From Many Lands

Multicultural Education through Miniatures

From Many Lands includes photos, stories, maps, flags and games of handmade marionettes and dolls from all over the world. Learn about global culture by selecting from the List of Stories and Countries or via the Map, Gallery and Games/Activities links. This website provides free educational resources for teachers and students.

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Country List

Text list of cultural dolls and stories. Each page provides a flag and map of the country; photos and descriptions of the doll, figure, or puppet; an engaging story; as well as information related to currency, language, etc. Links to high resolution images are also provided.

For the Teacher

Teachers can search for stories by reading level. The cultural stories on this website are designed for 2nd through 6th grade readers. Each story focuses on a specific country and its legends, customs, or way of life. Educators are encouraged to integrate the resources into their curriculum.