Geography Now! Mauritius

Mark Twain once said heaven was modeled after Mauritius. The home to the now-extinct dodo bird also features lush and fascinating geographical features. A video resource highlights the complex island African nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the video as research on an Africa countries project
  • Use the resource to form a discussion of the influence of African colonialism
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as the 113th video in the Countries A-Z series
  • 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
  • Video is co-hosted by a Mauritian, adding an interesting perspective
  • Graphics and engaging photos engage learners
Cons
  • Ad interrupts streaming