Understanding Self Through Media

Understanding Self Through Media

Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures a classroom using the National Geographic Education activity "Cultural Identity of the Lost Boys."


6 - 12+


Geography, Human Geography

God Grew Tired of Us

In this video, a 7th grade social studies class uses video clips from the documentary God Grew Tired of Us and the National Geographic Education activity "Cultural Identity of the Lost Boys" to explore the concepts of culture and identity. Through active viewing and classroom discussion, students gain new understanding and appreciation for others' cultures as well as their own.

As part of National Geographic Education’s mission to improve geography education and increase geo-literacy, this video is one in a series of three professional development videos offers an in-depth look at progressive and effective classroom teaching strategies and content. Focusing on areas such as media literacy and implementation, geographic concepts, and meaningful integration of technology, National Geographic Education produces broadcast-quality pictures of practice to give teachers useful knowledge and ideas to improve their own educational practice. By partnering with the Teaching Channel for production and distribution, we draw on the strengths of each organization to create exceptional resources that exemplify pedagogical best practices and the highest production values.

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Alison Michel
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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