Geography Now! Afghanistan

While Afghanistan may be known for its role in international politics, the lush farming country's other attributes are sometimes overlooked. For example, the country grows a large amount of pomegranates, apricots, and almonds for export. It's also a leading grower of opium. A video profile highlights some of these details and other interesting facts for young learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the video into a discussion of the influences of British colonialism around the world
Classroom Considerations

  • First in the Countries A-Z video series
Pros

  • Resource discusses lesser known and overlooked facts of Afghanistan
  • Narrator is engaging and stimulates pupil interest
Cons

  • Film is blurry at some times