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CULTURES OF THE WORLD

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  • Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for PreK aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Elementary aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth.
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  • Amazon Interactive. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
    Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.

  • British History 4Kids. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.britainusa.com/4kids/other_show.asp?Sarticletype=2$other_ID=389
    From the dawn of time through today you can learn all about Great Britain's history and culture.

  • Brooklyn Expedition: Latin America. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.brooklynexpedition.org/latin/gateway2.html
    A collaborative project of the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Children's Museum, this site is a springboard to discussions to ancient and modern Latin American cultures, history and animals.

  • Countries. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.cantonpl.org/youth/country/index.html
    A list of links to resources and information about countries throughout the world.

  • Country Reports. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.countryreports.org
    This emulated site pulls information about countries from sources such as the CIA Factbook and presents them in a concise, easily readable format.

  • Destinations. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/
    A travel guide publisher offers photos and information about most world nations.

  • Facts About Canada. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.icomm.ca/~emily/facts.html
    Province information, government, history, geography, maps, and more!

  • Girls Incorporated. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.girlsinc.org/
    Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold.

  • gpc4kids.com. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.gpc4kids.com
    Learn about traveling near, far, and around the world with travel tips and resources, activities, and fun facts.

  • InfoNation. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
    Choose two countries and the site will compare them statistically, economically, and more.

  • Knowitall.org. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.knowitall.org
    Learn about South Carolina and Gullah culture through historical pictures and virtual tours of historic sites in South Carolina. Other features change regularly.

  • Multi Cultural Calendar. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/
    If you want to know about scattering beans in Japan in January this is the site to visit. The entries might contain recipes for holiday foods, historical background, significance of the holidays, and the special ways in which these days are observed. The entries are contributed by children, so they are rich in local customs that perhaps could not be found as easily in books.

  • NationalGeographic.com Kids! Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth Image
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
    National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife.

  • POPClock Projection. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
    A daily update of the U.S. population by the U.S. Census Bureau! For more information go to the U.S. Census Home Page at http://http://www.census.gov/.

  • Sounds of the World’s Animals. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth
    http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/animals/animals.html
    It’s bow-wow in English, but wanwan in Japanese. Learn how people describe the sounds animals make in thirteen languages.

  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus. Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/
    View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children.

  • Voices of Youth. Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
    http://www.unicef.org/voy/
    Children across the world have their say on current events on this site sponsored by UNICEF with a fine section on “Children and Work.”

  • Appropriate for PreK aged youth Appropriate for PreK aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Elementary School aged youth Appropriate for Elementary aged youth.
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth Appropriate for Middle School aged youth.
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The above sites are recommended for children from preschool through age 14, their parents, and other caregivers. Recommendations apply only to sites listed, not to any sites that may be linked from these sites. The pages are maintained by the Great Web Sites Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children.

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A list of recommended Web sites for children on the topic of world cultures. Maintained by the Association for Library Service to Children's Great Web Sites Committee.