My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places and matching them to the facts they had read about the day before, they understood the places better.
"Quick Trip to England" highlights: Basic Facts, Government, Daily Life for Kids, School, Homes, Sports, Movement, Food, Customs (like, "Don't greet with a kiss on the cheek"), and Citations.
There are similar Power Points on other countries as well. Don't forget to check out my store!