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U.S. History Topics » Other History & Soc Studies » Geography

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Stanley and Stella Explore the Environment Join Flat Stanley and Flat Stella on adventures to learn about our environment and how we can protect it together. Each story is written to help build reading and science skills and...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
Nationalatlas.gov is a primary source of U.S. maps and geographic information. Zoom in on your state and make your own map by selecting features to display: cities and counties, roads and rivers...  (Department of the Interior)
Digital Library for Earth System Education is a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. Find thousands of reviewed resources on topics that include atmospheric science...  (National Science Foundation)
BEN: BiosciEdNet provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering 76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany...  (American Association for the Advancement of Science, supported by National Science Foundation)
Dare to Compare invites you to test your knowledge against students nationally and around the world. Pick a grade and subject: civics, economics, geography, history, math, or science...  (Department of Education)
Zoom into Maps offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European exploration of the Americas; migration, population, and economic activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river...  (Library of Congress)
Map Collections: 1544-1996 offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and...  (Library of Congress)
Pedagogy in Action documents more than 25 pedagogic techniques for teaching sciences to undergraduates: case-based learning, game-based learning, making and testing conjectures, peer review...  (SERC, supported by National Science Foundation)
Census in Schools offers lesson plans, fact sheets, and activities for learning about the 2010 census. How are census data used? Why is the wording of questions important? What are the various ways...  (U.S. Census Bureau)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West features maps of the famous expedition. The Corps of Discovery collected 30 maps from Indians, trappers, and traders, and prepared 140 maps -- most of them drawn or compiled by Clark...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms offers lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook and Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle...  (Newberry Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Geography: U.S. Geological Survey provides online maps and map tools. Find maps that are popular with teachers, tools for teaching students how to read maps (and make them), resources on land use (changing...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Maps in Our Lives explores surveying, cartography, and geographic information systems. Learn how surveying has evolved since 1760, as shown in maps of George Washington's farm (1760 - 1999). See 40...  (Library of Congress)
Railroad Maps of North America offers progress report surveys for individual railroad lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, and route guides published by...  (Library of Congress)
Geography Information points to educational resources for geography, geology, and mapmaking and describes various mapping services of the U.S. Geological Survey. The TerraServer has thousands of online...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 features more than 2,000 items, many with distinct coloration and annotations. Cartographers can compare multiple editions, states, and impressions of several of the most important...  (Library of Congress)
Water Resources of the United States presents real-time and historical water data from across the country, as well as technical information and details about water quality and water research programs. The site links to...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Resources Education Resources is a collection of classroom activities that teach students about the properties of water. There is an interactive center where students can give opinions and test their water...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929 is a digitalized collection of this once popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known...  (Library of Congress)
Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48 offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Mapping My Spot in History helps students become proficient at observing and interpreting maps, learn architectural and cartographic terms, appreciate their own role in affecting history, and contribute to a...  (Library of Congress)
Civil War Maps features detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for General Lee and General Sherman, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts -- all available for the...  (Library of Congress)
History of Cartography provides information on a multi-volume endeavor to assemble a comprehensive history of map making. Volumes that have been completed examine cartographies of prehistoric, ancient, and...  (Multiple Agencies)
Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers' Enrollment Case File encourages students to study a variety of documents to understand the impact of a particular piece of legislation and relates to the powers granted to Congress in Article I, Section 8...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins: Geography is a booklet parents can use to explore with children (ages 2-5) key geographical concepts—location, regions, movement, and others...  (Department of Education)

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