Geography Now! Bahrain

Difficult to pronounce and lesser known than some of its counterparts, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world. A video profile unravels the complex cultural, religious, and geographical characteristics of the rising country that was the scene of the 2010 Arab Spring protests.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer video as research on lesser-known countries and the roles they play in the Middle East
Classroom Considerations
  • Use of strong language and the phrase friend zone may make the video inappropriate for some classroom settings
  • Video is the 13th in the Countries A-Z playlist
Pros
  • Narrator is energetic and engaging 
  • Maps and photographs illustrate complex ideas
Cons
  • Complicated history and dynamics are dismissed or over-simplified