Geography Now! Jordan

While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in the region. A video profile examines the crucial role the small country plays in world events, as well as its geography.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the video to fuel discussion on the relationship between countries in the Middle East or the refugee crisis in the region 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment serves as number 87 of a larger Countries A-Z playlist
  • Analogies using divorce and foster care may be sensitive for some viewers
Pros
  • Pictures show visually rich historical sites, including Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Humorous narrator engages learners
  • Video explains complex history in a concise way
Cons
  • Ad interrupts streaming