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Overview of modern Afghanistan with questions aligned to Common Core. Map; chart of statistics from the World Factbook; and short, clear summary of recent history, current issues, government and geography information. Glossary defines terms and explains the significance for the country's economy. No-prep supplement for a world history unit, to provide background for breaking news, or for cross-curricular expository text reading in ELA. Useful supplement for The Kite Runner. Great for bell work (break up the reading and questions for a week of work), a model for class country reports, extra credit, enrichment, a center, homework, a sub plan and more.
This is part of a growing series of Fact Sheets. See my Store for a complete list:
--2 page (1 page if printed front to back) informational Reading
--4 short answer Questions (inference, using the map, content vocabulary, opinion,
text support), plus label a regional Map. These are at the end on page 2 of the Reading.
--Glossary defining several dozen words used in the text (literacy rate, per capita
gross domestic product, arable land, infrastructure and many more). Lines for
--Lined Answer Sheet with additional detailed country map
--Teacher Tips with ideas for use (notetaking, map, vocabulary work, more)
--List of CCS Standards for 7-12 (Reading Informational Text, History-Social
See the PREVIEW for a sample from Page 2 of the reading (not shown in the thumbnails) and the complete questions.
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