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Culture and Lifestyles of the United States and Canada Resources

 
 
General for both Canada and the U.S.
 
Fact Monster
 
Academic Kids
 
Kidskonnect.com
 
 
 

United States

 

General

 

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia

 

Federal Ed Resources

http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm

 

CIA World Fact Book

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

 

National Geographic

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/united-states-guide/

 

 

 

Diverse Traditions

 

Library of Congress: Religion and Philosophy

http://www.loc.gov/topics/content.php?cat=8

 

Religion Fast Facts

http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/fastfacts/fast_facts.html

 

Language Use

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/language/data/acs/ACS-12.pdf

 

Geography of Religion

http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/geo/courses/geo200/religion.html

 

Geography of Language

http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/geo/courses/geo200/language.html

 

 

 

A Nation of Immigrants

 

Immigration and Citizenship

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Defense/Citizenship.shtml

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

http://www.ice.gov/index.htm

 

Travel.State.Gov

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/immigrants_1340.html

 

The Peopling of America

http://www.ellisisland.org/immexp/wseix_4_3.asp?

 

Coming to America

http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory/immigration/index-flash.html

 

 

 

The Arts

 

American Artist Robert Cottingham

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/cottingham/menu.html

 

Speaking of Pictures

http://americanart.si.edu/education/insights/pictures/

 

Library of Congress : Arts and Culture

http://www.loc.gov/topics/arts.php

 

Literature

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/sites.htm

 

Literature

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/land/

 

 

 

Daily Life

 

Holidays

http://www.usa.gov/citizens/holidays.shtml

 

Library of Congress: Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

http://www.loc.gov/topics/content.php?cat=11

 

Urban vs Rural Map

http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/pdfs/sd_urban_rural_2006.pdf

 

 

  

 

 

Canada

 

General

 

CIA World Fact Book

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ca.html

 

National Geographic

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/canada-guide/

 

Canadian Geographic Kids

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/cgKidsAtlas/default_en.asp

 

Canadian Geographic

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/default.asp

 

Government of Canada

http://www.gc.ca/aboutcanada-ausujetcanada/explorer/arts-eng.html

 

Canada

http://www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu/lrc/canada.htm

 

The Kid’s Site of Canadian Settlement

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/index-e.html

 

The Atlas of Canada

http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html

 

Images Canada: Photographs

http://www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=g1tbruqri8unjuej24s74j3m56

 

Canadian Heritage

http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1266037002102/1265993639778

 

 

 

A Mix of Cultures

 

Immigrants

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/family/children-of-immigrants-and-their-challenges

 

 

 

Independence and Self-Rule

 

Quebec

http://www.gouv.qc.ca/portail/quebec/pgs/commun/?lang=en

 

Nunavut

http://www.gov.nu.ca/en/Home.aspx

 

 

  

The Arts

 

Native Drums

http://www.native-drums.ca/

 

Artists

http://artists.ca/links/active

 

 

 

Life in Canada

 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/about-ausujet/index-eng.htm