Geography Now! Australia

Everybody loves Australia; if world politics were high school, this country would be one of the popular kids. That's according to a video profile that describes the island nation's political geography, physical geography, and demographics. Scholars discover how the former British colony relates to its neighbors and its unique physical features—including its beautiful beaches—in a sometimes irreverent video. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video in conjunction with a discussion on how physical geography affects human settlement patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Narrator uses stereotypes for humor that some groups may consider offensive
  • Serves as the ninth part of the Countries A-Z video series
Pros

  • Narrator can be funny and engaging
  • Video is concise and easily adaptable to a variety of classrooms and interests
Cons

  • Advertising sometimes disrupts video streaming