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Children can learn about different cultures through a story, legend, myth, or fairy tale. To provide resources for global awareness and diversity, Multicultural Education through Miniatures provides stories, pictures, and maps from many countries. Click a country name to see the photo or click a story title to read an exciting adventure. Interactive games and maps of Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East are also available. The stories are written for students, parents, and teachers.

Country Story

Afghanistan

A Country of Veils and Victims

Antigua

Cruising around a Caribbean Island

Australia

A Visit with an Australian Swagman

Austria

Music by Mozart

Bahamas

The Cricket Match

 Bahamas  A Pirate in the Caribbean
 Bahamas  Wild Boar and Mysterious Lusca

Barbados

Steel Drums in Barbados

Barbados

George Washington Visits Barbados

 Belgium  Bruges: Legend of Lace

Belize

A Mayan Girl in Belize

Belize

Garifuna Settlement Day

 Bermuda  Heaven on Earth to Mark Twain
 Bermuda  The True Story of Mary Prince

Brazil

The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat

British Virgin Islands

Harvesting Salt in the British Virgin Islands

Cameroon

The Baka Pygmies in Africa

Canada-Alberta

Ice Hockey: Canada's National Sport

 Canada-New Bruswick  Logging on Colter's Crew
 Canada-Nova Scotia  The Oak Island Mystery
 Canada-Nova Scotia  Titanic Disaster and Rescue

Canada-Nunavut

Please call us Inuits

 Canada-Prince Edward Island  Anne of Green Gables
 Canada-Prince Edward Island  A Ghost Story: The Tolling of the Bell

Canada-Saskatchewan

Wheat Fields of Canada

 China  Ashima: A Love Story
 China  The Emperor's Daughter
 Colombia  Life in the Andes Mountains

Costa Rica

Magic Coffee Beans

 Cuba  A Cuban Folktale: La Cucarachita Martina
 Cyprus  Honesty and the Golden Axe

England

King Henry VIII

England

King Henry's First Wife: Catherine of Aragon

England

King Henry's Second Wife: Anne Boleyn

England

King Henry's Third Wife: Jane Seymour

England

King Henry's Fourth Wife: Anne of Cleves

England

King Henry's Fifth Wife: Katherine Howard

England

King Henry's Sixth Wife: Katherine Parr

Estonia

The Maiden of the Milky Way

 Finland  Aino's Story

Greece

The Story of Socrates

Grenada

Spice Island: Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Cocoa

 Guatemala  Maya Story: The Rabbit & the Coyote

Haiti

My Daughter's Decision

Honduras

Catching Rabbits for Dinner

 Honduras  Chocolate Farming in Honduras
 Hungary  Hungarian Tale: It's Not True

India

Gandhi: The Father of India

 India  Ramayana: Story of Rama & Sita
 India  My Hindu Wedding
 India  Amber Fort and the Hall of Mirrors
 Indonesia  Indonesia Independence Day
 Iran  Iranian Village Market
 Ireland  An Irish Shepherd

Ireland

The Story of Annie Moore

Israel

Living in an Israeli Kibbutz

 Italy  Pinocchio: Carving a Boy from Wood

Italy: Sicily

Sicily: A Magical Island

Jamaica

A WhatNot for Viola

Laos

The Land of a Million Elephants

Liechtenstein

A Big Winner from a Small Country

 Mexico  Our Lady of Guadeloupe
 Mongolia  Genghis Khan: Father of Mongolia
 Mongolia  The Naadam Festival
 Namibia  Herero People: Hats & History

Nepal

A Match Made in the Stars

Netherlands

A Dutch Milkmaid

 Norway  The Troll and Three Billy Goats Gruff
 Norway  Skiing: The National Pastime

Pakistan

A wedding in Pakistan

 Pakistan  A Visit to Islamabad
 Panama  Dancing the Tamborito
 Peru  Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas

Philippines

Cory: The First Woman President

 Philippines  Abadeha: Filipina Cinderella

Poland

Living in Poland

Puerto Rico

Fishing for Crabs in Puerto Rico

 Scotland  Black Pudding & the Loch Ness Monster

South Africa

A Doll Called "Smiling Girl"

 South Africa  Zulu Kingdom of South Africa
 St. Maarten  The Race to Divide an Island

Switzerland

A Bell for Ursli—Living in the Alpine Mountains

 Thailand  Wan Songkran - Thai New Year

USA-Alaska

Tracking a Bear in Alaska

USA-Arkansas

Waters that Heal

USA-Colorado

Mining Silver in Colorado

 USA-Florida  Draw & Color with Uncle Fred
 USA-Georgia  Trail of Tears & Legend of the Cherokee Rose

USA-Hawaii

The Legend of Pele, the Goddess of Fire

 USA-Idaho  Sacagawea and the Explorers (Lewis & Clark)
 USA-Illinois  The Story of Raggedy Ann
 USA-Illinois  The Legend of the Corn Husk Doll
 USA-Louisiana  Hurricane Katrina: The Day the Music Died
 USA-Maine  Llamas to the Rescue

USA-Mississippi

The Hurricane in Mississippi

 USA-Nevada  Land of Deserts and Dams

USA-New Mexico

The Storyteller: The Coyote and the Turtle

USA-New York

The Shofar

USA-Ohio

An Amish Barn Raising

USA-Pennsylvania

Betsy Ross and Her Famous Flag

 USA-South Dakota  The Legend  of Sitting Bull
 USA-Tennessee  Legend of Davy Crockett

USA-Texas

Legend of the Bluebonnet Flowers in Texas

USA-Virginia

Thomas Jefferson & His Fiddle

 USA-Virgin Islands  Sea, Shells, and Snorkels

Turks & Caicos

Growing up on an Island in the Sea

Venezuela

Little Venice—A South American Country

Vietnam

A Letter from Vietnam

Wales

A Doll for St. David's Day

 Zimbabwe  An African Safari

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