Geography Now! Colombia

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While it's best known for political instability and drug trade, Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It's home to five different eco regions and is the leading producer of the world's emeralds. The interesting video takes a quick look at the complicated South American country to provide an easy-to-understand overview. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask scholars to watch videos in the series to compare the biodiversity of Colombia to other South American countries
Classroom Considerations

  • References to drugs and use of the term friend zone make the video inappropriate for some classroom settings
  • Serves as the 37th installment of the Countries A-Z video series
  • Contains a plug for the show Narcos
Pros

  • Video unpacks aspects of a country often overlooked
  • Narrator is engaging and humorous
Cons

  • Overview of the political instability is too fast to be useful