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Formerly called Youth Edition, CultureWatch is a database tailored to young students exploring the countries of the world and global events.
Included in the CultureWatch Database 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 -
Middle East: Syria
Asia / Europe: Russia
Americas: United States
Special report on Syrian civil war: Ceasefire agreement reached; attack on convoy compromises deal
Since early 2011, anti-government protests have spread and escalated across the Arab world; Syria emerged as an addition to the list of countries experiencing unrest in March 2011. At first, protesters stopped short of demanding the re...