Australia and the United States compared: read, analyze, and write a paragraph to summarize: How is Australia similar to and different from the United States? Would you rather live there?

Dig a Hole Through the Earth: see where you would end up if you started in Australia and if you started in Carbondale.

Middle East map quiz review: use the COUNTRY quizzes; select the level of difficulty that you need.

Arab Spring links:


Foreign Aid from the U.S.
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Urban Sprawl Vocabulary Mapping

The following links will help you review for the mapping assessment on Friday, 9/16

  • Toronto is Canada's largest urban area; explore it here
  • Read about the environmental protests against a proposed oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas
  • Explore the Great Plains, the huge temperate grassland covering the central U.S. and southern Canada