These sites focus about Europe and countries in the continent. Learn about maps, country flags, geography, currency, cultures, arts, and facts about the continent. Online activities and lesson plans are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on Continents, Austria, Iceland, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Vatican City, French Revolution, and Renaissance.
Develop map skills by learning about the seven continents of the world. Includes interactive quizzes to test basic geography knowledge of the continents. There are links to eThemes Resources on Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, South America, and Oceans.
These sites are about the country of Austria. There is information about the history, geography, climate, people, and culture of this country. You can see a live webcam of different parts of the country, images of famous places, and learn about famous personalities from Austria. Also included are eThemes Resource on Continents.
Learn about Iceland, a small European country the size of Ohio. Topics include its geography, people, history, and climate. Listen to the national anthem, watch several movies, or view photographs of the country's landscape. Includes information about animals inhabiting the island, including arctic foxes, Icelandic sheepdogs, and puffins.
These sites are about Estonia. Learn about the people, history, culture, government, and natural environment of this small Baltic nation. There are facts, maps, and photos. Students can listen to a recording of a native bird's song, hear the Estonian National Anthem, and watch a short movie about the Setu, an ethnic minority in Estonia. Included is an eTheme about Russia.
Learn more about the country of France and its culture, geography, holidays, language, regions, and more. Take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and the famous Louvre Museum. Includes royalty-free images, 360-degree panoramic views, a live Webcam you can control, and lots of factual information, plus a list of recommended children's books about France. An eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is included.
These sites about Germany have information on the country's history, regions, and traditions. See a live view from a Webcam, listen to the country's national anthem, learn some basic German words, and follow the instructions for German recipes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Holocaust.
These sites include information about the history, castles, and folklore of Ireland. See maps and photographs of many interesting sites. Learn about the country's geography, people, land, and more. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on St. Patrick's Day.
These sites introduce the country of Italy. There is information on Italy's history, culture, art, traditions, cuisine, cars, and more. You can listen to a recording of the National Anthem, take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, view an interactive map, or read about the history of pizza.
Learn about Russia's geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Red Square and view many photographs of Russian people and places. Learn simple Russian words. There are also online games and quizzes.
Learn more about the country of Spain and its culture, food, holidays, sports, and history. Other topics include bullfighting, flamenco dancing, football (soccer), Miguel Indurain, and Holy Week. Includes classroom activities for studying Spain and its culture. An eThemes resource on the Spanish language is linked.
These sites are about the State of the Vatican City, the smallest independent nation on Earth. Here you can read about the Papacy, learn about the history and architecture of the Vatican, listen to a recording of the Vatican's national anthem, see some of the famous works of art housed there, or take a virtual tour of its museums and basilicas. Included is an eThemes resource about Italy.
Learn more about the French Revolution and its causes and effects. These sites are geared toward high school students and include timelines, primary documents, and paintings. Read letters from Marie Antoinette and listen to songs from the time period. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on France.
These websites are about the Renaissance in Europe. Find out about the artwork, inventions, science, and people of the time period. Includes information about the Renaissance in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Three are videos, games, activities, quizzes, and more. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Shakespeare.