National Geographic Websites
Geography is more than places on a map. It's global connections and incredible creatures. It's people and cultures, economics and politics. And it's essential to understanding our interconnected world. My Wonderful World is a National Geographic-led campaign - backed by a coalition of major national partners - to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in the community. We want to give our kids the power of global knowledge.
Geography Action is National Geographic's annual K-12 conservation and awareness program. It is kicking off a five-year, round-the-world curriculum series with Africa in 3-D. Use this site to explore the continent's rich cultures, wildlife, and landscapes.
National Geographic Kids is an interactive, multitopic magazine covering animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events, and cultures from around the world.
Geography activities related to the National Geographic Bee, and each day five new questions from the National Geographic Bee are posted.
Other Geography Links
Map of the census data – 2000 "Census database" - Search this database of materials related to the U.S. Census. Maps and Tables are available for quick reference or you can do a comprehensive search for materials relating to your region, state, county, city, etc.
Population Clock - This website uses real census data to make population projections. Lots of graphs and maps.
Growth of Cities 1790-2000 Name: Growth of Cities 1790-2000 PDF-formatted maps of the growth of cities in the United States from 1790 to 2000.
Statistical Maps - Site of a variety of statistical maps for the United States or any of the fifty states,
Yahooligans! Around the World - Site for elementary students to search for regions, countries and cultures around the world.
American Rivers - This site explores and studies rivers, especially those needing protection.
www.weatherbonk.com/weather - Weatherbonk uses Google’s visuals with weather data. View real-time weather conditions in the United States. You can click anywhere on map for forecast.
www.earth.google.com - Want to know more about a specific location? Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google. Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in. Search for schools and parks. Get driving directions.
http://maps.baltimorecity.gov/imap/imap_l.aspx - An interactive map of Baltimore that contains landmarks, civic features, roads, etc. View map or satellite images.
www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/# - Maryland State Data Planning Center monitors development trends, analyzes social, economic and other characteristics and prepares population, housing, employment, labor force, and income projections, which provide the baseline for planning for growth and development in the State.
www.ncge.org - The National Council for Geographic Education works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. To meet its mission, the NCGE:
• Promotes the importance and value of geographic education;
• Enhances the preparation of geographic educators with respect to their knowledge of content, techniques, and learning processes;
• Facilitates communication among teachers of geography;
• Encourages and supports research on geographic education;
• Develops, publishes, and promotes the use of curriculum, resource,
and learning materials;
• Cooperates with other organizations that have similar goals.
www.socialstudies.org - National Council for the Social Studies is an association of more than 26,000 educators who have come together to strengthen the social studies profession and social studies programs in the schools. NCSS Members take advantage of award winning publications, recognition programs, conferences, information services, and special offers. Whether you're looking for lesson plans, textbooks, or new insights, you'll find it in NCSS.