Geography Now! Latvia

Latvia is a country of contrasts. While evidence of the Soviet era is ingrained in the landscape—including ghost towns—the Baltic state has embraced its history. A video resource showcases its culture, which includes its darker past, and ancient pagan practices still recognized today. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as research for a project on the Balkan countries
Classroom Considerations

  • Video fits as the 96th of the Countries A-Z playlist
  • Some viewers may find the humor inappropriate
Pros

  • Photographs and maps illustrate concepts
  • Narrator and skits are funny and engaging
Cons

  • Plugs another YouTube video during the episode, and an ad interrupts streaming