Cultures of the World
Afro-America Kids’ Zone
This is the Kids Zone area from the Afro American Newspaper website. There are myths and fables from around the world in an easy-to-read format and a variety of activities such as games and brain teasers. There is a section for learning about the many countries of Africa as well. Many of the games are related to African or African-American geography, ecology, and history.
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.
The Bradshaw Foundation’s website features links to fascinating archaeological and anthropological information on rock art and other ancient discoveries.
British History 4Kids.
From the dawn of time through today you can learn all about Great Britain’s history and culture.
Brooklyn Expedition: Latin America.
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.
A travel guide publisher offers photos and information about most world nations.
Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold.
Choose two countries and the site will compare them statistically, economically, and more.
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.
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.
National Geographic 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. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
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://www.census.gov/.
United Nations 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.
Children across the world have their say on current events on this site sponsored by UNICEF with a fine section on “Children and Work.”