Print resources:

Plympton's Destiny Quest Catalog has library materials for:
  • Information books about specific countries and cultures
  • Folk and fairy tales
  • Literature set in specific countries
  • Literature about immigration to the US from different countries
  • Holiday celebrations

Resources for multicultural literature:

Digital Resources:

The Waltham Public Schools Databases, such as Culture Grams, Grolier, and World Book have excellent information and maps for learning about European countries; See Ms. Paradis for passwords

Enchanted Learning: Resources including flags, maps, and activities; See Ms. Paradis for Plympton password for this site

National Geographic Kids: Kid-friendly website with lots of good information and photography about many countries and cultures

Flags of most countries in the world can be found at:
Flags of the World
CIA Fact book Flags of the World

A Song about the continents

Geography Games

Sheppard Software

Free Rice
Travel IQ

International sites for kids :

US State Department for Kids (information about lots of foreign countries)

My Wonderful World: This site is from the National Geographic to help students and teachers with Geography

Time for Kids- Faraway places at your fingertips

Mama LisasNursery Rhymes and Songs from around the world

Interactive Quizzes

Nations Illustrated

Countries of the World

Library of Congress Slides of Countries

A website of maps:

Lesson Plan Web sites

The websites listed here are organized to help teachers quickly find good lesson plans and projects based on specific curriculum topics and geared to specific grades. Judi Paradis in the library or Peggy Keohane in the computer lab are MORE THAN HAPPY to help teachers use these websites to find materials to support their work.
Thinkfinity :
Supported by the Verizon foundation to Enhance Learning with FREE lesson plans & educational resources. Lessons can be searched by State Standards including: State, Grade level, and subject .
Teachers Net:
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Teachers.Net features over 4000 lesson plans and classroom ideas submitted by teachers. Browse lesson plans by category, grade level, or search by keyword.
Edsitement :
Lesson plans
Kathy Schrock's Discovery School
Free lesson plans for elementary grades k-5 that include suggestions for adaptations for older or younger audiences
Helping Teachers use the Internet effectively. Includes many resources.
lots of good project and lesson ideas