Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century is an educational video series for high school and college students that teaches the geographic skills and concepts necessary to understand the modern world. The series is divided into ten units, including an introduction. In all, twenty-six half-hour video programs—fifty sites in thirty-six countries—are coordinated with a textbook and an excellent Web site of value to student and instructor: http://www.learner.org/ resources/series180.html. The video programs feature maps, animation, and academic commentaries that introduce the field of geography and many of the defining human and physical characteristics of the world’s different regions.
The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century. Small Farms, Big Cities: Northern Japan and Tokyo