Cultures

Common Sense Media says

Well-meaning world cultures site lacks interactivity.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence

Some topics (war, slavery) could be disturbing to younger kids.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

No ads.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this educational site includes articles about world cultures past and present. The information is fine, but the navigation is confusing, so kids might get frustrated.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

CULTURES.COM is a collection of articles about ancient and living cultures. Visitors can learn about people and places like the Hopi Indians of Arizona, the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, and the ancient African kingdom of Timbuktu. The site is mostly text-based with accompanying photos, but there's also an animation that tells the story of the Amistad slave ship rebellion. There are plenty of links to resources about music, environment, history, and other facets of cultures.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Although the information on Cultures.com is interesting -- and has an excellent purpose -- the presentation is rather dull, and the organization is confusing. There's no site-wide navigation, so users can easily get "stuck" in a section. Also, there's not much to do besides read; sister site Mythweb.com is more interactive and more appealing. Cultures.com seems like it's stuck in the 1990s, save for the sophisticated and compelling Amistad animation.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why it's important to learn about other cultures and people. What was your favorite topic on this site, and why? Where can you go to find more information?

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

This review of Cultures was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?
Thanks – we appreciate your feedback!

Essential School Tools