How well do you know the different countries around the world? Did you know that there are 195 sovereign states? (according to the UN) Have students in grades 6,7,8 use problem solving strategies to unscramble the letters in 15 of these sovereign states around the world in this downloadable, printable jumbled letters puzzle. Homeschooled students will also benefit from this downloadable jumbled letters resource. As a follow up or extension activity, have students locate these 15 world countries on a world map. Another extension would be to compare and contrast pairs of countries as it relates to geography, food, industry, family.