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Brazil for Kids ??? Brazilian Embassy

Brazil for Kids ??? Brazilian Embassy

According to the site, “BRAZIL FOR KIDS is the most recent publication prepared by the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations for students and teachers all over the English-speaking world.” It also includes additional materials designed specifically for primary and secondary school students, along with activities and teachers’ notes.
Subject: Our World–South America–Brazil

ipl: Culture Quest

ipl2: Culture Quest

Join Parsifal Penguin and Ophelia Owl as they sample the delicious cuisines, play the games, see the museums full of arts, crafts and history, hear the folktales and learn about the holidays & festivals of many of the world’s cultures.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture

Tale of Three Cities

Tale of Three Cities

“A vivid look at how life has, and hasn’t, changed in the past 2,000 years” by comparing three cities from different millennia: Alexandria, Egypt in A.D.1; Cordoba, Spain in A.D. 1000; and New York City in A.D. 2000.
Subject: Our World–Europe–Spain; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–N-P–New York; Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt

Global Gang

Global Gang

“Chat, play games, read news features about children in poor countries of the world and learn about their daily lives, as well as find out about campaigns to help them.”
Subject: Our World

Four Faces of Pocahontas

Four Faces of Pocahontas

Learn more about this legendary Native American woman. This page gives information about Pocahontas, including details about her rescue of John Smith, her kidnapping, and her later life.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Understanding Slavery

Understanding Slavery

“Learn about the history of slavery around the world. Follow the journey of one man who was enslaved in both Africa and the United States. Then, travel back in time to Richmond, Virginia in 1845 to witness a slave auction. Along the way, you’ll learn just how pervasive the institution of slavery was in the United States and how it differed from sla …
Subject: Our World–History & People

Hiroshima: A Survivor’s Story

Hiroshima: A Survivor’s Story

“It is 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945. Fifteen-year-old Francis Mitsuo Tomosawa looks into the sky and sees an object falling toward his adopted city of Hiroshima, Japan. In an instant, his life will change forever.”
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Mummies of Ancient Egypt

Mummies of Ancient Egypt

What are mummies? How are mummies made? Who were the mummies? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this colorful web site!
Subject: Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt

Arabic Folk Medicine and Magic: 20th Century Amulets from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Arabic Folk Medicine and Magic: 20th Century Amulets from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

“Discover the magic said to cure everything from colds and headaches to evil spells and omens.” Gallery of twenty-nine Arabic amulets acquired by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
Subject: Our World–Africa–Egypt; Art, Music & Museums–Museums; Our World–Africa–Sudan

Mexico for Kids

Mexico for Kids

A site for kids created by the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico where they can learn about Mexico’s history, government, environment, and peoples. The site includes games, news, music and videos. In Spanish.
Subject: Our World–North America–Mexico

About Canada

About Canada

“Access a collection of selected web resources that provide information about Canada,” including anthems and symbols, history, provinces and territories, public holidays and national events, sports, science and technology, travel and tourism, and environment and natural resources.
Subject: Our World–North America–Canada

BBC Wales: Iron Age Celts

BBC Wales: Iron Age Celts

Live a day in the life of a Celtic family in Wales during the prehistoric Iron Age in which metalwork was used to craft tools and weaponry. Watch cartoons, play games, and make crafts while learning about the early Celtic people, their culture, and beliefs during this important period in ancient history.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–The Ancient World

Africa for Kids

Africa for Kids

Find out life is like for kids your age in Africa: check out photo albums from schools and communities in parts of West and South Africa, make a “Dogon” mask like the ones worn for special dances, hear a Swahili folk tale, or play a tune on a thumb piano!
Subject: Our World–Africa; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Civil War for Fifth Graders

The Civil War for Fifth Graders

Learn the basics about the American Civil War from this well-organized, outline-style website. Authored by a fifth grade elementary school teacher, the site contains references and other reliable source information for use is school projects.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

This site covers the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777, including the March to Brandywine, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of the Clouds, the Paoli Massacre, the March to Germantown, and the Battle of Germantown. It also has information on Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge, and the British in Philadelphia.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–N-P–Pennsylvania

Exploring Florida

Exploring Florida

“A social studies resource for students and teachers that includes thousands of Florida resources in all subject areas.” And be sure to check out another useful research category at Exploring Florida: Florida Then and Now, about the history of the state.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–A-F–Florida

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

How did people spend their summer vacations in times past? Learn about the history of summer camps, road trips, and how Miami Beach was created.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

SmartFun Online

SmartFun Online

Here, students can explore an interactive timeline, go on a Model T road trip, find out what it was like to live under enslavement, investigate the lives of a colonial family, and more. Materials for teachers (including lesson plans) are also included.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

“You are a slave. Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?”
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Pocahontas Myth

Pocahontas Myth

This page offers another look at the stories about Pocahontas. The Powhatan tribe responds to the Disney version by explaining how the animated movie differs from historical fact.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Today in History: December 7

Today in History: December 7

Learn more about the date which will live in infamy. This page gives information about the telegraph announcing the United States’ attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt’s address to Congress, and other important details. Lots of links to other sites about Pearl Harbor, too.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

What is a treasure? This site is a collection of the treasures from the U.S. Library of Congress’s collections, including letters from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and the original lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. It documents an exhibit that is on display at the Library in Washington, D.C., but if you can’t go to Washington to …
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History

Explore this guide to Black History and find biographies, historical timelines, and information on hundreds of topics including civil rights, African and African American literature, art, music, architecture, and sports. A collection of audio, video, and images is included.
Subject: Our World–Africa; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Harvest of History

Harvest of History

Explore this New York village from 1845 and learn about food production in the past and present. Then make your own video using the photos and video clips you collect. Authentic diary entries, maps, and newspaper ads are included.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

“Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest outdoor living history museum, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, about 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., USA.” This website captures the history and information of Williamsburg through educational resources, electronic field trips, teacher resources, and lesson plans. It also provides reference and …
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

Did you know that Ben Franklin was a weatherman as well as an accomplished musician? Find out all about this famous American at this site. Teachers can find classroom resources as well.
Subject: Our World–History & People–Inventions And Inventors; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Electric Franklin

The Electric Franklin

“A cornucopia of Ben Franklin. Source material, original historical fiction, his kite, his Philadelphia, his Autobiography, plus games, videos, 360?? panoramas and much more!”
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

History Buff’s Home Page

History Buff’s Home Page

“Press coverage of events in American history. Includes a searchable library with the categories Civil War, Baseball, Engravings, Journalism Hoaxes, Old West including Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Crime figures such as Bonnie & Clyde, Lizzie Borden and more than a dozen other categories. The Presidential Library includes the inaugural addresses of …
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Houdini

Houdini

This site presents a complete biography of Houdini and includes many photographs of the magician, some of his stunts, and many other subjects.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Global Virtual Classroom

Global Virtual Classroom

“On this site, you can learn about how students live and go to school in three different countries: Russia, Thailand, and the USA.”
Subject: Our World–Asia–Southeast Asia; Our World–Europe–Russia; Our World–North America–USA

U.S. Department of State: Future State

U.S. Department of State: Future State

Future State presents information about current international affairs and State Department activities. It also includes information about international diplomacy and the countries of the world, including maps, government information, and more. There are also activities and resources for students, teachers, and parents.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture; Our World–North America–USA–Government

Everest: Measure of a Mountain

Everest: Measure of a Mountain

For four months in 1999, a team of scientists, climbers, and Sherpas measured the altitude for Mount Everest. Meet the team, follow their adventure, and find out all the facts.
Subject: Our World–Asia

Searching for China

Searching for China

“China is a majestic country with a long and interesting history. If . . . you’ve never been to this fascinating land, you might want to take a brief tour. Go ahead and walk a few kilometers of The Great Wall or step foot into The Forbidden City or voyage to the Yellow Mountains. But beyond these tourist stops lives another, more complex, China. …
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–Asia–China

Embassy of Burkina Faso

Embassy of Burkina Faso

You can get lots of information on Burkina Faso from this site from the Embassy in the U.S. Check out ???Burkina in Brief??? for a nice table of facts.
Subject: Our World–Africa–Burkina Faso

Venezuela for Kids

Venezuela for Kids

This is the page for the Embassy of Brazil. Click on ???Venezuela for Kids??? to get to lots of good information.
Subject: Our World–South America–Venezuala

Radio Expeditions

Radio Expeditions

“Learn the legacy of the Black Sea, go to the frontiers of the ocean, or peruse Peru with National Public Radio audio expeditions. Listen to the most recent adventures, or scan the archive of audio files produced and narrated in cooperation with National Geographic.”
Subject: Our World

Journey through Tikal

Journey through Tikal

“This interactive site explores the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, a city that flourished over 2,000 years ago in Central America.”
Subject: Our World–South America

Kids Web Japan

Kids Web Japan

“KIDS WEB JAPAN is intended for schoolchildren aged 10 to 14 living outside Japan. The EXPLORE JAPAN section contains basic facts about country, the MONTHLY NEWS summarizes major current topics, and KIDS LINKS contain lists of links to other kids’ sites. There is also a GALLERY of submitted artwork and GAMES.”
Subject: Our World–Asia–Japan

Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America

Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America

Learn about the Native American peoples of the Southwest, Northwest Coast, Plains, Northeast Woodlands, and Mississippi Valley through this introduction to their history and culture. And explore their artwork including baskets, pottery, masks, clothing, and rattles.
Subject: Our World–North America–Native Americans

Irish Potato Famine

Irish Potato Famine

Click your way through the animated village, workhouse, school, and dock to learn about life in Ireland during the potato famine, which occurred from 1845 ??? 1848.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–Ireland

Icelands

Icelands

Play games, listen to songs, learn facts about penguins and polar bears, and see cool photos of the Arctic and Antarctica.
Subject: Our World–Oceania & Antarctica–Antarctica; Fun Stuff

Torah Tots: Jewish Holidays

Torah Tots: Jewish Holidays

Learn about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Pesach, Lag B’Omer, Shavuot and other Jewish holidays on this colorful and entertaining site. Holiday stories, games, coloring pages and greeting cards are included.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture–Holidays

Cool Planet ??? Mozambique

Cool Planet ??? Mozambique

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Mozambique for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Africa

Cool Planet ??? Kenya

Cool Planet ??? Kenya

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Kenya for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Africa

Cool Planet ??? India

Cool Planet ??? India

Check out this ???Cool??? site on India for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Asia–India

Cool Planet ??? Ethiopia

Cool Planet ??? Ethiopia

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Ethiopia for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Africa–Ethiopia

Cool Planet ??? Sudan

Cool Planet ??? Sudan

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Sudan for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Africa–Sudan

Cool Planet ??? Ghana

Cool Planet ??? Ghana

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Ghana for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Africa–Ghana

Cool Planet ??? Pakistan

Cool Planet ??? Pakistan

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Pakistan for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Asia–Central Asia

Cool Planet ??? Vietnam

Cool Planet ??? Vietnam

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Vietnam for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Asia–Southeast Asia

Cool Planet ??? Bosnia

Cool Planet ??? Bosnia

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Bosnia for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Europe

Cool Planet ??? Bolivia

Cool Planet ??? Bolivia

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Bolivia for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–South America–Bolivia

Cool Planet ??? Afghanistan

Cool Planet ??? Afghanistan

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Afghanistan for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Asia–Central Asia

Cool Planet ??? Bangladesh

Cool Planet ??? Bangladesh

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Bangladesh for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–Asia–Central Asia

Cool Planet ??? Brazil

Cool Planet ??? Brazil

Check out this ???Cool??? site on Brazil for history and facts on people, places and culture. The site is from Oxfam, an organization working to get rid of poverty.
Subject: Our World–South America–Brazil

Kids??? Zone ??? Royalty

Kids??? Zone ??? Royalty

Learn facts about members of the current Royal Family and past Kings and Queens on this site. You can also paint a picture and look at photos of the Royal Family.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–United Kingdom (includes England And Scotland)

Greeting India

Greeting India

Greeting India is full of great information on the history, government, culture, art, economy and music of India.
Subject: Our World–Asia–India

SCORE History/Social Science

SCORE History/Social Science

SCORE is the Schools of California Online Resources for Education. This site has links to lesson plans for grades K-12 on U.S. and World history and geography as well as social studies concepts such as citizenship and government. There are also descriptions of California Social Science Standards and Assessments.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Show Me UK for Teachers

Show Me UK for Teachers

Show Me UK pulls together interactive exhibits for kids from museums in the United Kingdom. The teachers??? section gives ideas on how to use the online exhibits in your classroom.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Show Me UK for Parents

Show Me UK for Parents

Show Me UK pulls together interactive exhibits for kids from museums in the United Kingdom. The parents??? section of this site gives ideas on how to use the online exhibits provided to encourage your children???s learning.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Kid’s Domain July 4 Fun

Kid’s Domain July 4 Fun

Celebrate Independence Day through activities, crafts, books to read, and links to other July 4th websites. While this site is designed primarily for celebrating the 4th of July, many of the materials can be used for other patriotic times.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture–Holidays

Civil War for Kids

Civil War for Kids

This is a site put together by a Special Education class at Pontico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Among its many resources, the site includes a timeline of the Civil War, biographies of the Civil War leaders, and activities for students. Very nicely done!
Subject: Our World–History & People

Postcards From America

Postcards From America

Postcards from America is a virtual roadtrip of the USA that follows a history teacher and a photographer as they drive across America, seeing a state a week, and sending live postcards on the Internet every day from every state.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; USA

Journey to Africa

Journey to Africa

This site is for first and second grade teachers to study another area of the world and to contrast it to where they live.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Senora S.’s Spanish & World Language Links

Senora S.’s Spanish & World Language Links

A place for teachers of foreign languages in grades K-5 to find teaching tips, classroom ideas, and Spanish language and culture links compiled by an elementary school Spanish teacher. There is also a section of links for children learning a foreign language in school and their caregivers.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Experience Japan

Experience Japan

Learn about one girl’s experience in Japan and discover the “wonderful people, culture and education of Japan.”
Subject: Our World–Asia–Japan

First Nations History

First Nations History

The First Nations Histories site lists the Indian tribes of North America and gives a brief history of each. By clicking on the names of the tribes, you can read about the tribe in detail, including population, division, location, language, culture, and the history of the tribe. Learn about fifty native tribes, from the Abenaki of New England to …
Subject: Our World–North America–Native Americans

All About Glaciers

All About Glaciers

“A comprehensive glacier guide, and includes fascinating facts, answers to common questions, a gallery of historic photos, an extensive glossary, lists of books and articles, plus links to other glacier information on the Web.”
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture

On the Line – Virtual Journey of Togo

On the Line – Virtual Journey of Togo

Take a virtural journey through Togo, which is one of the smallest countries in West Africa. Learn about Togo’s daily life and cultural traditions.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Africa

Crossroads of Continents

Crossroads of Continents

“Journey to one of the most remote places on Earth — the North Pacific. This icy passage links Northeastern Siberia to Alaska, connecting two continents with a shared history. Meet the people who live there and discover their lifestyles and traditions.”
Subject: Our World

The Jewish Calendar

The Jewish Calendar

Learn more about the Jewish calendar, which is “used for religious purposes by Jews all over the world, and it is the official calendar of Israel.” You’ll find out when the new year begins, as well as their new moons and leap years.
Subject: Our World–Religion–Judaism

Calendars through the Ages

Calendars through the Ages

Did you know that the calendar you use every day is a tool that’s gone through many changes over thousands of years? Learn more about various calendars, including Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Chinese, Myan, French, and more.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Math And Science

Remaking America: Contemporary U.S. Immigration

Remaking America: Contemporary U.S. Immigration

This diverse array of curriculum guides created by are designed for both middle school and high school students. These teachers guides explore the historical and cultural backgrounds of newcomers to the United States, their motives for emigrating, their legal statuses and the modes of their incorporation into U. S. society.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Basics of Buddhism

Basics of Buddhism

This is an introduction to Buddhism and the basic beliefs of Buddhists. You can read about Siddhartha Gautama, the Four Noble Truths, Karma, and the Cycle of Rebirth.
Subject: Our World–Religion–Buddhism

Egypt: Gift of the Nile

Egypt: Gift of the Nile

Read about ancient Egyptian culture in Egyptomania. Try on wigs at the barbershop, and read Sosha’s story. Teachers, there are good resources for you here too!
Subject: Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt

Ancient Eygpt

Ancient Eygpt

You’ll love this site because it has good information and it looks totally cool! Read about Egyptian Life, Geography, Mummification, Trades, Writing, and more! Find a friend to play Senet, the Egyptian board game.
Subject: Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt

Chris De Wiff’s Berlin Wall Web Page

Chris De Wiff’s Berlin Wall Web Page

Chris De Witt’s Berlin Wall Web Pages guides visitors on a virtual tour of Berlin’s history. Here, visitors can view photos of Berlin’s past and present. There are also several essays on the web site for students interested in the fall of Communism and Berlin’s divided past.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–Germany

On the Line – Virtual Journey of Algeria

On the Line – Virtual Journey of Algeria

Here is the place to find out about the Saharan African country of Algeria, its sports, arts and crafts, daily life, recent history, human rights, and more. The site also provides a quiz that you can use to test your Algerian knowledge.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Africa–Algeria

GeoNet Game

GeoNet Game

Step right up! You’re the next contestant on the GeoNet Game! Choose a region of the United States, a difficulty level (easy or hard), and category (like places and regions or environment and society), and test your knowledge of geography. Score 1000 points and you’ll be promoted to a GeoAdvisor.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture

Day of 6 Billion!

Day of 6 Billion!

“This website is dedicated to the six billion people who will inhabit our planet as of October 12, 1999 (including YOU!). If you’re wondering what the Day of Six Billion might mean for all of us, our planet and our future, READ ON!”
Subject: Our World

On the Line – Ghana Virtual Journey

On the Line – Ghana Virtual Journey

“Take a journey through Ghana, and experience the culture, the cuisine, and the colors of a country steeped in ancient traditions. Take a peek into a typical Ghanaian village, travel back in time and discover the history of chocolate, and learn about Ghana’s music scene.”
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Africa–Ghana

On the Line – France Virtual Journey

On the Line – France Virtual Journey

“Take a journey through France and experience the culture, cuisine and scenery of this beautiful and diverse country. Find out why France is world famous for its cooking, and learn how to make a cr??pe. Read about the biggest annual sporting event in the world, and see what the French like to do in their spare time.”
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Europe–France

On the Line – United Kingdom Virtual Journey

On the Line – United Kingdom Virtual Journey

“Take a peep into the United Kingdom to experience the culture and flavours of a country full of ancient traditions. Learn how to make a perfect cup of tea and find out the name of a world-famous UK football team.”
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Europe–United Kingdom (includes England And Scotland)

Glacier

Glacier

This website introduces you to Antarctica . Learn about its oceans, weather, climate and the expeditions to this frozen continent.
Subject: Our World–Oceania & Antarctica–Antarctica

World Wise Schools

World Wise Schools

Learn about the culture and geography of one of the 80 countries where Peace Corps volunteers serve. There is factual information about countries in Africa, the Americas, Eurasia, and the Pacific Islands. Teachers can find educational resources as well as information about class-to-class exchanges.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

Spectrum Biography Library

Spectrum Biography Library

“Biographies of people throughout history and people in the news.” Portraits are included. People covered include: Clara Barton, the Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Browning, Julius Caesar, Cesar Chavez, Aaron Copeland, Jacques Cousteau, Charles Dickens, Wyatt Earp, Thomas Edison, King Edward VIII, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Harry Houdini, Scott Jopl …
Subject: Our World–History & People–Dictionaries And Encyclopedias

Discover China

Discover China

Take a walk through the Forbidden City or find a Chinese recipe. This site has lots of information about Chinese culture and places of interest. You can learn about Chinese poetry, calligraphy, the Great Wall and much more.
Subject: Our World–Asia–China

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Take a virtual journey to the Tower of London, one of England’s most famous landmarks. Includes a tour of the tower, ghost stories, and information about prisoners, the Crown Jewels, and the Yeoman Warders.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–Europe–United Kingdom (includes England And Scotland); Art, Music & Museums–Buildings & Cities (Architecture)

Discoverers Web

Discoverers Web

Find out about all kinds of explorers from all over the world. This site provides links to information about discovers long ago and today. Learn more about the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, and much, much more.
Subject: Our World–History & People

Torah Tots

Torah Tots

“The site for Jewish children. Features the entire torah (jewish bible) divided into weekly portions that are read in the synagogue each week. Each ‘parsha’ includes a tongue-in-cheek rundown of the “portion of the week”, games, puzzles and coloring pages.”
Subject: Our World–Religion–Judaism

Welcome to Antarctica

Welcome to Antarctica

What is it like to live and work in Antarctica? Robert Holmes goes there every year to repair weather stations, and he shares his experiences at his Website through words and photographs.
Subject: Our World–Oceania & Antarctica–Antarctica

MontrealCAM

MontrealCAM

“Webcam pictures of 10 popular tourist sites in Greater Montreal, captured live 24 hours a day. Includes the Biodome, downtown, the South Shore, the parc des Iles, and more.”
Subject: Our World–North America–Canada

The World Flag Database

The World Flag Database

Contains “over 260 pages on countries and international organizations. Each page contains basic information on the country, including its formal name, capital city, area, population, currency, languages, and religions. The flags include the national and state flags, ensigns, and sub-national flags.” Browse by country or search.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture–Flags Of The World

Nenets: Reindeer Herders of Siberia

Nenets: Reindeer Herders of Siberia

“Explore life on the edge in remote Siberia with the nomadic Nenets, a nomadic people in the Russian Arctic. Meet them through exclusive photographs from archaeologist Sven Haakanson, who has lived with and worked with them for two years. Their tenacity may soon face the toughest challenge yet, as workers descend on the region to extract natural g …
Subject: Our World–Asia–Siberia

Virtual Antarctica

Virtual Antarctica

Have you ever wondered what life in Antartica is like? Find out about the weather, the glaciers, and the animals in Antarctica. If you’re really interested, there’s even information about what you would need to bring for a trip there.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Math And Science–Earth Science; Our World–Oceania & Antarctica–Antarctica

Greatest Places

Greatest Places

Take online tours of seven of the most “geographically diverse” places on the Earth: The Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, and Tibet. Includes photographs and QuickTime movies.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture; Our World

Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour

Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour

“Edo is the ancient name for Tokyo. During the reign of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Japan’s emperor reigned in secluded majesty at the imperial capital in Kyoto; however, the true center of power, government, the economy and social life was Edo, where the Shogun lived and ruled the country. For most people in Japan, Edo is more than just a historical c …
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–History & People; Our World–Asia–Japan

Discovering Mexico

Discovering Mexico

“Spend a week in Mexico with a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographer whose dispatches introduce you to everyone from pilgrims at Guadalupe to mariachi bands in the capital.”
Subject: Our World–North America–Mexico

Pyramids: The Inside Story

Pyramids: The Inside Story

“Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. ” Based on a program originally aired on PBS’ NOVA television series.
Subject: Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt; Our World–Africa–Egypt

Oneida Indian Nation

Oneida Indian Nation

Learn all about this group of Native Americans, one of many “nations” of native peoples in North America. Find out where they are located, what’s happened in their past, and even get some great recipes from their cookbook.
Subject: Our World–North America–Native Americans

Guardian’s Egypt

Guardian’s Egypt

Want to know how to make a mummy? Learn about King Tut or Queen Nefertiti? Or do you just want a basic history of Ancient Egypt? Then this is your site! It’s full of interesting articles, pictures, stories and myths about Egypt, the pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and everything else Egyptian.
Subject: Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt; Our World–Africa–Egypt