This new site lets kids play a thumb piano, make a Dogon Rabbit mask, hear an interactive Swahili folk tale, and more. In the ‘My World’ section, students from different regions, such as the students at West African Secondary School in Ghana, have posted photographs to offer insight into their lives. Young visitors can e-mail questions and learn more about the lives of African students.
November 24, 2004 -- From Sarah Clark, a reader from New York who is affiliated with the site
WGBH’s Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation takes kids online with geography-themed interactive stories set in Tokyo, India’s Bollywood and Australia’s outback. Kids learn and then use geography skills to solve international detective stories.
February 17, 2002 -- From Shel, a teacher from Daytona Beach, Florida, who is not affiliated with the site
This site has wonderful current world maps with the countries labeled. It’s perfect for studying. Some of the maps were large, but most could be printed out with just a little adjustment.
December 26, 2001 -- From Gaby, a reader from Washington, D.C., who is affiliated with the site
With more than 80 million acres and 385 units (including parks, monuments, preserves, trails, and battlefields), America’s National Park System is the biggest in the world. At www.eparks.org, you can take virtual visits to the parks; learn about endangered species, biodiversity, threats to the environment and how you can help; read articles from National Parks magazine; and see lots of great pictures of America’s magnificent parks. Recommended by USA Today Education and Newsweek, www.eparks.org brings the national parks to your computer.
May 14, 2001 -- From Lisa L. Kirchner, a parent from Pittburgh, PA who is affiliated with the site
Complete puzzles depicting land forms and world geography, hear and see animations that give more detail, then send your “passport” to friends and family. Or check your knowledge with a quiz. Geography has never been this fun AND effective.
April 24, 2001 -- From Donald Greene, a reader from Prescott, AZ who is affiliated with the site
These online learning expeditions take students and teachers on virtual journeys around the globe. Provides lesson plans and activities while promoting a greater understanding of different cultures.
April 11, 2001 -- From Sherry Ziolkowski, a teacher from Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA who is affiliated with the site
This site was created for teachers to use with first and second graders to study another area of the world and to contrast it to where they live. This site is divided into three biomes: the desert, the rainforest, and the savanna. The people, land and animals of each biome are presented. Included on the site is a printable “Travel Diary” that can be used to record the sites of Africa.