Geography Now! Finland

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Finland is arguably the world's winter wonderland. With the one of the highest air qualities in the world, the sparsely populated, forested nation has a reputation for its quiet people. As an entertaining video explores, it also has the highest per capita rate of heavy metal bands and invented the wife-carrying contest.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer the video with others in the series to structure a conversation on the culture of Nordic countries 
Classroom Considerations

  • Video serves as the 60th in the Countries A-Z playlist
  • Picture of man receiving medical help after a deadly sauna competition may be disturbing for some viewers 
Pros

  • Narrator is engaging and funny
  • Maps and graphics demonstrate complex concepts
Cons

  • An ad interrupts the video