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Greece (Country)

09 Feb 2016

Our Subjects / Ā Mātou Kaupapa:
Geography, Society and culture

Where can I find information about Greece?

LEVEL: Intermediate

Greece is a country in South-East Europe and the location of one of the world's earliest civilisations. 

To start your search for information about Greece we would suggest using one of the popular search engines, KidsClick, which is specifically aimed at children

Using the A-Z search option you will find there are entries for both ancient and modern GreeceSelecting 'modern Greece' will give you several websites and between them you will find a variety of reliable information. 

  • One of these websites is called CIA Fact Book, which gives a comprehensive look at facts Greece. Using this link will take you straight to the entry for Greece; scroll down the page and choose from the subject headings listed. This site is by the United States government, so should have good information that we can trust.
     
  • You could also try the link to Academic Kids which takes a look at such topics as history, economy and culture and presents them in a readable style. Once again the link will take you straight to the page. 

In addition have a look at Britannica School, which is one of the EPIC databasesEPIC is a collection of reliable databases covering lots of different topics. It’s put together especially for New Zealand school students and helps to answer questions like this. 

You can search this at different levels but we would suggest using the 'Middle' option: 

  • Hover over the 'Middle' option and then use the search box entering the keyword Greece.
  • Clicking on the entry called 'Greece (country in southern Europe)' to find lots of great information.

HOT TIP: To use this resource you will need a password from your school librarian; or, you can log on to AnyQuestions.co.nz between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday, and one of the librarians can help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library. 

To have a look at a range of factual and visual articles relating to Greece try the National Geographic website. This is a long standing and reputable publication, well known for its illustrated articles; use the search bar and enter the keyword Greece.  

HOT TIP: Search words, or keywords, are the most important words in our question. Usually it’s better to leave out small words like ‘the’, ‘a’ and ‘of’ and just choose the main ones, e.g Greece. We can always change our keywords or add more if we need to.

If you need further information on Greece, both ancient and modern, there are a number of relevant articles in Many Answers.

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