A-Level Links World Sociology  
PRB   The Globalisation Website  
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is an on-line magazine that offers a huge amount of information about all aspects of world population (the statistics been the least part of the site). The focus here is on "population" in the wider context, as it relates to areas such as health, the environment, family, gender and the like. A wide-ranging (if a little text-heavy) site that covers a range of debates, issues and theories relating to the concept of globalisation. The main area of interest, in terms of World Sociology, is probably its outline and discussion of different types of theory: World-System, World Polity and World Culture.
New Internationalist   American Studies Today  
An invaluable source of articles (from 1973 to 2005) covering a wide range of issues relating to world sociology. Most of the articles are pitched at around the right level for A-level students, although some will probably be more useful as source material (both written and graphical) for teachers (although since there's a lot of information here it may take some time and effort to wade through what's available). Based at John Moores University in Liverpool, this site bills itself as "Britain's first on-line journal of American Studies with a wide range of articles, news and book reviews" and, in terms of the articles it's certainly not misleading - there's a huge range of material here covering historical and contemporary trends in American society (from the role of women in wartime to cultural connections between Liverpool and America explored through, amongst other things, John Lennon's life and music).
IDRC   Population Pyramids  
The International Development Research Centre is a Canadian organisation whose site represents something of a goldmine for teachers of World Sociology; although this particular link points you to a library of online books (all of which are completely free to read or download), there are also sections covering free online reports and publications, an extensive picture library covering development issues and short videos that can be played online.
 IDRC Home Page
A useful site (run by the US Census Bureau) for teachers looking for data to illustrate gender and age differences among populations across a large number of countries across the world. The site lets you specify the year of the pyramid for each country (the UK pyramid, for example, begins in 1991 and allows projections up to 2050). Enterprising teachers should find enterprising ways to make this site the centre of a lesson...
Reith Lectures 2000   Virtual Developing Country  
A series of lectures, sponsored by the BBC in honour of Lord Reith (director-general in the 1920's) that explores various environmental and World Sociology issues form a number of different perspectives. The overall theme is "sustainable development", within which different writers *including the Prince of Wales) discuss particular issues and solutions to this problem. There are six lectures in the series, each of which can be browsed as text, audio or video presentations. This sub-site is part of the Biz-ed site and the information it contains has an economic / business education bias. However, this Virtual Tour of Zambia throws up a lot of useful information for the World Sociologist - not the least being material on foreign aid covering arguments for and against, types of aid and the like. There's a lot of information here, put together in a very professional and competent way, and while the depth isn't great there's more than enough to keep students occupied for some considerable time.
Global Simulation Workshop      
A nice idea - students take part in a simulation of "the next 30 years of global economic development" by representing different geopolitical regions. It seems to involve a huge multimedia exercise that's reflected in the cost - probably way out of the range of most UK schools and colleges (perhaps that's part of the simulation - learn how it feels to be a developing country...). For the terminally-poor there's plenty of information to browse on the site - just get used to looking without being able to touch (postmodern irony anyone?).