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Internet Sites:

• The Importance of Geography in the School Curriculum
The National Council for Geographic Education offers this pamphlet of information regarding the importance of geography education.

• Map Lessons: The Route to Improved Geography Skills
From Education World, links to more than 20 geography lesson plans.

• The Nation’s Report Card – Geography
This site includes information on the geography achievement of American students as determined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

• Xpeditions
This site includes information on the U.S. National Geography Standards, a collection of sites for teaching and learning geography, an online atlas, and other resources. Provided by National Geographic and MarcoPolo.

• Population Reference Bureau – Educators Forum
This site includes tools for teaching about population issues & trends and information on teaching standards.

• Census in Schools: Making Sense of Census 2000
Includes online interdisciplinary teaching materials for all grade levels, information on how to order additional free teaching materials, ESL & Adult Literacy materials, and more.

• AmeriStat
Summaries of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population provided by the Population Reference Bureau and Social Science Data Analysis Network.

• Working with Maps, USGS Learning Web
Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps (grades 5-8). The Teacher Guide explains how the activities are related to locations, places, relationships, movement, and regions. Provides links to other topics on earth science and global changes.

• The Geographers Craft
A teaching initiative being pursued in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder to improve the teaching of geographical techniques at the introductory level.

• National Geographic Map Machine
Clickable world map which retrieves country maps, flags, and country information. Also includes selected area maps, political and physical maps and an interactive Macromedia Shockwave enhanced world map.

• Geography links

• Online Map Creation
The Online Map Creation site lets you draw simple maps interactively. You give the borders of the desired map and specify options, and a map will show up on your Web page.

• U.S. Gazetteer
Browse geographic info, maps and Census data for U.S. cities.

• Tiger Mapping Service
From the US Census Bureau. Maps generated from zip codes or city/state info. Census data can also be plotted on maps

• Geography
A collection of geography links from About.com.


• National Council for Geographic Education
Jacksonville State University
206A Martin Hall
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Tel: (256) 782-5293
Fax: (256) 782-5336