Resources for Teaching Kids About World Geography and Cultures

Country Research Projects

Our country research projects encourage students to investigate world geography and cultures. Each project contains a variety of activities to complete and glue into a separate notebook (not provided), creating a wonderful artifact to share and keep.

Activities include: maps, country stats, flag, currency, language, food, sports, animals, clothing, important people, holidays, and culminating activity choices. Each project also comes with a 4-point rubric and a student passport with a country “stamp.” Students will enjoy filling their passport as they are learning about our diverse world.

Country research projects can be used as an independent learning center, a small group cooperative learning experience, or a whole class activity.

Global Literature and Activities

Develop cultural awareness by integrating diverse books and activities across content areas.

The Global Minute

The Global Minute

Infuse global awareness and cultural understanding into your daily schedule with these fun and engaging fact cards.
Students practice geography skills, learn about our diverse world, and compare other cultures to their own.

Games Around the World

Games Around the World

Connect children to their peers around the world through traditional games.  Includes 35 game cards from 23 countries.  Also included:  a world map, a summary list, and eight related worksheets to go further

Connecting with Cultures Through Traditional Games - Pakistan

Connecting with Cultures Through Traditional Games – Pakistan

Students will love learning five traditional games from Pakistan.  Little or no materials are needed.  FREE

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year with crafts and literacy activities.  Students follow written directions to make a banner and lantern, play a traditional Chinese game, complete a dumpling sequencing activity, and more

Comparing Easter Traditions from Around the World

Use these egg-shaped Venn diagrams to compare Easter traditions.  Website and book recommendations for learning about Easter celebrations around the world are included.  FREE 

Character Traits

Use this poster and graphic organizer to analyze positive character traits from any story.  FREE

If You Were Me and Lived In...

If You Were Me and Lived in… Note-Taking Guide

Students record facts as they read about ancient civilizations in Carole P. Roman’s series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…”  FREE

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

This literature response packet offers a variety of activities, ranging from lower to higher levels of cognitive thinking skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. There are 3 worksheets for each level, allowing you to individualize and offer choices.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

These task cards offer a variety of ways for students to respond to the book, Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions Around the World. 

This Is The Way We Go To School

This is the Way We Go to School – An Integrated Lesson Plan

This is a fun integrated math and literature activity.  Students will learn about the different ways kids around the world go to school, and make a class graph to show how they get to school.  FREE


Amazing units on countries. Great for my students.

-Rebecca B.

We have been learning about Australia this year and this product ties right in! Thank you!

-Bethany P

The learners loved doing the activities!  Every day they were 100% engaged and sharing the new things learned.

-Susan W.

Perfect for our World Cultures study.

-Christine B.

These units are wonderful.  I have two now and can't wait to add more in my class.

-Dottie H.

The kids were so engaged!  I can't wait to check out the other countries available.  

-Karen H.

So thorough, excellent instructions to teacher and student - great product.

-Patricia P.

This provided a lot of opportunities for writing to learn.  Awesome for both younger and older students. 

-Jamie D.

Excellent resource for our Global studies. 

-Toni M.