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Kids Search
Geography and social studies are topics at this site. If you're at home, you'll need your library barcode no. After you enter it, pick the icon for Kids Search. If you are inside the library, click here. For later elementary grades
Countries of the World
Lots of information about the countries of the world
The World Factbook
A comprehensive collection of information about all the countries around the world
Background Notes
The U.S. Department of State provides information on all the countries of the world.
Learn all about the world at this site.  Sections of this site include Climate, Countries, Country Ranks, Flags, Maps and People.
Global Trek
Choose a country to visit and learn about their culture.
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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.
Amazon Interactive
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 Rio Napo.
Bradshaw Foundation
The Bradshaw Foundation's website features links to fascinating archaeological and anthropological information on rock art and other discoveries of ancient cultures.
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 of ancient and modern Latin American cultures, history, and animals.
A travel guide publisher offers photos and information about most world nations.
Girls Incorporated
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 your readers is one of the best resources for infomation on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine online, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
POPClock Projection
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
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."
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Flags from Around the World
Showcases the flags of the world's nations
A Guide to American Flags
National/historical and current state flags of the U.S.
World Flag Database
Historical and current flags from around the world
World Atlas and Map Library
Click on a region or use the map index to find a map.  Check out "Printable U.S. maps" for even more options.
Many maps of America to make and print
Outline Maps
Some maps are blank, and others have the territories labeled.