6th Grade World Geography Sites

 

General Websites…Countries of the World

http://online.culturegrams.com/
Cultures of 190 countries and territories in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, and indepth information on 25 categories. (Can access from PANDA page)

http://www.geographyiq.com/
Detailed geographical information on any country is available here. Within the World Map section, you can get facts and figures about each country's geography, demographics, government, political system, flags, historical and cultural information, climate and weather. Great Site

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/
This World Guide allows you to view information about any country anywhere in the world online. It provides you with zooming capabilities for a closer look at the maps and land layouts. Once you've selected your country, you will find a comprehensive fact sheet about the country along with various beautiful slide shows. Great site!

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
Documents, timelines, research, multimedia and so much more…Great site.

http://www.historychannel.com/
From the historychannel…countries, timelines, etc.

Introduction to Geography

http://www.funsocialstudies.learninghaven.com/articles/fivethemes.htm
Students can use to learn about Five Themes of Geography…exercises at end to evaluate comprehension of information.

http://www.quia.com/pop/4680.html
Quiz over the terms associated with the Five Themes of Geography.

US and Canada

http://www.photius.com/wfb/wfb1999/united_states/united_states_geography.html
Basic geographical facts of the United States. Includes: climate, area, land use, and terrain information.

Latin America

http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/southmiddle/ProjectPathways/latinamerica.htm
Project pathways on Latin America created by 6 th grade teachers at South Middle.

http://www.quia.com/jw/1002.html
Unscramble the names of these Latin American countries while the computer keeps track of how well you are doing.

http://www.geographia.com/indx05.htm
This Geography portal to Latin America features maps, photos, and drawings relating to each country. Click on desired country icon to see related pages.

http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
A super site for kids to learn about the Amazon. Includes info on the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the people who live there and how they live. Features learning games and activities.

Eastern and Western Europe

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/europe/2001/collapse_of_ussr/timelines/default.stm
Extensive information about the collapse of the USSR. Includes an interactive timeline from 1985 through 1991, an interactive map of the countries of the USSR with country profiles and timelines, eyewitness accounts of the collapse of communism, and a photo file of the anti-Gorbachev coup from August 1991.

http://countrystudies.us/united-states/history-144.htm
US-Soviet relations took a dramatic turn for the better in 1990. Agreements and concessions made by both sides would eventually bring about the end to the Cold War.

http://www.newseum.org/berlinwall/index.htm
Learn about the two sides to the Berlin Wall story. Stories and history behind the fall of the the Wall.

http://www.westeuropenews.com/
Get the lastest news pertaining to Western Europe on this site.

Africa

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/g101ilec/ssa/afh/afcol/afcolfr.htm
Learn about European contact with people in Africa and European colonialism. Read the text on the left of the screen and click on the highlighted words to see corresponding maps of Africa on the right side.

http://pbskids.org/africa/
Student oriented site for kids.

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/guide.html
Comprehensive guide to a vast amount of information on Africa. Indexed by country, region, or topic, it includes many links to sites on Africa.

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/cquest/africa/africa.html
Take a trip to Africa! Use this site to explore the different cultures of Africa. Find out about holidays, games, recipes, National Parks, and museums in different countries in Africa by clicking on the corresponding links.

Asia and the Pacific

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/index.html
An Associate Professor of History at UCLA has compiled a very thorough site on all aspects of India. The main topics consist of Culture, Diaspora, Ancient India from ancient India to Current Affairs, religions, and Landscapes.

http://www.saudinf.com/main/d1.htm
This site gives a historical background and current information on oil in the Middle East. Read about the discovery and development of oil, Saudi Aramco, OPEC, and OAPEC.

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blrmideast.htm
A list of links to countries of the Middle East which provides maps and details about the geography of each country.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e629.html
Provides links to information on the two primary religions of Japan--Shintoism and Buddhism--and to its various minority religions, including Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. Includes useful facts about Japanese wedding practices, funerals, festivals (Matsuri), and celebration of the Japanese New Year.

Global Service

http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/
Explore some of the places around the world where Peace Corps volunteers go to help people of other countries. Learn what the Peace Corps is and how to become a volunteer.

http://www.gsh.org/expeditions/africa/index.html
Fascinating interactive geography site! Students will explore several regions of Africa , without having to leave their classroom.

http://www.heifer.org/
Possible charity for service learning project

http://www.iearn.org/
Again possible ideas for service learning project

 

05/2012
 
 
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