Geography Now! Costa Rica

Its name means rich coast, and Costa Rica is a showcase of the resources Latin America has to offer. From its jungles to its carbon neutral environmental policy, the Central American country has managed to carve out a stable democracy built on a booming tourism industry. A vibrant video profile highlights a gem of the Western Hemisphere. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as a case study to discuss the effects of environmental policy on economics
Classroom Considerations

  • Video 41 of a larger Countries A-Z playlist
  • Humor may be offensive to some learners; therefore preview the video to determine if appropriate for your classroom
Pros

  • Narrator is engaging and explains complicated dynamics, such as environmental regulations
  • Graphic maps and intriguing photos engage pupil interest 
Cons

  • None