This is an 8 page printout meant to be a guide for note taking as 3-5 grade students gather information about a country they are interested in.
We did this in third grade and used project boards to display our information, however, with our drive now towards 21st century skills, it would be wonderful for students to use these notes to make commercial, movie, prezi, or powerpoint presentation to display the new information gathered.
We also had students work in groups of 2-3 and printed the 8 pages on two pages magazine style.
Country title, climate, resources, relative location, landforms, water, traditions, school, historical events, art, responsibilities, ecosystems, animals, compare with own traditions, math connections, and a few others.
Great to pair read with: Throw your tooth on the roof