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Information about 182 countries and territories (the elementary school age edition has 66 countries and all 50 United States). Includes information on culture, famous people, recipes and photos.
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The World Geography database focuses on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.
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The U.S. GEOGRAPHY database helps you to better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the complexities underlying the challenges facing the nation and individual states.
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A-Z MAPS ONLINE 145,000+ royalty free maps including climate maps, flags of the world, antique mapsweather maps, NASA maps in addition to maps for school projects.
The AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL database covers state-by-state history and current events for elementary-school and middle-school students.
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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
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- CREDO REFERENCE
One stop shopping for encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. Be sure to try the "Concept Map", it's really cool!
- DISCOVERING COLLECTIONS: GEOGRAPHY
Articles and core information about the United States, Canada, Other Nations, and Geologic Features
- WORLD BOOK REFERENCE CENTER
Everything you'd expect to find in the encyclopedia, plus pictures and videos, timelines and interactive pages. Great resource and fun to use!
- WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT
Draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and integrates reference sources, full-text articles, maps and images. Also includes full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents
Read these eBooks online, or download sections or chapters.
Read the eBooks online or download sections or chapters. Print books are available at District Libraries. Put your request in online.
Children's World Atlas
Call Number: Always Available
Publication Date: 2011-05-16
Provides facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, taking the reader on the ultimate round the world journey from Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice.
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas National Geographic Kids Ultimate U. S. Road Trip Atlas World Atlas
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Simple colourful mapping with clear labelling gently introduces children to far away places. The Carnival World Atlas is a great way to support children beginning to explore the world of maps. Children can use the atlas to identify continents, countries and far away places. The simple mapping is a perfect introduction to the world of maps and a sound basis for a geographical vocabulary. Content The World– Continents and oceans, Mountains, rivers and deserts– World continents– World countries
- MAP SKILLS WORKSHEET
Use this handout for a map reading skills exercise
- ZOOM INTO MAPS - FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
This website introduces maps from throughout the Library of Congress' digital collections. Along with introductions, a graphic organizer for analysis and note taking and a set of guiding questions for each type of map have been provided.
GOOGLE SKY helps you explore the far reaches of our universe. Google teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
- NATIONAL ATLAS
The National Atlas website places maps by region as well as type. In addition to political/ geographic maps, it includes maps based on biology/wildlife, environment, agriculture, weather, and history. Also included are a map maker, printable maps, and dynamic maps. The site contains encyclopedia-style articles on map-making and the information contained in maps.
- WORLD BOOK ONLINE MAP FINDER
All kinds of maps to use for reports.
- ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES
Covers every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000.
- BROER MAP LIBRARY - ONLINE HISTORICAL MAPS
A growing collection of thousands of online historic maps from around the world. The collection features several native language atlases (e.g. German maps of Germany) as well as historic road maps and topographical maps
- MAP COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.
The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories: General Maps, Cities and Towns, Conservation and Environment, Discovery and Exploration, Cultural Landscapes, Millitary Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation and Communications.
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