South America /Caribbean Islands Culture

Cultural Profiles Project-http://www.cp-pc.ca/
Cultural profiles include family life, food, holidays, arts & leisure, spirituality, and more.

Yahooligans Directory: Cultures - http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Social-Studies/Cultures
Links to sites by culture and other Internet resources.

Getting Through Customs - http://www.getcustoms.com/2004XE/XEdemo.htm
Investigate the holidays, cognitive style, business practices, of countries throughout the world.

Country Studies - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
This is a higher reading level site. Look for your country in the pull down menu below "choose a country study". This doesn't include information on Canada, France, The United Kingdom, and some African countries. Scroll down to chapter two to find information on family, gender roles, and religion.

World Travel Guide - http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/
Find out about entertainment, communication, the economy, sightseeing and more.

Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com
Click on the "worldguide" link. Select a region and then the country in that region. Click on the side link for "culture" and you will find some limited information.

Global Gourmet - http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01177/eng/countries.html
Check out these cuisines from around the world.

CultureScape - http://library.thinkquest.org/J002981/
Very limited information on countries around the world with recipes.

Zeroland: The arts on the web - http://www.zeroland.co.nz/index.html
Use this central directory to determine which art you would like information on: architecture, dance, music, theatre, etc.

The Great Building Collection - http://www.greatbuildings.com/gbc/buildings.html
Use the "quick search" feature to find architecture by country.

Cultures on the Edge - http://www.culturesontheedge.com/
Learn about the Aymara culture of the Andes (Bolivia, Peru, and Chile).

Santiera - http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/santeria/
Information on this Caribbean and South American religion.

Vodun - http://www.religioustolerance.org/voodoo.htm
Information on this Haitian religion.

Intoduction to Voodoo - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43a/010.html
Extensive history on this religion.

Rastafari Relgion- http://www.important.ca/rastafari.html
Information on this Jamaican religion.

Rastafari - http://www.religionfacts.com/a-z-religion-index/rastafarianism.htm
 An extensive history on this religion.