|Sites With Information About Maps|
|Maps from Around the World including the U.S.A.||World and U.S.A. Maps|
|Blank Maps for Printing|
|World Atlas: Outline Maps and Map Quizzes||United Nations Cartographic (Map)Section|
|Outline Maps||Holt, Rinehart, Winston: World Maps|
|Enchanted Learning Outline Maps||National Geographic: World Maps|
National Geographic Atlas Explorer: Click on the map to zoom in on this Atlas plate from National Geographic's Maps division
Xpeditions: Maps for Printing and Copying
How Far Is It?: Find distances between cities/towns, land features, and MORE
Bing.com: Type in city, state, and zip code and find directions and a printable map!
Rand McNally: Get Maps and Driving Directions
Yahoo Maps and Driving Directions: Create your own personal map and driving directions to any particular place in any city; a city, state; city, state zip; or a zip is needed to generate a map
Funbrain.com: Where is that? A challenging map game; FUNBRAIN will show you map. For each screen, identify the correct country (or state). Check the correct box or type in the name (spelling counts).
GeoNet Game: A geography game challenging game for children in grades 4 and above. The game questions are organized according to the national geography standards; designed to help children think geographically and to help them build a global context for the information they learn
Longitude and Latitude: Learn about longitude and latitude
The Search for Longitude: Demonstrates for students how latitude and longitude are used in real life! This PBS presentation offers a real-life dilemma-- being lost at sea-- and presents ways to use the time of day to determine location.
|Geography Glossary||Geography Terms Defined|
|Fact Monster: Geography Glossary||A - Z Geography Dictionary and Glossary|
*People use maps as a way to help them travel from one place to another.
*There are MANY types of maps, and each shows different information.
*Cartography is the name given to the study and making of maps.
*Maps usually have a compass rose that shows directions, north south, east and west.
*A map scale shows the distance between on place on the map and another.
*Maps usually contain pictures or symbols to represent real things (roads, town, airports, etc.). The legend on a map tells what the symbols mean.
*Many maps use a grid system with numbers on one side and letters on another side to locate places on the map.
*Traveling from one place to another is easier today because of technology and the development of GPS (Global Positioning System) which can be used anywhere in the world to find directions without having to open a physical map
|Educational Geography and Social Studies Powerpoints|
|Educational Geography and Social Studies Videos|
|Reference Sites to Help in Your Research|
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE
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Remember to bookmark and return to KID INFO often! KID INFO saves you "valuable time" and allows you to spend "quality time" by eliminating the chore of sifting through hundreds of search engine results! Kidinfo.com's Maps and Map Skill Resource Page includes Map and Map Skills Trivia, and the best available links to Maps and Learning how to read maps, as well as links to Maps from Around the World and Maps of the United States of America, How Far Is It from One Distance in the World to Another, Map Direction Sites, Map Skill Learning Sites, Geography Games, and a Geography Glossary.