*Grolier Encyclopedia -
*World Book Encyclopedia -

Around the World - Time for KIds

*The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency

*Countries of the World - FactMonster

GlobalEDGE Country Insights -

Global Road Warrior database - (formerly A-Z World Cultures - The Maple Street School has a subscription to this service)

Country Studies - Library of Congress

Forms of Government - This site explains different types of government: democracy, monarchy, republic (republicanism); totalitarianism; fascism; dictatorship; communism; oligarchy

National Geographic Kids -

Traditional Children's Games from Around the World - Topics Online Magazine

Travels and Cultures Directory - National Geographic

World Info Zone - Newslink Index

*A-Z List of Countries and Other Area Pages - U.S. Department of State
As of May 2012, the Background Notes are in the process of being replaced by fact sheets that focus on U.S. relations with each country.


Marilee's International Food Links -

RecipeSource -


Countries A to Z - Mama Lisa's World : Children's Songs and Rhymes of All Nations

Flags of the World - CIA - The World Factbook -

Worldometers - World Statistics updated in real time