http://www.icomamerica.com/downloads/bandchar.pdf

and/or

http://no4j.com/nfdxa/dxcc/cont.asp

This site lists  PFX, Country,  Continent,  CQ Zone,  ITU Zone,  Time,  Lat,  Long,  Begin Date, End Date, Deleted

QSL Cards

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/flags/glossary.shtml (Flag Glossary) and www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/flags/types.shtml (Types of Flags)

http://www.photius.com/flags/alphabetic_list.html   (Countries of the World Flags)

Common Prefixes of Countries Chart

Atlas Books

 

Procedure

1. Working in learning buddy pairs, students select and read the physical and cultural landscape depicted on their QSL cards.  The QSL cards may be thematic such as . . . island countries, land-locked countries, countries in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, similar language countries, countries from the same continent, etc. or they may be randomly selected from the class collection.

2. Students locate the QSL country prefix on the Common Prefixes of Countries Chart and record the prefix code and country name on the chart below.

3. Using atlas books, students research and draw the country flag.

4. Students compare and contrast findings.  Are there commonalities and differences in prefix codes?  Why or why not?

 

 

Common Prefix of Countries

By Donna LaRoche

Materials

Common Prefixes of Countries List at . . .

©Natasha Bochkov, M.C.S., Martin Bayes, Ph.D., and Donna LaRoche, M.Ed.