Geography Now! Namibia

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Namibia is an example of the cultural blend that sometimes happens as a legacy of colonialism. The African nation is home to four major people groups, including the one that speaks the language used in the Black Panther movie. A video resource showcases Namibia's ethnic groups, including indigenous peoples and those who claim mixed European ancestry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer the video to stimulate a discussion on the legacy of colonialism in Africa
Classroom Considerations

  • Gang references are not appropriate for some pupils
  • Video is one part of the expansive Countries A-Z series
  • Some may consider the comparison of human to animal diversity offensive, as well as jokes about Asian ancestry and physical features
Pros

  • Graphics and maps illustrate geographical concepts
  • Resource crowdsources from Namibians for cultural information, adding an authentic voice
Cons

  • Ad interrupts streaming