Welcome to CountryWatch Youth Edition
Expand Choice, Enjoy Greater Value, Enhance the Classroom
The CountryWatch Youth Edition is tailored to young students exploring the countries of the world and global events. Included in the CountryWatch
Youth Edition is a combination of background information on specific countries, current events coverage, a guide to the formation of countries
within global context, as well as curriculum-based resources, and colorful international images.
The "Country Reports" are concise, regularly-updated capsules of background information on every country in the world. "Current Events"
features significant and timely political developments across the international spectrum. “Learning About the World” considers the way the
countries of the world is divided geopolitically. “Global Images” provides colorful maps, flags and national as well as cultural images from across
the globe. “Curriculum Corner” contains lessons and quizzes, developed in accordance with National Social Studies Standards, and derived from
CountryWatch’s background information. “Activities” offers the in-depth “CountryScope” activity intended to widen students’ awareness of the
interconnected global world within which we live.
Featured Country - Guatemala
Former Guatemalan leader Rios Montt found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity; Constitutional Court nullifies ruling to consternation of human rights advocates
In 2013, Guatemala's former military leader, Efrain Rios Montt, faced trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in a court room in Guatemala City. While Rios Montt h...