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For this Cross Country quiz worksheet, students take a seven question online quiz about the book. Page has multiple links to answers, additional resources and Facebook.
Fourth graders research different countries and present their research in PowerPoint. In this countries lesson plan, 4th graders use adjectives to describe their clothes and culture, and go over vocabulary.
In this ESL World Cup instructional activity, students search for a set of 32 countries playing in the World Cup games. Page has links to answers and additional activities. 
Students explore first-hand accounts and pictures of refugees, focusing initially on child refugees in Chechnya. They then create collages that describe, through words and images, the experience of refugees in countries at war.
Students role-play as tourists in Spanish-speaking countries, using the Internet to research the answers to questions that travelers might need to ask or that someone might ask of them when they are visiting foreign countries.
In this grammar instructional activity, students study, research and locate the ten countries that fit the descriptive traditional modals described in detail associated with Christmas and deduction.
Tenth graders role play as experts from countries the were involved by World War I. They write a treaty to end the war and compare it to the Treaty of Versailles.
Young scholars interview a family member about their heritage. They listen to and record part of their family's oral history. Students also create and label a family tree going back a minimum of two generations and compare and contrast cultural traditions and influences among class members. Finally, they use a map to chart the path their parents, grandparents, or other ancestors took from another country to the United States.
High schoolers explore refugee policies. In this international law and U.S. policy lesson, students examine the U.S. policy on refugees between 1950 and 1980 as well as the current policy. High schoolers examine the compliancy of international laws the policies of other countries regarding refugees.
Create a Tour de France for your French speakers! The class breaks into teams, chooses a country to represent, and takes turns participating in fun games and challenges. They review vocabulary, what they know about francophone countries, and work together to win the medal! Several activities are provided here, and you could easily add more of your own if you want to tailor the activities to what your class is currently learning. 
Whose responsibility is it to improve schools in developing countries? How does quality education affect my neighborhood? Questions of responsibility, whether global or local, form the heart of this lesson. Using the UN’s Millennium Goals as the basis, secondary students plan a service project that raises awareness of the need for universal primary education and for eliminating gender disparity. Lesson 3 from the unit "Global Education: Why Learn?"
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with main exports for each. The next 2 pages have students apply what they have read through 5 fill-in-the-blank questions, 5 short-answer questions, and a table. The short-answer questions require critical thinking and personal reflection.
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Young scholars brainstorm what they do that requires land use and use a worksheet to calculate their footprint (the total area of land and water required to produce all the resources they consume). They then compare their footprints to each other and other countries.
In this Jordan worksheet, learners read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about the country of Jordan. Students complete 10 activities total.
High schoolers examine the various philosophies that form the foundations of political systems of major world countries.
Students examine Bosnian and Herzegovinian society before and during American involvement, focusing on the successes in Brcko. They write a reflective essay considering the role of "helper countries" in foreign affairs.
Students analyze causes and effects of historic examples in which two groups of people in the same country were fighting for leadership of that country. They obtain and discuss basic background information on the current conflict on Dagestan.
Students investigate the affect of refugees have one their host country. They examine where refugees go and decide on things that might be affected by their influx such as medical care, moral issues, economic issues, and language barriers.
American Government high schoolers will appreciate the clear review in this worksheet after learning about the principles of government. Ten questions challenge students to consider the rights of sovereign states, as well as the social contract theory of the origin of the states.