Uruguay shows how to teach online in pandemic

Q: Uruguay has been investing in digital education for years, providing a laptop or tablet computer to every child. Its investment paid off with a successful distance learning program during the coronavirus pandemic. Where is Uruguay?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Uruguay’s education system was better prepared for the pandemic than most other countries in the region and many wealthier nations. The small country is sandwiched between South America’s two largest nations. Which nation is the continent’s largest?

A. Argentina

B. Brazil

C. Chile

D. Ecuador

Q: Besides being the first nation to give every primary student their own computer, Uruguay provides free education for students from age 4 through the university post-graduate level. How does Uruguay compare with the United States on its level of spending on education?

A. Spends more

B. Spends less

C. Spends same

Q: Uruguay is poorer than the United States with a GDP per person of $21,561 compared with $62,530 in the U.S. Which nation has more income inequality?

A. United States

B. Uruguay

Q: Uruguay gained its independence in 1828 after fighting …

A. Argentina

B. Brazil

C. Spain

D. All of the above

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