Image above: Driving through the streets of a place known as McDowell County, West Virginia.
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More than just a location
* A place in West Virginia
This video from Seth Dixon's Scoop.it perfectly exemplifies some key geographic ideas; sense of place, regional economic decline, migration and resource extraction. This video would be great to show students and then get them to analyse the geographic context that creates a place like McDowell County, West Virginia. This is a great addition Seth's Place-Based Geography Videos StoryMap.
"McDowell County, situated in the coalfields of West Virginia, has experienced a great boom-and-bust since 1950. But despite the economic decline and population loss, many still call it home and feel a great sense of purpose among the mountains. Residents speak about their connection to this place and the meaning of home."
Hear more stories at hollowdocumentary.com "
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* Place based geography videos from Seth Dixon
* The power of place video series
* Dead places
Some fascinating pictures of ghost towns, deceased places!