This project and its actions were made possible due to co-financing by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals EAL Nexus resource Country puzzle Introduction Subject: Geography Age group: 8–11 Topic: Finding information on countries Licence information | This resource is free to use for educational purposes. Source | This resource was originally developed by Sabine Matzak and has been adapted by EAL Nexus. ©British Council 2015 Country puzzle Continents Continents How many countries are there in the world? a) 7 b) 58 c) 163 d) almost 200 Your experience with other countries • Who has been to another country? • Who has lived in another country? • Who has relatives in or from another country? • Who would like to visit another country? • • • • • • What might be different in other countries? language food money clothes traffic festivals What you have to do • Outlines of various countries are displayed in the classroom. • Your group will receive the northern part of one of these countries. • Find the other three parts (east, south and west) and put the puzzle together. (The outline map will help you. Other clues are the information on the puzzle pieces, and the shape of the pieces.) Information on the puzzle pieces Each country is cut up into four puzzle pieces: • north – name of a person living in this country • east – name of the country • south – language the person speaks • west – identity or ethnicity of the person. • Your group will receive the northern part of a country with a person’s name. • Find the missing parts (east, south and west) with information on the country, the person’s language and nationality. The outline maps help you to find your country. Put the parts together. Write down the information on the worksheet. Worksheet Use the information on your puzzle pieces and look up additional information (*) on the internet and in atlases. There is no right or wrong answer to Names: ________________________________ Recording sheet Information on East part Pakistan Information on North part Ayesha (girl) Haroon (boy) Hamza (boy) Information on South part Sindhi, Urdu, English Urdu, English Punjabi, Urdu Information on West part Pakistani Pakistani Pakistani Name of the country Name of the person *(boy or girl?) Language spoken Nationality *(flag) Shape of the country The shape of the country reminds us of a bird. *Continent Asia *Capital city Islamabad *Neighbouring countries Iran Afghanistan China India *Sea coast(s) Arabic Sea the question about the shape of the country! Whenever you see the asterisk (*), you will need to find the information in atlases or on the internet. Use an atlas and the internet to find more information.