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Geography / Culture

  • Electronic Field Trip to the United Nations
  • The Mathematics of Cartography - Intergrate maps to the history and math that goes along with them.
  • Earth and Moon Viewer: A summary right from the site itself: "You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe."
  • The Globe - A site which includes some interesting envirionmental geography reference materials.
  • Discovery On-line Expeditions - This site gives you an idea of the great things that Discovery On-line has to offer its visitors! Check it out.
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth - A Discovery On-Line Adventure, Jim Malusa's journey to the Dead Sea explores aspects of social studies, geography, and science--serves as a good example that that these disciplines cannot necessarily be seperated when studying the world around.
  • The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a variety of usable country-study information, in particular the CIA World Factbook gives immediate reference material on all countries.
  • World Wise Schools (WWS) is the Peace Corps's global education program. They are developing a series of detailed country "study guides" and "lesson plans."
  • World Communities is another source for general country information.
  • An excellent starting point for information on Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia & East Europe is the International Network Information Centers at the University of Texas.
  • MapQuest - Learn to use all types of maps through this interactive site. Such activities include "Interactive Atlas", "Personalized Maps", and "TripQuests".
  • Africa Online is designed for use by students. Check out this self-decriptive quote, "Africa Online is the premier provider of internet communications services throughout Africa, bringing Internet users a level of technical expertise and breadth of service unequaled by any other on the continent."
  • Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS)
  • Helping Your Child Learn Geography - This site guides teachers and parents alike in the teaching of their elementary-level children the basic concepts of geography.
  • PRAXIS, the University of Pennsylvania's Social and Economic Development resource page consists of both original documents and pointers to a vast array of resources related to social and economic development. Great links for general browsing of world cultures and development issues.
  • Compass Lesson - Great way to introduce the "tools of the trade" to students.
  • City Net a comprehensive international guide to communities around the world. City.Net is updated each day to provide easy and timely access to information on travel, entertainment, and local business, plus government and community services for all regions of the world.
  • The National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies
  • Future Culture - An eye-catching site which introduces students to the diverse cultures of the world. Provides a number of search engines to explore the Web, numerous links to countries of the world, letters from Peace Corps members abroad, and selections of music to which to listen. It has the potential to be more educationally focused.
  • Rare Map Collection at the Hargrett Library - Forget traveling to long-distanced archives to hand-copy rare and old maps to present to your students in the classroom--the Hargrett Library web site does it for you. What is history without the geography that goes with it?!? An excellent reference source for both teachers and students alike.

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