Culturegrams A tool to reach across the world

Join us for a quick countdown of the Top 10 features of CulturegramsCulturegrams is entirely searchable within

#10 It's easy to search the world! Just click on what map you want to search - World, Kids, States, or Provinces. Next select your designation - you can click on the map, or use the list below the map. In just a few seconds you have a wealth of information at your fingertips. Try it: Select the States and choose Texas. See if you can locate a time line. What about the state symbols?

#9 Each individual database is entirely searchable. For example, maybe you want to know which states in the USA have volcanoes. Just click on the states edition and search for volcanoes.

#8 CultureGrams links to Google Drive and Google Classroom. You can download any section you need and it will be added to a "ProQuest CultureGrams" folder in your Drive. Teachers can add articles to their Google Classroom in assignments, announcements, or even ask a question. Students will be taken directly to the correct article (passwords will be needed from home access).

Click on the globe icon in the upper left-hand corner to return to the main menu at any time.

Kids Edition provides articles geared toward elementary age students. Articles are written by education experts, but then edited and revised by natives from each culture.
#7 The World Edition is written for secondary students. Did you know that each article is actually written and edited by natives from that country?
Both World and Kids Editions provide features that are useful to a variety of subject areas.

#6 Photos & Slideshows - CultureGrams provides a bank of images and image slideshows for students to use in their educational projects. They also provide a great resource for educators that are working to build background knowledge and vocabulary.

Next year's Lone Star list includes the book Kalahari by Jessica Khoury which takes place in southern Africa. 45% of the Kalahari desert is located in Botswana, which happens to have a slideshow about the animals that are located in Botswana (a key idea in the text).

#5 Videos provide insights into cultures around the world.

Next year’s Bluebonnet list includes the book “The Princess and the Warrior” which is a legend from Mexico. One can view videos that show the legendary pyramids of Mexico, and other cultural elements.
#4 Interviews provide an up close and personal insight into the culture, as children and adults have both been interviewed. Text to speech is available to make these interviews accessible for all readers. What a great opportunity for students to learn about another culture, learn about interview skills, and then try their hand and creating their own interview and connect with someone across the world. (contact your librarian or instructional technology specialist for assistance)

#3 Would you like to include your Math teachers? Culture Grams includes a graphs and tables feature. The graphs and tables tab allows you to select up to 4 different cultures and compare up to 4 different features: including topics such as land, population, demographics, economy, education, and resources. Data can be represented in either table or bar graph format, both printable.

The graphs and tables tab allows you to select up to 4 different cultures and compare up to 4 different features: including topics such as land, population, demographics, economy, education, and resources. Data can be represented in either table or bar graph format, both printable.
Data can be compared and sorted for all the countries or states.
#2 Every country provides an infographic on the average person in that culture.

#1 Of course we cannot forget our Social Studies, History and Geography teachers! CultureGrams provides great maps! Kids edition provides 2 maps for each culture, while the World edition provides 5. Maps are printable, include citations, and allow students to zoom in to view.

NatGeo Regional map

Political map

Physical map

Simple map

Outline map

There are many more features to explore in CultureGrams. Give your students and teachers time to explore and you'll be amazed what they discover.

Credits:

This resource was designed using Adobe Spark Page. Thank you to Chad Belford for introducing this amazing resource to our high school librarians. Book covers were borrowed from titlewave.com. Images were taken directly from CultureGrams.

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