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kkasargodstaub

Xpeditions @ nationalgeographic.com - 9 views

  • Mapmaking Guides
    • kkasargodstaub
       
      Great initial resources for a geography class. Lots of definitions and easy explanations.

  • Atlas
    • kkasargodstaub
       
      Teachers can find lots and lots of printer friendly maps to use in their classrooms.
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    Excellent resource for geography. I particularly like the map making guides at the bottom of the page. It outlines the core information and content that students should know.
Sarah Franquemont

Maps of War ::: Visual History of War, Religion, and Government - 1 views

    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      Clicking the library link at the bottom of the page lists links to maps and other multi-media tools on other sites like BBC.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      The animated maps on the site like "March of Democracy" and "Imperial History of the Middle East" cover an extremely wide range of content in only about ninety seconds.  Students might not find these maps useful until they already have a grasp on content.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      Clicking the "Download" leads to downloadable powerpoint slides and presentations that already have maps embedded in them.
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    This site provides animated maps that show the spread of religion, imperialism, democracy, etc. over time.  The site also includes links to a variety of other animated maps on sites like BBC that cover a wide range of subjects.  These animated maps provide visual context for lessons and units, and can be used as visual access points for content.
kyleassad

NationsIllustrated.com - The World in Pictures - 5 views

    • kyleassad
       
      This site is a great way to display areas of the world that are being discussed.  It is not very well cited, but it does provide options to find photographs at National Geographic as well.
    • kyleassad
       
      I would use this during a geography lesson, by showing them a picture of a recognizable landmark.  We would figure out what it was, where it was, and then find the absolute location, all part of DC 7th Grade Standards.
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      This site most likely does not rate very high by Berkeley standards.  That being said, I think it is a great option to be able to show kids exactly what you are talking about on the SMART board.
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    The ability to show students images of countries, places, cities, and landscapes.  An awesome way to show students the world without leaving the classroom.
kyleassad

Kids.gov - Social Studies - Maps /Geography (Grades 6 - 8) - 3 views

    • kyleassad
       
      Great general resource for teachers who are looking for options to enhance their geography classes.  Online resources at reliable government websites to help augment lessons and skills.
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      I would use this site as a resource for my students to do research for themselves.  I would also use some of the sites as alternate assignments for students.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site is an awesome resource for social studies teachers looking for internet resources to give their kids.  It is both credible and provides general enough resources that allow them to use it for all lessons.
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    A geography unit resource for teachers in middle school teaching the mandated coursework.
Nate Merrill

The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps - 5 views

    • Lauren Olson
       
      This is a great site for visual learners. Being able to see political and culutral transformations of continents is an incredible tool for students of all ages. Unfortunately, not all maps on this site are free. There is a nominal fee that charges for acess to more obscure maps.
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    "The largest on-line collection of animated historical maps"
Samantha Greenwald

CIA - The World Factbook - 0 views

    • Samantha Greenwald
       
      These regional maps can be used by the teacher to help students locate the area of interest and work on their map reading skills. It might be beneficial to have these mpas laminated around the room so students can reference them when needed.
    • Samantha Greenwald
       
      These subcategories (intro, geography, people, gov, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues) are all aspects of social studies that can be examined individually or collectively in understanding other countries and comparing it to the US.
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    This website provides students with historical and contemporary information about 266 countries in the world as well as a variety of maps to help with building geography skills.
Sarah Franquemont

Geography Action! 2009 -- National Geographic - 6 views

    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      Choose a "Geography Action!" theme at right and be directed to a variety of primary and secondary sources (maps, lesson plans, video and audio resources, and pictures) relating to that theme.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      The site contains information on conservation, topography, human migration, and other relevant topics for geography teachers.  A variety of supplemental maps also illustrate these concepts.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      Cultural and region specific information is broad, so while this site is valuable for geography teachers, it may not provide detailed enough information for history teachers.
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    How might teachers use this site?
Lauren Olson

Place The State - History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines - 2 views

    • Lauren Olson
       
      The levels on this game are a little tricky-- I would try the game first to determine which level is best for your students. Even though I know where all the states are, it requires you to be very precise.
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      I don't like that this is all the way at the bottom. If you use this in the classroom as an interactive learning game, make sure you scroll down the page so you can see the state facts. The game is a little bare without the extra information.
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    History Channel interactive "place-the-state" game.
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    This site is, overall, a little boring but it does what it's supposed to do. Sometimes getting students interested in geography is tricky but this game could increase student interest. Students will select a level, then drag and drop the states to their correct location on the map. There could be a little more information about each state (just to increase the amount of learning) but this is generally a good, basic, online learning game.
kyleassad

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before - 1 views

    • kyleassad
       
      Data is sourced from the United Nations: the UNDP, Conference on Trade and Development Trade Tables, and Angus Maddison's World Economy: Historical Statistics.  At first glance, the data from which the maps are created is credible because it is from the UN with the exception of the maps sources from Angus Maddison.  The website is also a product of Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, which lends credibility.
    • kyleassad
       
      The maps are divided into categories, and provide a great visual aid when talking about how different countries, regions, and continents utilize resources, have different birth and death rates, and other factors based on geography that can help to be visualized.
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      This website is very credible, especially based on the standards from the UC Berkeley website.  They cite their sources on their "Data" page, include credits to those who helped them, and include the sources that assisted in the formation of the maps.  They include contacts, who created the web page, and statistics on how they update errors, etc.

      Overall, not only is this website interesting to me because I am a map nerd, but I think this would be very useful in geography, economics, and other social studies classes.
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    Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
David Loudon

Indian Ocean History - 0 views

    • David Loudon
       
      This section offers overviews of the Indian Ocean and the uses of it in different eras. This section is more helpful than the maps which, although visually appealing, are more confusing than helpful.
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      Offer a detailed 13-page bibliography of secondary sources used when creating this website. Seems very scholarly and accurate.
    • David Loudon
       
      This section is the one most applicable to teaching as it offers actually full lesson plans, including a deeper description for the teacher of what the lesson plans hope to accomplish. They also plan out how you might use their information to make a one year or two year course with it. Very thorough and very helpful for world history teachers.
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    • David Loudon
       
      By clicking the items, you get more information about the person, place or idea as keyed on the map. Nevertheless, the map is crowded and confusing for someone not already familiar with the material.
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    A reference site based on the study of the history, geography and cultures of the Indian Ocean and the peoples who used it. Has an interactive map divided into different historical periods and offers lesson plans for teachers.
Adrea Lawrence

Microfacts/Weaving History - Home - 8 views

    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      This site includes secondary source information on several events that are important in Western Civilization.
    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      This site does not include information from East Asia, so it couldn't be used a world history course.
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    A spatial and temporal visualization of historical events focused primarily on the western world.
Laura Wood

Virtual Jamestown - 0 views

  • Newest Timelines
    • Laura Wood
       
      Has timelines arranged around the following:
      "a) Jamestown in the Global Context
      b) Journey to Jamestown - the Voyage of the Susan Constant and the first 90 days at the fort
      c) Jamestown, 1606-1608
      d) Virginia, 1608-1612
      e) New England, 1602-1620"
    • Laura Wood
       
      Includes contemporary interviews with Native American descendants of Jamestown as well as maps of the Native American towns that predated Jamestown in this area. Also contains a Google Earth map based on the original drawings of John Smith.

      "Dr. Julie Solometo researched and organized the entry on the Paspahegh Indians. What the English called Jamestown, the Indians called Paspahegh territory.. Interviews and videotaping of contemporary Indians was done by Phyannon Berkowitz, Jeffery Dalton, and Crandall Shifflett."
    • Laura Wood
       
      From the Site:
      "Letters and first-hand accounts allow us to see seventeenth-century society as no other record can.
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      They are best approached with the questions: what are the authors trying to tell us and what are their agendas? These materials do give us a sense of the contingencies, uncertainties,and dilemmas that surrounded choices and when read critically should lead to a better understanding of what factors shaped individual decisions.

      newspapers A full-text searchable database (XML) gives us a powerful tool for tracing and comparing topics, ideas, concepts, motivations, and much more from vantage points of time, space, power, authority, race, class, gender, and ethnicity"
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  • Teaching Materials
    • Laura Wood
       
      LESSON PLANS!!!!

      Some of these are even in our exact format!!!
      All are on Jamestown. Lots about runaway slaves and indentured servants, some on Native American relationships.
      Most make use of primary documents.

      Check em out! :-)
    • Laura Wood
       
      MAP!!

      Okay so sort of hard to read but here is a map based on John Smith's records. It's interesting to note how the water lines have changed. hmmmmm.
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    From the website: "The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony."
Joellen Kriss

Google Earth Lessons - 0 views

    • Joellen Kriss
       
      How to use google earth...so you can most effectively utilize it in a classroom
    • Joellen Kriss
       
      Lessons using google earth for a classroom with enough computers for each student to go along with the teacher and work on their own. It offers historical and geographical lessons.
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    This web site provides lesson plans using the google earth program. The really fantastic thing about google earth, which many of you I'm sure know, is that one has the ability to see what the geography and layout of an area at a different point in history was, Ancient Rome being one example. It's a really fantastic resource, to show or to use together.
Alan Edwards

Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - 1 views

    • Alan Edwards
       
      The online map room is maintained by the University of Texas at Austin, and it is frequently updated with new scans and additions from the library. The folks at the library can be contacted by computer or telephone.
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      The site has a plethora of maps, but I think their modern political maps/historical maps are most helpful. For teachers, this is a great resource to help students understand and analyze history.
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      The library's online map collection is also searchable-although the search engine is pretty basic
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    • Alan Edwards
       
      There's also a great selection of OTHER map websites, including a huge selection of historical maps or maps about history
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    The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection at the University of Texas-Austin has a great selection of online maps. They have modern political maps, historical maps, maps about history, regional maps, thematic maps (population, climate, energy, ethnic, religious). Many of the maps have large PDF formats that are of great quality and detail.
Joellen Kriss

take the mental_floss geography challenge - 0 views

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    Mental Floss is a magazine that gives a very...quirky view of the world. It introduces little known facts and information that we might not have sought to find in addition to providing us well known facts and information in a new and usually very different perspective. This link is to the "Geography Challenge" an online quiz that extensively tests ones knowledge of the world and could serve as a fun way to present the world.
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    I will probably spend hours at a time playing map games. Save me from myself........
Debbie Moore

World Maps - geography online games - 1 views

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    This is a great site for students to use in the classroom. I used this in a middle school history class where we were studying the Middle East. Each student also had a blank hard copy to fill in with notes or to color. The students enjoyed working on the site and learned the material quickly...within the hour.
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