Afro-Americ@Kids Zone
Games, stories, and information about the continent of Africa. Includes brainteasers about geography, animals, and history, as well as a collection of myths and fables.

Amnesty International Annual Report
Regional summaries and indexes of human right abuses around the world.

Atlapedia Online
A great collection of statistics on many countries, with color maps. Watch the dates on the facts and figures.

CIA World Factbook
A thorough collection of information on every country provided by the CIA. Great facts and figures.

Library of Congress Country Studies
Studies of over 100 countries prepared by the Research Division of the Library of Congress. Includes maps, but only in PDF format (you must have Adobe Acrobat to read).

Lonely Planet
A searchable database of places around the world, which includes photgraphs and video.

Map Machine
A National Geographic site that not only lets you explore maps of the world, but also look at country flags and facts.

National Geographic Index
Search the index of back articles full-text on the web.

Portals to the World
Great links for up-to-date information on various countries of the world.


United Nations CyberSchoolBus
A fantastic resource for country information which includes Infonation, an up-to-date resource of statistical country information which allows for comparison of up to seven nations. Browse through Global trends, Country at a Glance, and information on the U.N.

Wilfried Derksen's Elections Around the World
One of the most current resources naming leaders and results of recent elections in countries around the world. Searchable by country.

A great collection of lists of the biggest, longest, largest, highest population, etc. Great for those almanac activities.

World Bank Regions and Countries
World Bank provides economic information on many countries, concentrating on standard of living and current issues. Includes charts and tables for the more than 210 countries reported on in the World Development Indicators and the World Bank Atlas.