Activities for Pakistan

Language Arts

  1. Urdu is one of the official languages for Pakistan. All students learn to read in Urdu. In Urdu, a person reads and writes from right to left. What direction do you read and write?
  2. The page below has the first six letters of the alphabet listed in yellow so you can hear them. Listen carefully to the first letter. The girl will say something like this: aleph say anar. Aleph is the first letter of the alphabet. Anar is an example of a word beginning with that letter. What letter in our alphabet is aleph similar to? If you guessed A, you're right!
  3. Now visit this site and list the letters that are similar to the first 6 letters of the Urdu Alphabet. Learn the Urdu Alphabet
    1. Note to Teachers: You need Shockwave installed on your computer. You can download it from Macromedia.
  4. Visit the Pakistan Embassy and find the words to their National Anthem. What ideas or thoughts are similar to your national anthem?
  5. Visit the Pakistan Embassy and find the pictures of Pakistan. Write 3 to 5 sentences describing what you think life in Pakistan would be like. Look at climate, occupations, animals, buildings, vehicles, sports, etc.

Social Studies

  1. Who was Mohammad Ali Jinnah? Look around the Pakistan Embassy to find out. Hint: It's related to history.
  2. Visit the Pakistan Embassy and look at the commerce division. What are Pakistan's major sources of income? Which would you want to buy?
  3. Visit Destination Pakistan and find the map. What body of water is south of Pakistan? What major river runs through Pakistan? What is the capital of Pakistan? Name two other countries that border Pakistan. Name two provinces in Pakistan. Here's another map if that one isn't helpful.
  4. Visit Destination Pakistan and find out who was the Muslim world's first elected woman leader (in this case prime minister).
  5. Visit Government of Pakistan Official Home Page if you want more information.


  • Visit Destination Pakistan and find the facts for the traveler. Say you visit Pakistan for 3 days and 3 nights. On the first night you stay in a cheap room, but decide that isn't your style. You stay in a hotel room for the other two nights. You eat 3 cheap breakfasts, but you eat lunch and supper at a restaurant. About how much money will you spend?


  • Visit Destination Pakistan and look at the slide show. In what other areas could you pray for Pakistan?

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