Instructional Video

Geography Now! Albania

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Albania isn't a social butterfly ... it's a social pterodactyl. At least, that's according to a video geography of the Balkan country. While Albania was once isolated with few friends, the mountainous country has been on a mission to gain allies and open its borders since the fall of communism. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to discuss the complicated role religion and cultural identity play in the Balkans
Classroom Considerations
  • Second installment of the Countries A-Z playlist
  • Use of the phrase friend zone may be inappropriate for some classroom settings
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Video has an engaging narrator
  • Maps and graphics illustrate geographical concepts
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