Our World — Wilton Library
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Our World

Welcome to the Children’s Services Our World Page!

America’s Story
Information on amazing Americans, events in American history, the nation’s states and capital, and American sports, hobbies, pastimes, movies, and music from the Library of Congress.

Anne Frank Online
Read excerpts from her diary and learn about her world and the Holocaust.

Learn about buildings, materials, construction, and architectural drawings at this interesting site.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
Ben (as in Franklin) teaches children how the government works in this site from the Government Printing Office.

The Betsy Ross Homepage
Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. Read the whole story, and find out about the history of the American flag from the 13 colonies to the present.

Biographical Dictionary
This dictionary contains biographical information on over 27,000 people from ancient times to the present day. These are the notable men and women who have shaped our world.

Boomerang Box
Follow this cargo ship as it carries containers between Seattle and Asia. Learn where many of the things you use every day come from.

The Boomerwolf Website
Learn about wolves, their habitats, food, and how they live. Join the Boomerwolf Detective Agency and solve a crime.

Kids can comment on daily news stories, create do-it-yourself science experiments, quiz themselves on sports, play one of the top-ten hits on the Sound Bar Jukebox, take a scavenger hunt on the Web, or send in their own reviews of music and movies.

Country Studies
Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

DOI Just For Kids
Information on wildlife species, wildflowers, butterflies, and geology as well as tours and facts about several national parks, caves, and activities relating to American Landmarks. From the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, magic, and more. It contains well over 3000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. And more articles are added regularly!

The Grunndargh, a group of aliens traveling through our Solar System, have disovered Earth — and they want to take over! They claim that humans don’t know enough about our own planet to run it well. Play this fun interactive game to learn about geography and history.

Headliners is a news service produced by kids reporting on the issues that affect their lives.

History Channel
Travel through history with the History Channel, learn about Christopher Columbus, the great discoverers and discoveries of history, and get an overview of world history.

Justice for Kids & Youth
Information from the Department of Justice for kids and their parents about a wide range of topics including Internet safety; drug safety; DNA, fingerprints, and polygraph testing; child abduction; famous FBI cases; the FBI’s ten most wanted; how hateful words hurt; Civil Rights history; and what working dogs do.

Each week, a new issue is added to the site with the latest news in sports, music & entertainment, health, history, local events and happenings around the world, all designed with kids in mind.

The Learning Page
From the Library of Congress, explore American history with this multimedia interactive tour.

National Geographic for Kids
Read articles from the current issue of Explorer, take a geography quiz, learn how you can become a Junior Member of the National Geographic Society.

The PBS Kids Democracy Project
This easy to navigate site lets students find out how the government plays a part in our daily lives and what they President does each day, for example.

Peace Corps Kids World
World cultures and geography are featured on this site. Kids can also learn about the history of the Peace Corps and how they can make a difference.

The Rainforest Alliance’s Kids & Teachers Pages
This special section of the Rainforest Alliance site has The Frog Pond, Timbo The Tree Frog, The Tropical Coloring Book, The Tropical Tribune, School of Amazon Painting, Jungle Journey, Know Your Place, and Forest CrEaTuRe.

World Flag Database
In addition to the flags of most countries and international organizations, this site includes basic information on the countries (capital city, area, population, languages, religion, currency, etc.) and many state and sub-national flags.