Monday, November 19, 2012

Video and Infographic Explaining the Difference Between United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England

Back in July I shared CGP Grey's video that explains the difference between England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. Today, Cool Infographics posted an infographic that pairs nicely with CGP Grey's video. The video and the infographic are posted below.

Applications for Education
When I taught a World Geography course one of the things that occasionally baffled and or annoyed my students was my insistence that they knew that United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England are not correct interchangeable terms. This video and infographic does a good job of explaining the historical origins as well as modern implications of the differences.