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Countries and maps


Countries

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Countries

General

Country Profiles

History, politics and economic background of countries.+ audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

Country watch

background on the 191 countries of the world

http://aol.countrywatch.com/

 

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UK

 

USA

 

Ireland  

 

Scotland

 

Australia

Sydney  (webquest)

interactive tours, history of the city, some music and writing postcards home.
http://www.onestopenglish.com/Culture/Web-Quest/webquestsyd.htm

sightseeing tour,history timeline,native slang, animals, send an australian card to a friend, quiz
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,424866,00.html
http://www.ac-poitiers.fr/anglais/pedago/Civi/Aust_verd/index.htm

Geography, States and Territories, Population, etc.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Australia/Ausmap.shtml

 

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Jamaica

Kingston (webquest)

Jamaica Bob Marley, Reggae and great history lessons.
http://www.onestopenglish.com/Culture/Web-Quest/webquestking.htm

General information

http://www.worldinfozone.com/country.php?country=Jamaica&page=2

History

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/jamaica/history.htm

Jamaican Tourist board

http://www.jamaicatravel.com/

Lots of links including articles on language

http://www.jamaicans.com

 

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South Africa

Time for kids

Webquest

http://invision.esu3.org/Tech_Span/resources/webquestpresentation/webquest.html

Johannesburg (webquest)

http://www.onestopenglish.com/magazine/culture/webquests/webquests5.htm

Nelson Mandela

"the story of the man behind the myth" Includes a chronology, interviews, anecdotes,
   commentary, and a teachers' guide.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/

 audiohistory

Cartoon about Nelson Mandela's life
http://www.childrensworld.org/downloads/mandela_en.pdf

Tsotsi (film)

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Maps

The world mapper

This site features cartograms, maps showing global regions re-sized according to the subject of interest.

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/

National geographic

printable and copiable maps in black and white

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html


World atlas
 As well as maps the site contains features such as country flags, current time
(different countries), currency conversion (latest rates)... the highest, lowest, biggest,
smallest, tallest, deepest, oldest, youngest, richest, poorest places on the planet.
 http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

 

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