These sites provide information about life in the country. Learn about country life in the past and present and compare living in the country and city. Includes clothing, music, scenic pictures, houses, and more. There are also links to eThemes resources on Comparing Communities: Urban, Suburb, and Rural, Farm Animals, Amish People, Life, and Culture, and Transportation: Covered Wagons.
Country Life Views
View pictures and slide shows of scenic views of the country. NOTE: This site includes ads and pop-up ads.
Growing a Nation: A History of American Agriculture
Learn about life on the farm from past to present. Includes timelines on crop and live stock, farm development, transportation, life on the farm, and more.
Lesson Plans: City or Country Life?
Student compare and contrast life in country versus life in the city around the world.
History of Country Music
This site provides information about the history of country music. Learn about its evolution and influence of major artists and songs from different time periods.
Dress Up: Clothing from the Past
View clothing from 1700 to 1900 eras.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link to view various types of country houses in the past including cottages, farmhouses, and villas.
eThemes Resource: Comparing Communities: Urban, Suburb, and Rural
These sites have information about the characteristics of communities. Learn about urban, suburb and rural communities and discover how they differ. Includes photographs and lesson plans. An eThemes resource on urban wildlife is included.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Farm Animals
Learn about different animals that live on farms, including cows, horses, dogs, cats, and more. Includes many photos, plus audio files of the animal sounds. There are activities, games, and online stories relating to farm life. Includes links to eThemes Resources on dairy farms, chickens, and Missouri animals.
eThemes Resource: Amish People, Life, and Culture
These sites describe the day-to-day life of the Amish culture. Learn about their history and beliefs. Some sites include recipes or instructions for making crafts. Most sites include images.
eThemes Resource: Transportation: Covered Wagons
These sites explain the different types of covered wagons that were used by pioneers to traverse the Oregon Trail in the late 19th century. Topics include the materials, dimensions, usage, manufacturers, cost, and durability of this primitive mode of transportation.