Instructional Video

Geography Now! Nauru

Nauru is the smallest country in Oceania and is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Its 12-mile perimeter surrounds only about 11,300 people. While it once was home to phosphate mines as a result of the guano deposits on the island, in recent years, it has struggled to find new resources to sustain itself. A video resource profiles the tiny but intriguing Pacific nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the resource to explore the cultures of Oceania
  • Use the video as research in a country profile project
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as one part of the comprehensive Countries A-Z playlist series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Maps and graphics demonstrate geographical concepts
  • Resource profiles a lesser-known part of the world
  • Ad interrupts the streaming of the video