This document was designed as a template for students to research global education systems. Using the CIA World Factbook, students select 8 countries to research education practices, literacy rates, school life expectancy and child labor.
This template could be used to facilitate research for students to later use in writing a comparative essay on education systems globally and in the U.S, or simply as part of a unit on global education. Students could also do a cooperative share out, completing 4 on their own and rotating around to get notes/information on the other 4.
In addition to a template for research, this document asks three questions including a challenge question on connecting education to a nation's economy.