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 - Thailand
Protests rock Thai capital of Bangkok
In the last week of November 2013, Thailand's capital city was rocked by days of protests motivated by ongoing acrimony between the country's two main political parties. In this case, opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government gathered in the Thai capital to participate in the largest rally Thailand had seen in recent years.