News from France, Scotland and Great Britain

Tuesday's World Events - June 3, 2014

Questions

1. For each of the 3 countries, provide the following information:
a) capital:
b) location/the countries that share its borders:
c) the religious breakdown of the population:
d) the type of government:
e) the chief of state (and head of government if different) [If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? - include name of heir apparent for monarch]:
f) the population:

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the "Geography" "People" and "Government" headings.  Go to worldatlas.com for maps and a list of continents.]

NOTE: “Answers” emails have ended for the school year and will resume September 2nd.

2. For FRANCE:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) List the events noted in this article which are taking place to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in France this week.
c) CHALLENGE: Read the “Background” and visit the links under “Resources.” List at least 2 significant facts you learned about the D-Day invasion from these resources.

3. For SCOTLAND:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How did the Scottish government choose the eight events from WWI that will be commemorate on the 100th anniversary of the war?
c) What do organizers of the commemoration events hope people will get out of the events?

4. For GREAT BRITAIN:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is the purpose of Britain’s 14-18 Now “Lights Out” event?
c) What three events will be marked during the next four years’ WWI commemorations?