Geography Now! Gabon

While some consider it a rather obscure African country, looking closely reveals Gabon is a fascinating African state. It's home to the world's highest concentration of gorillas, thousands of caves, and even surfing hippos. A video profile of the oil-rich state shows the overlooked—and intriguing—aspects of the French-speaking country.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer this and other videos in the series to compare and contrast how the discovery of oil affects the development of a country
Classroom Considerations

  • Part 62 of a comprehensive Countries A-Z video series
  • Some humor may be inappropriate for various classroom settings
Pros

  • Interesting pictures and graphics hold viewer interest
  • Humor keeps pupils engaged for the video's entirety
Cons

  • Film quality is poor and dim