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Middle and High School • Cultural Diversity

CultureGrams  http://0-online.culturegrams.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/secure/index.php
Experience the World through detailed cultural information or explore the U. S. States or the provinces of Canada.

Cultures Topics - Junior Reference Collection  http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/srcx/infomark.do?subjectArea=Cultures&userGroupName=lvccld_main&prodId=JRC&type=subjectTopics&version=1.0&source=gale
Select a topic to learn more about a culture.

Science, Religion, and Society  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780765621092&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others.


The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780787677640&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w&vo=1
Provides information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate.


Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History, Volume 1: The Ancient World  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313086861
Sex & love are central to daily life and to all nations, but their expression is largely shaped by the cultures in which they occur. For example:the ancient Greek understanding of love and sexuality is very different from the modern American one. The set gives students & general readers a sweeping survey of love & sexuality across periods, places, and cultures.

Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History, Volume 2: The Medieval Era  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313086823

Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History, Volume 3: The Early Modern Period  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313056154


African-American Heritage  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/aah
Explore African American Heritage, with booklists, online databases, web sites and other resources assembled by Library District staff.

Asian & Pacific Americans

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/aapim
In May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of people of Asian American & Pacific Islander descent in the U.S.


Hispanic Heritage  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/hispanic_heritage
Explore Hispanic heritage and see how it has shaped American culture. Hispanic culture has been part of "America" longer than the United States has existed.

Hispanic Heritage  http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/chh/

Latino Chronology: Chronologies of the American Mosaic  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9781567207002&id=GR4154-6
An accessible overview of the most critical events in Latino history.


Women's History  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/womens_history
Explore women's heritage and contributions with these books and resources.

Ancient Cultures

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313024702
This cookbook on the main ancient peoples studied today-the Romans, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Greeksóis a stupendous resource for middle and high school students and other interested cooks.

Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313064173
Explores the natural history of 30 of the world's major food plants, explaining why and how they have been important in human history.

Countries & Cultures

CIA World Fact Book  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Need to know about a country? Find out what the CIA teaches their spies about the countries, so they won't get caught!

World Cookbook for Students: Volume 1, Afghanistan to Cook Islands  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9781573567657
Culture and Society

World Cookbook for Students: Volume 2, Costa Rica to Iran  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9781573567664
Culture and Society

American History - Native Americans

American Indian Culture  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781587653155&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
these 3 volumes covers the range of culture from lifeways, religious rituals, and material culture to art forms and modern social phenomena.

Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313042973
Discusses aspects of daily life, including domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational and religious, of Native Americans during the 20th century.

Native Americans  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/nah
Explore Native American heritage with these books, online library resources, and web sites.

Foreign Languages & ESL

Adult English Classes - Aprenda Inglés  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/AprendaIngles
Aprenda Ingles, English for Spanish Speakers.

Babelfish  http://babelfish.altavista.com
"Babelfish: A living fish which, when placed in your ear, will live there and translate any form of language for you." (Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). OK, there's not really a fish, and it's not every language, but it's a cool tool!

Rocket Languages  http://www.rocketlanguages.com/?libID=M0NjBhY2Y
Learn conversational language skills at their own pace. Languages offered include Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Inglés, and American Sign Language.

Clothing and Fashions

Clothing and Fashions  http://go.galegroup.com/ps?p=GVRL.CAFE&u=lvccld_main
Always available eBooks about clothing and fashion and how it has influenced each era.

Latin America and the Caribbean

A Taste of Latino Cultures: Un Toque de Sabor Latino: A Bilingual, Educational Cookbook: Un Libro de Cocina Bilingüe y Educativo  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313068959&id=LU1788-53
Tantalizing traditional recipes from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Colombia complement learning activities and information about the histories, geographies, and peoples of these lands.

Culture and Customs of Nicaragua  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313087394
Introduces readers to Nicaragua's vibrant culture, which reflects its people's strong Catholic devotion, diverse indigenous roots, and enthusiasm for life in the face of extreme poverty.


Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students 4 Volumes  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780684314204&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

Culture and Customs of Senegal  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313087998&id=GR4036-70
Explore contemporary and traditional culture in Senegal, Africa's Land of Hospitality.

Middle East

Culture and Customs of Syria  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313344572
Delve into the customs and traditions that make Syria, one of the world's oldest civilizations, a haven for rich culture and strong values.

What the Arabs Think of America  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313088896
Organised round the most heated talking points of the day, the book gives voice to ordinary Arabs with strong views on American involvement in the Middle East - frequently angry, sometimes admiring and always heart-felt.


1930s  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313077470
This textured look at 1930s American culture provides a cost comparison of common goods and services, a timeline of important events, notes arranged by chapter, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index.

1960s  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313092817
This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1970s  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313085222
The field of pop culture analyzes collective experiences and group influences during a defined period of time, placing societal movements, trends, and situations into context.

Food and Nutrition

Food Is Culture  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780231510783&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Explores the premise that everything having to do with food - its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption - represents a cultural act. Provides insights into many patterns of culinary behavior and tradition.


Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781452218533&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Presents research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre-and postsecondary levels.

History of Civilization

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780684314525&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

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