Geography Now! Belarus

They speak Russian, but don't you dare say they are Russian! Belarus is its own nation, complete with a complex lingual, cultural, and political identity. A humorous and irreverent video unravels these threads with a geographical profile of an interesting Eastern European nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to prompt a discussion of Russian influence on Eastern Europe
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is installment 16 in a larger Countries A-Z series
  • Jokes about breasts, rape, the friend zone, and fake bloody vomit; preview the video to determine if appropriate for your classroom

  • Humor engages viewers
  • Graphics and maps help illustrate complicated dynamics

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