Geography Now! Bulgaria

Harry Potter fans may recognize Bulgaria as the home of Victor Krum, but the Balkan country is so much more. A video resource explores its bats, caves, and nutritious yogurt. After learning about the former Eastern bloc country, pupils consider what the Slavic nation can do to overcome its challenges, including a declining population. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to inform a discussion of the effects of the Soviet Union's breakup
  • Offer the video as research for a project on Bulgaria or Slavic culture
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is part of a lengthy geography playlist called Countries A-Z
  • Host is funny and relatable
  • Maps and graphics show complex geographical ideas
  • None