If I say "state", what do you think of?
Give an example.
"state", with a lower-case "s", is commonly used
for a division of a country (i.e. Pennsylvania is a state in the Unted States of America)
"State", with an upper-case "S", is another word
Attach "What Is A Country?".
As a group, read aloud "What Is A Country?".
Create margin notes on what you think is important.
Create a Venn Diagram for your notes on Countries.