Easel by TpT
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  


Interactive resources you can assign in your digital classroom from TpT.
Learn about Easel

Easel Activities
Pre-made digital activities. Add highlights, virtual manipulatives, and more.
Easel Assessments
Quizzes with auto-grading that will be available for purchase on TpT soon.

Communities Around The World {A Social Studies and Postcard Writing Unit}

Natalie's Nook
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
  • Zip
464 pages
List Price:
You Save:
List Price:
You Save:
Share this resource
Natalie's Nook


What a labour of love this unit is!!!! This is my favourite unit to teach and I just couldn't stop adding to it! I finally stopped at 469 pages!

This unit has absolutely everything you need to teach your students about communities around the world.
*Australia (Updated: October 26, 2014)
*USA (added August 18, 2013)
*Romania (added April 8, 2014)

For every country I have made a 10 page learning luggage full of interesting facts. I have provided information on: languages, clothing, flag, land form, homes, food, recreation, animals, and interesting facts. The luggage is interactive and students are required to fill in information.

Every country also has a craft with all the instructions and templates ready to photocopy (no tracing needed).

I have included a generic passport template, a world map, and a luggage cover. Every country also comes with passport stamps and luggage stickers.

I have also focused on postcard writing during this unit. I have included the learning goal, success criteria, anchor charts, and rubrics. There are postcard templates for every country.

I have included all the pages in colour for you to display on your Smart Board but I have not shown these in the preview because it would have made the file too large.

All student pages are done in black and white for crisp, clear photocopying.

UPDATED: October 26, 2014
I have updated the Australia section of this unit. I had the privilege of vacationing in Australia for 3 weeks in August 2014. I took some incredible photographs. I have updated the Australian information and added 92 pages (mostly photos) to give your students the true feeling of being in Australia. It is an amazing country!

Please have a look at the preview so you can see everything that is included in this unit. I know you won't be disappointed!!!

Individual countries can be purchased here:
Australia - Communities Around the World Series
Brazil - Communities Around the World Series
Canada - Communities Around the World Series
China - Communities Around the World Series
France - Communities Around the World Series
Germany - Communities Around the World Series
India - Communities Around the World Series
Kenya - Communities Around the World Series
Mexico - Communities Around the World Series
Romania - Communities Around the World Series
United States of America - Communities Around the World Series

Thank you for taking the time to look at my product!

Happy Teaching!
Total Pages
464 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up