Geography For Kids
Geography Awareness Week
Celebrate Geography
November 15 - 21, 2015

Geography Sites | Biomes | Water | LandMaps and Mapping | Fun and Games


All Kinds of Geography Activities from Brad Bowerman - over 40 categories - Geography World

Antarctica Lesson Plans from Global Classroom
  Antarctica links for kids -

Canada for Kids -

Cartography Links from Cynthia Lanius at Rice

Census Bureau - population information, educational materials, and maps
    Maps/Data -

CIA World Factbook

     CIA Geography for Kids

Country info from ProTeacher - lesson plans and sites for teachers

Country Studies from the Library of Congress

USGS Education for kids -
    Cut and Paste Paper Models of landslides, eathquakes, volcanoes, and more from USGS

Country Reports with info about countries

Explore the 50 States

Facts of the World from Karin McVicar

FactMonster from Learning Network - highest, lowest etc.

The Five Themes of Geography - what are they and what do they mean?

      Powerpoint Presentations -

Gateway to Astronaut Photography


Geographic Superlatives - the highest, longest, tallest geographic records  

Geography 4Kids -

Geography FAQ -

Geography Exchange Resource Centre - earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, glaciers

Geography sites from about.geography

 National Council for Geographic Education - and Standards    

 National Geographic
   My Wonderful World for Educators
   Education -
   Lesson plans -
   National Geographic for Kids
   Animals and Nature from National Geographic - Fun Facts and pictures

Social Studies for Kids - Geography - image gallery

United Nations CyberSchool Bus

World Monuments Map -
     MegaMaps - 
     Other maps -
     Asia Interactive Map -
     Owl and Mouse games and activities -


Biomes of the World - rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, grasslands
World Biomes text from University of Puget Sound - rationale and characteristics

Biomes of the World - pictures and information about biomes from Linda Freeman
Biomes sites on the Internet - 

From Katahdin to the Sea - streams, ponds, aquifers etc. Gulf of Maine

Earth's Water from USGS

Surfing the Net with Kids - Geography Games including Geo-Globe, GeoBee Challenge, 
Geography Place and more


Islands Information - superlatives and other lists from Joshua Calder
More Islands of the World information from
Lost Islands of the World


Questions about Oceans -
Coral Reefs -
Beaches, Estuaries, and Mud Flats -
Oceans Alive from the Boston Museum of Science
Kids' Page on Oceans from the EPA
Oceanography from the Office of Naval Research
Planet Ocean from DiscoverySchool
Oceans and Undersea Life activities for K-5
Wonders of the Seas - Marine Life

Oceanography sites for Kids from Mrs. Mitchell's web site

Lakes, Ponds, and Seas:

Ponds and Lakes -
Exploring a Pond as an Ecosystem -
Pond Life activities -
Life in a Drop of Pond Water -
Discover a Pond Food Web -
Fundamentals of Pond Ecology -

Lake and Pond Study -
Lakes Lessons -
Oxbow Lakes -
TEACH - teach about the Great Lakes -
Under the Deep Blue Sea -

Tracking Sea Turtles -


Geography Action! Rivers 2001
Rivers from Missouri Botanical Garden
American Rivers -
WaterWatch - current water resources conditions in the US
Water Resources of NH and Vermont
Rivers of the World from Great Britain
Rivers of the World - statistics

Rivers of the World from FactMonster

Streams from Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Rivers and Coasts from the BBC - easy to read

Wetlands -
     Wetlands sites, activities, and resources
     Wetlands from National Wildlife Federation
     Wetlands for Kids and Teachers -

BioBlitz - Wetlands -


Learning About Mountains -
Mountains of the World - Pictures and more
    Mountain Trivia from Nigel Spencer
Mountains: A Global Resource - lesson plans from NCSS
Dramatize mountain formation -


 Glaciers and Icefields -
 All About Glaciers - something for everyone from glaciologist to grade school kids
 Glaciers from University of Vermont
 42 eXplore -
 Glaciers page for Kids and Teachers - Mrs. Mitchell's web page

Landform Maps of each state -
New Hampshire county map -
Satellite image of NH -
National Map Viewer - this is cool!

Altapedia- info about countries of world - Countries A-Z

Assorted map collections around the US

Earthshots - Landsat images from around the world from USGS
Maps and other geographic resources from USGS

More geography lesson plans and websites from USGS
Schoolyard Geology -
Teacher Resources -
Geographic Names from USGS - download US latitudes and longitudes

Learning about the Compass - a tutorial

Map It - How Far Is It? - type in two places and find the distance

Map It from USGS

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me A Map!

Mapquest - find a route to grandmother's house or a vacation spot
      Google Maps - RandMcNally - National Geographic -

Map Quiz  questions about capitals, countries, and flags - very addictive

Maps from the University of Texas at Austin

Maps of the US states -

Maps of World Places

Mathematics of Cartography

Online Map Creation -

Terraserver Famous Places -

Topozone maps

What Do Maps Show? grades 5-8



Geography Action! from National Geographic
2014 - The Geography of Food

2013 - Geography and the New Age of Exploration -

2012 - Declare Your Interdependence -
2011 - The Adventure in YOUR Community -

2010 - Freshwater
2009 - Mapping Europe -
         Teachers' Guide -
2008 - North America -
2007 - Asia -    
2006 - Africa in 3-D -
2005 - Migration -
2004 - Cultures -
2003 - Habitats -
- Public Lands -
- Rivers -
- Conservation -
Oceans -

Daily Almanac - This Day in History from 5 sources, Analogy of the Day, y,
                  Picture of the Day, Word of the Day, Old Farmer's Almanac, and more

Backyard River System -

River Cutters - This is a series of lessons that I have used for a number
                 of years. It is part of Lawrence Hall of Science's GEMS materials,
                 and it is excellent as well as a lot of fun.

Earth and Moon Viewer - see where the sun is shining right now

Find Moon Phases - now and in the past or the future

Find Solar Noon

Solar Noon Calculator

Sun and Moon Data from the US Navy - includes solar noon

Teaching the 5 Themes of Geography

Flight Tracker - select a plane flight and follow its progress

Geo-Bee Challenge

Geo-Globe - games and activities

Helping Your Child Learn Geography

How Far Is It Between Two Points? on a US map - Click and find out

Scavenger Hunts and lessons from ProTeacher

Geography Games

USA Quiz - online quiz about US states
     Other Online Geography Quizzes -

United States Jigsaw Puzzle - shapes and states

Web Games to play about states, zip codes, capitals

Make Your Own Map -

      ** Geography Activity Sheet adopted from Richard Lederer column


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 and was last updated on March 23, 2015