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Products & Purchases
No ads. There's a link to the U.S. Government Bookstore.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's nothing inappropriate on this educational site, but the reading level is probably too high for younger kids.
Is It Any Good?
Country Studies is a useful alternative to textbooks for teens doing history or social studies research -- it's easy to navigate and find information quickly. Of course, since the books are 10-20 years old, they can't be used for current events projects. The Portals to the World section helps fill in that gap, providing a wealth of links to country-specific resources. Although Country Studies contains excellent information, the site is extremely text-heavy -- teens looking for an interactive educational experience won't find it here.
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