Resources for Learning About Switzerland

October 12, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Switzerland has been at the forefront of many talks in the media for some time now. If you are teaching your kids about different countries this year, then these Resources for Learning About Switzerland will help you teach about the Swiss.

Resources for Learning About Switzerland text with image of the flag of Switzerland


There a few things that I think about when thinking of Switzerland.

Firstly, I hear it’s like a utopia. All pictures I have ever seen of it just make it look like a glorious place where people live harmoniously together.

Then, I think of Nestle’s Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate – with marshmallows, of course. It probably isn’t even from Switzerland but it still brings many kids a lot of joy associated with the country.

Then there is, “I am Switzerland.” This means that we are neutral in a situation. Many of us have no idea why we say that besides that we know to say it when we aren’t taking sides.

But did you know that the saying is used because Switzerland’s constitution says that the country cannot send out troops to fight foreign wars?

The country has remained neutral in ALL wars since World War I.

an image of mountains in Switzerland
Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay

There are some other facts that you may find interesting:

  • Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate actually has not much at all to do with Switzerland. It was developed in the United States by Anthony R. Sanna, a Sicilian immigrant.
  • 86% of people associate themselves with being Christian? I did NOT know that.
  • Switzerland has the tallest gravity dam in the entire world. The Grande Dixence Dam is 285 m/ 935 ft high.
  • Did you know that fondue originated from Switzerland? YUM!
  • Switzerland has Zermatts, domesticated Valais Blacknose sheep. They are pretty interesting looking.
  • In Switzerland, people speak various languages (German-Swiss German, French, Italian, and Romansch).
  • Switzerland’s Gotthard tunnel is the longest in the whole world.
  • While living in Bern, Switzerland, Albert Einstein developed his famous formula E=MC².
  • The official name of Switzerland is Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin.
  • Switzerland produces the most chocolate in the world.
  • Switzerland is the only country that has a square flag vice a rectangle.
  • There is a SWISS MISS Hot Chocolate sort of association. Swiss chocolate makers Henri ‘Nestle’ and ‘Daniel Peter’ invented milk chocolate.
  • A Swiss businessman and the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, named Jean-Henri Dunant, received the very first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
  • Switzerland is really safe. They have one of the lowest crime rates in the world – yet they have some of the highest rates of gun ownership.
  • The world’s first instant coffee (Nescafe) was invented in Switzerland.
  • This fact is super controversial; assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland.
  • Switzerland is the only country ever to build a solar powered airplane.

I can go on and on because Switzerland is a pretty interesting country like being the most expensive places to live in, they have one of the highest quality of life according to the Social Progress Report from

Explore these resources for learning about Switzerland in your homeschool:

FREE Swiss History Card Game – Date Dash Switzerland | Write Bonnie Rose

Date Dash Switzerland Printable Card Game All About Switzerland text with background image of a mountain

Switzerland FREE Facts & Worksheets | kidskonnect

FREE Switzerland Printable Pack | Case of Adventure

Read Color and Learn about SWITZERLAND (FREE) | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

FREE Switzerland Worksheet Kids | Twibies

Switzerland Worksheet – FREE Printable Word Search Puzzles Online – Geography for Kids | Easy Science for Kids

Fun Switzerland Unit Study | Our Good Family

Switzerland Country Map | World Atlas

Things to Know About Switzerland (FREE Resources) | A to Z Kids Stuff

Travel to Switzerland with this Switzerland Unit Study | Adventures in Mommydom

Switzerland Word Search Puzzle FREE | Student Handouts

Swiss Cities in ABC Order FREE Worksheet | Student Handouts

FREE Switzerland Country Lapbook | Homeschool Share

Global Citizens Club for Kids: Virtual Trip to Switzerland: Homeschooling Switzerland: Switzerland Crafts for Kids & Activities | Pack More into Life

FREE Switzerland Maze | Muse Printables

Printable FREE Swiss Flag | Super Coloring

Switzerland Booklet Country Study Project Unit | Beyond Imagination

Creative Kids Culture Blog – Exploring Switzerland | Multi-Cultural Kids Blog

Adventures in Switzerland: Case Of Adventure Review | This Chaotic Bliss

Switzerland Unit Study – History, Geography, a Lapbook & More! | Starts at Eight

Map of Switzerland Worksheet | Student Handouts

Country Research Project About Switzerland with Reading Passages | Teaching Products

Homeschool Learning Fun with this Switzerland Unit Study | Rock Your Homeschool

Switzerland (Video) | Hoosier Tim’s Travel Videos

30 Fun Facts About Switzerland that are Actually True (Video) | Yellow Production

General country study printables:

FREE World Countries by Rank Cheat Sheets

World Countries by Rank text with close up image of a globe

Geography MEGA Activity Pack – Explore Every Country in the World

Geography Activity Pack

FREE Countries and Capitals of the World Cheat Sheets

World Countries and Capitals text with image collage of different famous landmarks

FREE “Less Mess” Explore the World: Research a Country or City | The Peanut Gallery

Country Fact Sheet Geography | Layers of Learning

DIY Mini Passport Book | Make and Takes

FREE Geography Lapbook | Homeschool Helper Online

For being such a small country (41,285 km² – about twice the size of New Jersey), Switzerland has a lot of cool stuff going on and to learn about. Between Swiss watch, the Swiss Alps, and Swiss chocolate your kids are sure to want to learn more.

Resources for Learning About Switzerland text with image of Switzerland flag


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