Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Uzbekistan (CIA World Factbook)
    Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Weather (CNN)
    Get the current weather conditions for Tashkent and other cities in Uzbekistan.
History and Government
The People
  • People (
    Find fast facts and statistics about the people of Uzbekistan.
  • People (MSN Encarta)
    MSN Encarta offers a brief summary of the people and ethnic groups of Uzbekistan and the languages they speak.
  • People (Umid)
    Learn about the people of Uzbekistan and find recent population statistics.
  • Uzbekistan Statistics (UNICEF)
    This site, produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund, offers statistics on nutrition, health, HIV/AIDS, education, economics, and other demographic areas.
Cultural Life
  • Dance (Silk Road Dance Company)
    View archived performances of the Silk Road Dance Company.
  • Music (National Geographic World Music)
    Read about the music and musical instruments of Uzbekistan. Listen to sound clips of modern and traditional Uzbek music.
  • News (Radio Free Europe)
    Find news stories about Uzbekistan and central Asia.
  • Newspaper (FerghanaRu Central Asia Information Agency) Read current news from and about Uzbekistan.
  • Newspaper (Uzbekistan Times/World News)
    Find current news about Uzbekistan, central Asia, and the world.
  • Uzbek Culture (Advantour)
    Discover Uzbek culture, including traditions, food, music, and the arts.
  • Uzbekistan (University of Washington)
    View an extensive collection of photographs of Uzbekistan’s cities and architecture from the University of Washington’s Cities/Buildings Database.
  • Uzbek Language (
    Learn about the Uzbek language at this site from National Geographic.
  • UzDessert: Your Guide to Uzbek Culture
    Learn about Uzbekistani food, history, music, art, film, literature, and dress at this fact-filled website.
The Economy
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Teacher Resources
  • Aral Sea Activities—Xpeditions (
    This section of the National Geographic website provides various lesson plans about the Aral Sea for all grade levels and fulfills geography standard 14.
  • Investigating Central Asia through Maps Activities—Xpeditions (
    Help students understand the political and physical geography of central Asia with this handy lesson plan from National Geographic. Suitable for grades six and up and fulfills geography standard 5.
  • Looking at Ourselves and Others (Peace Corps)
    Several lesson plans to help students develop cultural understanding and a world view, as well as distinguish between stereotypes and facts. The lesson plans are grouped by appropriate grade level (grades three to twelve).
  • Silk Road Encounters Education Kit (Silk Road Project)
    Download free resource materials and model lesson plans exploring the geography, history, cultures, traditions, and arts along the Silk Road. Tiered for grade levels three and up.
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