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  1. Countries: Commonwealth of Independent States
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    These sites are about the countries that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. The following countries are included: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. There is information about the Chernobyl disaster and the problems with Lake Baikal. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Russia.

  2. Geography: Countries
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    Learn all about the different countries of the world. See pictures of a particular country’s inhabitants and landscape. Read information on its history, culture, and currency. eThemes Resources on continents and the United States are referenced.

  3. Spanish Speaking Countries
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    These sites include resources about Spanish speaking countries: Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica. Resources include information on history, holidays, religion, economy, national icons and famous figures. Links to eThemes Resources on Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, Panama, and Costa Rica.

  4. Government: Democratic and Communist
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    Learn about two different types of government: democratic and communist. Learn the philosophy of communism and the history of its development. Find out what countries have democratic and communist/socialist government. Discover how the economy influences the course of a countries’ development. There is a link to an eThemes resource on democracy and community responsibility. Includes photographs, maps, video, lesson plans, and quotes on communism of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Mao Zedong.

  5. Adoption
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    These sites provide information about open and closed adoptions, adoption procedures, costs, and practices of adoption in the US as compared to foreign countries. Some sites also provide statistics regarding the most common foreign countries adoptions are from and most common ages of children adopted.

  6. Geography: Central America
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    These sites for high-school students are about the countries in Central America and feature several maps. Includes information about the political instability of several of the nations. Learn about the building of the Panama Canal and its return to Panama. Includes information on guerilla warfare and the history behind it. There are also links to eThemes Resources on countries in Central America.

  7. Continent: Asia
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    Learn about the continent of Asia and its many countries. There are maps, country flags, photographs, and facts about Asian culture. Includes recipes for Asian dishes and instructions for craft activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on several individual Asian countries.

  8. Africa: Social Issues
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    These sites are about African countries and some of their social issues. Learn about the Darfur conflict, malnutrition, and overpopulation. Included are several eThemes on Africa and African countries.

  9. Children Around the World: School and Daily Life
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    These websites describe what going to school is like in different countries of the world. Includes typical school schedules, photographs, interviews with students, slideshows, and general information about different school systems. There are also websites that go through the daily life of children and teenagers in other countries.

  10. Profiles of International Terrorist Organizations
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    Find out what terrorism is. Learn about the historical predisposition for its development and growth. Learn how to distinguish between domestic and international terrorism. Read U.S. Department of State annual reports and statistics on terrorist activities around the world. View terrorist groups’ profiles and learn about countries that sponsor their actions. Includes maps, a lesson plan, and photographs of terrorist organization leaders. There are links to eThemes resources on September 11, Afghanistan, and war in Iraq.