Geography Now! Angola

Where in the world can you find a $26 sandwich? That's not uncommon in the oil-rich country of Angola, where many goods must be imported and are expensive. The West African nation is enjoying a resurgence since a brutal Cold War era civil war. A video profile unpacks the history and geography of the coastal country on the comeback.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to discuss the role of oil in international relations or the legacy of the Cold War in Africa
Classroom Considerations

  • Fifth video of the Countries A-Z series
Pros

  • Engaging narrator and graphics intrigue learners
  • Concisely covers the complicated history 
Cons

  • Narrator often looks off camera to read prompts