Geography Now! Algeria

Only three percent of Algeria's land is arable, and it's not uncommon to see signs in three different languages: Berber, French, and Arabic. The complicated African nation's history and geography go back thousands of years, and it has survived various national movements and the colonization of the French. A video geographical profile explores and expertly describes the complex Maghreb nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video to discuss the influence of colonialism in Africa 
Classroom Considerations

  • Part three of the Countries A-Z video series
  • Use of the phrase friend zone may make the video inappropriate for some settings
Pros

  • Graphics and maps illustrate difficult concepts
  • Colorful photographs intrigue viewers
Cons

  • Video sometimes gets blurry