Maps/Directions

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Geography/index.html A great on-line book about geography - This can be downloaded from a compressed fileactive

http://www.eduplace.com/ss/ssmaps/index.html offers on-line maps for freeactive

http://www.maps101.com/static_items/games/states.php Interactive Map of US States - you click on the icon and the top of the page and drag it to the state that is shown at the top of the page. Great for practicing location of states.active

http://www.theodora.com/maps/ Quick World Maps: If you are looking for world maps, country maps, population maps, coloring maps, country flags... this is the place. This site offers a huge resource of all kinds of assorted mapping learning tools for classroom use.

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm World Atlas Interactiveactive

http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/ world map - can zoom in several times for close upsactive

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html Printable Maps:This service from National Geographic lets you print out maps of the world, the seven continents, or the three North American countries. Available as detailed, basic, and with or without country borders.active

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/ National Geographic Map Machine:Choose your location, zoom in, zoom out, and create a map. Population, physical, climate, and historical features are all available.active

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/2000/exploration/projections/ Round Earth, Flat Maps Those lines and colors, so clear and confident on the final product, reflect a host of difficult choices and compromises. Encounter the options available to our cartographers and the tools that help them face the challenge of portraying a round Earth on flat maps." This behind-the-scenes look at the work of professional map makers (for high school students and adults) explains the concepts of projection (the geometry of making a round object flat) and map objectives.

http://www.atlapedia.com/ Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/index.html NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS ONLINE:Wow! Not just an online version of a printed atlas, National Geographic's Map Machine lets you create and save your own customized maps. A few examples of your mapping choices include Degree of Ecosystem Threats, Annual Precipitation, Recent Earthquakes or Mineral Resources. Of course, political maps (as well as flags, statistics and all the country stuff you need for school reports) are also available.active

http://www.theodora.com/maps/abc_world_maps.html Quick Maps - Small GIF maps of the countries of the world, added to this site, one at a time, in order of demand.active

http://www.mapblast.com create maps, find directions to get somewhere, find out about local weather, news, and points of interestactive

http://www.mapquest.com/ Another excellent source of maps - a must see

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html This site has a large variety of map types. The site is full ofresources. Map Collections, 1639-1988 is a search engine for locatingthousands of maps & photographs in the online collections at the Library of Congress.

http://www.mcrel.org/connect/plus/latlong.html This site offers lesson plans, and resources on the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies. A must site to visit.active

http://www.indo.com/distance/ How Far Is It? You supply the name, zip code, or longitude and latitude of any two places in the world and you can find the distance between them (as the crow flies). This site will also provide a map showing the two places, if you wish.active

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