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CultureGrams Guide

A guide to using CultureGrams, an online database of cultural information on countries across the globe.

Introduction

CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it's more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.  The reports are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you are offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students.  Users link to the reports via an engaging, map-based interface that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

CultureGrams

World Edition: Cultural reports for more than 200 countries.  Each include 25 categories such as Land and Climate, History, Personal Appearance, Greetings, Dating and Marriage, Family, Diet, Housing, Holidays, Economy, Education, Health, and more.

Kids Edition: This collection of more than 160+ country reports teaches upper elementary-aged and middle school users about the world around them.  Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, an historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more.

States EditionThese colorful and easy-to-read state reports help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.  Reports include maps, flags, symbols, and timelines, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population, and more.

Provinces Edition: This edition contains kid-friendly reports on all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.  Reports include images, maps, charts, data tables, and fun facts, plus sections on the environment, culture, government, first inhabitants, and more.

 

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CultureGrams in the Classroom

Do you often wonder how our culture may influence the world we live in today? CultureGrams can help answer this question and others.

Through the use of CultureGrams students can learn about land, climate, government, economy, health, education, customs, courtesies or lifestyles.

 

Screen capture of country information inside the CultureGrams database.

CultureGrams also provides some additional tools whereby students can learn about common foods (recipes), world time, distance calculator and currency converter based on the search.

More Features

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Teaching Resources


Country Data: Example

Next time you are discussing a current event in the world consider CultureGrams to learn more and deepen your discussions.

Capital Baghdad
Current Time 9:26 PM
Latitude 33.21
Longitude 44.25
Population 40,194,216 (rank=36)
Area (sq. mi.) 169,235 (rank=58)
Area (sq. km.) 438,317
Human Development Index 120 of 189 countries
Gender Inequality Index 131 of 162 countries
GDP (PPP) per capita $16,700
Adult Literacy 56% (male); 44% (female)
Infant Mortality 38 per 1,000 births
Life Expectancy 68 (male); 72 (female)
Currency Iraqi Dinar

Suggested Websites

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Videos

*This video tutorial was created by the video owner and is not specific to CCC, but the content gives you general guidance on the subject. Please contact a librarian if you have questions not covered here.