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Learn more about the people, history, and culture of Afghanistan. Includes photographs, timelines, and articles about this war-ravaged country. There is also information on the Taliban and Islam. Includes links to eThemes Resources on September 11, Women in Afghanistan, and World Religions: Islam
This is an interactive map of the country. You can change the view by clicking on the buttons along the left side. See a satellite view, vegetation, ethnic groups, and movement of refugees. NOTE: This site contains ads and pop-up ads.
Learn how a National Geographic photographer tracked down an Afghan refugee more than 15 years after first taking her picture. Read about the life of Sharbat Gula, the Pashtun woman in the famous 1985 portrait. Click on the "Video Clips" in the "TV Special" box. NOTE: This site contains ads and pop-up ads.
Students will research online resources and analyze a map of Afghanistan to determine how the physical geography of this region affects the lifestyles of the individuals who live there. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
These sites are about the status of women in Afghanistan. Learn what life was like for women and girls before and after the Taliban came to power. There are interviews, video clips, slideshows, and lesson plans. These resources can be used for background information for teaching the books "The Breadwinner," "Parvana's Journey," or "Mud City." Includes an eThemes resource on the country of Afghanistan.
Explore several children's news sites about the Sept. 11 tragedy and America's response. Includes interactive maps, timelines, videos, and a listing of recommended children's books. There is information about the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Osama Bin Laden. Also includes an animated movie about anthrax. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Afghanistan, the September 11 anniversary, and coping with terrorism.
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.