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World Cultures For Kids

History Overview

Food Timeline
Food history is full of fascinating lore and contradictory facts. Everything we eat is the product of culinary evolution.

Guns, Germs & Steel
At the heart of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel are the stories of apparently commonplace things, such as wheat, cattle, and writing. Diamond believes the uneven distribution of these simple elements shaped the course of global history and played a vital part in the epic story of continental competition.

History Channel
Not just what’s on TV, but also what “Month” it is, with related links daily. Unit study site.

History Detectives
Explore the complexities of historical mysteries. Search out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects.

Hyper History Outline
3000 years of world history, broken down several ways and color coded. Click on results and find out more about what happened or who the person was.

Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport
Browse the world with an electronic passport. Mike Dowling is a former radio personality and voice over talent. He has created a colorful, fun and sometime irreverent look at the people and cultures with whom we share the world.

Student’s Friend
World history is the story of human experience. It is a story of how people, ideas, and goods spread across the earth creating our past and our present. Designed to go with The New World History: A Teacher’s Companion, by Ross E. Dunn.

The TimeWarp Trio
What if three 10 year-old boys got their hands on a book that could send them anywhere in time or space? And what if they discovered that their three great-granddaughters, living in the year 2105, had the exact same Book?

Africa

All Africans under the Skin
How might data gathered by the Genographic Project affect human relationships? You and I, in fact everyone all over the world, we’re literally African under the skin; brothers and sisters separated by a mere two thousand generations. Old-fashioned concepts of race are not only socially divisive, but scientifically wrong.

Wonders of the African World
Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he takes you on a journey to discover a wealth of African history and culture.

Asia

All Across China
Four fun-loving friends, Ning, Cai, Na, and Song, are inviting you to journey with them through China’s thirty-four provinces, municipalities, and other regions. At each stop, they’ll introduce you to another friend who is named after the area’s capital.

Chopsticks
Learning about Asian culture can be fun, especially learning how to eat your dinner using only chopsticks.

Take Me There – China
Check out our Top 10 exhibit highlights from Take Me There: China, a new, immersive exhibit that will take you on a journey to modern China–right here in Indianapolis! Plus a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this extraordinary exhibit.

Australia

Australia For Kids
Australia is a continent and a country. It is known as the land down under because it is below of the equator. We have a short story for you to help you learn more about Australia, “the best address on Earth.”


Egypt

Egypt – Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Welcome to our guide to Egypt. This is useful for anyone researching Egyptian culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Egyptian people you may meet. Site offers courses in cultural training.

England

English History and Heritage
Browse by period. English culture. British battles, biographies, archtecture, and history of London.

Lamassu are Mesopotamian protective deities or spirits.

Lamassu are Mesopotamian protective deities or spirits.

Iraq

Iraq Conflict For Kids 
Read current events about Iraq Conflict. Lesson plans, ideas. How to help the children. Support Peace. Support the Troops.


Hatra
Video of World Heritage Site, believed to have been destroyed by ISIL in March 2015. It was a civilization that welcomed people from all cultures from all over the world.

Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city
Archaelogists round the world have warned that Islamic State jihadists are attempting to destroy all traces of ancient civilisations across territory they control after they took bulldozers to the capital of the biblical kingdom of Assyria, Nimrud. March 2015.

Lamassu (A winged man-headed bull.)
Just how cool are these guys? They’re intimidating, but not grotesque. I mean, they could simply step on you if they wanted to stop you. They’re so detailed too. I love how intricate they are, especially the beard. Oh, and I think the wrap around horns are awesome. It’s smart that they kept them inline with the rest of the head. These are believed to have been destroyed by ISIL in March 2015.

Jewish Culture for Kids

Torah Tots
A site packed with fun activities for children who have been studying the Torah.

ZigZag Jewish Games
Learn Jewish culture and language while you play AlefBet, Zebra Chess, and more.


Pakistan

Day in the Life: Pakistan
What is it like to live in Pakistan? Here’s how one girl spends a typical school day.

Saudi Arabia

A Virtual Tour of Saudi Arabia
Hosted by an American woman. Saudi Arabia has always been shrouded in mystery and when people discover I lived in Saudi Arabia for 8 years they usually have many questions to ask me. This site was created to answer some of those questions.

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