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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-Americans

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.


Ancient Cultures

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 . . .

City  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|4SAE&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
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


World Religions

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

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.


Polar Regions

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.


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