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Cultural Diversity

Native American Planet Youth
Listen to the sounds of the Comanche Flute, and learn about the customs and culture of Native Americans.

African-American World
Learn about African-American culture through an interactive game, e-cards that include African-American history, and hearing about African-American heroes who have made a powerful difference in the world.

Africa for Kids
Make your own music on a thumb piano, create your own African mask and listen to a Swahili folktales.

Wonders of the African World
Prepare for an interactive journey across the globe as you begin your Quest for the Magic Calabash. Before going, create your own Adinkra cloth to wear, decorated with the traditional Ashanti Symbols.

My Hero
Who are your heroes? Explorers, Writers, scientists, and … dogs? Check out these people who have had a powerful impact on those around them and have helped shaped our world into what it is today.  
 
Are you a military kid on the move? It can be hard leaving behind your house and friends. This site has advice on saying goodbye, planning to move, and making new friends after you've moved.


Our World 

Traveling Around the World
(The Greatest Places?) Spend the night in a space hut on the world's largest island. And listen to the call of a lemur or the hiss of a giant cockroach on Madagascar.

Peace Corps Kids World
What is the Peace Corps? How can I make a difference? Read about how kids like you are making a difference across the globe.

Kids Volunteer
- Help build homes, volunteer with 4-H, and donate your used clothes to children in Sri Lanka.

Kids Recycle
Learn what others are doing to reduce waste. Make a poster, or create your own logo to promote recycling in your area.

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