Once the maps are set up, further learning can include researching the countries where the classes' flat personas were sent. Units on those countries can include discussions on the culture, art, natural resources. Teachers can bring in tapes of music from that country, as well as ask the school librarian to pull books on the various cultures for the students to read.
Discussions on how cultures are different as well as alike help aid the understanding of diversity and multiculturalism. Children can be asked to mind map ways the people in the different countries are similar and ways they are different. To model that diversity is everywhere, the teacher can also have students mind map similarities and differences within the class or community.
If people from the various cultures live in the community, (usually this would be relatives of the students) they could be asked to come and share their culture with the class. Teachers can ask if they could bring an artifact to share with the class, such as a doll from that country or a musical instrument, or piece of art.
By incorporating units on different countries, these lesson plans can span the subjects of history, geography, social studies, literature and art. Teaching one theme across curriculum allows students to stay focused and interested.