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?

How Far Is It?: Find distances between cities/towns, land features, and MORE

Map Direction Sites

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


Map Skill Learning Sites

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 Games
United States of America Capitals Map Game Test Your Geography Knowledge: USA
United States Geography Games Fun Trivia: Geography Quizzes - United States
Learning Games for Kids: Geography Games 50 States Interactive Puzzle

Geography Glossary Geography Terms Defined
Fact Monster: Geography Glossary A - Z Geography Dictionary and Glossary



Interesting Facts about Maps

Interesting Map and Map Skills Facts

*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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