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Geography Awareness Week

General Resources

  • Geography Action!

    A site from National Geographic highlighting Geography Awareness Week and providing links to more resources and activities for teachers

  • Country Profiles GeographyCountry Profiles

    Extensive country profiles providing information on countries all over the world ranging from basic country statistics and facts to country-specific history timelines

  • cbCensus Bureau Geography

    Geography resources and population / demographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau

  • cbState and County QuickFacts

    Easily accessible facts about people, business, and geography in the United States; also includes information for cities and towns with more than 25,000 people

  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus

    A database of geographic, economic, social and population information provided by the United Nations; navigate resources in the navigation window to the left

  • Blue FlagCountry Studies

    An extensive outline of the culture, history, and current situation of every country from the Library of Congress

  • USGS and Science Education

    Geography and other education resources from the U.S. Geological Survey

  • StarExport.gov

    Written description of different country's economies from the Department of Commerce including basic information on exports as well as country-specific information

  • Taken on the Road: American Mile Markers

    A mile-by-mile photo essay of the United States from New York to San Francisco

  • StarDegree Confluence Project

    A project that attempts to display a picture wherever a line of longitiude has a "confluence" with a line of latitude around the world with over 6,000 pictures from around the world

  • Sustainable Development

    Online Lessons provided by the World Bank Group focusing on promoting sustainable development

  • GettyGetty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

    Know the name, but not where it is? This searchable database has over 1 billion place names from the J. Paul Getty Trust

 

Maps

  • Maps, Imagery, and Publications

    Maps and other resources from the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Google Maps

    Interactive and customizable maps provided by Google. Simply enter a location and select from policital, topographic, or road maps

  • Google Earth

    Google's full application allowing nearly endless geographic mapping and geolocation possibilities; including the ability to layer information on top of satellite imagery

  • National Geographic Map Machine

    Customizable maps from National Geographic

  • Outline Maps

    Outlines of many different maps for educational/classroom use

Online Games and Quizzes

 

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