46: Political Geography - Central Asia Afghanistan and its neighbors to the north are frontline states in the struggle between radical Islamic fundamentalism and secular governments.

97 L46: Political Geography - Central Asia Worksheet Review 00:57

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98 L47: Economic Geography - Central Asia 12:31

Picture of L47: Economic Geography - Central Asia Despite its abundant resources, Central Asia remains a poor region, although much of it enjoys relatively high levels of social development.

99 L47: Economic Geography - Central Asia Worksheet Review 01:24

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100 Geographical Analysis - Central Asia 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - Central Asia In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Central Asia and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of Central Asia, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - Central Asia!

101 Geographical Analysis - Central Asia Worksheet Review 02:52

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Section 9 - East Asia

102 L49: Physical Geography - East Asia 25:19

Picture of L49: Physical Geography - East Asia China has long experienced severe deforestation and soil erosion, and its current economic boom is generating some of the world’s worst pollution problems. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, however, have extensive forests and relatively clean environments.

103 L49: Physical Geography - East Asia Worksheet Review 01:23

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104 L50: Population Geography - East Asia 24:15

Picture of L50: Population Geography - East Asia Low birth rates and aging populations are found throughout East Asia. China is currently undergoing a major transformation as tens of millions of peasants move from impoverished villages in the interior to booming coastal cities.

105 L50: Population Geography - East Asia Worksheet Review 01:31

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106 L51: Cultural Geography - East Asia 21:49

Picture of L51: Cultural Geography - East Asia Despite several unifying cultural features, East Asia in general and China in particular are divided along striking cultural lines. Historically, however, the entire region was linked by Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and the Chinese writing system.

107 L51: Cultural Geography - East Asia Worksheet Review 01:15

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108 L52: Political Geography - East Asia 22:31

Picture of L52: Political Geography - East Asia China’s growing power is generating tension with other East Asian countries, while Korea remains a divided nation. As China’s global influence grows, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are responding by strengthening ties with the United States.

109 L52: Political Geography - East Asia Worksheet Review 02:00

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110 L53: Economic Geography - East Asia 23:39

Picture of L53: Economic Geography - East Asia East Asia has been a core area of the world economy for several decades, with China undergoing one of the world’s most rapid economic expansions. North Korea, however, remains desperately poor, plagued by widespread malnutrition.

111 L53: Economic Geography - East Asia Worksheet Review 01:03

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112 Geographical Analysis - East Asia 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - East Asia In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of East Asia and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of East Asia, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - East Asia!

113 Geographical Analysis - East Asia Worksheet Review 02:07

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Section 10 - South Asia

114 L55: Physical Geography - South Asia 18:35

Picture of L55: Physical Geography - South Asia The arid parts of South Asia suffer from water shortages and soil salinization, whereas the humid areas often experience devastating monsoon floods.

115 L55: Physical Geography - South Asia Worksheet Review 01:02

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116 L56: Population Geography - South Asia 18:49

Picture of L56: Population Geography - South Asia Densely populated South Asia is the most populous region of the world. Birth rates have, however, decreased substantially in recent years.

117 L56: Population Geography - South Asia Worksheet Review 00:58

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118 L57: Cultural Geography - South Asia 26:57

Picture of L57: Cultural Geography - South Asia South Asia is one of the most culturally diverse parts of the world, with India alone having more than a dozen official languages as well as numerous adherents of most major religions.

119 L57: Cultural Geography - South Asia Worksheet Review 01:04

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120 L58: Political Geography - South Asia 24:23

Picture of L58: Political Geography - South Asia The South Asian region is burdened not only by several violent secession movements, but also by the ongoing struggle between India and Pakistan, both armed with nuclear weapons.

121 L58: Political Geography - South Asia Worksheet Review 01:14

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122 L59: Economic Geography - South Asia 21:23

Picture of L59: Economic Geography - South Asia Although South Asia is one of the world’s poorest regions, certain areas are experiencing rapid economic growth and technological development.

123 L59: Economic Geography - South Asia Worksheet Review 00:51

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124 Geographical Analysis - South Asia 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - South Asia In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of South Asia and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of South Asia, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - South Asia!

125 Geographical Analysis - South Asia Worksheet Review 03:47

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Section 11 - Southeast Asia

126 L61: Physical Geography - Southeast Asia 20:19

Picture of L61: Physical Geography - Southeast Asia The rainforests of Southeast Asia are vital centers of biological diversity, but they are much diminished due to commercial logging and agricultural expansion.

127 L61: Physical Geography - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 00:53

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128 L62: Population Geography - Southeast Asia 17:24

Picture of L62: Population Geography - Southeast Asia Southeast Asia’s river valleys, deltas, and areas of fertile volcanic soil tend to be densely populated, whereas most of its upland areas are lightly settled.

129 L62: Population Geography - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 00:55

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130 L63: Cultural Geography - Southeast Asia 17:28

Picture of L63: Cultural Geography - Southeast Asia This region is noted for both its linguistic and its religious diversity. Many areas of Southeast Asia, however, are plagued by ethnic conflicts and religious tensions.

131 L63: Cultural Geography - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 01:14

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132 L64: Political Geography - Southeast Asia 31:00

Picture of L64: Political Geography - Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is one of the most geopolitically united regions of the world, with all but one of its countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

133 L64: Political Geography - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 01:19

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134 L65: Economic Geography - Southeast Asia 20:52

Picture of L65: Economic Geography - Southeast Asia A region of startling economic contrasts, Southeast Asia contains some of the world’s most globalized and dynamic economies, as well as some of Asia’s most impoverished countries.

135 L65: Economic Geography - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 02:16

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136 Geographical Analysis - Southeast Asia 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - Southeast Asia In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Southeast Asia and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of Southeast Asia, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - Southeast Asia!

137 Geographical Analysis - Southeast Asia Worksheet Review 03:24

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Section 12 - Oceania

138 L67: Physical Geography - Oceania 23:40

Picture of L67: Physical Geography - Oceania Diverse environments characterize this huge region, which includes a continent-sized landmass as well as thousands of small islands. Global climate change and rising sea levels threaten the very survival of the region’s some low-lying countries.

139 L67: Physical Geography - Oceania Worksheet Review 01:45

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140 L68: Population Geography - Oceania 21:22

Picture of L68: Population Geography - Oceania Growing, dense cities punctuate the sparse rural settlement pattern of Oceania, with urban places as the magnets attracting migrants from both within and outside of the region.

141 L68: Population Geography - Oceania Worksheet Review 01:15

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142 L69: Cultural Geography - Oceania 23:48

Picture of L69: Cultural Geography - Oceania Both Australia and New Zealand, originally products of European culture, are seeing new cultural geographies take shape because of immigrants from other parts of the world as well as from the growing visibility of their own native peoples.

143 L69: Cultural Geography - Oceania Worksheet Review 01:07

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144 L70: Political Geography - Oceania 18:52

Picture of L70: Political Geography - Oceania A heritage of colonial geographies overlaying native cultures is being replaced by contemporary power struggles among global powers, dominated by the tensions between China and the United States.

145 L70: Political Geography - Oceania Worksheet Review 00:48

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146 L71: Economic Geography - Oceania 24:07

Picture of L71: Economic Geography - Oceania While Australia and New Zealand are relatively wealthy because of world trade, most of island Oceania struggles economically. Even Hawaii has troubles during global downturns with its high cost of living and its boom-or-bust tourist economy.

147 L71: Economic Geography - Oceania Worksheet Review 01:14

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148 Geographical Analysis - Oceania 00:00

Picture of Geographical Analysis - Oceania In this lesson, you are the teacher! Conduct a geographical analysis of Oceania and present it to your family and friends. If you can't get enough of Oceania, check out the bonus content, Humanitarian Geography - Oceania!

149 Geographical Analysis - Oceania Worksheet Review 02:28

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Conclusion

150 L73: Wrap-Up of World Geography 05:12

Picture of L73: Wrap-Up of World Geography A short lesson wrapping up World Geography!

Course Overview

Come take a break from the walls of your house and explore the world! In this High School World Geography video course, students will visit each world region and discover their unique characteristics through the five subfields of geography, namely, physical geography, population geography, cultural geography, political geography and economic geography.

The highlight of this course is that each student will have the opportunity to go beyond simple familiarization with the world's regions and actually be the geographer and develop their critical thinking skills. Each section culminates with a geographic analysis in which the student will be challenged to apply principles of geography to the region they have been studying.

This course includes:

  •          12 UNITS
  •          63 VIDEO-LESSONS
  •          62 WORKSHEETS WITH COUNTERPART ANSWER SHEETS
  •          62 WORKSHEET REVIEW VIDEOS
  •          62 ONLINE QUIZZES
  •          62 QUIZ ANSWER SHEETS
  •          12 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSES ASSIGNMENTS
  •          12 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSES REVIEW VIDEOS
  •          VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
  •          TRANSCRIPTS OF EACH VIDEO-LESSON
  •          BONUS CONTENT: HUMANITARIAN GEOGRAPHY SEGMENTS
  •          OVER 24 HOURS OF VIDEO-LESSONS!

Course Goals

Upon course completion, students will be able to...

  • Identify the location of countries around the world
  • Define the discipline of geography and its subfields
  • Recognize basic geographic terms
  • Describe how geographers use technology to solve world problems 
  • Explain how human behavior and the environment impact each other
  • Examine the interconnectedness between world regions
  • llustrate how subfields of geography explain the development of world regions

Target Audience

This video-course is primarily intended for students in grades 9-12.

Course Requirements

There are no pre-requisites.

COURSE TOPICS

Introduction

Lessons

Foundations of Geography – Part 1: Terms and Concepts

Foundations of Geography – Part 2: Sub-fields of Geography

Unit 1: North America

Lessons

Physical Geography of North America

Population Geography of North America

Cultural Geography of North America

Political Geography of North America

Economic Geography of North America

Geographical Analysis Assignment: The Migration History of the United States and the Development of Cultural Homelands

Unit 2: Latin America

Lessons

Physical Geography of Latin America

Population Geography of Latin America

Cultural Geography of Latin America

Political Geography of Latin America

Economic Geography of Latin America

Geographical Analysis Assignment: Deforestation and Brazil

Unit 3: The Caribbean

Lessons

Physical Geography of the Caribbean

Population Geography of the Caribbean

Cultural Geography of the Caribbean

Political Geography of the Caribbean

Economic Geography of the Caribbean

Geographical Analysis Assignment: The Relationship between the Physical Geography of the Caribbean and its Tourism Economy

Unit 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons

Physical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Cultural Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Political Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Geographical Analysis Assignment: How Colonialism, the Tyranny of the Map and Tribalism Impact the Development of Sub-Saharan Africa

Unit 5: Southwest Asia and North Africa

Lessons

Physical Geography of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Population Geography of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Cultural Geography of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Political Geography of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Economic Geography of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Geographical Analysis Assignment: Hydro-politics of Southwest Asia and North Africa

Unit 6: Europe

Lessons

Physical Geography of Europe

Population Geography of Europe

Cultural Geography of Europe

Political Geography of Europe

Economic Geography of Europe

Geographical Analysis Assignment: The Declining Population Geography of Europe

Unit 7: Eurasia

Lessons

Physical Geography of Eurasia

Population Geography of Eurasia

Cultural Geography of Eurasia

Political Geography of Eurasia

Economic Geography of Eurasia

Geographical Analysis Assignment: How Soviet-Era Policies have Impacted the Physical Geography of Eurasia

Unit 8: Central Asia

Lessons

Physical Geography of Central Asia

Population Geography of Central Asia

Cultural Geography of Central Asia

Political Geography of Central Asia

Economic Geography of Central Asia

Geographical Analysis Assignment: How Political and Cultural Geography have Determined the Fate of Xinjiang Province

Unit 9: East Asia

Lessons

Physical Geography of East Asia

Population Geography of East Asia

Cultural Geography of East Asia

Political Geography of East Asia

Economic Geography of East Asia

Geographical Analysis Assignment: Feeding China’s Vast Population

Unit 10: South Asia

Lessons

Physical Geography of South Asia

Population Geography of South Asia

Cultural Geography of South Asia

Political Geography of South Asia

Economic Geography of South Asia

Geographical Analysis Assignment: The Status of Women in India

Unit 11: Southeast Asia

Lessons

Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Population Geography of Southeast Asia

Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia

Political Geography of Southeast Asia

Economic Geography of Southeast Asia

Geographical Analysis Assignment: Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia

Unit 12: Oceania

Lessons

Physical Geography of Oceania

Population Geography of Oceania

Cultural Geography of Oceania

Political Geography of Oceania

Economic Geography of Oceania

Geographical Analysis Assignment: Farming and Ranching Techniques across Oceania

Conclusion

Lesson

Wrap-Up Video Lesson on World Geography

  • Teacher: Tressie
  • Areas of expertise: Geography
  • Education: Master's Degree in Homeland Security: Geospatial Intelligence from Penn State University Bachelor's Degree in Geography: Geospatial Intelligence from Brigham Young University
  • Interests: First and foremost, I love being a mom to my hilarious and sweet kids. I play the piano occasionally, renovate and re-decorate my house on a whim, read when I can simply sitting on our back swing when a cool breeze is blowing.
  • Skills: Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing
  • Associations: Gamma Theta Upsilon: International Honor Society in Geography
  • Issues I care about: Being a good neighbor (figuratively and literally)!

Introduction Lesson Answer Sheets

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North America Answer Sheets

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Latin America Answer Sheets

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Caribbean Answer Sheets

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Sub-Saharan Africa Answer Sheets

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Southwest Asia and North Africa

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Europe Answer Sheets

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Eurasia Answer Sheets

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Central Asia Answer Sheets

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East Asia Answer Sheets

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South Asia Answer Sheets

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Southeast Asia Answer Sheets

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Oceania Answer Sheets

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