My Country Notebook Unit Study - Submitted by Jill H.
Plan for a Country Notebook, Older Students.
1. My country is:
• In the __________hemisphere.
• It’s neighbors are:
• The bodies of water it is near or in are:
• Its main physical features are:
• The main cities are:
• Show the above on a map of the country.
• The climate is:
2. Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals)
• Some animals that are native to this country are:
• Some introduced (exotic) animals are:
• Write about the impact introduced animals have had on the land and/or native animals
• Their national animal is the: _______ Tell why.
• Some plants that are native to this country are:
• Some introduced animals are:
• Write about the impact introduced plants have had on the land and/or native plants.
• Their national flower is: __________ Tell why.
3. The People
• The native people are called the:
• Other people who have settled here have come from:
• Write about the reasons the settlers had to come to this country.
• Most of the people speak:
• Other languages spoken are:
• Some words I have learned are:
• The houses are mostly made of: Why?
4. Food and Clothing
• Here is a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner for a student like me:
• Make a meal typical to this country.
• People here wear:
• Write about the cultural significance of the clothing (if any).
• Dress in traditional costume for the meal you make if possible.
5. Religion and Celebrations
• The main religion is:
• Write about the origins of the major religion.
• Other religions are:
• Celebrations in this country are:
• Write about the reason for one celebration.
• Special foods eaten include:
• Special ways they decorate for a celebration are:
• Special customs, stories and songs they have are:
6. Famous People and Historical Events
• Some of this country’s most famous people are:
• Choose one famous person and write about him/her
• Some of the major events in this country’s history are:
• Choose one event in this country’s history and write about it.
• The capital city is:
• The most populated areas are:
• This is because:
• The government is a _________ government. (Socialist, Communist, Capitalist etc)
• It has a President/Prime Minister/Monarch/Dictator as its leader.
• Research and write about the type of government this country has.
• The flag looks like this:
• Write about the significance of the colors/symbols on the flag.
8. The Economy
• The currency is called:
• Most people work in ....jobs.
• Other jobs include:
• The things that are produced are mainly:
• Major exports from this country:
• Make a bar or pie graph to show major exports.
• Other information about the economy:
Reference materials I used:
Vocabulary I have learned:
Activities and projects I did: (Include photos if possible)
• Cover one heading each week to complete the notebook in 8 weeks, or combine 1 & 2, and 3 & 4 to complete it in 6 weeks.
• Use a ring-binder or folder to keep your pages together.
• Have your notebook bound when you are finished it.
• Add lap-book booklets to the pages if you have made them.
• Leave out any suggestion that is not applicable to the particular country.
• Illustrate your information with drawings and pictures where possible.
• Take photos of clothing, meals, models etc you have made to add to your Notebook
• Spread the work over 10-12 weeks if necessary.