50 States
50 States is an extensive database that offers a wealth of well organized information on each individual state.

Atlapedia Online
Full of maps, information, and statistics, organized by country and world region.

CIA World Factbook
Updated daily, this site offers maps, flags, and laws of countries around the world.

Cyber School Bus
"Provides information on the UN, current global issues, and also offers lesson plans, teaching modules, classroom activities and more."

Florida Geographic Alliance Lesson Plan Collections
Free geographic lesson plans. *Access to this site requires registration with an email address.

Destination guides and other information for over 75 countries.

The GLOBE Program
An interactive site designed for active learning.

Historical Maps at the University of Texas Library
Historical maps of every major world region.

Internet Geography
"Free geography resources including revision help, case studies, lesson plans and worksheets. Everything from coastal environments to volcanoes."

Map Collections from the Library of Congress
Map collections from 1544 to the present as well as more than 4 million other items, organized according to seven major categories.
Provides maps that can be printed as transparencies or handouts, and an interactive section.

National Atlas of the United States
Displays an atlas of U.S. natural and social-cultural landscapes. *Requires Shockwave plug-in (provided by the site).

National Council for Geographic Education
Contains the standards of classroom geography, many useful activities, lesson themes, and more.

National Geographic Society
Hundreds of maps, dozens of activities, and thousands of archived images and stories spanning the geography of our Earth.

National Weather Service
Current and historical information about weather around the U.S.

United States Geological Survey
"This site offers comprehensive lesson plans for different grade levels." It also contains extensive information on the biology, geology, and water quality of different regions."

World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."


For more information, contact:
Martha Eberhart, Reference Librarian
Phone: 218-726-8733
Fax: 218-726-7481
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

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