Part of our mission at News-O-Matic is to teach students how to become engaged global citizens. We are excited to announce that in honor of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we are kicking off a 193-part series on countries around the world!
Starting the week of October 26, News-O-Matic will publish an article every day about a new country. Over the course of the school year, students will get to explore every corner of their world — from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. To provide teachers with opportunities to integrate the Countries A-Z series into their curriculum, the articles will use a standardized format that discusses each country's geography, history, flag, languages, foods, and traditions. Each article will also include comprehension questions to reinforce understanding of the text. Additionally, teachers can download a free lesson plan that can be used with any of the countries in the series.
As with all News-O-Matic articles, each country's story will be published in multiple reading levels and languages, alongside multimedia content including images, videos, and audio recordings. Students can also use the “Let’s Go!” button in each article to see its location on the world map, as well as some other fun facts.
Articles in the Countries A-Z series will be published daily from the end of October 2020 through July 2021. Students and teachers can just look for the icon below in each edition.
Furthermore, the articles will remain available forever in our News-O-Matic archives. By the end of the school year, teachers and students will have a full library of age-appropriate, engaging articles about all 193 countries that are member states in the United Nations.
As always, News-O-Matic is committed to helping students explore the world, including from the comfort of their own home or classroom. Log in to your News-O-Matic account today to get started, or request a quote to implement News-O-Matic in your school.