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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/

 

Current Events:

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
Complete multicultural resource links - country-specific studies, student to student connections, resources for teachers

Web 66: http://web66.coled.umn.edu/schools.html
A web-linked school registration site. Find a school to communicate with from an exhaustive list of schools around the world.

iEARN: http://www.iearn.org/home.html
An educational project linking site — schools and projects worldwide. Sponsors language communities.

The Global School House: http://www.gsn.org/
A site linking kids and classrooms around the world.

Peace Corps website for educators: http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/index.html
Opportunities to connect your classroom with a peace corps volunteer. Lesson plans and resources for multiple grade levels.

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 Children’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
Reading Online
http://www.readingonline.org/articles/multi/index.html
A project for teaching elementary school students to understand and accept multicultural differences.

Objectives: Comparing Cultures, by Karin Blair
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/multicultural/papers/karin.html
A cross-cultural experience, China. What it means to investigate cultural differences

Multiculturalism: What do Students Think? Survey by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr041.shtml
Do kids want to study it? Do they think it’s important?

Rethinking Schools: Standards and Multiculturalism by Bill Bigelow, 1999
A statement about the relationship of standards and testing to teaching of multiculturalism.
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/Archives/13_04/stands.htm

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