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CultureGrams helps student discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations — from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life. And whether it's Iraq, Canada, or Kenya, each CultureGram report offers an equality of coverage detailing 25 different aspects of the country and its culture.
The CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school students and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students).
In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:· photo gallery with thousands of images · color flag images and flag outlines · glossary of cultural terms and concepts and terminology · downloadable slideshows · sound files providing national anthems and country name pronunciation · e-mail function · downloadable and streaming videos · state bird sound files · citation generator · build-your-own sortable data tables and graphs · world time feature · keyword searching ability · interviews with native children and adults from countries around the world · distance calculator · printable PDF files of each CultureGrams text · at least five recipes for each country · list of national curriculum standards met by CultureGrams, including Common Core · text-only reports (to meet all level-one guidelines of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) · short biographies of five to ten famous people for each country · Currency converter · teaching activities · Text-to-Speech capability · printable detail and outline maps · Photo download tool