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Last Updated: May 3, 2010 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About this Project

Students will be assigned a country from the continent of Asia and will utilize Netvibes to create a webpage.  Each student will be assigned one of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


World Geography & Culture


World History

Culture & Map Databases

  • Global Road Warrior
    "The Ultimate Guide to the World"
    From the database website:
    "How much do I tip in Bolivia?"
    "Are there religious taboos in Oman?"
    "How do I greet my host in Mail?"
    What is typical family life like in Japan?"
    "Is punctuality important in Russia?"
  • A to Z Maps Online
    "The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps."

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The titles listed below are electronic versions of subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias (also known as E-books). 

  • Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World
    Presents more than 2,500 graphs, charts, maps, and photos that cover the most important and interesting facts about every country on the planet.
  • Encyclopedia of Population
    Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues.
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures
    This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

Useful websites

Here are some websites to get you started on your research.  They are great resources but some of they may lead you to other not-so-great resources.  Please be prepared to complete a Website Review and Evaluation Rubric.   


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