Units 5 & 6
The Distribution of World Wealth
- The World Factbook: Africa
Look up statistics including GDP and Life Expectancy at Birth for any country in Africa.
- The World Factbook
Select a country from the pull-down menu to find geographical, economic, industrial, and social information about countries worldwide.
- Country Reports
Gather basic information about countries throughout the world.
- The Millennium Development Goals
Learn about the United Nations Millennium Campaign to rid the world of poverty.
- UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
Discover information about developing nations around the world. You may want to ask your teacher to help if some of the information is difficult to understand.
This site explains the need for certain vitamins that are needed for developing a healthy body. What are young people missing in their diet in developing countries? Without these vitamins, what can happen to them?
Organizations Offering Assistance Worldwide
- Oxfam Kids
Find out about Oxfam, their mission and goals, and see some of the projects they are working on around the world.
- Oxfam's Cool Planet
Information about a variety of countries and cultures around the world where Oxfam works.
- Mennonite Central Committee: MCC Around the World
Find out how this Christian organization helps others throughout the world.
- CARE: CARE’s Work
Look at parts of the world to see how the CARE program is helping others.
- UNICEF: Information by Country
Examine this site to see how the United Nations Children’s Fund helps children around the globe.
- UNICEF: Voices of Youth
Find out how you can have a voice in helping the world’s children.
- World Vision International
Find out about World Vision’s programs to help young people and villages around the world.
- World Vision Canada
Discover how Canadians can help with World Vision’s goals to help young children worldwide. Follow the Programs and Projects link to find out about specific projects.
- Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Canadian farmers helping out the world’s hungry through donations of time and grains.
- Free the Children
Started by a 12-year-old, this organization is one of the few youth-helping-youth organizations in the world. Find out how you can help!
- Right to Play
See how children are learning to play and be young again, despite problems such as hunger and war.
- The Guluwalk
Discover the truth behind the walk that young people make in some lands in order to avoid fighting in wars they cannot avoid.
- Amnesty International
An organization that watches out for people who have their rights as humans abused in their own countries. You may want to ask your teacher to help you understand some of the issues they discuss.
- Human Rights Watch: Defending Human Rights Worldwide
This organization watches for human rights abuses around the world.
- Disability World: My Wonderful Mum: Children's Book from Vietnam
A short article about this UNICEF project to help disabled parents and their children.
- “My Wonderful Mum”
Scroll down to view a copy of the book online.
- Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Discover the rights and freedoms that you have as a young person living in Canada.
Provincial Human Rights Commissions in Atlantic Canada:
- Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
- New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
- Human Rights Commission: Newfoundland and Labrador
- PEI Human Rights Commission
Wildlife and Heritage in Canada
- S.H.E.L.L. — Safety Habitat Education Long Life
See how one young girl has worked to make a difference to turtles throughout Ontario.
- Canada's Existing World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites are identified by the United Nations as sites of historic significance. Check out the ones that are located throughout Canada.
- Citizenship and Immigration - Multiculturalism
Explore the site to discover multicultural programs throughout Canada.