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Cultures

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Online Social Studies Lessons
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Promote a can-do attitude toward learning
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  • Get history, geography, civics & more
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  • Available to elementary & middle schoolers

Japan - Elementary-level Resources  (Y)
From Asia for Educators

Africa unit for primary students  (T)
Lists activities (without much detail) and recipes to be used in an elementary Africa unit

Renaissance: The Elizabethan World  (Y,M,O,T)
Explore the world of Elizabethan England

Mr. Donn's: In the Tombs of Egypt  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about Egyptian Tombs for kids & teachers

Ancient Greece  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about Greece for kids & teachers

Ancient Egypt Unit Study  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about the Egypt for kids & teachers.

CountryReports.Org  (Y,M,O,T)
Cultural, historical and statistical country information.

Ancient India Unit  (Y,M)
India Past and Present - Lesson plans for teachers and students.

CyberSleuthKids: Hungary  (Y,M,O,T)
A comprehensive educational directory and homework helper that provides a wide variety of resources on Hungary.

Kids' literature featuring Germany  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Germany

Kids' literature featuring Greece  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Greece

Kids' literature featuring Scotland  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Scotland

Kids' literature featuring Spain  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Spain

Kids' literature featuring the Netherlands  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to the Netherlands

Kids' literature featuring Costa Rica  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Costa Rica

Kids' literature featuring Cuba  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Cuba

Kids' literature featuring Guatemala  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Guatemala

The Greatest Places  (Y,M,O,T)
The Greatest Places is a large-format film playing worldwide. Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu , Madagascar, Namib, Okavango and Tibet. This website is intended to extend inspiration and education about the geographically diverse regions and cultures related to the film.

Asian Indian Immigration Unit  (Y)
Countries and their cultures

Nova Online: The Vikings  (Y,M)
From PBS.org. Based on recent archeological investigations.

BBC Children  (Y,M,O,T)
BBC has one of the best children's sites on the web. It has long been my favorites for their flash games, but the site is large and has much more to offer. School Day 24 connects kids all over the world, particularly kids living in areas of conflict. Science, nature, history, and more are covered in ways that get kids engaged. The site also includes movie reviews, articles, and links to other areas of the BBC site like health and sport, cooking, and more.

Peace Corps World Wise School  (T)
Classroom resources based on Peace Corps Volunteer experiences.

O Canada  (Y,M,O,T)
Includes older elementary curricula, puzzles and quizzes, and graphics along with many links.

Ancient Egypt  (M,O)
From the Trustees of the British Museum, each section has a story, a challenge (requires shockwave), and a timeline. The website design is intriguing and the content interesting. Includes information on Egyptian deities and temples.

Ancient Egypt; Lesson Plans for Teachers  (Y,M,O,T)
A selection of cross-curricular lesson plans created by Detroit teachers

The Face of Russia  (T)
Site accompanies PBS program of the same name; contains lesson plans for upper elementary through high school.

A Russian Phototrack  (Y,M,O,T)
An illustrated history in addition to photos from each region

Black History at InfoPlease  (Y,M,O,T)
History & timeline, special features, fun stuff, and other resources

One World Nations Online  (Y,M,O,T)
They bill themselves as the gateway to the world, and as comprehensive as this website is, I believe it. Find out anything and everything about any country!

Little Known Facts About Black History  (Y,M,O,T)
Lots of biographies, a "Who Am I?" interactive quiz, teacher resources (created to accompany History Channel programming), and videos

The African-American Mosaic  (O)
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture; taken from an exhibit of the same name.

Ancient Greek Olympics Mini Unit study  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about the original Olympics for kids & teachers.

Castle Builder  (Y,M,O,T)
Medieval activity; "You are a Medieval Castle Builder living in Wales in the year 1076. You are hired by the Norman Baron William de Clare to build him a fantastic castle in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Elementary Themes Viking Ships  (Y)
Learn about different kinds of Viking ships and find links to other related sites.

Kids' literature featuring France  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to France

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