U.S. Department of State background notes. You can access information on individual countries.
BBC News Country Profiles
From the people at British Broadcasting Corporation comes a list of countries and information on each.
CIA World Factbook
US government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications,
Class Brain list of Countries.
Country reports from Class Brain.com.
Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Provides information on the land, history, and people
Provides information on the history, culture, and geography
Countries–U.S. State Department
Provides a history of each country, including culture, government, economy, and more
Countries by Region – Includes Maps–LonelyPlanet.com
Provides an overall profile of each country and includes special sections on traveling, history, environment, culture, news, attractions, costs, and more.
Countries of the World–Cantonpl.org
Provides information on the geography, people, government, history, and culture
Provides profiles by countries and then topics, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and flag for each country.
This website offers you all important statistics to look at countries at a glance.
Crossroads of Continents
Journey to one of the most remote places on Earth — the North Pacific. This icy passage links Northeastern Siberia to Alaska, connecting two continents with a shared history.
Cultural Profiles Project
Provides an overview of life and customs in various countries.
…addresses and information about the foreign embassies in the United States and other countries.
Identifies flags by background color, stripes, combos, squares, diagonals, wedges, X’s, crosses, stars, circles, crescents, animals, plants, multicolors, text, and irregular shapes.
Flags of All Countries (Wave.net)
Provides flags of each country, by country.
Chat, play games, read news features about children in poor countries of the world and learn about their daily lives, as well as find out about campaigns to help them.
GOALS: Global Online Adventure Learning Site
The Global Online Adventure Learning Site has lots of adventures underway right now. For many adventures, there are accompanying teacher guides and other materials.
Take online tours of seven of the most “geographically diverse” places on the Earth: The Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, and Tibet.
…a database that allows you to compare statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations
License Plates of the World
…a great site to use for support of those “country” reports.
Maps and Geography of the World
This world atlas includes an alphabetical list of countries and continents (below) or countries.
Maps of Continents and Regions
Provides blank map outlines for students to fill in.
Compare a wide variety of statistics using graphs and charts so you can see the differences between countries of the world.
National Anthems of the World
…midi files and the lyrics to the anthems of many countries.
PBS Wide Angle
Find out more about the political, cultural and economic issues of the world today.
Peace Corps: Kids World
Learn about Peace Corps activities all around the world, about countries where volunteers are working to make a difference, about what its like to live in a different country, and about storytelling from about the world.
Rulers of the World
…current list of heads of governments for world countries.
Find pictures, maps, issues and sites for a variety of countries.