Direct Linking

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Overview

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ProQuest CultureGrams provides an insider's perspective on daily life and culture around the world, including the geography, history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people, covering more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

The BCPS subscription contains : World Edition (Middle and High), Kids Edition (Primary and Intermediate), States Edition (Primary and Intermediate), & Provinces Edition- Canada (Primary and Intermediate)

Target Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School aged learners

Content Connections: Social Studies, English Language Arts

Access: Username and password information for BCPS staff and students can be found on the BCPS Digital Content Access Page.

Learning How

Tutorials and Guides*

Educator Resources

ISTE Standards for Students

    • 3. Knowledge Constructor- Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

Features & Learning Supports

  • Build your own Comparison Tables/Graphs: Create your own tables and graphs—just select the countries and categories that interest you. Up to four graphs can be generated at one time.

  • Photos: Look through photo galleries with easy to cite images from all over the world. Galleries are sorted by continent, and then by country.

  • Videos: These videos show glimpses into the lives of people from around the world. The video gallery is sorted by country.

  • Slideshows: Slideshows are sorted by country and can be used by students or teachers to gain understanding.

  • Interviews Gallery: The interviews show a personal first hand perspective from residents of specific countries or states.

  • Clickable Map: When an area of the map is selected, the user is taken to another screen with statistics and information about the topic.

  • Recipes: Users are able to select "recipes" to view recipes from the culture they are researching.

  • Pro Sports Teams: This selection, seen in the States Edition and Provinces Edition, takes the user to a page that lists the pro Sports teams affiliated with that state or province.

  • Flag Gallery: The flags gallery shows the flags from all the countries available in the World and Kids Editions, as well as the flags from the States and Provinces Editions.

  • Read Aloud: From any page, click "Listen" at the top right of the frame.

  • Translations: Are provided for each article using the link. Translations are not read aloud.

  • Citations: Select the "Generate Citation" link found underneath pictures, videos, or other media found on the site.