Geography Now! Cyprus

Cyprus was the birthplace of Aphrodite, and the landscape's natural beauty points to that heritage. But, Cyprus is also home to a UN buffer zone and a mess of political enclaves and administrative zones, including an abandoned airport. All this a legacy of a messy political past. A video resource unpacks the beauty and politics of the Mediterranean nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • View the video and discuss the impact of historical events on the political divisions in the island
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is the 44th in the Countries A-Z playlist
  • Some may consider the humor inappropriate
Pros

  • Maps and graphics demonstrate complexities
  • Narrator is engaging and sometimes humorous, using relatable examples to make ideas clear
Cons

  • None