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Geography

Country search. Learn about regions and countries: click a region to see the countries in the world map, or select a country name from the pop-up menu. Click "Country Search".

Geographic facts. About the United States only: highest mountains, longest rivers, highest and lowest points, information about the coastline and more... 

Color Landform atlas of the US. For each state, you'll find a shaded relief map, a County map, a satellite image, a post-scrip map and useful external links for further information. All national parks are included.

Going Places. Interactive maps, "virtual tours" and photographs: Sydney, NY, Miami Beach, Santa Fe, Yellowstone, South Africa...

Panoramas. Virtual Guidebooks.

USA Thematic Map Browser. ArcData Online allows you to browse a wide variety of geographic data to create maps of your areas of interest. Here you can access thematic data to create atlas maps of information about the United States of America (USA) and its people. This database allows you to create thematic maps of selected U.S. Census demographic data and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime data at the state and county level. Select the type of data to create your custom map! 

Postcards from the USA. Postcards from America Gallery Þ activities and instructions on. Also check out the Travel Tips section for convenient information about museums and places to see (phone number, opening and closing times...)

World Geography/World Cultures: Activities for upper-intermediate to advanced students. Topics: Tracking Earthquakes, Reporting Your State's Weather, Comparing Latin American Countries, The City of Paris, The War in Bosnia, The Palace of the Russian Tsars, The Search for Peace in the Middle East, Comparing Population Density in Africa, Traveling to India, Exploring Japan, Adventure in Antarctica.

History

CBC Archives: le site des archives de CBC (TV et radio canadienne) permet de trouver des ressources audio ou vidéo anciennes (l’enregistrement le plus ancien semble dater de 1914) sur des sujets civilisationnels et sociétaux majeurs classés par grandes catégories. La recherche peut se faire sous différentes formes : via l’index général, grâce à une frise chronologique ou par grands thèmes. La présentation est extrêmement claire. Chaque sujet abordé est présenté sous la forme de documents audio ET vidéo. Un EXCELLENT site.
Niveau CECRL, public : de A2 à C2, mieux adapté pour le lycée et l’enseignement supérieurs.

Native Americans. Links to Native American sites: Hopi, Cherokee, Inuit, Innu? Sioux, Maya, Mohawk, Mohican, Nez percé and so on.

Native Web. Resources for Indigenous Cultures round the world.

Native Americans, lesson plan. 12 lessons to help students learn about Native American history and cultures. Included: Activities that involve students in dramatizing folktales, learning new words, preparing traditional foods, and much more!

For more information about Native Cultures, click here.

History Channel. Classroom materials and lesson plans. Voir aussi "This day in History, Crime History, Literary History, The Great American History Quiz."

American History. Activities for upper-intermediate to advanced students. Topics: Life in the American Colonies, African Americans in the Revolutionary War, Building Our Nation's Capital, The Oregon Trail, Photographs of the Civil War, A Visit to Ellis Island, The Progressives, The Negro Baseball Leagues, The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement, Recent NASA Missions.

The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. Other links to government resources/sites of historical interest.

The Constitution of the United States of America.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial.

BBC Education. History in 3D. "In 3D Reconstruction, structures are re-created as they were in the past" ®  London Bridge, Medieval Abbey at Saint Edwards, Viking Farm House, Housesteads Fort, Adrian Wall...For advanced students. A wealthy site worthy of a stop by.

The Sounds of the 20th Century. American news and lifestyle headlines from 1900 to 1900 plus a century of sound.

U.S History of the 1930s. Search the Web and learn the stories behind the stamps issued by the United States Postal Service commemorating the people, places, events and trends of the 1930s. Explore Web sites related to the Empire State Building, Superman, the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Monopoly® board game, and more!

Hyperhistory. 2,000 files covering 3,000 years of world history, with timelines and maps. Associated site: Classical Music Archives.

Map. View an animation that shows the addition of states to the thirteen original states of America.

Abraham Lincoln.  Online quiz to test your knowledge of A. Lincoln's early life + animated map and treasure hunt.

Links to Abraham Lincoln sites.

US Colonial Period. (1600-1775). Explore the Colonial Period of our history through the Internet. You'll find maps, lesson plans, bibliographies and curriculum content materials here.

Historic Royal Palaces. The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace, Hampton Court Palace.

Bletchley Park Codes and ciphers in the second World war.

Teaching with Historic Places. Designed for middle school students learning history, social studies, geography and other subjects in the humanities. You can browse by location, by theme, by time period...more than 60 classroom-ready lesson plans that together cover major themes of American history. All documents have comprehension questions and follow-up activities.

American History: an excellent site which offers an amazing number of links to web sources dealing with each and every aspect of American history. A brilliant resource for all teachers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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