This Smartboard lesson is correlated to many Common Core standards (3 RL.1, 3.RL.2, 3.RI.2, 3.RI.7, 3.SL.1 , 3.SL.2).
The lesson begins with the essential question: How does geography and location in the world affect how people access education and books?
As an introduction to note taking and on-line research, students take notes on Afghanistan using scaffolded notes using Time for Kids, Google Maps, Culturgrams and another available resources of your choice. Then students respond to Nasreen's Secret School and work on answering the essential question taking into account the research on geography and education and the story.
The complete lesson plan and Smartboard lesson are already done for you. Students focus on studying education from around the world using note taking, higher level thinking and supporting written responses.