We've loved the cultural exchange for learning about other countries. The other resource that is popular here is the UsborneJigsaw World atlas -simple enough for a five year old, and even our three year old enjoys joining in.
This was our Polish package..
Next year, I'm hoping to extend this and learn about countries in little mini-projects-unit studies if you like- lasting 6-8 weeks. We've done this a couple of times before, with Middle Son, and this has been very successful but now hope to do this with the younger children. Successful components before included
- map work including salt dough and cookie maps as well as more traditional maps
- read alouds
- interview with person from the country
- famous artists and their pictures
There is so much more that can be done-just need to decide where to start!