Geography Now! Hungary

It's linguistically isolated, and while it's not on a fault line, Hungary is a hot bed of geothermic activity. It is a standout country, but its people are known for more than just goulash— some are world-renowned water polo players. A video resource traces the origins of the Central European country to its current role in the European Union. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to help inform classroom discussion of the Cold War
  • Offer the video as research for a project about the origins of modern European nations
Classroom Considerations
  • 75th installment in the Countries A-Z playlist
  • One interaction makes fun of people with disabilities
  • Questionable humor around race and ethnicity make this a questionable choice for some classes

Pros
  • Visuals illustrate history and geography for learners
  • Resource covers history of the country in a concise introduction to the nation
Cons
  • Guest host is a plug for another show