Geography Websites

Geography Websites

 

On this page you will find a list of websites, sorted according to the units we study in class, that pertain to geographical topics. Many of the topics covered on these web sites are topics that we discuss in class. You can use the maps and information found on these sites to further your understanding of what you learn in class.

 

***Please be aware that clicking on these links will take you off of the Abington School District website and onto another website that is not monitored or controlled by the school district. Abington School District is not responsible for any Internet content outside of this website. Links to external sites are included on some parts of the Abington School District site as a service to visitors. Inclusion of external links does not imply endorsement or approval of external content. Parents should always approve any sites their children visit on the internet first.***

 

 

Various Geography Web Sites

 

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/ – Profiles on every country in the world compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency

 

https://www.sporcle.com/games/category/geography – Sporcle is a great trivia site – this link takes you to a listing of the Geography trivia quizzes

 

http://www.jetpunk.com/tags/geography.php – Great Geography Quizzes Website

 

http://mondediplo.com/maps/ – A neat collection of global specialty maps on unique global issues (Poverty, Refugees, Wars, Conflicts, Global Hot Spots, etc.)

 

http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html – Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources

 

https://gsp.yale.edu/ – Genocide Studies Program at Yale University

 

 

Map Skills Web Sites

 

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10i.html – The Basics of Plate Tectonics

 

http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/understanding.html – Some More Plate Tectonics Information

 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html – Animated Pictures of Plate Tectonics

 

https://mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org/ – National Geographic’s Map Maker

 

http://nationalmap.gov – United States Geological Survey website with lots of great mapping information

 

http://www.thetruesize.com/ – Great tool to compare the TRUE SIZE of countries around the world (without the distortions created by map projections)

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ – Shows Current Time & Date of Cities Around The World

 

http://www.worldtimezone.com/ – Time Zone Map of the World

 

http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc – Time Zone Converter!

 

http://worldatlas.com/aatlas/imageh.htm – Maps & Information On The Earth’s Hemispheres

 

http://worldatlas.com/aatlas/imagee.htm – Information on the Equator & the Prime Meridian

 

http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth/action?opt=-p – A cool, colored Sun Clock Map

 

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg – Nighttime Satellite Photo of the Earth Showing Population Density

 

 

U.S. Geography Web Sites

 

https://www.learner.org/series/interactive-us-history-map/ – U.S. History Interactive Map

 

A Biography of America

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-16761057 – BBC News: Country Profile of the United States

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/ – BBC News: Country Profiles of the Americas

 

European Geography Web Sites

 

http://www.cotf.edu/earthinfo/balkans/BKmain.html – The Geography of the Balkans (Cultural, Historical, Physical, Economic, etc.)

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/jul/23/a-global-guide-to-the-first-world-war-interactive-documentary – Documentary of World War I

 

https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/ – Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

 

https://www.jewishhistory.org/ – History of the Jewish People

 

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/world-history/timeline-history-ireland – Interactive Timeline History of Ireland

 

https://europa.eu/european-union/index_en – Official Site of the European Union

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/ – BBC News: Profiles of European Countries

 

 

African Geography Web Sites

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/ – BBC News: Profiles of African Countries

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/ssa/ssaafric.gif – Blank Map of Sub-Saharan Africa

 

http://www.rebirth.co.za/African_mask_history_and_meaning.htm – Some Info on African Masks

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/congo/story/0,12292,965052,00.html – Summary of the war in the Congo

 

http://www.genocidearchiverwanda.org.rw/index.php/Welcome_to_Genocide_Archive_Rwanda – Genocide Archive of Rwanda

 

http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/timeline-wide.shtml – UN Outreach Program on the Rwandan Genocide

 

https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/rwanda-project – Rwanda Project at Yale University’s Genocide Studies  Program

 

 

 

Southwest Asian Geography Web Sites

 

http://www.cotf.edu/earthinfo/meast/MEmain.html – Geography of the Middle East (Cultural, Historical, Physical, Economic, Political, etc.)

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_ip_timeline/html/ – Great Timeline of Events For Israel & Palestine

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/holy_sites/html/default.stm – Information on Holy Sites in Jerusalem

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_israel_palestinians/maps/html/default.stm – Maps of Israel & Palestine over the past century

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/ – BBC News Profiles of Asian Countries

 

 

South Asian Geography Web Sites

 

http://www.harappa.com/indus/indus0.html – The Indus Civilization

 

http://www.cotf.edu/earthinfo/sasia/SAmain.html – Summery of South Asia’s History

 

http://www.templenet.com/Ganga/ganga.html – All About The Ganges River

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38683657 – BBC Special Report on the 70th Anniversary of the Partition of India

 

http://www.mkgandhi.org/index.html – Learn all about Mohandas Gandhi

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/ – BBC News Profiles of Asian Countries

 

East & SE Asian Geography Web Sites

 

https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war – Cold War Topics page at History.com

 

https://www.history.com/news/north-south-korea-divided-reasons-facts – How North & South Korea became divided

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/04/infographic-history-koreas-170425090508219.html – Two Koreas at a Glance

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2007/10/20086151706665476.html – Timeline of the Two Koreas

 

http://www.pbs.org/story-china/home/ – PBS Special Feature on the Story of China

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/special_report/1999/09/99/china_50/default.htm – Timeline of China’s Communist Revolution (Mao Zedong, Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen Square, etc.)

 

https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/cambodian-genocide-program – Cambodian Genocide Program

 

http://www.cambodiatribunal.org/history/cambodian-history/ – Cambodian History

 

https://www.archives.gov/research/vietnam-war – Vietnam War Archives

 

https://www.pritzkermilitary.org/explore/vietnam-war/map/ – Mapping the Vietnam War

 

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/ – Timeline of the Vietnam War

 

http://thewall-usa.com/ – Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Page

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/ – BBC News Profiles of Asian Countries