Category Archives: geography

Earth Day 2014

Are you planning on participating in Earth Day this year?  Don’t miss the K-12 Toolkit with all your Earth Day resources and links to materials to use with students. Toolkit for Earth Day Earth Day 2014 Site

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Annennberg Learner Interactives

This is a very interesting, useful site. You choose the age level, the subject and the audience. It will then show you a list of interactive sites to use with your students. You will have to see this one. I … Continue reading

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US Civil War maps on Google

The map shows major land campaigns, Union and Confederate troop movements, major Union naval campaigns, roads, railroads, battle outcomes and their impacts on the war, dates of capture by Union forces and more. Check it out: http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zOOP-1XDYZpk.k03-JFpD5jPo&hl=en

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Flights Interactive

To commemorate 100 years of passenger air travel, this interactive display of actual, live flight paths around the world was created. It also gives insight into the history of  aviation since 1914. http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/aviation-100-years

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Find History Near You

These 3 sites provide information on historical sites near a given location: A Historical Marker database: http://www.hmdb.org/series.asp Historic Places allows you to search or simply use their interactive map:  http://www.historicplaces.net/ History Pin also has an interactive map but it includes photographs … Continue reading

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Sound Transit

Sound Transit lets you choose places from around the world and listen to sound recordings from the area. You can hear a market in Morocco or children singing on the streets in Africa. This would be great background sounds for … Continue reading

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Smithsonian History Explorer

Smithsonian’s History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History and offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The resources emphasize learning history by “reading” objects for the stories they hold about … Continue reading

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Livebinder

A “3-ring binder for the web.” This is a great tool for organizing online resources in an easy-to-use format. You can create a livebinder and share it or look through ones that have already been created by others. http://www.livebinders.com/

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Virtual Field Trips

Would you like to have your students participate in a videoconference with experts in their field? Perhaps you’d like to collaborate with another classroom in another part of the world? For resources to find Virtual Field Trips and collaborations, check … Continue reading

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WolframAlpha for general math

Wolfram Alpha is “an engine for computing answers and providing knowlwdge.” Trying to describe just what this means is very difficult, so you might want to watch their 1 minute video to understand. It has always been great for higher math, … Continue reading

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