Exploring Maps of the World

Adapted and modified from:  http://www.home-ed-magazine.com/wlcm_hemnewsltr.html - Dec 2003


Just for Fun Map Game * http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html

Drag and drop the names of Middle Eastern countries into their proper places on the map.


 Interactive Maps.com – Learn & Play with Games * http://www.maps.com/

Jigsaw Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles, States & Capitals Quiz, Map Skills, and much more.

Online Map Creation * http://www.aquarius.geomar.de/omc/omc_intro.html

Construct a map: choose coordinates for boundaries, kind of projection, and types of data.

Maps That Teach  * http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm

Learn countries of different continents and their capitals with an educational map puzzle games.

National Atlas of the United States * http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

Digital online atlas offers map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural landscapes.

It contributes to our knowledge of the environmental, natural resources, demographic, economic,
social, political, and historical dimensions of American life.

Earth and Moon Viewer  * http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth?opt=-p&img=learth.evif
Viewing the Earth: You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment,

or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified

by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.

Zoom Into Maps! * http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/maps/index.html

Using historic maps from the Library of Congress, help students discover the stories that maps can tell us.

Site introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections. Categories include: Exploration &

Discovery, Migration and Settlement, Travel and Transportation, Military, Pictorial Maps, Unusual Maps.


National Geographic's Map Machine * http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/
Examine world themes, US themes, atlases, historical maps, flags and facts.


National Geographic’s Online for Kids * http://www.nationalgeographic.com/homework/

Homework Help in Maps, Geography, History, Culture and much more.


Mapping a Park Trip Lesson Plan (Grades 4-6)
Students map routes from home to several National Parks they would like to visit.


Mapping My Spot in History Lesson Plan (Grades 6-8) * http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/01/map/
Students create their town's history for coming generations in a literal and figurative sense.


GEODE * http://geode.usgs.gov/
Maps display a range of data: population, transportation, political boundaries, oil, water, other natural resources.

Students can explore geographic relationships by combining & co-displaying these data on maps of Africa,

the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. Best with high-speed connection.


Google Earth       *****************************************     Vitual Earth


Xpeditions Atlas * http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html

Students can investigate maps of all continents in detail, lesson plans with maps, and map activities.


Atlapedia Online * http://www.atlapedia.com/

Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps also key facts and statistics on all countries.


Internation Information Technology for Education IITE * http://www.iite.ru/iite/focalpoint/

Interactive Maps of the World along with many interesting information concerning these regions



 ENC Online Interactive Learning * http://www.enc.org/resources/records/0,1240,019033,00.shtm

GETIT (Geoscience Education Through Interactive Technology)





Tom Love                                        Malone College                                  Fall 2003