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Web Sites for Research in Core C
              Global Issues Sites                 Core B Sites                 Core C Sites                 Core D Sites

The Web sites below offer biographical and background information for most of the authors and issues to be considered during the semester.  You may use them in your journals or refer to them in your two papers. Links may be found under the following headings: GeneralCultureChina: Politics and CultureBuddhismIndiaThe Bhagavad GitaNigeriaChinua AchebeEgypt,If you discover additional sites that you find helpful, please notify Dr. John E. Becker via email, and they will be added to the list on this page.



General
Global Nomads Group: Project Voice: Baghdad. An organization that promotes understanding by bringing young people from around the world together to discuss today's world. Days before the US-led invasion of Iraq in March, 2003, a small group of Iraqi High School students from Baghdad College and American Students from the Metropolitan Learning Center in Connecticut met face-to-face via a videoconference. They discussed their lives, and the impending war. In June, 2003, the group met once again to share their feelings and reactions. The Webcast of the meeting can be viewed at this Web site. There is also a very interesting online diary and a list of quality links for information on Iraq. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Migration Policy Institute [pdf]. This institute is dedicated to examining the movement of various people worldwide. The Migration Information Source website contains global migration data, country migration profiles, and a glossary of migration terms. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/

Metasites:
Library of Congress: Portals to the World. Links to information on various nations and areas of the world. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Washington State University: World Civilizations: Internet Resources.
Peace Corps: World Wise Schools. Learning resources to help educators "teach geography, language arts technology, and visual art in a meaningful and original way using materials collected by Peace Corps Volunteers." From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.

Countries and Regions:
Library of Congress, Federal Research Division: Country Studies. "A description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. From The Scout Report, http://scout.wisc.edu/
Nation Master. An excellent resource for finding out details about about any country in the world. From The Scout Report, http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Atlapedia On Line: Countries A to Z. Political and physical maps of each country of the world, with information about its capital, system of government, population, geography, climate, religions, languages, currency, modern history, trading partners, exports, military, and more. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Flags of the World. From The Scout Report, http://scout.wisc.edu/.
The Economist: Country Briefings. Continuously updated. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.

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Culture
Washington State University, Learning Modules: World Civilizations: What is Culture?.

China: Politics and Culture
National Bureau of Statistics of China. Click on English. Provides economic, agricultural, and census data for China. Available in both Chinese and English. From The Scout Report for Social Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
The Hoover Institution: China Leadership Monitor [pdf]. "Seeks to inform the American foreign policy community about current trends in China's leadership politics and in its foreign and domestic policies." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
British Museum: Ancient China [Macromedia Flash Reader]. Topics: Crafts and Artisans, Geography, and Tombs and Ancestors, and others. Each section contains historical information in the topical area and Story, Explore and Challenge links. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
University of Washington, Simpson Center for the Humanities: Silk Road Seattle. The Silk Road is the overland trade route from China to the Mediterranean, opened first in the 2nd century and coming to an end between the 15th and 17th centuries. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu.

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Mao Tse Tung
Washington State University, World Civilizations: Modern China: The Chinese Communist Party.

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Buddhism
Buddha Dharma Education Association: BuddhaNet.
Seattle Art Museum: Discovering Buddhist Art [Macromedia Flash Player]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

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India
The British Museum: Ancient India [Macromedia Flash Reader]. Six chapters: Buddha, Geography, Hinduism, Indus Valley, Time, and Writing, each divided into: Story, Explore, and Challenge.From The Scout Report, http://scout.wisc.edu/
University of Pennsylvania: Center for the Advanced Study of India [pdf].
India and its Neighbors
India Abroad.

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The Bhagavad Gita
Ohio State University, Huntington Archive: Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion. Approximately seventy-five images arranged in eight sections including Morning Prayers, Household Worship, Processional Images, Vows and Healing, among others. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Seattle Art Museum: Stories of Krishna: The Adventures of a Hindu God. From The Scout Report, http://scout.wisc.edu/

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Nigeria
Library of Congress: Nigeria--A Country Study.
National Geographic Magazine: Google Map of Africa (interactive). Click on Nigeria or any other state in Africa and an index of National Geographic articles will appear below on the left. Click on the article and a summary will appear. You may then print out the whole article.
BBC: The Story of Africa. Fourteen sections cover the Africa's early history, the Nile Valley, West African kingdoms, the Swahili, traditional religions, Islam, Christianity, slavery, Central African kingdoms, Africa and Europe (1800 - 1914), Southern Africa, history between the two World Wars, and Independence. From The Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Africa Politics On Line, President and CEO, Dr. Bamidele Ojo of the Teaneck faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
PBS: Africa [Flash]. The Photoscope section has five photo essays, on AIDS, Conflict, Urban Africa, Environment, and Women. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
UN: Economic Commission for Africa.

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Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe Page.
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide

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Ancient Egypt
National Gallery of Art: The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt [QuickTime, RealPlayer]. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
National Geographic: Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World. Focused on the pyramids. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
University College London: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Theban Mapping Project [Flash]. The site offers sixty-six narrated tours of the Valley of the Kings. From The Scout Report, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

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