Geography

What is Geography?

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ National Geographic site has many resources


Mapping and Global Knowledge


Online Games and Quizzes
http://www.freerice.com/ Quiz. (Go to 'subjects' and select 'Geography'') For every correct answer, this site donates grains of rice to an impoverished community!

http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/worldmap/worldmap.html Blank world map that can be used for games and activities

Geography games: http://www.placefy.com/ These games take you around the world - one is similar to the Amazing Race!

http://www.mofunzone.com/online_games/how_well_do_you_know_your_world_.shtml Online game

Online Geography games: http://www.geosense.net/ http://www.placespotting.com/ http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq

http://www.freepoverty.com/ By correctly (or nearly) identifying world locations, you are helping to solve world poverty

http://www.lufthansa-vp.com/vp1/play.html Virtual plane - land the plane in destinations around the world

Placefy and Cluesify: http://www.placefy.com/

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/explore#whereintheworld Where in the world quiz - good fun!

http://web.mit.edu/~jmcmicha/www/globegenie/ Teleport me around the world!

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/map/atlas/puzzles race against the clock to put map puzzles back together!!!

http://www.games4geog.com/ A site with many online geography games


Map Statistics and Demographical Information
http://www.sacmeq.org/statplanet/ Interactive world map showing statistics and demographics

http://www.worldmapper.org/ World maps and animated maps for a range of statistics

Mapping Skills and Tools
Four figure grid references: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/GeoDave-92793-four-figure-grid-references-geography-maps-4-fig-refs-education-ppt-powerpoint/ (embedded below)




http://www.icsm.gov.au/mapping/index.html Huge resource for mapping skills!

http://www.scribblemaps.com/
this allows you to download google maps and draw on them in the IWB

http://www.mygreatmaps.com/ - geography

http://www.geogreeting.com/view.html?yrsUBylU7UGrkDUnyUIyEUDrsxuUypUDrsCb – geography send someone their name in map form!!!

https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzIyY2RxeDR2ZGs&hl=en_GB&authkey=CIvSi_gP 12 Interesting ways to use Google Maps


The YouTube clip below takes a humorous look at countries on the map:



This next clip shows 'Dancing Man' in a range of locations around the world:



Climate

Global warming interactive: http://www.globalwarminginteractive.com/

Climate 'dogs' animation:



Deserts

http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_land/sahara_desert.shtml Sahara Desert Webquest

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm Desert Webquest

Antarctica

http://www.bgs.qld.edu.au/edprog/webquests/antarctica/webquest.html WebQuest - group research task plus an oral taks

http://www.classroom.antarctica.gov.au/ Classroom Antarctica - a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division. It is particularly aimed at grades 5 to 8

The World Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ay.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/crittercamantarctic/ Antarctica game


Rainforests

http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/wok/index_f4.html Explore the Ituri forest of Central Africa

Rainforest Webquest: http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/WebQuests/Rainforest_Webquest/welcome.htm

Biodiversity for Year 7 'Rainforests':


Natural Disasters

http://ictedservices.typepad.com/elearning/2010/06/challenge-based-learning-activity-for-grade-56-natural-disasters.html Year 5/6 challenge based learning re natural disasters; could be adapted for older students


STORMS


VOLCANOES


MISCELLANEOUS

Earthfacts Trivia: http://www.livescience.com/php/trivia/earthfacts/