When I was putting together my free Communities in the World comparison activity for the Canadian Province of Alberta’s third grade social studies unit. Students in the Alberta compare and contrast the lives of kids in the countries of Peru, Tunisia, Ukraine, and India.
While creating this activity, I figured that this product would also be useful for teachers in other Canadian provinces, so I put together a free country comparison activity for students in Canada that you can use to compare and contrast any country you wish with the country of Canada.
As I mentioned in my post for American teachers, it is useful and important for children to learn about how different people live around the world. This can help kids learn to appreciate different types of people. And finding out how people from around the world share similarities to them can help stop racism and foster cooperation between kids of different races and cultures. It can also foster a love of travel and exploration, and an interest in learning foreign languages.
If you’re an American teacher, I’ve also put together a free country comparison activity for students in the United States.