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Geography - Maps

from An Activity Book About Outdoor Electrical Safety
Culver Company, Inc. -- Written by Cybrary Man

Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation
of both physical and human phenomena on Earth. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

To start a map unit I would take photographs of the block surrounding the school. I would then make a map of area around the school. I would have the children fill in the names of the streets. I would have the students for homework describe how they got to school. They would have to include the direction (N,S, W, E) they traveled.

Beach Ball Geography I used a beach ball that had a map of the world on it. The first student would name a country and pass the ball to another student who had to find that country...

Where in the World - Kindergarten Social Studies

ProTeacher! Maps lesson plans for elementary school

Driving Directions

Map Blast: MSN Maps & Directions

Map Quest

Yahoo! Maps

How Far Is It?

Time Ticker

U.S. Time Zones

Local Maps
Map 24

Get Local Map

HomeTown Locator - your local community

Anchorage, Alaska
Photograph by Cybraryman

Zip Code, Area Code, City, County & Time Zone Cross Refs

Time Zones

Time Zones what they are and why we need them

Time Zone

Giving Directions and Map Skills

Asking & Giving Directions

Use Cardinal Directions
Directions 1

Directions 2

Directions 3

Directions 4

How to Use a Compass

How to use a Compass - Compass and Map interaction

Learning Compass and Map Basics

Navigation with Map and Compass

Compass Direction's Game


ProTeacher! Countries and continents lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including geography activities,

Continent Names-- Play Kids Games!

Learning the Continents Through Songs & Poems

A to Z Kids Stuff Geography Misc

Build The Continents Social Studies Lesson Plan

Latitude and Longitude

Longitude and Latitude
Map by Lat. & and Long.
U.S. Gazetteer


Landforms Glossary
Landform - Wikipedia
Landform Picture Gallery
Types of Land

Historical Maps

History Maps Overview
Historical Maps Links
Historical Atlas Resources: North America Map Archive
Historical Map Collection (David Rumsey)
Holy Land Maps

The World of Maps
Panoramic Maps 1847-1929
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
Tracks American History for Social Studies Students and Teachers
Map History - History of Cartography -
Theban Mapping Project
The National Map: The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century
Historic Cities

Geography Games and Quizzes
See how many cups of water you can donate by testing your knowledge about the world. Each correct answer means we will be donating 10 cups on your behalf. Good luck! National Geographic GeoBee



GeoSpy (National Geog.)

Cyber Nations, an online nation simulation game

Earth's Land - Games,Puzzles etc.

Games in a Flash- Geography

Geography Quiz
Geography Quizzes

Games, Quizzes & Trivia

USA – Free Online Games Teach Geography, States, Capitals, And More

Geography Games

Games,Puzzles, Quizzes, Trivia

Ilike2learn Map Quizzes and Games

Traveler IQ Challenge

U.S. States

U.S. Puzzle Pieces

Connect the States

USA Game

Where Is That?

Places and Regions Crossword

Puzzle Maps Games

US Orienteering Federation

Orienteering for the Young

Awesome Clipart for Educators - Geography

Geography Clip Art

Subway and Transit Guides
Subways - Transport

Subway Navigator

City and Area Transit Guides - Subway Directions and Bus Directions for New York City (NYC)

Trips123, NY-NJ-CT Regional Traffic and Transit Information

Public Routes for New York City Metropolitan Area

Geography Associations
Association of American Geographers

The American Geographical Society

Earth Information Exchange Gateway - GOS - Geospatial One Stop

Virtual Earth - 3D Maps

World Maps Political, Physical, Satellite, Africa, Asia, Europe

Geography is Energy! My Wonderful World for Educators

Geography Education

Geography Center

Our Changing Planet Geography Lessons

US Map Collections for All 50 States -

Gmaps Pedometer

How charts and maps are made

The Geo-Images Project

Geography 4 Kids - Physical Geography

How to Select a GPS Car Navigation System

How to Become a Mapping Scientist

Survey of Geographic Literacy

Maps In Our Lives (Library of Congress Exhibition)

MapMachine Civil War

Map Finder

World Gazetteer

Map Builder

Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole Earth!

Ancient World Mapping Center

Places Directory -- National Geographic

The Earth From Above

Digital Map Gallery World map USA map

Green Map System

Deadly Maps: Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Wayfaring: create personal maps

Frappr Groups - Group Maps for Online Communities

Housing Maps

Internet Geography (UK)

Geography (

National Geographic News

Google Maps

Google Earth

Windows Live Local

NASA World Wind

Geography Links - Ed.World

Geography Globe

Geography (

Geography Network

Geography Site

Geography (Yahoo)

Maps - Current Interest (UT)

Maps On Us

Digital Librarian Maps and Geography

All the Worlds Maps

World Atlas of Maps Flags and Geography Facts and Figures

Atlapedia Online

Geo Teacher


National Atlas

National Geologic Map Database

Dictionary Abbrev. & Acronyms

Thesaurus - Geographic Names


Geography IQ

Geography Literacy
Map Library - Printables
World Maps
Resources for Geographers
Landforms from Space
Geode: GEO-DATA Explorer
Virtual Globe
MapTech MapServer
Map Reading
USGS Maps, Compasses
The Geography Zone
Infoplease Atlas
CIA - The World Factbook
Mapmaker - Make Me a Map
Maps Links

Online Map Creation
Outline Maps
Blank and Outline Maps
Outline Map Printouts
Outline Maps...

Free Blank US State Outline Maps - Illustrator & Editable PDF Vector Format

Quick Maps and Flags

Census Bureau Geography

Reference Maps (boundaries)

Countries A to Z
Country Reports
Reisenett PCL Map Collection
The Map Room
Map Collections: 1500-2003
One World - Nations Online
Online Map Creation (OMC)
Tourism Offices Worldwide
The Geographer's Craft
Maps of the World
Maps of the world - Map Zone
World Maps and Atlases
Places OnLine
FedStats MapStats
Map Machine (National Geog.)
MapMachine Student Atlas
Zoom into Maps
Mathematics of Cartography
American Ethnic Geography
Third from the Sun
United States Climate Page
Maps & Geography Online Maps, Games, Information (National Geographic)

Zoom Into Maps - Unusual Maps

Papier-Mâché Globe - Enchanted Learning

Papier Mache Globe - CanTeach Social Studies Environment

Lesson Plans Create a Globe (Education World)

Maps Globes

Photographs by Cybrary Man