Instructional Video

Geography Now! The Gambia

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It's mainland Africa's smallest country, and it forms a unique shape between two rivers. The Gambia, known as the Smiling Coast of Africa, has had complicated interactions with its neighbors and other countries, thanks to the legacy of colonialism. A vibrant video host takes learners on a geographical tour of a tiny, yet interesting nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use video as research to profile African nations
  • Offer the resource before a discussion of the effects of colonialism on Africa
Classroom Considerations
  • Host uses profanity and may not be appropriate for all classes
  • Video is the 63rd of a comprehensive playlist called Countries A-Z Playlist
  • Bra commercial precedes the video
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Photos and maps illustrate complicated geographical concepts
  • Video profiles lesser-known part of Africa, including African history
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