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July 2000

CountryWatch.com
http://www.countrywatch.com
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

CONTENT:
CountryWatch.com provides cultural, economic, political, and environmental information and current news articles on the 191 countries around the world.

AESTHETICS:
Good use of color and space makes this an attractive layout.

ORGANIZATION:
This site is well organized and easily navigated. Visitors can select regions of the world from the clickable map or the left-side menu. A subscription is necessary to access some of the information.

REVIEW:
Although this is primarily a commercial site, CountryWatch.com provides a good deal of information that is free to users. By clicking on any one of six world regions, users will be able to access news and data on any of the 191 countries of the world. Among the topics users can access free are general information, people and history, economy, agriculture, energy, metals, and environment. This is a great supplemental source for students doing research for paper writing. The [email protected] section offers resources for classroom teachers, including introductory and discussion questions, quizzes, and links to related sites.

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