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The world is made of a great many cultures. What's a culture? These sites show you and tell you.


Taking Outdoor Education Up a Notch
Forest Kindergartens are gaining in popularity in the U.S., after having begun in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

The Flat Stanley Project
The Flat Stanley Project comes from a book called Flat Stanley, in which the main character, who has been flattened, has all sorts of adventures when his family sends him places through the mail. Teachers across America and in Canada have taken this idea to heart, starting their own Flat Stanley Projects, in which students make their own Flat Stanleys (or Flat Jessicas or other female names) and then mail them to friends and family. The adults who receive these new flat friends take the little guys or girls on all sorts of adventures—to work, to the zoo, on plane and boat trips. The range of destinations for Stanley is limited only by the creativity of the people he visits.

Also see a feature on a Flat Stanley Project in Carmel, California, and a look at the Flat Stanley books themselves.

African-Americans
African-Americans have a long and proud history. These links tell you more.

The Masai: Maintaining Culture
The Masai are a people who are continually trying to preserve their own ways in an increasingly modern world. They live along the border of Kenya and Tanzania, moving their homes from time to time to follow their cattle, the source of their livelihood.

Global Gang
Find out more about people all around the world through articles, pictures, games, and more!

Cultural Profiles Project
Go halfway around the world without leaving your seat! This great site tells you more about peoples and cultures elsewhere in the world. In English and in French.

Classrooms of the Millenium
Kids just like you tell what it's like to live in different countries, including Russia, Thailand, and the United States.

Culture Quest World Tour
All aboard for a tour of the different cultures the world has to offer.

Family Traditions
Are all the families the same? Hardly. But some things your family does are the same as what other families do in faraway places. Find out more!

Meaning of Color in Cultures
Colors mean different things to different people. Find out more!

Graphics courtesy of ArtToday


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