Click on any of the 50 US states and get capital cities, state birds and songs, nicknames, and many other facts and links relevant to each state. Each state's flag is pictured and its symbolism described.
Through word and picture, this excellent site will help you learn about the Ecuadorian Amazon, its rainforest, and its people. Then you get to make decisions about running a community ecotourism project to make money so that you don't have to clear so much of the rainforest to live.
This is a guide to the highest points in America, listed by state. When you select a state you get a computer rendering of the highest point geographically, with latitude, longitude, city, and county information, and a number of links about the area. There is also a World's Roof for each of the continents.
This is a comprehensive look, in text and photo, at the lands and people of the Arctic Circle using three themes: natural resources, history and culture, and social equity and environmental justice. You'll find very interesting information on indigenous peoples and their situations in the face of natural resource exploration.
This site takes you in search of a "far off metal river" from which the Chipewyan have brought copper nuggets along the western shore of the Hudson Bay. The adventure is in the words of Samuel Hearne as he attempted to find this river in 1769-1772. This is an extremely well done site with information about the animals, birds, and natives thoughout the narratives.
This site offers a topographic and counties map for each state as well as links to Yahoo, City Net, and Virtual Tourist for that state.
This excellent site, attractive and well organized, offers comprehensive information on the geography, plants, animals, and people of the desert, especially the desert of the American Southwest. Published online monthly with back issues archived, DesertUSA has features, desert adventures (including park, climbing, and camping information), desert talk, a trading post, and more. Great stuff!
In addition to geography links and chat, this site offers an extensive collection of outline maps available for download. There is also a list of lesson plans organized by country/continent for elementary and middle school children, with lots of interesting activities.
This page contains a half dozen interactive geography games, plus the links used to build them so you can do further research on your own.
This site provides a good overview of GIS technology and its applications.
This is The Mining Company's Geography section. If you'd like someone who loves geography to precede you on the Net, picking out the best sites and describing them, you've hit the jackpot. Weekly geography features and their archives round out this very informative site.
Teachers and students of Geography will find hundreds of helpful Web sites listed here. Theres little or no annotation, but sites are categorized to make your searching easier.
This site offers as many different projections, pictures, and views of the earth as you can think of! 105 entries!
Links to dozens of great geography sites.
This is a travel network, but there is so much information, it's quite useful for educational purposes as well. First choose Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, or Latin America; then choose your country to get loads of information.
The idea here is that you enter the name of a city anywhere in the world and it returns the date, time, latitude, and longitude of it.
This is a great geography resource. You may choose from a dozen topics including world geography, government resources, and teaching helps. Link to environmental information or take a virtual tour of Bosnia, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, others. Big fun.
Brief excerpts from recent issues of The Journal of The Geographical Society of Ireland.
This project was started by Dr. Robert Ballard (the guy who found the Titanic) because he wanted to invlove kids in his explorations. Interactive programs are broadcast during the annual scientific exploration, which is the focus of a curriculum for grades 4 through 8. There are places for kids to connect with other students, teachers, schools, and organizations, and an area to learn about the technology.
This is part of the National Geographic site reviewed below, but it's so neat we had to include this section of it here. You can select from maps of the continent and country you wish to learn about. Then read about it, view satellite pictures of the earth (with names added), and learn from political and physical maps. All the maps are gorgeous.
David Smith can teach middle school children to do just that: to draw a map of the world with all the countries named entirely from memory! The site offers examples of these maps, along with information on the course of study and the education awards it has won, great geography quizzes you can download, and wonderful links.
This is a project by scientists and planners in several fields to build a model predicting the locations of untouched archaeological material, information that's important to physical scientists and land-use planners. Note the explanations of geographic information systems (GIS) and the excellent glossary.
Expedias Mungo Park is an adventure magazine. You can read reports (some from celebrities) of expeditions to remote parts of the globe, learning about the countries and the people who live there. Theres also chat, a chance to submit articles or send postcards, and more.
In addition to their famous features on individual cultures, the folks at National Geographic offer here a wide range of options including talk, answers to your geography questions, and scenic drive information with lodging, maps, and even car games. A great site.
This is a page of links to small island development and research. There are links for each island, as well as for papers, conferences, and organizations.
World and U.S. Geography, History, and News sites are compiled and categorized here with useful annotations. If you are a teacher or student of Social Studies, this should be a helpful site for you.
This is a large group of briefly annotated Social Studies links compiled for K-12 teachers and students. Sites are listed in such categories as General, World, and U.S. History, Government/Politics, and Geography/Culture.
Check out the issues such as development, climate change, and contaminants that are affecting the Yukon. The main sections concern the effects of such issues on caribou and a northern wetland.
Part of the Internet Public Library, Stately Knowledge is a great place to visit if you need information about any of the United States. Click on individual states for statistical and general information, plus great state information links.
Terraquest makes digital expeditions. They provide land expeditions with the equipment needed to keep in touch with a Web team who publishes pictures, faxes, and conversations from the expedition as they are sent. Examples are the assent of a blind man up the 3000 ft. face of El Captain (a rock in Yosemite National Park), a trip to the Galapagos Islands, and an expedition to Antarctica. All are very well written and exciting accounts with lots of extra information and pictures.
Check out live views from cameras all over the U.S. and the world!
The Western Connecticut State University Department of Social Sciences maintains this huge list of Internet resources about countries and people all over the world. A great starting point.
This site offers a "synchronoptic" view of world history, allowing the user to conceptualize world historical events in the format of what was happening on widely separated parts of the earth at the same time. They use a lot of frames, so if your browser doesn't support frames it can be a rough ride. If it does, it's worth it.