Geography Now! Austria

They speak German, but they are decidedly not: Austrians have their own fierce sense of national identity. A video profile features Austria's majestic mountains, connections to the Hapsburg dynasty, and cultural pride. Learners develop deeper understandings of how the European nation interacts with its neighbors and the rest of the world. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to prompt discussion on current political alliances in Europe
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is 10th in the Countries A-Z series
  • Questionable use of the term friend zone and discussion of the origin of Arnold Schwarzenegger's name may be inappropriate for some students
Pros

  • Video uses interesting graphics and photos to stimulate learners' interest
  • Narrator can be funny and engaging to most pupils
Cons

  • None