General Resource Web Sites:
National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com - Incomparable resource for anywhere in the world. Information for kids, parents, teachers and schools. Maps, culture, history and more.
Geography Hotlist: http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/geography.html - An outstanding list of links to fascinating places around the world, geography and science resources, teacher resources
The CIA World Fact Book: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ - One of the best resources available.
World explorers and travelers site with excellent links: http://www.kropla.com/links.htm - Find weather around the world, basic foreign language, embassies and consulate locations, links to world tourism sites and more.
Currency converter: http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic
Distance calculator: http://www.indo.com/distance/ - Finds place to place distances in both kilometers and miles.
Time calculator: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ - A world clock showing time differences by location.
Flags of the world: http://www.flags.net/
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/ - Current events for kids.
Resources for the Classroom
Explorer Trail: Walk a Mile in my Shoes: http://www.wmht.org/trail/explor02.htm
Web 66: http://web66.coled.umn.edu/schools.html
The Global School House: http://www.gsn.org/
Peace Corps website for educators: http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/index.html
Lit Circles Resource Center: http://fac-staff.seattleu.edu/kschlnoe/LitCircles
Young Adult Library Services Association: http://www.ala.org.yalsa/booklists/index.html
Database of Award Winning Childrenâ€™s Literature: http://www.dawcl.com
Resource Materials and People:
www.mapping.com - Excellent geography and mapping resources by "If the World Were a Village" author David Smith. Resources and workshops for students and teachers.
www.markwahl.com - Creative math activity books for teachers, home schoolers, and concerned parents (especially grades 3-9) authored by math specialist Mark Wahl. Also info for booking teacher professional development workshops and conferences as well as innovative math and education links.
On-line Articles for Teachers and Parents
Teaching Multiculturalism, by Deborah A. Wallace
Objectives: Comparing Cultures, by Karin Blair
Multiculturalism: What do Students Think? Survey by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr041.shtml
Rethinking Schools: Standards and Multiculturalism by Bill Bigelow, 1999
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