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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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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...