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6th Grade World Geography

6th Grade World Geography Sites

General Websites…Countries of the World

 

http://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M564031
NetTrekker counties and continents link.

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.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
The CIA World Factbook provides this excellent resource on countries. Content includes geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/index.shtml
A storehouse of information on six religions of the world: Animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. A map shows the areas of origin for each of these faith traditions, and site includes education-oriented summaries of the history of each religion, its basic beliefs, and common terms associated with it. A solid, basic resource.

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://members.aol.com/bowermanb/teach.html
General site for teachers about teaching geography, lessons, game templates, etc.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/themes.html
The Five Themes: Location, Place, Human/Environment Interaction, Movement and Regions are all explained and discussed. Provides activities to demonstrate each geographical theme. Great teacher resource.

http://www2.una.edu/geography/statedepted/themes.html
For use by teachers, a great resource and overview

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.

 

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.

http://www.win.org/library/matls/govdocs/kids.htm
This outstanding site is an informational page for kids only about government. There are many, many links available for you to use. Search subjects like the American Flag, history, endangered species, and life science.

http://www.mrdowling.com/709canada.html
Read about lots of information about Canada here. Focuses on Canada's parliamentary system of government, the first Canadians, the arrival of the Europeans, Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces, and more.

http://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M109538
NetTrekker link to North America.

Latin America

 

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://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M109786
NetTrekker page on South America.

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://athena.english.vt.edu/~carlisle/Postcolonial/Colonialism_Africa.html
This site contains notes on European colonialism in Africa before 1870. Good for younger readers and those desiring a brief introduction to the topic.

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.historychannel.com/thcsearch/thc_resourcedetail.do?encyc_id=206056&networkCode=THC
This site from the History Channel provides detailed definition and history of the Cold War between the Western powers and the Soviet Union. Includes major events, organizations and treaties of the Cold War with links to additional information.

http://www.wall-berlin.org/gb/chute.htm
This site discusses the role of the Soviet Union in the downfall of the Berlin Wall. It describes the internal and external pressures that led to the wall being torn down.

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

http://www.scs.k12.tn.us/SCS/trpages/hs_webquests/Western_Europe_WebQuest/Debbies_workcopy.html
A webquest on Western Europe….great resources linked from this site even if you don’t use it as a webquest.

http://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M599823
NetTrekker link to Europe page…great resources.

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.

http://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M109544
NetTrekker page on Africa, covers physical and cultural geography, natural resources and challenges. Much more too!

Asia and the Pacific

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,214513,00.html
Explores India's variety of cultures, landscapes, and traditions. Contains a historical timeline, language translation, quiz on the country, and teacher worksheets.

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://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M599894
NetTrekker site on Asia..

http://middle.nettrekker.com/subject/?ctgry_id=M110622
NetTrekker site on the Pacific

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/pgulf.html
In order to understand how oil has influenced the Middle East, you need to first learn about the production of oil in the region. This site will explain the current and historical status of oil exports in the Persian Gulf.

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://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/japan/culture.html
At this site sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture are outlined. Includes a brief selection of questions and answers that address the tea ceremony, the Nobel prize winners of Japan, the religions of Japan, and the artistic traditions of woodblock printing and flower arranging.

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

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