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California Library Association's 2011 summer reading workshop C L A dash net dot org Link
Visit for viceos, presentations, Powerpoint slides and handouts for the following:

  • programming ideas for children, tweens, teens, and adults
  • tips on decorating the library, and
  • a nuts and bolts planning presentation for anyone new to summer reading

Teach the Earth Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College Link
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), with financial support from the National Science Foundation, presents this portal for educators who teach geo-science. Hundreds of teaching activities are available including visualizations, data sets and models, lab activities, projects, virtual field trips, and writing assignments. Topics for the activities include climate change, geochemistry, earth surface, energy/material cycles, ocean, solar system, earth history, and more. Teachers may also want to check out the section on methods. These strategies, such as cooperative learning, gallery walk, and others, could also be used effectively to teach other subjects. (Education World Site Reviews, 11/2/10)

Aaron Shepherd's World of Stories Aaron Shep dot com Link
From the venerable Aaron Shepherd, here's a list of stories from around the world that you can retell. Organized by genre, these include folktales, legends, magicial tales and much more. Also indicated are country/culture, theme, age appropriateness, and number of words.

Mama Lisa's World Mama Lisa's World Link
Mama Lisa's World is a collection of children's songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.

Dining Customs of Different Cultures Family Education dot com Link
from Family Education Network; empowering learners of all ages to reach their full potential.

Table Manners Across Cultures Link to Video Jug
There are big differences between cultures. VideoJug produces professional, instructional, short-form online videos enabling people everyhwere to access straight forward, valuable knowledge and advice in easy-to-follow tutorials.

Teach about Other Cultures Through Food suite 101 dot com Link
Social Studies Cultural Unit Lesson Plan from

Flags of the World suite 101 dot com Link
Flags of the World (FOTW), founded in 1994, is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 47,000 pages about flags and view more than 87,000 images of flags of countries, organizations, states, territories, districts and cities, both past and present.

Folktexts pitt dot edu Link
Features public domain folktales from many countries categorized by theme, topic, or event.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian's World Cultures si dot edu Link
Includes links to online Smithsonian exhibits, fact sheets, reading lists, research and much more.

ALSC’s Great Websites: Cultures of the World ala dot org Link
A superb collection of ALSC-vetted sites including National Geographic Kids and UNICEF’s Voices of Youth. Social Studies World Cultures kids dot gov Link
The 5th through 8th grade section here contains a great list of websites that could be listed here independently.

Cultures and Customs Around the World think quest dot org Link
Projects by students from students at ThinkQuest.

2011 Summer Reading Workshop, Lakeshore's Library System lake shore's library system facebook photo album Link
And we had a FABULOUS SRP workshop January 28th at the Country Springs Hotel with Marge Loch-Wouters and Leslie Peterson! I posted photos to the Lakeshores Library System Facebook page. Please tag yourself if you are in any of the pictures!

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Children's Program (One World, Many Stories) theme art by Rafael López. Young Adult Program (You Are Here) theme art by Svetlana Chmakova.
2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Web Link to Collaborative Summer Library Program

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