Friday, November 03, 2006

Geography 2.0

Isn't it strange to see how rapidly the studies of geography, cultures and governments are changing?
Our students hear stories about countries far and wide daily on TV and radio - Darfur, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, and of course kazhakstan (the home of Borat)

How can you help these names to have meaning for them? Up-to-date information through the Discover Education Interactive Atlas is a great starting point:
login to your United Streaming account and check out:
Groups of students can work on individual countries and expand what they find with the following sites.

WORLDTIME® is a service featuring an interactive world atlas and information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities worldwide.

GoogleEarth - this is installed on all the new computers.
Podcast tutorials on using GoogleEarth:
Helpful Hints:

Use Quickmaps (

Use Google Maps -
find distances and check out the topography.

Or go to space for NASA earth images:

Geography today is fun and dynamic - if you have further links, add them under comments

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