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||Map Study Resources
||Quizlet||Candid Study Tips
|ProProfs Quiz Maker
||I Like 2 Learn
||How To Avoid Sounding Like an Idiot|
|Easy Test Maker||Geoquiz
||How to Cite Sources as Painlessly as Possible
|Test Your Knowledge
||Map Test Study Guides & Practice Tests
||InfoPlease - the Study of Geography
|All the Tests.Com
||World Atlas.com (blank maps & quizzes)
||AP Human Geography StudyStacks|
|About.com - Geography
|About.com - Study & Teach Geography
|Study Tips 2017 (NEW)
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|Helps for Geographic Study
|Atlapedia Online||Countries of the World||CIA World Factbook||Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
|Google Earth||Enchanted Learning Geography||Countries of the World||The Union Recorder|
|Map.com - FREE STUFF
||Geosciences Courses on the Internet||Geography Action||Christian Science Monitor|
|National Geographic Map Machine||Human Geography: People, Places, and Change||The Geography Olympics||The Economist|
|Color Landform Atlas of the U. S.||Internet Geography||Global Issues That Affect Everyone||New York Times
|Atlas of Inequality||The Geographer's Craft||World Resources Institutes EarthTrends||San Francisco Chronicle|
|The Atlas of Canada||Travelaroundtheworld.net||USA Today|
||Humans and the Environment
||Public Education Center|
|Distance Calculator||About's Physical Geography||EPA - Climate Change
|How Big is the Solar System?||Earth's Active Volcanoes||Global Warming FAQ||Truthout|
|Official U. S. Time||The Electronic Volcano||Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change||Africa Daily|
||Illustrated Glossary of Physical Geography||National Center for Atmospheric Research||al Jazeera|
|Timeanddate.com||Mountain Building/Orogeny||Climate Change Graphics
|When North Goes South||RealClimate||Asia Times|
|Paleomap Project||Stop Global Warming||BBC|
||Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming page||Islam Online|
|USGS This Dynamic Earth||What's up with the weather?||Guardian Observer|
|USGS Volcano Hazards Program||World News Asia|
|USGS Volcanoes of the World||The Atlantic Monthly|
|Volcano Live||Drudge Report|
||Cultural & Social Geographic Issues
||Economic Issues in Geography/ Measures of Development||Political Issues in Geography|
|Population Reference Bureau||BBC Religion and Ethics||Atlas of Inequality||The Nature of Political Boundaries|
|United Nations Population Information Network||Culture Change||The Progress of Nations|
|U. S. Census Bureau Geography||Material Culture||Human Development Reports|
|U. S. Census Bureau International Data Base||Material Culture Links||Human Rights Watch|
|World POPClock Projection||PBS What is Race?||United Nations Development Programme|
|World Population Calendar||Understanding Race||UN Research Institute for Social Development|
|UNESCO||The World Bank|
|North America -
||Middle & South Amereica -
||Russia & Newly Independent States
|The Atlas of Canada||Rainforests||Eurocosm UK||AskAsia.org|
|GeoBop's North America||Caribbean Community Secretariat||Gateway to the European Union
||Bucknell Russian Studies Department|
|Maps of North America||Countries of the Caribbean||Panorama BackPacker||Chernobyl Photo Gallary
|Center for Democracy and Technology||Cuba News||VisitEurope.com||NGS Central Asia Unveiled|
|Global Envision||Global Resource Information Database||
||The Official Guide to Russia|
|Global Exchange||Granma International (Cuban news)||Russia on the Net|
|Latin America Geographia||Russia on the Web|
|Latin American physical geography tour (.kmz)||Russian/American Cultural Contrasts|
|Latin American city tour (.kmz)||UNESCO Focus on Central Asia|
|Maps of the Caribbean|
|Virtual Trip to Brazil|
|Globalization||Environmental Issues||Urbanization||Political Geography
|World Trade Organization||Conservation International||City Profiles||Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)|
|Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream||Environmental Literacy Council||ePodunk||Department of State Background Notes|
|IMF view on Globalization||Natural Hazards Center||Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research||Global Issues: Geopolitics|
|Popular Culture Association||World Resources Institute||20 Most Populous Cities of the World||GlobalSecurity.org|
||The Center for Urban Studies|
|Al Jazeera News||Africa Interactive Maps||AskAsia.org||AskAsia.org|
|Encyclopaedia of the Orient||South African Business Directory||Asia Society||Asia Society|
|IslamForToday.com||African Studies Center||Association for Asian Studies||Association for Asian Studies|
|The Islam Project||Africa's Physical Geography (*.kmz)||Centre of South Asian Studies||East Asia Curriculum Project|
|allAfrica.com||East Asian Library|
|Free Africa Foundation|
|Atlas of Inequality||Commanding Heights|
|Migration Information Source||Human Development Reports||Economic and Business Geography Resource Index|
|Cultural Survival||Migration News||Human Rights Watch||GoCurrency.com|
|Don't Gross Out the World- Cultural Geography Food Quiz||Population Connection||United Nations Development Programme||International Monetary Fund|
|Religions Around the World||Population Geography Research Group
||The World Bank||Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development|
|Resources for the Study of Islam||Population Reference Bureau||World Food Program||U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis|
|Resources for the Study of Islam||UNFPA||U. S. National Debt Clock|
|United Nations Population Information Network||The World Bank Group|
|U. S. Census Bureau Geography||World Trade Organization|
|U. S. Census Bureau International Data Base|
|World Bank HIV/AIDS|
|World POPClock Projection|
|World Population Calendar|
|World Population Information|
|Asia Observer||About Australia||Foundation for the Future|
|AskAsia.org||Guide to Australia||Global Ideas Bank|
|Association for Asian Studies||Oceania News||The Millenium Project
|SEAsite||Oceanian Governments on the WWW||Rocky Mountain Institute|
|Southeast Asia Resource Action Center||Picture Australia||UNESCO|
|Virtual New Zealand||United Nations University|
|Outstanding Student Resources
|Learning how to find the information you need on the Internet, and how to evaluate and appropriately use the information you find, can be challenging for students. The following is a look at some of the most comprehensive—and reliable—educational websites a student can bookmark and use to research school projects and homework assignments.|
|Web literacy and general reference|
All students—no matter what age—need help navigating and evaluating the ever-growing store of information available on the web. This University of Idaho site is an information literacy primer that will quickly turn any half-hearted or random searcher into a savvy Internet detective. It guides students through a series of modules that teach them how to distinguish different kinds of information on the Internet, search for and select research topics, search databases and other collections, locate and cite sources, and evaluate the sources they find.
A merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index, this site is a comprehensive source of "information you can trust." Thousands of volunteer library and information science professionals created and maintain the site’s reference collections—sets of links to websites on U. S. presidents, author biographies, museums, research and writing, literary criticism, and many more topics. The Ask an ipl2 Librarian reference service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides individualized help finding authoritative, free online sources for specific topics.
Checking facts in Internet sources is one of the key ways to evaluate them, and Refdesk.com, which stands for "reference desk," simplifies this essential step. Since 1995, Refdesk.com has served as a one-click springboard to many of the web's top dictionaries, encyclopedias, calculators, atlases, news headlines, and search engines. The site also includes a handy Homework Helper section (under the Help and Advice column on the lower right of the page) that provides help in all subjects to students in every grade.
For younger students who are not quite ready to navigate Refdesk, Fact Monster from Information Please is the tool to use. The Reference Desk on this site features a layout that is designed for easy fact-finding and includes timelines and an almanac, atlas, dictionary, and encyclopedia, as well as a Homework Center. Students can also search by visually identified topics or by typing in keywords. Check out fun features such as Biographies of the Presidents, the Geography Hall of Fame, and the Tallest Buildings Slideshow.
Consider the Microsoft Download Center your ultimate file repository. It links to tens of thousands of downloadable free or shareware programs. These include updates, utilities, applications, and extras for Windows, Macintosh, and other platforms; Internet tools; security essentials; developer resources; mobile devices; and, of course, computer games. You can search for what you need alphabetically, by product family, by download category, or by typing in a keyword. The Microsoft Worldwide Downloads site enables you to download files in more than 80 different languages.
This site is the cool place for the technology leaders of the future. It offers student resources, helps students stay connected through its newsletters and technology clubs, and provides a career portal and Students-to-Business program. The links to scholarship competitions and to TechStudent—a site for website builders, designers, and software developers in training—encourage creativity and skill development. The Student Experience site also links to DreamSpark, which enables students not only to download professional software such as Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, Visual C++ Express Edition, and Robotics Developer Studio for free but provides free training for using these tools as well.
|English and history|
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Perfect for language studies, this handy website automatically converts text from one language into another, such as English to Simplified Chinese or French to English. You can type and paste up to 10,000 characters (about 1,800 words) into the search window and then select the desired language. Or cut and paste a web URL to convert the entire site.
As every parent and student knows, books that are required reading are not always available, or if they are, students may misplace their copy before they finish the assignment. Project Gutenberg to the rescue. This site enables you to download more than 30,000 free electronic books to read on your computer, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader, or other portable device in a variety of file formats. You can search by title and author or browse their collection of classic works, many of which are available in audio editions as well.
This site, sponsored by Fordham University and edited by Paul Halsall, provides older students with access to a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts for educational use. It includes collections of primary sources in ancient, medieval, and modern history, as well as history of science, women's history, African history, and others.
The web's answer to those black- and yellow-striped Cliff Notes is Novelguide.com, a reliable and free source for literary analysis of classic and contemporary books such as Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground. The site offers character profiles, metaphor and theme analysis, and author biographies.
This website can be filed in the "where was this when I was a kid?" category. On this aptly named site, visitors can read every play or poem from the world's most celebrated writer and, more importantly, make some sense of his works with free analysis, Old English language translations, and famous quotes.
Short summaries of a number of books, a few relate to geography. This might be more useful when taking a literature course. Extensive summaries are available for purchase.
|Math and Science
This site provides help in a number of mathematics-related subjects, including basic grade-school math, calculus, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. Practice exercises are automatically graded—and this free site also features a glossary, calculators, homework tips, math games, and lesson plans for teachers.
Science classes—including the ubiquitous science project—aren't as easy for some to grasp as they are for others. At Science Made Simple, elementary and middle school students can get detailed answers to many science questions, read current news articles related to science, get ideas on school projects, and take advantage of unit conversion tables. Users can also find out if their school's textbooks pass the test.
Ever wanted to know why earthquakes happen? How CD burners work? What the sun is made of? These questions, and many others related to computers/electronics, automobiles, science, entertainment, and people, are all answered at this award-winning website. Simply type a query into the search window or peruse the topics by category. Extras include free newsletters, surveys, and printable versions of all answers.