Elementary School • Countries & Cultures
CultureGrams - Kids Edition http://0-online.culturegrams.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/secure/kids/index.php
More than 100 country reports available in CultureGrams Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.
Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|0MGI&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education and daily life.
Countries - Kids InfoBits http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/servlet/KidsInfoBits?subTopic=Countries&locID=lvccld_main&topic=Geography&ste=3
Select a country to get information about the country.Includes facts, maps, flags, symbols, charts, images, magazine and newspaper articles.
Famous Places - Kids InfoBits http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/servlet/KidsInfoBits?vrsn=127&subTopic=Famous%2BPlaces&locID=lvccld_main&topic=Geography&ste=3
Places - World Book for Kids http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/forkids/browsearticles?class=places
Learn about countries, states, regions, buildings & monuments, cities, natural features, & roads.
Maps and Flags
Children's World Atlas http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|4RVH&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, taking the reader on the ultimate round the world journey from Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice.
Maps in the News http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
Reading about something that's happening a long way away? Want to see where it is? Here's maps of places in today's news!
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 Hertiage 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.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/ancient-wonders/
Why name new wonders of the world? Most of the original ancient wonders no longer exist. More than 2,000 years ago, many travelers wrote about incredible sights they had seen on their journeys. Over time, seven of those places made history as the "wonders of the ancient world."
Countries & Cultures
Cultures - Kids InfoBits http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/servlet/KidsInfoBits?subTopic=Social%2BStudies&locID=lvccld_main&topic=History%252C%2BGovernment%2B%2526%2BSocial%2BStudies&ste=3
Select a cultural topic to learn more. Includes, holidays, dress, food & more.
Cyber School Bus http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/index.shtml
Find out about all the countries, from the United Nations.
Ethnic Groups - Kids InfoBits http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/servlet/KidsInfoBits?vrsn=127&subTopic=Ethnic%2BGroups&locID=lvccld_main&topic=People&ste=3
Provides information about individual ethnic groups from books, magazine and newspapers.
Geography & Maps
Amazing World Geography http://ebooks.lvccld.org/ContentDetails.htm?id=DFA5C8E4-1BBC-4FEF-993D-7E8B6F34FAE7
Follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first person to reach the South Pole and witness the "Green Revolution" in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . .
Introduces the world's most fascinating, fast-paced cities and how they grow and function, including suburbs, shanty towns, and high-rise business districts.
Continents & Reqions - Kids infoBits http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/servlet/KidsInfoBits?subTopic=Continents%2B%2526%2BReqions&locID=lvccld_main&topic=Geography&ste=3
Major Religions of the World http://library.thinkquest.org/J002592/
Learn more about the five largest religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
World Religions http://www.uri.org/kids/world.htm
Information about the five largest religions, and many of the smaller relitions
Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780761499558&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.
Ancient Greece - World Book http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/pathfinder?id=ar234900&mt=cs
Includes biographies and how they lived.
Ancient Rome http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780761499565&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
Ancient Egypt http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html
From the British Museum, find out about Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt and the Near East http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780761499572&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Civilization of Ancient Egypt http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/pathfinder?id=ar175060&mt=cs
Includes biographies and how they lived.
Ancient Aztec, Inca & Maya
Aztec, Inca & Maya http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|4SBZ&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=aboutBook&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers the mysterious world of these ancient people, including their beliefs, rituals, and civilizations.
Mayan Kids http://www.mayankids.com/
Find out about the people, the pyramids, the gods and goddesses, and more!
Food and Nutrition
Food Plants http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781593395155&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.
Arctic and Antarctic http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780756641818&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.