Geography Now! Niger

Niger was created by the arbitrary boundaries set by French colonialism. The interesting country is home to one of the fastest-growing populations in the world, and its people are seeking to carve their identity out of the desert. A video resource examines the African country's resources, including mineral deposits, as well as challenges, such as desertification. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to inform a discussion of the legacies of colonialism in Africa
Classroom Considerations

  • References to sex may make the resource inappropriate for some pupils
  • Video is part of extensive Countries A-Z geography playlist
Pros

  • Video showcases a variety of issues facing the African nation, making it useful for a variety of lesson plans
  • Maps and graphics illustrate geographical concepts
Cons

  • Ad interrupts video streaming