The World in Spatial Terms
1. Construct maps using appropriate elements (i.e., date, orientation, grid, scale, title, author, index, legend, situation).
2. Interpret maps and images (e.g., political, physical, relief, thematic, Geographic Information Systems [GIS], Landsat).
3. Use appropriate maps and other graphic representations to analyze geographic problems and changes over time.
4. Use an atlas to access information.
4-H Youth Favorite Places
12 Great Resources to Get Useful World Map Information
50 States
All About World Geography (Sheppard Software)
Continent and Country
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Explore the States (America's Library)
The Fifty States (Fact Monster)
Flags of all Countries
Geography (About)
Geography Challenge
Geography Quiz (Learning Planet)
GIS in Education
GIS Zone (Map Zone)
Goggles: The Google Map Flight Simulator
Google Earth
Google Earth 101 for Educators
Google Earth Blog
Google Earth Community
Google Earth Goodies!
Google Earth Lessons
Google Earth Lessons (Juicy Geography)
Google Earth Outreach
Google My Maps
GPS & GIS Lesson Plans and Links (Science Spot)
The Grid System
How to Read a Map(About)
How Well Do You Know Your World?
Latitude and Longitude
Logic Games (Map Zone)
Map Games
Maps, Flags, Timelines
MapMaker Interactive (National Geographic)
Mapping Our World (Oxfam)
More Latitude and Longitude Practice
"My Maps" From Google (Bionic Teaching)
Outline Maps (Edu Place)
Peep and the Big Wide World
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Planet Ocean Quiz
Sail Safe
Quick Maps
Test Your Geography Knowledge
US State Capitals 1/Quiz
US State Capitals 2/Quiz
US State Capitals Quiz
USA Geography Games (Sheppard Software)
Where Is That? (Fun Brain)
World Atlas
The World Factbook (CIA)
World Maps (Sheppard Software)
Places and Regions
1. Identify the characteristics that define a region:
a. physical processes such as climate, terrain, and resources
b. human processes such as religion, political organization, economy, and demographics
2. Describe the factors (e.g., demographics, political systems, economic systems, resources, culture) that contribute to the variations between developing and developed regions.
3. Examine geographic issues (e.g., drought in Sahel, migration patterns, desertification of Aral Sea, spread of religions such as Islam, conflicts in Northern Ireland/Ireland, Jerusalem, Tibet) in places and world regions.
4. Analyze the differing political, religious, economic, demographic, and historical ways of viewing places and regions.
5. Examine how the geographic characteristics of a place affect the economics and culture (e.g., changing regional economy of the sunbelt, location with respect of natural hazards, location of Panama Canal, Air Force Bases).
6. Analyze how a region changes over time (e.g., U.S./Mexico border, Europe from World War I to the development of European Union, change from pre- to post-colonialism in Africa, Hong Kong).
7. Analyze sides of scientific debates over how human actions (e.g., global warming, ozone decline) modify a region.
African Union (Wikipedia)
Against All Odds
Amazon Rainforest Virtual Field Trip
Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Barcode Yourself
Coastal Manager
Country Reports
Don't Gross Out the World
Europa (European Union)
Food Force
Free Poverty
Global Rich List
Guided Video Tours and Review of Travel Destinations Around the World
Hitosa Water Management Game (Water Aid)
Mayor Wanted
McDonald's Video Game
My Culture
My Sust House
Organization of American States (Wikipedia)
Pani the Handpump
Race Against Global Poverty
Revolution in Cairo (PBS)
Sweat Shop
Tension in the Arab World
Trade Ruler
Trading Around the World
Transaid Challenge
United Nations
Videographic: East Africa's Drought (Youtube)
Videographic: Internally Displaced Refugees (Youtube)
Iced Game
Water Aid
Water Alert
Which Countries Have the Most Oil Reserves?
The World Factbook (CIA)
World War II Military Situation Maps (LOC)
World Without Oil
Physical Systems
1. Analyze how weather and climate (e.g., the effect of heat transfer, Earth’s rotation, and severe weather systems) influence the natural character of a place.
2. Analyze different points of view on the use of renewable and non-renewable resources.
3. Analyze how earth’s internal changes (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic activity, folding, faulting) and external changes (e.g., geochemical, water and carbon cycles, erosion, deposition) influence the character of places.
4. Analyze how hydrology (e.g., quality, reclamation, conservation) influences the natural character of a place.
Earthquakes (Discovery)
Forces of Nature (National Geographic)
Geography 4 Kids
New Bay Bridge
Quake Quiz
The Renewable World
Stop Disasters!
Super Volcano (BBC)
Virtual River
Volcano Explorer (Discovery)
The World Factbook (CIA)
Human Systems
1. Interpret population growth and demographics (e.g., birth and death rates, population growth rates, doubling time and life expectancy, carrying capacity).
2. Analyze push/pull factors that contribute to human migration.
3. Analyze the effects of migration on places of origin and destination, including border areas.
4. Analyze issues of globalization (e.g., widespread use of English, the role of the global media, resistance to “cultural imperialism”, trade, outsourcing).
5. Analyze the development, growth, and changing nature of cities (e.g., urban sprawl, suburbs, city revitalization).
6. Analyze factors (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) that affect human populations.
7. Predict the effect of a change in a specific factor (e.g., social, biotic, abiotic) on a human population.
8. Explain how ideas, customs, and innovations (e.g., religion, language, political philosophy, technological advances, higher education, economic principles) are spread through cultural diffusion.
7 Billion, National Geographic (Youtube)
AP + News
Centre of the Cell
Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs and more?
From Ellis Island to Orchard Street
Growth of a Nation
International Programs (US Census Bureau)
The Minature Earth
Population Reference Bureau
Social Explorer: Demographic Maps
The World Factbook (CIA)
Environment and Society
1. Analyze how the Earth’s natural systems (e.g., Gulf Stream permitting habitation of northern Europe, earthquakes, tsunamis, periodic droughts, river civilizations) affect humans.
2. Analyze how natural hazards impact humans (e.g., differences in disaster preparation between developed and developing nations, why people continue to build in disaster-prone places).
3. Analyze how changes in the natural environment can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activity (e.g., major droughts, warm and cold periods, volcanic eruptions, El Niño events, pollution).
4. Analyze the environmental effects of human use of technology (e.g., irrigation, deforestation, overgrazing, global warming, atmospheric and climate changes, energy production costs and benefits, water management) on the environment.
5. Analyze how humans impact the diversity and productivity of ecosystems (e.g., invading non-native plants and animals).
6. Analyze policies and programs for resource use and management (e.g., the trade-off between environmental quality and economic growth in the twentieth century).
7. Predict how a change in an environmental factor (e.g., extinction of species, volcanic eruptions) can affect an ecosystem.
3rd World Farmer
Climate Challenge (BBC)
Climate Control
Conflict Map
Darfur is Dying
Energy info Zone
Environment Games
Garbage Game
Operation: Climate Control
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
The World Factbook (CIA)
Geographic Applications
1. Analyze how geographic knowledge, skills, and perspectives (e.g., use of Geographic Information Systems in urban planning, reapportionment of political units, locating businesses) are used to solve contemporary problems.
2. Analyze how changing perceptions of places and environments (e.g., where individuals choose to live and work, Israeli settlements, role of military bases, Viking colonization and naming of Iceland) affect the choices of people and institutions.
3. Analyze how geography influences historical events and movements (e.g., Trail of Tears, Cuban Missile Crisis, location of terrorist camps, pursuit of Pancho Villa, Mao’s long march, Hannibal crossing the Alps, Silk Road).

AP Geography Sites
Advanced Placement Human Geography
Advanced Placement Human Geography (Wikipedia)
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography (About)
AP Human Geography Ch 9 Vocabulary (Quizlet)
AP Human Geography Ch 14 Vocabulary (Quizlet)
AP Human Geography Course Home Page
AP Human Geography Study Stacks
Geography Study Stack
Human Geography (College Board)
Human Geography AP (Wikibooks)
Martin's AP Human Geography

Additional Geography Sites
Children and Games
For Geography Teachers
Free Rice
Geography for Kids
Geography Games (Play Kids Games)
Geography Guide (Info Please)
Geography Pages
Geography Quizzes and Games
Geography Resources
Geography Tutorial Sites
Geography Websites
Geography World
Mrs. Walton's Geography Page
My Wonderful World
Online Geography Games
Persuasive Games
Planet in Action/Games
Robo Poop
Social Studies Presentations (PPT)
Tom Green's Quiz Game
USGS Education Resources for Secondary Grades
World Geography
World Geography and Culture: Video Library (Glencoe)
World Geography Review
World Vision Games
Mrs. Walton's Blog