Children's Bibliography
Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker
Koala Country: A Story of An Australia Eucalyptus Forest by Deborah Dennard, 2000
Australia by Allan Fowler, 2001
Koala Lou, Possum Magic by Mem Fox  Mem Fox- Author Site
Fiddleback by Elizabeth Honey, modern family life, 2001
Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo by Alison Lester, modern Aborigines, 2000
Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling, 2001
One Woolly Wombat by Rod Trinca and Kerry Argent, Australian Animals, 1985
Wombat Stew by Vaughan
Old Shell, New Shell:  A Coral Reef Tale by Helen Ward, fiction, 2002

Internet Sources
Animals         Jim Cornish, 5th Grade Teacher Animals - Enchanted Learning
Australian Flag     Enchanted Learning - Basic Information
Crossword About Australia    Wordsearch About Australia
Blank Map - AustraliaMap  Color Map - Australia
Skill Map - Australia   Anzac Biscuits - Cookies
Zoom School Unit on AustraliaBerkeley Site Information - Other Websites

abcteach Crossword About the Coral Reef
abcteach Wordsearch About the Coral Reef

Classroom Bibliography
The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson, folklore
The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Bishop, folklore, 1938
Sam and the Lucky Money, by Karen Chinn, Chinese New Year, fiction,  1995
Postcards from China by Zoe Dawson, 1996
Yeh-Shen:  A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie, illustrated by Ed Young, folklore
The Fourth Question by Rosalind Wang, folklore, 1991
Foolish Rabbit's Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and Ed Young, folklore, 1985
Lon Po Po:  A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young, folklore, 1989
Night Visitors by Ed Young, folklore, 1995

Internet Resources
Zoom School Unit about China
Chinese New Year Resources - Kid's Domain
Chinese New Year Resources - DLTK
Reading Rainbow - Chinese American Culture

Classroom Bibliography
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Classroom Bibliography
The Magic Fan by Keith Baker, folklore, 1989
Postcards from Japan by Zoe Dawson, 1996
The Dream Eater by Christian Garrison, folklore, 1978
The Perfect Crane by Anne Laurin, folklore, 1981
The Dwarf Giant by Anita Lobel, folklore, 1991
The Crane Maiden by Miyoko Matsutani, 1968
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson, folklore, 1990
Journey Through Japan by Richard Tomes, 1991
The Faithful Elephant:  A True Story of Animals, People and War by Yukio Tscuchiya, 1951

Internet Sources
Japan and Asia MapJapan Theme - ABC Teach
Japan Theme - Zoom School
Kids Web - Japan Theme    Kids Japan

National Clearinghouse for U.S. - Japan Studies
A tenant organization of the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, the clearinghouse is funded by the generous support of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

The Art of Japan Site introduction

Though pundits claim that the earth is "shrinking" due to increased communication, inter-cultural exchange to date has been superficial at best. A clear-cut example can be found in in the humanities curricula of Western educational systems. Western art education has for years held its Euro centric focus, in many instances excluding even the briefest mention of Eastern art. This web site, The Art of Japan, delves into the relatively unknown realm of eastern art. It explores in detail some of the many aspects of Japanese art, covering diverse topics ranging from the most traditional styles of painting to oddities of architecture. This site five distinct sections based on types of Japanese art: origami, architecture, gardens, paintings, and sculpture. Included with each section are multimedia features including photo galleries, puzzles, and quizzes. Browse through this site and explore the world of Japanese art.

Children's Bibliography
Postcards from Vietnam by Zoe Dawson, 1997
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Classroom Bibliography
Oh, Kojo! How Could You! by Verna Aardema, folklore, 1984
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema, folklore, 1975
illustrated by Diane and Leo Dillon
More Adventures of Spider by Joyce Arkhurst, West Africa, 1972
Spider and the Sky God by Deborah Chocolate, Akan legend, 1993
Talk, Talk by Deborah Chocolate, Ashanti legend, 1993
The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander, 1994
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell, 1968
The Hatseller and the Monkeys by Baba Wague Diakite, folklore, 2000
Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott, Ashanti, 1972
The Princess Who Lost Her Hair by Tololwa Mollell, An Akamba legend, 1993
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe, A Zimbabwe Cinderella, 1987
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Children's Literature Bibliography
Polar Animals
Deneki:  An Alaskan Moose by William Berry, 1965, 599.7

Animal World:  The Penguin Anne-Marie Dalmais, 1983, nonfiction, 598.4
A Penguin Year by Susan Bonners, 1981, nonfiction

Reindeer by Caroline Arnold, 1993, nonfiction

Animal World:  The Seal Anne-Marie Dalmais, 1983, nonfiction, 598.4
Seals and Walruses by Norman Barrett, 1991, nonfiction, 599.745

Arctic - Internet Resources
abcteach Word Search about Alaska

Antarctica - Internet Resources
Zoom School Animal printoutsAntarctica - information
Zoom School Unit on Antarctica


South America
Children's Literature Bibliography
This Place is Wet by Vicki Cobb, 1989  (Brazilian Rainforest) (574.5)
Postcards from Brazil by Zoe Dawson, 1996
The Search for the Magic Lake  by Graciela Vidal, 1994  (Big Book - Multicultural Tales

Rain Forest - Internet Resources
abcteach Crossword About the Rain Forest
abcteach Wordsearch About the Rain Forest
Zoom School Unit on Brazil
Children's Literature Bibliography
Bonjour, Mr. Satie by Tomie DePaola, France, 1991
How the Sun Was Brought Back to the Sky by Mirra Ginsburg, Slovenian, 1975
The Hole in the Dike by Norman Green, Holland
Hansel and Gretal, The Grimm Brothers, Germany
The Fool of the World And the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome, Russia, 1968
Treasure by Uri Shulevitz, Eastern European folklore, 1978
Anatole by Eve Titus, France, 1956

Internet Resources
Zoom School Unit on the United Kingdom

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