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Geography

Image of two kids looking at aglobeDo you need to find out information about a certain region, country or city? Do you want to investigate volcanoes or the rain forest? Wanna see pictures of the earth from space? Find out all these things and more - all right at your fingertips.

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Geography NetSites for Great Information

Item Air Force Crossroads - Hope you came ready to have fun because this section has tons to offer both kids and teenagers alike. From sports to arts to video games, you will find hours worth of information and entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.

Item CIA's Geography Trivia Game - Geography trivia questions about all areas of the world.

Item Fact Finder Kids' Corner - Learn about the U.S. Census, get facts about your state, and have fun with quiz questions.

Item Library of Congress Geography and Map Reading Room - The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world. The Reading Room provides in-person, telephone, and written reference assistance to Congress, Federal agencies, state and local governments, the scholarly community, and the general public.

Item Library of Congress: Geography & Maps - An Illustrated Guide - The LOC's Geography and Map Division today functions as the National Map Library. Its primary responsibility is developing the Library's cartographic collections.

Item Name That Park! - How well do you know your parks? In this series of four map sets, you'll begin with just the park outline. Then, you can add map layers (like rivers and roads) until you think you know the name of the park. Rangers use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps in the same way, to find patterns on the landscape.

Item NASA's Observatorium - National Aeronautics and Space Administration site for Earth and space data with pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images.

Item USGS Learning Net - The Learning Net is a portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Includes several mapping related modules.



Organization Sites

Item Global Schoolhouse - This great site has fun sections like Project Registry (more than 700 online collaborative projects, organized by topic, grade, and project date), GeoGame (helping students learn about our world, its maps, and its people), and Field Trips (students share their discoveries during real-life field trips, while distant classrooms follow along).

Item Jason Project: A Living Laboratory - JASON XIV: From Shore to Sea will engage students and teachers in an exciting journey to explore the unique Channel Islands region of California. The waters of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the densely populated California coastline, and will serve as our "laboratory" for studying nature's dynamic systems during the 2002-2003 school year.

Item Stately Knowledge - Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.



Commercial Sites

Item Education World - This site provides a complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for.

Item Geography World - Great geography site including homework help, quizzes, maps and games.

Item GeoSpy - Play great games and learn to identify continents, countries, states and provinces. Your goal will be to earn full GeoSpy status.

Item National Geographics Kids Page - Family Geography Challenge is a fun and easy way for families to learn together about geography.

Item Netstate.Com - This fun site has more than the symbols, flags, seals, emblems, and famous people of each state. Find interesting trivia, comparisons, and the 50 state designs for U.S. quarters too!

Item Sinai - Explore this historic desert land that is Egypt's border with Israel. Meet the Bedouin inhabitants, tour amazing sites, dive its coral reefs, and discover why it is considered a holy and sacred land for so many.

Item TIME for Kids - Get the latest news, maps, and answers to your questions about the U.S. and read kid news reports and opinions about various conflicts.