Theme Project: On a bulletin board, show connections between places in the United States and places around the world.

1. Global Connections The United States has important connections to many countries and regions around the world. Choose at least three countries or regions in the world to feature on your bulletin board. Write the name of the countries or regions below.

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2. Gather Information How does the United States work together with the countries or regions you chose? Using your textbook and reference books, gather information about this topic. Fill in the blanks below with the information. Use a separate piece of paper to write down any other information that you find.

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3. Plan Your Bulletin Board Think about how you want to show and tell about the ways the United States cooperates with the countries or regions you chose. You may want to include a world map, and pictures that illustrate the connections. You may want to write brief descriptions or word strips about the connections. Write down other ideas for things you want to put on your bulletin board.

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4. Build Your Bulletin Board Collect the items you will need for your bulletin board. Then decide how you want to arrange the items. You may want to have a world map in the center, and pictures, descriptions and other items around it. Add a title or hang a banner.

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5. Share Your Work Discuss the items in on your bulletin board with other students.