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  1. Geography Converters  Below is a list of geography based calculators, conversion charts and converter programs available for use. Some of these are directly related to interest in geography and some are of indirect interest; often they are of interest in our day to day lives. We have written these or provided these for actual use and convenience, rather than for strictly educational purposes, though homework is a frequent and valid use. Each program applet in this particular group has a highly functional purpose. Each menu item has a descriptive pop-up that will appear, giving detailed information of that selection, as the mouse is rolled over the menu item. We are always receptive to comments or suggestions you may have. Enjoy!
  2. Geography Net   Whether you are interested in primary, middle or secondary education, we hope you will find something useful and enriching. You will not regret it! Geography teachers are welcome to join in, wherever you come from in the world (and indeed you do!)  This site was started by Chris Durbin and Kate Russell, former Geography Advisers at Staffordshire County Council, with invaluable support from Andy Holt and Mark Gee.
  3. Free Download Software Maps  Help your child learn with games, software and educational activities from Owl and Mouse Educational Software.   Early reading software—phonics software, alphabet games, and Dolch sight words in a fairy tale story.  All of it FREE!  Free online USA maps, world maps, map of Europe, map puzzles of the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, and many more.  You can build your own castle and coat of arms—free downloads. 
  4. Amazon Interactive  Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.
  5.  **Geography Resources **  Related Resources - Geography  These resources are organized under topics. Click the found next to the topic to see the related knowledge and skill statements from Content Knowledge, 4th edition. 
  6. InfoPlease  Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.
  7. Quia Activities  My Quia activities and quizzes  Africa, Meso America and Japan Test  (requires login for a 30 day trial)
  8. Social Studies  (scroll down)  
  9. Geography Survivor  Java Games: Flashcards, matching, concentration, and word search.
  10. Climate Map  (Graphs)  PSD's scientific goal is to provide the observation, analysis, and diagnosis of weather and climate physical processes necessary to increase understanding of Earth's physical environment, including the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and land, and to enable improved weather and climate predictions on global-to-
  11. Learning a compass  Welcome to an Introduction to Geography on the Internet. This lesson deals with Learning the Compass Directions.  Links to interesting Geography resources on the Internet are provided for your enjoyment.
  12. Cartography  Mathematics of Cartography
  13. 60 Generic Mapping Tools  (download)  GMT is an open source collection of ~65 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views; the GMT supplements add another ~70 more specialized tools. GMT supports over 30 map projections and transformations and comes with support data such as GSHHS coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries. GMT is developed and maintained by Paul Wessel and Walter H. F. Smith with help from a global set of volunteers, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. It is released under the GNU General Public License.
  14. Powerful Times Powerful People (Time)
  15. National Geographic
  16. Social Studies  Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen.
  17. The US 50  Information about the fifty states that make up the United States of America. Click on a state to visit or select from the pulldown menu on the left.
  18. Test Your Geography Knowledge  Lizard Point Map Quizzes - Test Your Geography Knowledge
  19. Atlas
  20. Maps 1  Map Collection  World Atlas
  21. Gazetteer  50 State Gazetteers, plus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Washington, DC Gazetteers
  1. Profiles for 179,000 cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions
  2. Maps, data and directions for 1.8 million physical, cultural and historical features
  3. Facts  Fact monster from Information Please
  4. Online Resources Online Reference Resources   -  Statistics
  5. Politics  Congress.org  CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. We are the ultimate insider, and our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945.
  6. Reference  "The site is really a wonderful creation for all literature lovers. The word games are truly good to improve interpretation skills and word power. A very good way to pass time in the most efficient way." Mrunal G.     Dictionary.com LLC's online and mobile properties are destinations for learning and word discovery. We provide resources that create success for consumers in their schoolwork, careers, relationships, and life.
  7. Geography Calculators  Below is a list of geography based calculators, conversion charts and converter programs available for use. Some of these are directly related to interest in geography and some are of indirect interest; often they are of interest in our day to day lives. We have written these or provided these for actual use and convenience, rather than for strictly educational purposes, though homework is a frequent and valid use. Each program applet in this particular group has a highly functional purpose. Each menu item has a descriptive pop-up that will appear, giving detailed information of that selection, as the mouse is rolled over the menu item. We are always receptive to comments or suggestions you may have. Enjoy!
  8. Flash Cards  Find flashcards to study
  9. Continents  By using Sheppard Software's geography learning games, you will gain a permanant mental map of the world, its continents and geography. This knowledge is the key to learning more about the wonderful world around you.
  10. South &Central_American_Geography  South & Central American Capitals GamesLearn the capitals of South & Central American with these three games. Features include speech, interactive maps, blurbs, and links for each capital to get more information.
  11. States  Sheppard Software  -Games
  12. Quizzes  Sheppard Software  -Games
  13. AP History Quiz  Each quiz is composed of 10-12 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of the major topics of study in A. P. American History.
  14. Multiple Choice Questions  Regents Prep: U.S. History & Government  Multiple Choice         
  15. SOL Quizzes Elementary  Below you will find links to pages of quick quizzes that are fun to take. This page is still a work in progress, but we will be adding more tests covering many different curricular areas. Our goal is to begin a series of SOL tests by grade level and by subject
  16. World History Multiple Choice  Pearson is the world's leading PreK–20 educational publishing company, dedicated to working with educators to change the way America thinks. We create educational materials for learners of every age. By understanding what it takes to succeed at the college level and beyond, Pearson is able to design educational materials that teach students at every level how to prepare for the challenges they will face in the 21st century.
  17. Va History 1861  Virginia History to 1861    Multiple-choice exercise
  18. Slavery   Choose the correct answer for each question. When complete click on the' X' in the top right hand corner and close this window.
  19. Civil War  Choose the correct answer for each question. When complete click on the' X' in the top right hand corner and close this window.
  20. European History  ---> These fact-recall quizzes were created by the Senior A. P. European History class of 2001. <---
  21. Countries of the World  The current CIA world fact book in spreadsheet format.
  22. Geosense  Test your knowledge of world geography alone or against another online player.
  23. Census Kids Quiz  The NEW American FactFinder is now available!  Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information
  24. Activity Search  Search for activity by keyword or browse by topic or theme.
  25. Animated Atlas  Video animation Atlas.  Excellent
  26. Ben's Guide to US Government  Our Nation | Historical Documents | Branches of Government | How Laws Are MadeNational versus State Government | Election Process | Citizenship | Games and ActivitiesGlossary | U.S. Government Web Sites for Kids  Excellent
  27. Congress for Kids  Excellent
  28. If You Were President    how would you run the country?
  29. World Continents (Sheppard)
  30.  South& Central America  Learn the capitals of South & Central American with these three games. Features include speech, interactive maps, blurbs, and links for each capital to get more information.
  31. Europe (Sheppard)
  32. Asia (Sheppard)
  33. Africa (Sheppard)
  34. Trivia (Sheppard)
  35.  Test Your Geography Knowledge  Lizard Point Map Quizzes - Test Your Geography Knowledge
  36. Geographia
  37.  World Trivia Quiz  (Sheppard)
  38. What Is That  Where Is That?  How to Play:
  39. FUNBRAIN will show you maps.
  40. For each screen, identify the correct country (or state). Check the correct box or type in the name (spelling counts).
  41. If you select level 5, you will also have to type in the name of the country's or state's capital.
  42.  World's Greatest Places
  43.  Virtual Geography  Geotours
  44. 2012 Geological Study Tour to Normandy and Brittany, organized by the Wilmslow Guild
    and led by Roger Suthren, 16-29 July 2012. Full details and booking form.

  45. The Iceland Study Tour in July 2011 was run by the Wilmslow Guild, organized by
    Ffestiniog Travel
    , and led by Roger Suthren. Iceland links.





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