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Geography Awareness Week

General Resources

  • Geography Action!

    A site from National Geographic highlighting Geography Awareness Week and providing links to more resources and activities for teachers

  • Country Profiles GeographyCountry Profiles

    Extensive country profiles providing information on countries all over the world ranging from basic country statistics and facts to country-specific history timelines

  • cbCensus Bureau Geography

    Geography resources and population / demographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau

  • cbState and County QuickFacts

    Easily accessible facts about people, business, and geography in the United States; also includes information for cities and towns with more than 25,000 people

  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus

    A database of geographic, economic, social and population information provided by the United Nations; navigate resources in the navigation window to the left

  • Blue FlagCountry Studies

    An extensive outline of the culture, history, and current situation of every country from the Library of Congress

  • USGS and Science Education

    Geography and other education resources from the U.S. Geological Survey


    Written description of different country's economies from the Department of Commerce including basic information on exports as well as country-specific information

  • Taken on the Road: American Mile Markers

    A mile-by-mile photo essay of the United States from New York to San Francisco

  • StarDegree Confluence Project

    A project that attempts to display a picture wherever a line of longitiude has a "confluence" with a line of latitude around the world with over 6,000 pictures from around the world

  • Sustainable Development

    Online Lessons provided by the World Bank Group focusing on promoting sustainable development

  • GettyGetty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

    Know the name, but not where it is? This searchable database has over 1 billion place names from the J. Paul Getty Trust



  • Maps, Imagery, and Publications

    Maps and other resources from the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Google Maps

    Interactive and customizable maps provided by Google. Simply enter a location and select from policital, topographic, or road maps

  • Google Earth

    Google's full application allowing nearly endless geographic mapping and geolocation possibilities; including the ability to layer information on top of satellite imagery

  • National Geographic Map Machine

    Customizable maps from National Geographic

  • Outline Maps

    Outlines of many different maps for educational/classroom use

Online Games and Quizzes