Geography Now! Dominican Republic

The lush Dominican Republic was home to the Taino people, but it also claims to be the first colonial outpost of the Spanish. Its indigenous influences give the DR a unique culture, and yet, it also claims to be the final resting place of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. A video resource plumbs the intricacies of the most-visited Caribbean island. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to watch multiple videos from the series to discuss the impact of Spanish colonization on the Caribbean
Classroom Considerations

  • Video serves as the 49th of a thorough playlist called Countries A-Z
  • Some may find the humor offensive

  • Graphics and map demonstrate concepts
  • Beautiful photos grab pupil interest

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