Comparing Regions of the World Lesson Plans


Students will learn about manners and body language around the world, compare several countries and analyze the quality of life and explore a variety of health care systems from several different nations.

View the video Happiest Places in the World

Discussion Guide

Lesson Plan 1- Manners around the World

Objective:  Students will learn about manners and body language from around the world

Handout Lesson Plan 1- Body Language and Manners around the World

Lesson Plan 2- If it were My Home

Objective:  Students will compare the quality of life of several different countries

Handout Lesson Plan 2- Comparing Countries

Lesson Plan 3- Comparing Health Care

Objective:  Students will explore the health care systems of a variety of countries, forming a position about which program is most efficient

21st Century Core Content
Economics
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness
Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Reason Effectively
Use systems thinking
Make Judgments and Decisions
Solve Problems
Communicate Clearly
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Analyze Media
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners

Additional Resources:
If It Were My Home
Urban Statistics
CIA World Factbook
NationMaster.com
Sick around the World by PBS
Marriage in China; Looking for Mr. Right (Enough)

Additional Resources from Opposing Views in Context:
Women in Combat; Opposing Views

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