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Teaching Geography: Workshop 6

Russia

Programs and Activities

This workshop explores the region of Russia, featuring case studies on St. Petersburg and Dagestan with accompanying commentary and classroom segments.

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There are several options for planning your professional development. Check the program grid below and decide how much time you have to spend and whether you will be viewing Teaching Geography on videotape or broadcast live. (Find out when this program is broadcast on the Annenberg Channel, or how to purchase it on video.)

You can receive graduate credit only if you take all eight workshops in two-hour sessions. Find out more about graduate credit.

Viewing Real-Time Broadcast (Two-Hour Session): Watch the full program, then do each of the activities below.

Viewing Videotapes (One Two-Hour or Two One-Hour Sessions): Watch each video segment listed below, then do the related activity. If you can only meet for an hour, do Part 1 as one session and Part 2 as another. Please complete Part 1 before doing Part 2.

All times are approximate Viewing Real-Time Broadcast Viewing Videotapes
  Watch the full program, then do each of the activities below. Watch each video segment listed below, pausing after each one to do the related activity.
Watch full program 58 minutes  
Do Getting Ready 1:
Why Is St. Petersburg There?
15 minutes 15 minutes
Watch Russia Part 1:
St. Petersburg: Russia's Window on the West
Transcript
  29 minutes
Do Going Further 1:
Geography and Historical Development
15 minutes 15 minutes
Do Getting Ready 2:
Sources of Conflict
15 minutes 15 minutes
Watch Russia Part 2:
Dagestan: Russia's Southern Challenge
Transcript
  29 minutes
Do Going Further 2:
Simulating Conflict and Negotiation
15 minutes 15 minutes

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Note: Readings are not included here. These should be completed prior to the workshop session. See Before You Watch for more information.