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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 - Yemen

Middle East: Yemen

Yemen in turmoil:   Power struggle with Houthis results in resignation of President Hadi; landscape complicated by al-Qaida attacks and secessionists in south

Introduction

On Jan. 19, 2015, Yemen's Houthi rebel movement (also known as Zaidis due to their Shi'ite Zaidi beliefs) were engaged in fierce gun battles with Yemeni armed forces close to the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The fighting occurre...


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