Geography Now! Liberia

Liberia could be considered a relative of the United States, as it was part of an idea to resettle newly freed African Americans. Now, it's home to gorgeous beaches and few tourists, making it a great place to visit. An interesting video resource showcases the African nation and its history. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the video as a resource to discuss the United States' relationship with the nation
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as the 99th installment of the Countries A-Z playlist
  • Some viewers may consider the video inappropriate
  • Some characterizations of the nation, such as its language, may be considered ethnocentric
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Graphics and illustrations clarify geographical concepts
  • Resource is easy to adapt to a variety of needs and lesson plans
Cons
  • Ad interrupts streaming