After the fall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the world turned its attention to the 15 newly independent nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. With Russia hosting both the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 World Cup Soccer, this region will once again be in the world’s spotlight. But, what do our students really know about places like Kazakhstan, Macedonia or Ukraine?
There are 1661 Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in this region while over 15,318 volunteers have served there since 1961. Coverdell World Wise Schools invites you to take a trip to this fascinating part of the world through stories from Peace Corps Volunteers.
What do you and your students know about this culturally rich and diverse region of the world? Test your knowledge!
1. Bulgaria borders what body of water to the north?
a) Pacific Ocean, b) Danube River, c) Caspian Sea, d) Pripyat River
2. Kazakhstan is one of the world's top 10 producers of what natural resource?
a) oil, b) coffee, c) grain, d) timber
3. A Turkmen can be identified anywhere by wearing this traditional piece of clothing:
a) Khalat (robe), b) Sherwani (coat), c) Telpek (hat), d) Turban (headdress)
Have your students learn more from an interactive quiz—and get the answers!
Interested in connecting with your very own Peace Corps Volunteer “tour guide” in places like Ukraine, Kazakhstan, or Azerbaijan? Enroll in Correspondence Match today and learn about Volunteers' work in areas such as such as teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), health, environment, business development and youth development.