Belize
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Belize (CIA World Factbook) - Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Belize, UN Try to Save Reefs and Help Fishers (National Geographic News) - Read an article on the efforts the government of Belize and the United Nations are taking to save reefs.
  • Belize: A Virtual Tour - Explore the natural and man-made sights of interest in Belize on this virtual tour.
  • Belize: Overview (Lonely Planet) - Learn basic information for travel in Belize.
  • Belmopan, Belize (CNN.com weather) - Get the current weather conditions for Belmopan and other cities in Belize.
  • PACT (Protected Areas Conservation Trust) - Find out what this nonprofit group is doing to sustain and manage Belize's protected areas, and look at pictures of protected forests and species.
  • Welcome to Belize (Official Website of the Belize Tourism Board) - Explore Belize on its official tourism website. Learn more about the history, peoples, and cultures of Belize, and find information on visiting Belize.
History and Government
  • Background Note: Belize (U.S. Department of State) - Get fast facts about Belize's government, foreign relations, and economy, and read a short history of the country.
  • Belize on the World Stage (belizenet.com) - Learn more about Belize's independence from Great Britain.
  • Encyclopedia Mythica - Read about the characters and myths of the Mayan people.
  • Government of Belize - Visit the official website of the government of Belize, and learn about its government structure and leaders as well as current events.
The People
  • Belize (UNICEF) - Discover the latest news about the challenges facing the children of Belize.
  • Belize: Highlights (GlobalHealthFacts.org) - Find health statistics from Belize, and see maps comparing Belize to other countries around the world.
  • Mennonites (northernbelize.com) - Read about the Mennonites of Belize and their contribution to the Belizean economy.
  • Rural Poverty in Belize (Rural Poverty Portal) - Learn more about the quality of life for people in Belize, and read firsthand accounts.
  • University of Belize - Learn about the University of Belize on its official website.
Cultural Life
  • Belize (fifa.com) - Check the latest scores of Belize's World Cup soccer team.
  • Belize (National Geographic Music) - Listen to music by well-known Belizean artists Andy Palacia, Wilfred Peters, and others.
  • Languages of Belize (Ethnologue) - Read about the languages spoken in Belize.
The Economy
  • Belize News - Link to all the major news outlets in Belize from this central site.
  • Currency Converter - Convert U.S. dollars to Belize dollars.
  • International Monetary Fund - Use this site to create a chart with up-to-date information about Belize's economy, and compare Belize's economy to other countries' economies.
For More Information
  • Belize (NationalAthems.info) - Listen to the Belizean National Anthem "Land of the Free."
  • Belize (National Geographic) - Get general information about and see pictures of Belize, as well as link to features.
  • Belize (New York Times) - Read current and archived articles from the New York Times about Belize, and find an overview of the country.
  • Country Profile: Belize (BBC News) - Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and links to Belizean media sources.
Teacher Resources
  • Ancient Maya: Knowledge through Art (PBS) - Students will study the art of the Maya to learn more about the civilization. Extension activities have students exploring the culture of the modern Maya (grades 912).
  • Daily Lesson Plan (New York Times) - Students learn about the Mayan civilization and create materials to tell others about Mayan culture (grades 68).
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