A Social Studies unit on how other children in the world live. Your students will learn from the eyes of a child. Do children in South Africa live different than children in the United States? What about the children of Japan? The list can go on and on…your students will enjoy this unit of the cultural differences and similarities these children have with them.
This unit includes posters of the children of the world.
1. Each country has 2 posters. The first poster has a picture of a child in tradition clothes, the country’s flag, and a map of where the country is located in the world. The second poster has a picture of a classroom, the national animal, a typical house, and children playing.
2. Mini-posters (for teacher’s use) explain the meaning of the colors & symbols on the flags.
3. Template for students to draw and color a flag and writes two facts about that flag.
4. Black and white flags for students to color.
5. Template for students to glue/tape pictures or draw pictures of: self, flag, map of USA on world map; typical classroom, national animal, their house, what they like to play.
1. Print on card stock and either laminate or
put in page protectors.
2. Posters are great for introducing each country. The pictures give the students a visual about how life may be for the children in that country. It will help students connect to that child.
This folder consist of:
1. Information page: interesting fact, type of government, climate, food, language, people, family, education, national animal, and contribution to the world.
2. Personal children of the world stories about the country they live in.
3. Templates for students to write about America and their own story
4. Templates for country report: 3 styles: two with lines (one with labels and the other without labels) and one without lines.
5. Graphic organizer: with and without labels
6. Five paragraph essay guideline
7. Country Report Cover and paper template
8. Venn Diagrams: compare/contrast 2 or 3 countries
9. Compare/contrast outline and words to use to compare and contrast.
10. Template for younger students. Students draw and color 3 things that their country has alike and 3 things that are different.
1. Print information posters on card stock for durability. You can laminate or put in page protectors. You may also want to put the children’s personal story behind the informational page (great for storage)
~ Information page and posters of children from around the world should be used together to aid in teaching your students about each country
~ Teachers can point to each picture as you are reading it on the information page.
~ Discuss what’s alike and different in their life and that child’s life.
~ Print the templates you plan on utilizing. Blank graphic organizers are provided for you to customize what your students are writing/learning.
Vocabulary Words: word; definition/ word; picture/picture
Tropical to temperate
Government types vocabulary without pictures: Republic, federal republic, a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy, Communist state, a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy, parliamentary monarchy, constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm, Dictatorship
1. Blank Graph
2. Graph on the colors of the flag-which color is the most popular
3. Create a game where students match the flag to the country
4. Students will choose a country and write a menu from that country
5. Students will pick two different countries and draw how that child would dress according to their climate for the four seasons.
6. 5 piece puzzle of each country: country name, child in traditional clothing, flag, map, national animal