Geography Now! Netherlands

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The Netherlands is the lowest-level nation in Europe, reclaiming about a fifth of its land back from the sea with engineering ingenuity. It's also, on average, one of the tallest countries and usually ranks within the world's top 20 economies. A video resource profiles the country with European roots and Caribbean holdings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a resource to stimulate a discussion on Dutch influence around the world
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is one portion of an extensive Countries A-Z playlist
  • Strong language—although bleeped out—may make the resource in appropriate for some pupils
  • Resource discusses laws on prostitution and drug use
Pros

  • Script is humorous and engaging
  • Hosts include someone from the Netherlands, adding an authentic voice
Cons

  • Ad interrupts resource streaming