Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects
Take a step beyond learning flags, coins and country names to really appreciating the elements it takes to make a true nation with borders, language, and culture. Part of the Build it Yourself series, this book will help students create their own nation (micro sized). They will understand what makes up a unifying national culture and the challenges that a nation faces with regards to services and dozens of infrastructural elements. Students will learn vocabulary and have to think about transportation, communication, money, mail service, power systems, schools, and resource management, to name a few. The activities included are fun and thought provoking. Black and white illustrations, with a glossary and additional resources. 124 pp, sc. ~ Steve
For anyone who's ever dreamed of ruling over their own empire, here's your chance! Micronations are imaginary countries that have a lot of the same things as real ones: laws, customs, history, and their own flags, coins, and postage stamps. Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture takes readers step-by-step to create their own unique realm, using examples from real nations, micronations, and fictional lands. What makes a country a country? What symbols and systems define a country and help it function? Learn about geography and government, technology and the environment, art and culture, and the literary device of "world-building" used in works like The Hobbit and Harry Potter.
Kids get to invent their own language, music, games, clothing, food, and holidays to fit their micronation's tradition. Whether they create a land of time travel where every city exists in a different epoch or an underwater monarchy whose chief export is fish, Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture will engage kids' imagination and teach make-believe rulers how the real world works.
This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language arts, history and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity