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World Factbook provides in-depth country profiles with information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It includes maps of...  (Central Intelligence Agency)
Energy Country Analysis Briefs contains briefs for every country in the world of interest to energy policy makers. Each brief has a narrative section, a map showing the country's location, and a section listing...  (Energy Information Administration, supported by Department of Energy)
Reflections: Russian Photographs, 1992-2002 presents photos from the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Images include protests and religious ceremonies, soldiers and workers, Red Square and Siberia, reindeer...  (Library of Congress)
Country Studies/Area Handbooks presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. It...  (Library of Congress)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
World Wise Schools program aims to broaden U.S. students' perspectives by promoting cultural awareness and encouraging service to their communities and beyond. Students can communicate with currently...  (Peace Corps)
Country Background Notes provides factual descriptions of the world's independent states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Learn about the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, geography...  (Department of State)
Travelers in the Middle East Archive focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It features texts (such as travel narratives), photos and...  (TIMEA, supported by Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey is the companion website for a film that features a community of Pacific Islanders as they build sailing canoes and follow the stars on a 2,000-mile voyage across the ocean in the wake...  (PBS Online, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Language Arts and Literature: Peace Corps features lessons about stories, folk tales, poems, and letters from the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers. Examine writing style and techniques: vivid images, powerful...  (Peace Corps)
Geography Information points to educational resources for geography, geology, and mapmaking and describes various mapping services of the U.S. Geological Survey. The TerraServer has thousands of online...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Gift of the Indus: The Arts and Culture of Pakistan introduces teenagers to the music, theater, dance, and visual arts of Pakistan. See video clips of calligraphers, dancers, and other artists. Hear sitars, tablas, and "qawwali" --...  (The Kennedy Center, supported by Department of Education)
Places in the News presents maps of a geographic location currently in the news...  (Library of Congress)
Ask a Librarian provides basic research assistance related to business and economics; the humanities and social sciences; genealogy, U.S. local history, and heraldry; newspapers, current periodicals...  (Library of Congress)
SEAsite offers language instruction materials as well as cultural, political, and social information about countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, and the...  (Northern Illinois University, supported by Department of Education)
Pulse of the Planet provides a two-minute "sound portrait" of Planet Earth each weekday that is broadcast over 300 public and commercial stations around the world. This website includes an effort to learn...  (Multiple Agencies)
Looking at Ourselves and Others introduces students to the concepts of perspective, culture, and cross-cultural relations. The guide is designed to help students recognize and appreciate differences in perception...  (Peace Corps)
The U.S. Recognition of the State of Israel is a lesson plan on the history, conflicts, and U.S. involvement surrounding Israel before and after its proclamation of statehood. This lesson correlates to the National History...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Cultura lets students in the U.S. communicate with students from France. It offers learners (and teachers alike) on both sides of the Atlantic a unique comparative, cross-cultural approach...  (MIT, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Virtual Trade Mission looks at the challenges and opportunities presented by a global economy. Multimedia experiential learning programs provide participants in schools, workplace learning centers, and...  (Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration)
Future State is the U.S. State Department's website for youth. It offers lesson plans on terrorism, Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis and information about more than 50 international issues...  (Department of State)
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography compilation of more than 5,000 resources on Latin America consisting of literary works selected by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of...  (Library of Congress)

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