Students will have fun with this high-level, fun thinking activity. This lesson is a wonderful introduction activity. This will encourage students to explore the characteristics that define a nation: economics, culture, government, religion, etc.
This is best used as a beginning-of-the-year activity to understand the concept of what a nation is.
Students will work in groups to create a "Country Recipe" of a country/nation based upon its economic, political, and cultural characteristics.
The outcome? Students will understand what it means to be a "nation", whether a developed nation or a developing nation.