Geography Now! Congo (Republic)

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It's more heavily urbanized than its immediate neighbors, but then the Republic of Congo has a different political history. Oil wealth helped create a different destiny for the African nation. Viewers learn interesting facts and discover the Republic of Congo's history using an engaging video—and even hear that the country is home to the African Loch Ness Monster!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video in conjunction with the one on the Democratic Republic Congo to discover how geography has influenced the development of the two countries
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes irreverent humor typical of the series
  • Part 40 of an informative Countries A-Z video series
Pros

  • Photographs and maps demonstrate complicated political concepts
  • Video explores history normally neglected by regular curriculum
Cons

  • None