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Cultures from Around the World

Learn about the different cultures from around the world. Find out the traditions, holidays, languages, folktales, and mythology. Discover what each nation brings to the culture of the United States. Includes photographs, games, video, and audio. There are links to the eThemes Resources on Crafts: Around the World, Native American culture, European and African heritage in Missouri, and more.


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Select a link with a name of a world's geographical region to learn about its countries and cultures. Find out about cultures' holidays, folktales, games, crafts, recipes, and more.
Learn about a number of holidays known in America that came from cultures all over the world. Use the links to switch from the "Winter" to other holidays. NOTE: The site includes moderated message boards and leads to websites with ads.
Click on the map and learn about mythology from different cultures.
Select an area on this map to learn about native Indian tribes living on that territory.
This site is dedicated to Native Americans traditions, culture, art, nature, and way of life. Includes old and contemporary photographs.
Explore links on this site to learn about several schools in Africa, read or listen to local folktale, learn how to make traditional African masks, and more. Includes audio and video. NOTE: Flash and Real Player are needed for this site.
Learn about colors of Kwanzaa and history of the celebration.
Learn about Hispanic history and heritage. Explore links on this page and play the "Pinata Concentration game" to learn Hispanic words.
This site is dedicated to Mexican culture. Learn about country's traditions, holidays, and cuisine.
Learn history and legends about St. Patrick, and other Irish symbols. Includes crossword puzzles and word searches. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about educational schedules and activities in German schools. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
Read about Russian traditions and culture in the Russian Reading Comprehension section, then follow other links for crosswords, puzzles, and word searches.
This commercial web site has good photographs of traditional Russian crafts. Click thumbnails of nesting dolls to enlarge images. Select the "Eggs" link on the left to view another kind of traditional Russian art.
Find out about Asian American Heritage brought into the United States. Learn how to create zodiac necklaces, kites, and draw hieroglyphs.
This page has a number of links to printable worksheets. Select links in the China Reading Comprehension section of the page to read a Chinese fable and learn about the country. Includes puzzles and word searches.
Click on animals in the Chinese Zodiac to read about how the year people are born effects their character.
Explore links on this page to learn about Japanese culture, traditions, and technology. Includes photographs, greeting cards, games, quizzes, and more. NOTE: The site leads to a site with a bulletin board.
Explore links on this page to learn kids games from all over the world. Use links at the top or bottom of the page to learn customs, tongue twisters, and rhymes from different countries. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
This page has statistics on how many people and from what countries immigrate to the United States every year.
This lesson plan is designed for third-fifth graders and can help kids learn about cultural differences among people living in America and better appreciate their cultural heritage. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Have fun learning more about Italy by completing these activity puzzles. Click on "Word Search Vocabulary Lists" for a three-page PDF file of Italian terms you can learn.
There are links to eThemes resources on U.S. Cultures from Around the World, Hands-On Activities, and Halloween Crafts and Games.sites include craft activities from other cultures. There are links to eThemes resources on U.S. Cultures from Around the World, Hands-On Activities, and Halloween Crafts and Games.
These sites are about the settlement of Missouri by people of European or African ancestry. Topics include westward migration and immigration. Contains a link to an eThemes Resource on French settlers in Missouri. Includes videos on early Missouri Spanish explorers, French settlers in Ste. Genevieve, and German immigrants in Hermann.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
These sites about St. Patrick's Day include games, crafts, poems, e-cards, and clip art. Learn about the history of this holiday. Tune into a Webcam on March 17 to spy on a leprechaun. Play online games or print out word searches and coloring pages. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Ireland.
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 Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Iraq, and Pakistan.

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