These websites are about the country of Syria. Learn about the history, government, touristic sites, economy, human resources, geography & environment, foreign affairs, holidays, the people of Syria, & helpful facts, including maps and photos of the country. Also included is the eThemes resource on the religion of Islam.
CIA World Factbook – Syria
Here is information about Syria’s geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Includes maps and photos.
BBC Country Profile – Syria
See where Syria is located, who lives there, their political leaders, and what forms of media the country has. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking.
Fact Monster – Syria
Here is information on the geography, government, and history of Syria. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: Syria’s Role in the Middle East Lesson Plan
This lesson plan includes objectives and a basic background, as well as other website links and handouts for students.
National Geographic – Syria
This website includes information about the country of Syria, including a map and photos. NOTE: this site includes ads and links to social networking sites. NOTE: This site includes pop up and banner ads.
National Geographic Xpedition Atlas – Syria
Here is a printable map of Syria. Can print with or without city details.
Major Islamic Holidays
Read this brief explanation of the major holidays celebrated in the Islamic religion, including a calendar of holiday dates. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr
This site briefly explains Ramadan, a holiday of Islam, including when it occurs during the year. Also includes a basic glossary of Islamic terms. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: World Religions: Islam
These websites are about the Islam. There is historical information about the prophet Muhammad and his life, the founding and spread of Islam, timelines, maps, and videos. Learn about Muslim communities throughout the world today. Included are five related eThemes on countries that are predominantly Muslim.