This 45 minute video does a fantastic, engaging job at showcasing urbanization throughout the world, from Mexico City to Shanghai to Dubai and more. My 9th grade world geography students really enjoyed this video, and I think the visualization was great for them.
This would be great for an emergency sub plan as well!! I watched this streaming via Netflix.
My video guide is concise enough to keep students focused, but not too intense so that they cannot look up to watch the amazing footage of world cities. My students did not complain about this assignment, which honestly says a lot during the last few weeks of school :)