It is always useful and important for children to learn about how different people live around the world. An understanding of different cultures and traditions can help kids gain an appreciation of 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.
I put together this free country comparison to act as a supplement for students studying different countries around the world. With it, students can compare and contrast their own lives as kids in an American city and school with different kids across the globe. I hope that your students have fun working on it!
If you’re a Canadian teacher, I’ve also put together a free country comparison activity for students in the Canada.