World Connection: United Kingdom
Step 1. Questions
Did you know?
England and France are connected by a tunnel under the English Channel. The tunnel travels 23 miles underwater!
The United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, all of which are on islands north of continental Europe. The country may look small on a map. Yet the United Kingdom has changed the world!
Many governments, including ours, are modeled in part after England. The English government includes courts, judges, and a law-making body called Parliament. Many industries began in England. People also perform plays by William Shakespeare, read novels by Charles Dickens, and study Isaac Newton’s theories of science.
For this E-Journal project, you will report on the United Kingdom. You may choose to report on its history, people, or culture. Here are questions to research.
Visit the following Web sites. You may also learn about the United Kingdom from books at the library.
- What roles have kings and queens played in English history?
- Who is the Queen of England today? Does she rule England, or does Parliament make the laws?
- What is life like in the United Kingdom today? Compare the life of a kid in England to your life.
- Would you like to visit the United Kingdom? If so, where would you go and what would you do?
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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