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Global Village

Image of a globe villagelinking to the Kids Around the World page Take a peek at places and people around the globe without even leaving your home. Catch up on current affairs or find out what kids, living in another country, are thinking and doing! These links are wonderful tools to learn about others.

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Global Village NetSites

Item Indian Health Service Kids Page - Go to Indian Country with canine celebs McGruff and Scruff at the Indian Health Service's kid's page. This site features word-finds, a comic book, and a Native American newsletter for kids, but the best feature is the use of traditional Native American stories to teach kids decision-making skills about alcohol, drugs, gangs and abuse.

Item Kids Information on Deployment Stuff (K.I.D.S) - You can find all kinds of information to use when you or your parents move around the world. Click on your grade level and come on in!

Item Kids Next Door - The Department of Housing and Urban Developments lets you know how you can make a difference in your community by volunteering or lending a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity.

Item Military Teens on the Move - Military Teens on the Move is your guide to making a smooth move. Have to move? Find out all about your new installation; Discover how to change schools without a hitch; and Learn how the move will affect your family and how you and your parents can help make the move smoother for everyone.

Item OPIC for Kids (U.S. Foreign Policy) - The Overseas Private Investment helps American companies build their businesses in developing countries, and helps support U.S. foreign policy. OPIC provides loans, loan guaranties and political risk insurance.

Item Passport Services and Information - Basic passport information including where to apply, fees, replacing a lost or stolen passport and much more.

Item Peace Corps Kids World - Explore the globe and learn about the activities of the Peace Corps.

Item Planet Protectors Club - Planet Protectors create less waste in the first place! This site has games, activities and reading materials to help save our planet from too much waste.

Item U.S. Department of State for Youth - Although headquartered in Washington, DC, the Department of State's embassies span the world in more than 190 countries. The diplomats who work in these embassies come from all over the United States and represent a variety of backgrounds. Can you see yourself as a diplomat someday?

Organization Sites

Item Kids' Space Connection - This site has fun stuff like International Kids' Space for creative activities, Kids' Space Connection for communication activities, such as pen pals and the Guide Bear's Tour as a tool for using both sites and teaching about technology.

Item Languages Around the World - Kids around the world speak thousands of different languages! In this section you can learn some new words in a different language.

Item Passport Kids - Online club that connects kids ages 6-12 around the globe. This site was developed by Sesame Workshop whose mission is creating media to delight and educate children and their families. Passport Kids provides a safe environment where children can express their opinions and compare their experiences as they explore the world.

Item Religions Around the World - Learn about the many religions around the world.

Item United Nations Cyberschoolbus - This great site for students has access to country profiles, a well-written introduction to the history and work of the United Nations, and some fun quizzes (such as the one on national flags) and the Urban Fact Game, which is a creative on-line quiz about cities and their populations.

Item - Wired Kids is a one-stop safety resource for everyone who cares about keeping our children safe online. The Information section includes information from everyone from children to Teachers and Law Enforcement. If you would like to know more about what Wired Kids is doing both online and in your community, you'll find the answers in Programs and Services

Commercial Sites

Item BBC's Tomorrow's World - Interesting science topics in Great Britain.

Item - helps kids who have a parent deployed with the military. Information on journaling, deployment locations, ideas for staying in touch, activities and games, and more!

Item Education World - Social Studies - This site has lots of review and links to sites pertaining to Economics, Area Studies, Culture, and Current Events.

Item KidsPost - Washington Post for Kids - Get the latest news stories from around the world of interest to kids of all ages. Learn about the Kids Post Book Club and more. To enter this site you must fill out an audience form that asks for no personally identifiable information.

Item Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. You can find out how the program works, if you are eligible, and what qualifications are needed.

Item Scholastic News - Get the latest news items, test your news IQ, check out the entertainment calendar, or try your hand at a number of different games.

Item Student Connections - The New York Times Learning Network – Learn about who’s who and what’s what in current events, explore specific subjects, get help with your homework, and challenge yourself to the word of the day.

Item StudentNewsNet - Explore your world - get news reports, sports briefs, link to special reports, or take a weekly news quiz to see if you are on top of current events.

Item TIME for Kids - Get the latest news, maps, and answers to your questions about the U.S. and read kid news reports and opinions about various conflicts.

Item Weekly Reader - There is news for kids of all ages. Read about current issues, learn what kids in other schools are doing in their communities, and express your views on hot news.

Item World Flag Database - This sites show flags from countries around the world. Also includes basic facts on each country such as its population, capital city, languages, currency and religions.