A Cultural Resource for “Children Around the World”
Target Age Group: Grades 2nd to 6th
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Cultural Ebook Set
These full-color ebooks are designed to look exceptional on any device on which you load them.
They feature beautiful pictures of natural places and landmarks, architecture and cultural events.
Read below a summary of five of the eleven ebooks in this set.
Touring the United Kingdom
Tour the country of Britain and see how the English live! You’ll discover the natural wonders of the United Kingdom, visiting places like the White Cliffs of Dover or Snowdonia. You’ll stop in to amazing places and landmarks like Canterbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon. And what’s a visit to England without going to London? Take in the Tower of London or the London Eye, or see if you can spy a royal at Buckingham Palace. Your tour will end as you discover English culture: English food, holiday, traditional English clothes, Tudor homes and more.
An Irish Jig and Other Irish Stuff
Take a trip to this green place, and discover the enchanting land of Ireland, divided into six regions, each with its own charm. As you go, you’ll visit some ancient ruins like the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle, Craggaunowen, and Bru na Boinne. You’ll also revel in naturally beautiful places like Killarney National Park. Want to visit Irish cities? You’ll get a look at Limerick, Galway, Cork, Cobh, and Dublin. Then you’ll discover the best of Irish culture: Irish jigs, their Celtic heritage, Irish music and clothing, their traditional farming lifestyles and cottage homes, and the potatoes and soda bread they love to eat!
Sightseeing in the Swiss Alps
Switzerland is known for its soaring Alps, its quality Swiss goods, and its picturesque towns. Explore each of this, beginning with a look at Switzerland’s key geographical feature: the Alps. You’ll swoop down to see the Bernese Alps in the canton of Bern, or Lake Geneva surrounded by mountains and hills. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Rhine Falls and the Matterhorn. You won’t want to miss old Swiss landmarks along the way, bridges, churches, libraries, and castles and a visit to the capital city of Bern. Last of all, you’ll discover more about the things we associate with the Swiss: their banking practices, Swiss cheese and other foods, alpine lifestyles and sports, Swiss products like their army knife, and the well-known traditional Swiss clothing styles.
French Cafes, Pastries, Chefs, and More!
France, like Switzerland, is home to part of the Alps, and so you’ll get to see some beautiful places in the French countryside, including the Pyrenees and Verdon Gorge. Some things to see in France? How about an ancient harbor at Marseille, Mont St. Michel in Normandy, the Carnac stones, Roman buildings in Provence and their aqueduct at Pont du Gard, as well as beautiful examples of Gothic architecture around France. End up your time in France with an unforgettable visit to Paris. Walk the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, stroll under the Arc De Triomphe, explore the Louvre, descend into Paris’ catacombs, marvel at the Palace of Versailles, or gaze up at the Eiffel Tower. But you’ll really enjoy France’s city plazas, street cafes, French cuisine, distinct fashion sense, and rich artistic tradition.
Germany: Black Forests & Fairy Tales
Germany, as you’ll discover, includes all types of lands — mountains, alpine tundra, wetlands, and forests. It is famous for its Rhine River, Danube River, and the Black Forest. Visit these and other places important in Germany’s history, then travel to the capital city of Berlin. You’ll be impressed by the Brandenburg Gate and the large city plaza, Alexanderplatz. You’ll even see the Reichstag that used to house the German parliament and made it through the bombings of World War II. You’ll also experience the culture of Germany that has so influenced the rest of the world: her musical geniuses of classical music; the fairy tales and poems we love from Germany; engineering and scientific breakthroughs from Diesel, Benz, Daimler, Geiger, and Fahrenheit; and German food and Oktoberfest.
These are five of the ebooks in this set of eleven. Here are the other titles included in this set:
- Russia: Land of Tsars
- Spain: Running with Bulls and Throwing Tomatoes
- Let’s Eat Italian
- It’s All Greek to Me
- Let’s Visit Brazil
- Australia: A Walkabout Down Under