Romania
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • The Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative
    This website is devoted to preserving natural resources in the Carpathian Mountains. Learn more about the region, including the animal species and people that populate the region.
  • Romania (CIA World Factbook)
    Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Romanian Tourism
    This website is hosted by the Romania National Tourist Office. It features detailed information about the country and its major cities. The Tourist Attractions section offers information on medieval towns, castles and fortresses, painted monasteries, spas and resorts, and the Danube Delta. A Special Interest section covers art and architecture, folklore, the Dracula legend, festivals and events, and more.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s website contains basic information on Romania’s several World Heritage sites. UNESCO has listed these places and buildings as having outstanding national and cultural importance.
  • Weather (CNN)
    Get the current weather conditions for Bucharest and other cities in Romania.
History and Government
  • The Administration of the President of Romania
    The official website of Romania’s president includes information about the presidency and the executive branch, a photo gallery, bios, and more.
  • Communism (BBC News Online)
    Learn all about the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe through this interactive website. Learn how the fall affected Easter European countries, including Romania, read profiles of and download interviews with key leaders and revolutionaries, view timelines, and more.
  • Government of Romania
    The official website for Romania’s government includes information about the president, parliament, constitution, and more. Find up-to-date news, facts, and figures, plus bios for each cabinet member.
  • Romania: My Old Haunts (PBS.org)
    Read a brief history of Romania, including the legend of Dracula and the real-life story behind the legend. Take a vampire quiz, view maps and photos, and more.
The People
  • Gypsies (nationalgeographic.com)
    Learn more about gypsies, or Roma, at nationalgeographic.com.
  • Song of the Csangos (Nationalgeographic.com)
    Learn more about this small Romanian ethnic group through story, photos, and music clips.
Cultural Life
  • Blouse Romaine
    This website is the companion to a book by the same name that features the biographies of more than one hundred Romanian women through history, from antiquity to the modern day.
  • Elie Wiesel: First Person Singular (PBS.org)
    Learn more about one of Romania’s most famous authors through this PBS website. View pictures of Wiesel’s hometown and read, in his own words, about growing up in Romania. The site also includes teacher resources and a transcript of Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
  • International Herald Tribune
    The International Herald Tribune’s site is a source for Romanian news, news analysis, sports, and culture.
  • Romania: National Geographic World Music
    Explore Romania’s music scene through National Geographic’s World Music site. Learn more about Romania’s popular music genres and listen to music from key Romanian artists.
  • Romanian Poetry
    Read more than sixteen hundred classic and contemporary poems by Romanian authors. It includes audio files for some poems, as well as a database searchable by poet.
  • Romanian Recipes
    Learn how to cook several tasty Romanian dishes.
The Economy
For More Information
  • Country Profile: Romania (BBC News)
    Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, a timeline, an overview, and watch video news clips.
  • Country Profile: Romania (Library of Congress)
    This site offers extensive information on Romania’s history, geography, society, economy, and government.
  • Romania (CountryReports.org)
    General information about Romania
  • Embassy of Romania—Washington, DC
    Learn about Romanian-American relations.
  • Embassy of the United States
    Learn about Romanian-American relations.
  • National Anthems
    Listen to Romania’s national anthem.
  • Romania (Lonely Planet)
    Find information about traveling to Romania.
Teacher Resources
  • Dacian Masks
    After learning about the ancient Dacians, students can make Dacian masks (grades 3–5).
  • World Wise Schools (Peacecorps.gov)
    Use a Romanian folktale, “Half Man, Half Limping Rabbit” as a learning tool.
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