Resources for the Classroom
In an ongoing effort to improve geography education resources, I
have compiled a list of links and tools that may be of use to
teachers, especially in the K-12 range.
GIS custom maps - I made the GIS data
on this site available so that teachers would be able to make
custom overhead printouts for any region of the world for any
desirable time period. If you are looking to print out a map that
represents a region in the past, please visit my local GIS
Atlas - These readily printable maps are made available by
National Geographic and are some of the clearest polical
maps I have ever seen.
World Factbook - Data and maps as compiled by the CIA on nearly
every nation in existance. Demographic data is extensive.
Altapedia - This
site contains maps and information similar to that found on the
above CIA World Factbook, but often the maps are more colorful on
Lesson Plans and Resources
- This page contains a listing of lesson plans divided into age
levels and geography themes.
Geographic education links - portion of site map relating to
some great educational resources on the National Geographic
website. You can search additional National Geographic educational
materials by visiting their education front
page and using the search box on the left-hand side of the
Lesson Plan Links - a long list of online geography teaching
aids as compiled by Martha Taylor, MLIS for a teacher
recertification course of the South Carolina Department of
Education. Her lesson plan links can be found here.
Country Flashcards - My very own
flashcard creations include some common trouble areas for students
to remember. Unlabled maps reveal names when clicked.
- This downloadable program quizzes students on locations of cities
in the U.S. Created by Geography and Computer Science departments
of Virginia Tech., some of their other software products are also
worth a look, focusing on characteristics of States and Counties
throughout the U.S.