Instructional Video

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

Explore the differences between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England with a video that offers an in-depth look into each region and answers common questions about the surrounding countries. The video includes facts, engaging graphics, color-coded maps, and concludes with a review showcasing information in an easy-to-read Venn diagram. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom; assign the link as homework and discuss its contents when pupils return to school  
  • Play the video with closed captioning on to aid in comprehension 
  • Take screenshots of review graphics and display them in your classroom for reference purposes 
Classroom Considerations
  • An ad appears at the start of the video 
  • Beware of the comment section; some users speak casually which may not be appropriate for the class to read
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Graphics are intriguing and kid-friendly
  • Provides visual aids that go along with the host's narration
  • Uses some regional jokes
  • The host speaks very fast which may make taking notes or answering questions a challenge