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What is Here? Facts, figures, and information on world
geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy, and more!
Check This Out: World Maps section has color physical
and political maps for the whole world. You can click on a country to generate
a map of it or the area around it. Easy to use and great graphics!
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What is Here? Get
information on states in the U.S. by clicking the Fun State Facts button. Gives you
information on population, age, school enrollment, number of households, language spoken
at home, and percentage of people in the state who live in urban or rural areas.
Don't let the title scare you off...the page is made for kids!
Check This Out: Have fun with the quizzes based on
state facts, flags, and census information! Also, look at the U.S. Population estimate
kept constantly up to date on the opening page.
What is Here? Test your geography skills by answering
questions, or follow the link to the World Factbook, which is loaded with information.
Among the things you can find (for any country in the world) are location, area,
climate, terrain, high and low elevation points, and land use. Maps are available
for each country.
Check This Out: Also plenty of information on the
people who live in each county can be found in the Factbook area. In terms of information
available, this is one of the best sites out there!
What is Here? A
treasure trove of maps from the time of the Civil War. Maps are arranged by area or
state, or even by the person who made the map! You can look at these maps at different
sizes by zooming in on the part that looks interesting to you.
Check This Out: An index allows you to find maps
based on the bodies of water, mountains, or cities they were near. Search by the
name of a battlefield if you like!
is Here? Ever want to make a model of a state? This is the place to go, where
you can find beautiful color maps of each of the fifty states. You can get shaded
relief maps (color maps showing elevation), relief maps showing county boundaries, black
and white maps, satellite images, or other specialized maps.
Check This Out: This is listed as one of the
Top 100 Family sites!
What is Here? Get
information on North Carolina's people, land, and climate from this site.
Check This Out: Click on the link to Interesting
Facts About North Carolina. Where was the first operating silver mine for the United
States? Who was the first English child born in North America, and on what North
Carolina Island was she born?
What is Here? This link will lead you to a place where you can
print or download a large number of outline maps for personal or class use. Great
for teachers or instructors! There is a huge variety, such as world regional maps, the
original 13 colonies, Trails to the U.S. West, and maps of major cities.
Check This Out: Make sure you have Acrobat
Reader software to be able to download many of these files. There is a link to get
this free software from this site.
What is Here?
This link will bring you to a site where you can download free software which will help
you to learn the names and locations of all of the countries in Europe. Once you
have the software on your computer, you can move around the map with your mouse to find
each of the countries.
Check This Out: The file to download is small,
and even with slow modems, it should take no more than five minutes.
What is Here?
Lots of great information on world geography. This is GREAT when you are
trying to find the longest, tallest, deepest...of whatever...in the world. What is
the world's largest lake? Look here to find it!
Check This Out: This has a lot of great information,
but it also have lots of ADS! Don't be surprised if they pop up as you are searching
What is Here? Information on each of the fifty states,
each organized in its own folder. You can find information on weather, soil type, National
and State Forests, and topography...as well as a lot of things NOT related to geography
(ever want to know the State Motto of Idaho?).
Check This Out: There are lots of links to other
related sites, including the home web pages of all of the states!
What is Here? The National Geographic wants you to come out
and play! Every day they post five new geography questions, and some of them are tough!
Every day there are five new questions, so feel free to keep coming back for more!
Check This Out: If five questions aren't enough
for you, try playing the quizzes for the past three days as well.
What is Here? The main purposes of this site are to help
students learn geography terms and how to read and interpret maps. School groups can
register to play a game. Students in each group research information about their
community (such as latitude, longitude, weather, etc.) and enter that information into a
questionnaire. Then other students try to figure out WHERE your group is from using
maps, atlases, and other materials. This is designed for Middle-Upper Elementary
aged students. You can either provide information for a game, or try to guess from the
information another group has provided.
Check This Out: If your group guesses
correctly, you get a certificate that can be printed out and put on your bulletin board.
What is Here? Information about different regions of the
world, as well as trivia games that can be played for each region. Some of these are VERY
Check This Out: Use the Tutorial Mode to find out
information about the countries you are being quizzed on!
What is Here? Mr. Bowerman, a teacher from Pennsylvania, has
created an index of a large number of Geography sites on the web. Use it to launch to
almost any Geography topic you can think of, from Antarctica to World Geography!
Check This Out: With 1.7 Million hits over the course
of the year, this has been a very popular site!
What is Here? The country of Indonesia is the sponsor of this
site. They use data from the U.S. Census and a list of cities around the world to find the
latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculate the distance between them (as the
crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places you have chosen.
Check This Out: You can also get information on
elevation, as well as location by Map coordinates (latitude and longitude)!
Here? Find out about North Carolina...key facts, geographic landmarks, points of
interest, major industries, population and culture, interesting tidbits, and links to
other N.C. sites.
Check This Out: Think you've learned everything
you need to know about North Carolina Geography? Try taking the North Carolina State
Quiz when you've finished absorbing all the facts!
Here? An online Atlas that provides a quick thumbnail sketch of N.C. geography, good
if you are in a hurry!
Check This Out: When you're finished looking at N.C.,
click on the More Maps button to continue your trip around the world.
What is Here?
Tired of looking at the planet from ON the planet? Try looking at it from space!
Check This Out: Great satellite imagery of the earths
surface. Make sure to look at the image gallery and find out what the capital city of your
state looks like from outer space!
What is Here?
LOTS of things, so try not to get lost! The National Geographic society is interested in a
lot of things, including geography, of course.
Check This Out: Make sure to use the site index to
search by the subject you are interested in.
What is Here? Loaded with information about the fifty
states. How many sites can tell you how many square miles of Iowa are covered with
water? Good color maps of each of the states are also available to print or copy.
Check This Out: When you look up information about a
state, there is a window to help you find out what the weather is like there!
What is Here? A place where students can explore the river
resources of the United States. This site can be a good resource, especially when you are
looking for information on the larger rivers.
Check This Out: On this site, classrooms can share
the information they are gathering about rivers.
is Here? Learn about the general topography of North Carolina from the people who live
Check This Out: If you are interested in
finding out more about specific areas in N.C, there are many links to othr sites from this
What is Here? This
site is operated by a group of students from the University of Michigan School of
Information Science, and (of course) focuses on U.S. States. This is great for finding out
basic factual information about any state in the union. Information includes, among other
things, state birds, nickname, major industries, historical sites, and flag. Great
information for doing reports on states!
Check This Out: Compare the states to each
other in size and population by checking the Stately Knowledge Chart called Comparison of
Size and Population.
Here? This page has basic facts about the state's size, geographic features, and
Check This Out: Links to the home pages of North
Carolina's largest cities are available.
is Here? The interactive featrues on this site will help teach about the
features and facts of the planet. This is a challenging and fun way to learn about the
Check This Out: This is a very interesting site
for those who want to know about the extremes of the planet; what is the longest, tallest,
deepest, and so on...
What Is Here? This web site was built for parents and
instructors to help their kids learn geography. Teaches concepts such as locating
positions on the surface of the earth, relationships people have with their environment,
and the form and change of regions.
Check This Out: Click on the link for suggested
geography-related reading material!
What Is Here? This web site
is a great starting point for earth science education. The USGS is the scientific
agency for natural sciences, and has a wealth of material on the landforms and geology of
Check This Out: Make sure to check the link
which brings you to topographic maps of the country! You can get very detailed maps of the
land in your own neighborhood!
What Is Here?The premier source of volcano information on the
web, sponsored by NASA. Information on volcanoes around the world. This is a very fun,
kid-oriented site with great eye catching graphics!
Check This Out: See movie clips of erupting
What Is Here?
Interactive quiz with questions that change all of the time! Test yourself on world
capitals at three different levels of difficulty, US State Capitals, Japan, India, and the
Check This Out: Choose your format of quiz...one
question at a time, multiple choice, or fill-in-the-blank.
What Is Here? Want to test your geography smarts? The
computer will ask you where countries are, and you will need to click on the correct
Check This Out: The computer quizzes you on
certain regions, (such as continents) or the whole world, and keeps score of your right
and wrong answers.
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