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AMAZON INTERACTIVE
The geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities; check out the Ecotourism Simulation Game!

CLIMATE MAP OF THE U.S.
JAVA applet of all fifty states; click on areas of interest to learn more about climate in specific regions

DEMOGRAPHIC STATS BY ZIP CODE
Type in the code and it will bring up all kinds of geographic and demographic data on a community or region

DESERT PEOPLES
The North American deserts presented using images, stories, movie and audio clips, virtual reality tours and hard data about, virtually any desert-related topic

DIGITAL EARTH
Cornell University's online application that allows students to create their own map projections using JAVA

FIFTY STATES
Links to the official home page of each of the fifty United States - fast loading and simple

50 STATES CAPITALS
Short, quick site with several online activities to practice memorization of state capitals, using Flashcards, Matching, Concentration and Word Searches

50 STATES TOURISM SITES
Listing of the online sites for the offices of tourism for all 50 states; very handy for states research and projects

FLAGS OF THE WORLD
More than 1600 pages and view more than 2700 images about flags; handy and complete

FUTURE STATE
U.S. State Department site combining current events and world georgraphy - great for H.S.

GEO TEACHER'S GEOGRAPHY CLASSROOM
Research tool for students and geography links and other resources for high school students, parents, and teachers

GEOGRAPHIA
Virtual destinations around the globe to help your students further experience the physical geography of the world around them

GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
National Geographic's five theme's for geography listed and explained for your benefit

GEOGRAPHY4KIDS
Kid-centered treatment of physical geography presented by Andrew Radar and associates

GEONET
Designed for grades 4 and up, questions are organized according to the National Geographic Standards to help children think geographically and build a global context for the information they learn

GEOSPY
Slick online game from National Geographic that requires students to master continents, countries, states and provinces in order to win

GOOGLE EARTH
Get this free download installed on your hard drive and have access to locations, businesses and directions using satellite imagery and current mapping technology

GREATEST PLACES ONLINE
Explore the Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango and Tibet through virtual field trips

ICE AGES

Illinois State Museum's online exhibit of the last Ice Age; and if this one does it for you click to the home page to see some other GREAT virtual exhibits!

KARLAZONE
Flash-based world map that allows students to zoom in on continents, regions, nations, states and counties.

LATITUDE

From Rice University, exploration of how sailors have used latitude since the 1400s to navigate the globe

LOST AT SEA: THE SEARCH FOR LONGITUDE
Based on a NOVA program about how the discovery og longitude helped navigators in the 18th century

MAP TUTORIAL
From the City University of New York, off-beat tutorial on basic mapping and map skills as we follow Lou around the city

MAPPING THE NATIONAL PARKS

Over 200 maps from the National Park Service which "document the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks"

MAPMAKER, MAPMAKER

Online tutorial from the University of Tennessee helping kids interactively understand how maps are made

MAPS & GLOBES
Great quick reference to all kinds of geography topics in both social studies and science; nice links to further expound on concepts too

MAPZONE
Flash-based set of activities to help students sharpen their geography skills; check out the GIS zone

MATHEMATICS OF CARTOGRAPHY
Well-done interdisciplinary tutorial on map making - not too heavy on the graphics either

NEW YORK UNDERGROUND
National Geographic look at the underside of a major city, requires Real Player and Shockwave

ROUND EARTH, FLAT MAPS
National Geographic presentation that immerses the viewer in an appreciation of how cartographers make flat maps that represent three-dimensional places

SHOCKING GEOGRAPHY
Shockwave based maps for beginner, intermediate and advanced students; follow-up quizzes help reinforce what they have practiced

SIX BILLION HUMAN BEINGS
From the national Museum of Natural History in Paris, on online presentation on the impact of continued population expansion on our planet

THEBAN MAPPING PROJECT
Major monuments and burial sites along the west bank of the Nile, including the Valley of the Kings and KV5

TRACKS
Multimedia presentation on U.S. history and geography with additional resources for purchase; nice clickable map

TRIVIA PLAZA
Interactive geography games on capitals, countries, flags, landmarks, regions and shapes

U.S.G.S. MAPPING INFORMATION
Type in information on the region you're interested in and have access to the U.S.G.S. resources

VIRTUAL TOURIST
Clickable maps allow you to find servers around the world; link to country information on CityNet

XEROX PARC MAP VIEWER
World-Wide Web HTTP server that accepts requests for a World or USA map and returns an HTML document including an image of the requested map

XPEDITIONS
National Geographic home of geography standards on the Internet; makes teaching and learning about our world easier than ever

 

 
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