What Is the CultureGrams Online Database?


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The CultureGrams Online Database is a paid access educational tool that provides subscribers with access to hundreds of different cultural reports on customs and traditions of different countries, as of 2015. These reports include maps of the region, details about weather and climate, descriptions of local history and examples of how the local inhabitants conduct daily life.

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Since its founding in 1974, CultureGrams has sought to create comprehensive yet easily digestible reports on the numerous cultures of the world. It's Online Database service allows educators access to its collection of constantly updated reports for use in a variety of educational curricula. Each reports focuses on both the geographic location of each country as well as its people, such as traditional and contemporary garments and economic exports. The Online Database also features a search function that allows educators and students to locate specific reports, then view them online or download the individual report as a PDF.

The CultureGrams Online Database features several different major report categories, including the World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition and Province Edition. World Edition reports focus on over 200 countries in great detail, while Kids Edition reports only focus on 100 countries and feature more accessible language suited for elementary school students. The States Edition features reports on the United States, and the Provinces Edition offers information about the Canadian provinces. All reports include subcategories for different aspects of each region.

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