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- Milestones of Ancient Egypt (Exploring Ancient World Cultures)
Ancient Egyptian milestones from 3100 BCE to 305 BCE. 1-04
- Women Across Cultures (WWWomen)
Provides a Directory and Search Engine related to women.
- Cultures of the World (Web of Culture)
Provides resources on gestures, cuisine, language, religions, and more.
- Dying Cultures (National Geographic Society)
Provides studies of three cultures on the edge of extinction, the the Ariaal of Kenya, the Chipaya of Bolivia, and the Penan of Malaysia. 7-99
- Peace Across Cultures (WisdomWorks.net)
Provides information and highlights related to the video "Tutu and Franklin, A Journey Toward Peace." Includes discussions between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin. 2-01
- Myths - Ten Myths that Prevent Collaboration Across Cultures (Elliot, Adams, and Sockalingam)
Provides false impressions that form a barrier to trust and respect across ethnic or cultural groups. 5-01
- Star Mythology and Constellations Across Cultures (SPARC)
Provides mythologies of different cultures. 3-02
- Cultures - Marriage in Different Cultures (MiningCo. - Stritof)
Provides articles about weddings and marriage in different cultures of the world.
- Ancient History and Philosophy (Multnomah County Library)
Includes Vikings, Stone Age, and Ice Age, as well as the traditional cultures of the Aztecs, Egyptians, Greeks, Incas, Mayans, Mediterranean, Middle East, and Romans.
- Calendars (Mining Company - Gill)
Provides links to calendars of different cultures.
- Stories and Fairy Tales - Whootie Owl's Stories (Lindy)
Provides stories and fairy tales from different cultures. Organized by the themes of cooperation, courage, creative thinking, friendship, generousness, honesty, justice, kindness, learning, love, regret and recovery, respect for nature, self-awareness and selflessness. Also listed by type of story and the place of origin. Provides questions for children to answer about each story. 10-09
- Stories and Fairy Tales (Lindy)
Provides sources of stories and fairy tales from different cultures. This is part of the Whootie Owl site. 10-99
- Native American Indian Resources (Giese)
Provides sources of information on the cultures of Native Americans.
- Dirie, Waris - Waris Dirie Speaks Out (UNICEF)
Provides a short history on Waris Dirie, supermodel who is working with UNICEF to combat FGM, mutilation of young girls practiced within some cultures.
- Drums and Rhythm (Rhythmweb - Stuer)
Provides a comprehensive starting point for studying drums and rhythm across cultures. 11-99
- Stories for Children - Aborigine (Dreaming Online)
Provides a few stories from the Australian Aborigine cultures. 2-01
- Stories for Children - Aborigine (Australian Museum)
Provides 20 stories from the Australian Aborigine cultures. 2-01
- Theater (Thinkquest.org/21722)
Provides many aspects of theater, including Architecture, Stage Craft, Lighting, and Sound. Also includes historical effects theater has had on societies, literature, economies, social environments and cultures throughout the world. 4-01
- Toolkit for Cross-Cultural Communication (Elliot, Adams, and Sockalingam)
Provides results from research and focus groups to improve communication across cultures. Found very large differences in "expectations, styles, assumptions, values, body language, and privilege" between Anglo or European Americans and other ethnic groups. Suggests ways to improve communication and collaboration at an individual level and for organizations. 5-01
- Communication With Children in Other Countries (Friendship Through Education)
President Bush asks that each child in America find a Muslim child in the Middle East to communicate with to improve understanding between our two cultures. This is the program he recommends. 10-01
- Images of Jesus Christ (BridgeBuilding.com)
Provides images of Christ from different traditions, including Byzantine, African American, European, Middle Eastern, and more. Although Jesus was born in the Middle East, artists from different cultures created images that reflect their own views of Christ. Icons may include a variety of formats, such as paintings, stained glass, and other graphics. 3-02
- Essay - Need for a Culture of Compromise (MideastWeb.org - Heggy)
"A few years ago, I discovered that there is no equivalent in the Arabic language, classical or colloquial, for the English word 'compromise', which is most commonly translated into Arabic in the form of two words, literally meaning ‘halfway solution’."
"As language is not merely a tool of communication but the depositary of a society’s cultural heritage, reflecting its way of thinking and the spirit in which it deals with things and with others, as well as the cultural trends which have shaped it, I realized that we were here before a phenomenon with cultural (and, consequently, political, economic and social) implications."
Heggy argues that "compromise is the strongest product of nature, life and the march of civilizations and cultures, while a rigid refusal to consider the merits of anyone else’s opinion and to insist on obtaining all one’s demands runs counter to the logic of science, nature, humanity, culture and civilization." 11-02
- Sac and Fox Nation History (the Pages of Shades)
"The Asakiwaki (Sauk) and Meshkwahkihaki (Mesquakie/Fox) belong to the Woodland and Plains Cultures. They are are Algonquin-speaking peoples."
"In the valley the soil was rich and fertile. Using the shoulder bone of a buffalo or deer, the women broke the land and turned over the soil. They grew corn, beans, squash, pumpkin and tobacco. Of all the crops corn was the most important. It could be boiled, roasted, or made into soup or dumplings. After the kernels were stripped from the cob it could be dried and pounded into meal or stored away for further use. When kernels were laid out on a hot rock they would pop into fluffy morsels. Corn provided its own seed for the next year's planting. As long as the Sauk and Fox had a good harvest of corn, they knew they would not go hungry." 10-04
- Ancient Native Americans (Viewzone)
Provides a description of ancient Native American cultures of southwestern USA, such as the Anasazi, Mongollon and Hohokam.
- Multicultural Legends and Myths (Tim Sheppard)
Provides sources of stories and legends from many cultures. 8-05
- Unitarian Universalist (UUA.org)
"We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote
* The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
* Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
* Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
* A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
* The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
* The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
* Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
* Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
* Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
* Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
* Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
* Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
* Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature."
- Flood Stories (TalkOrigins.org)
Provides over 100 stories of great floods from cultures around the world. 06-06
- Feeling "It" in Germany (WorldPress.org)
"I realized that it is not only a celebration of your individual country. It's a celebration of life, culture, and each other, that's what – it – is. The World Cup is a time when a lot of the tragedies of the world can be put aside, and the amazing accomplishments, cultures and characteristics of all people are shared with one another via sports. It is amazing and I look forward to seeing it once again in about four years in South Africa." 07-06
- What Causes the Seasons? (MSNBC News)
"The ability to predict the seasons — by tracking the rising and setting points of the sun throughout the year — was key to survival in ancient times. Babylonians, Mayans and other cultures developed complex systems for monitoring seasonal shifts. But it took centuries more to unravel the science behind the seasons." 09-06
- Where Women Propose and Men Must Say "Yes" (CBS News)
"In this archipelago of 50 islands of pale blue water off the western rim of Africa, it's women, not men, who choose. They make their proposals public by offering their grooms-to-be a dish of distinctively prepared fish, marinated in red palm oil. It's the equivalent of a man bending on one knee and offering a woman a diamond ring, except that in one of the world's matriarchal cultures, it's women that do the asking, and once they have, men are powerless to say no." 01-07
- Walruses (Wikipedia.org)
"Walruses are immediately recognizable due to their prominent tusks, whiskers and great bulk; adult Pacific males can weigh up to two tons (4,400 lbs). Among pinnipeds they are exceeded in size only by the elephant seal. They play a prominent role in the arctic marine ecosystem and in the cultures and diets of many indigenous Arctic peoples. In the 19th and early 20th century, walruses were the objects of heavy commercial exploitation for blubber and ivory. Their global population has since rebounded, though the Atlantic sub-population remains fragmented and at historically depressed levels." 10-07
- Making a Mummy (CostumeSuperCenter.com)
"Mummification is the act of preserving a dead body. It can be performed on humans as well as animals. The bodies that are mummified can be preserved frozen, wet, or dry. Mummification can be a natural process, or it can be deliberately done. It was practiced by several cultures throughout the history of mankind, the most notable among them is the Egyptians." 04-09
- History of Soccer (AthleticScholarships.net)
"Many different cultures have played a sport similar to the modern game of soccer but no one can really say with any certainty when or where soccer began but it is known that the earlier variations of what later became soccer were played almost 3000 years ago." 07-10
- Iran (LonelyPlanet.com)
Provides information on the cultures and physical properties of countries of the world. 9-01
- Understanding Differences (PBS)
Provides a lesson on cultural differences within the classroom to help students better understand the variety of views that different cultures present.
- Multicultural Thematic Resources (PBS TeacherSource)
Provides resources on different American cultures, by culture.
- Hospital-Acquired Infections Prevention (Centers for Disease Control)
"Part II (this report) contains recommendations for environmental infection control in health-care facilities, describing control measures for preventing infections associated with air, water, or other elements of the environment. These recommendations represent the views of different divisions within CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), a 12-member group that advises CDC on concerns related to the surveillance, prevention, and control of health-care--associated infections, primarily in U.S. health-care facilities. In 1999, HICPAC's infection-control focus was expanded from acute-care hospitals to all venues where health care is provided (e.g., outpatient surgical centers, urgent care centers, clinics, outpatient dialysis centers, physicians' offices, and skilled nursing facilities). The topics addressed in this report are applicable to the majority of health-care facilities in the United States. This report is intended for use primarily by infection-control practitioners, epidemiologists, employee health and safety personnel, engineers, facility managers, information systems professionals, administrators, environmental service professionals, and architects. Key recommendations include"
* infection-control impact of ventilation system and water system performance
* establishment of a multidisciplinary team to conduct infection-control risk assessment
* use of dust-control procedures and barriers during construction, repair, renovation, or demolition
* environmental infection-control measures for special areas with patients at high risk
* use of airborne-particle sampling to monitor the effectiveness of air filtration and dust-control measures
* procedures to prevent airborne contamination in operating rooms when infectious tuberculosis (TB) patients require surgery
* guidance regarding appropriate indications for routine culturing of water as part of a comprehensive control program for legionellae
* guidance for recovering from water-system disruptions, water leaks, and natural disasters (e.g., flooding)
* infection-control concepts for equipment using water from main lines (e.g., water systems for hemodialysis, ice machines, hydrotherapy equipment, dental unit water lines, and automated endoscope reprocessors)
* environmental surface cleaning and disinfection strategies with respect to antibiotic-resistant microorganisms
* infection-control procedures for health-care laundry
* use of animals in health care for activities and therapy
* managing the presence of service animals in health-care facilities
* infection-control strategies for when animals receive treatment in human health-care facilities and
* a call to reinstate the practice of inactivating amplified cultures and stocks of microorganisms onsite during medical waste treatment." 3-05
- Panama History and Culture (Excite Travel)
"The earliest known inhabitants of Panama were the Cuevas and the Cocle cultures, but they were decimated by disease and the sword when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century." 10-05
- Albania Profile (BBC News)
"With a landscape including rugged mountains and a lengthy stretch of Adriatic coastline, Albania is home to a rich blend of religions and cultures."
- Thailand (Wikipedia.org)
"Due to its geographical location, Thai culture has always been greatly influenced by China and India. However, different indigenous cultures have also existed in Thailand since the Baan Chiang culture." 03-07
- FGM Education and Network (FGM Network)
Provides information about FGM, mutilation of young girls practiced within some cultures. 8-02
- FGM Legislation in the U.S. and Internationally
Provides information on legislation against FGM, mutilation of young girls practiced within some cultures.
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (Wikipedia.org)
"Dissociative identity disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. The diagnosis requires that at least two personalities routinely take control of the individual's behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms can not be due to substance abuse or medical condition. Earlier versions of the DSM named the condition multiple personality disorder (MPD) and the term is still used by the ICD-10. The condition is controversial regarding its existence, possible causes, appearance across cultures, and epidemiology." 04-08
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