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This publication features maps and information for all the countries of the world. Reference maps, available as image files or as downloadable, printable files (PDFs), are available for the entire world (physical, political, time zones), the continents, and several regions of interest (the Arctic region, Central America and the Caribbean, the Middle East). There are also maps and profiles of each ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This map archive, from the University of Texas at Austin, allows users to search or browse through thousands of maps of locations around the world. It provides an updated list of maps illustrating current areas of interest in terms of politics or events, as well as a collection of unique historical maps. Users may select various map scales for certain locations. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This web page provides a brief guide to the benefits of living with volcanoes. The topics considered are: Fertile Soils; Geothermal Energy with examples from Newberry Caldera in Oregon and in California, The Geysers, Casa Diablo in Long Valley Caldera, and the Salton Sea geothermal field; Mineral Resources including metallic minerals; Industrial Products including construction materials, cleaning ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Human geography, Geology
 
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The Geo-Images project is an initiative to make images that are useful in teaching geography more widely available. Currently, Geo-Images consists of twelve chapters: 1. Images of the California Environment - selected to illustrate a short disquisition on some aspect of humans and the environment. They can be accessed through subject and regional lists, or from a clickable map; 2. Images of Daily ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This site presents a field lesson that is designed to enhance classroom education about urban resource management issues. The lesson consists of web materials and a self-guided field study of Boulder Creek, located in Boulder, Colorado. By completing this field lesson, students can learn about the tremendous benefits and dangers posed by an important urban-aquatic resource (Boulder Creek). The field ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Field activity, Guide for field trip, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This Why Files feature posted November 6, 1997 explains some of the tools employed by the climatologist, and how they are used to measure climate or look back in time to see what climate was like long ago. How do scientists forecast what might be in store for the planet? Topics include how scientists take the Earth's temperature and use computer-based climate models, ice cores from remote glaciers ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Glossary, Report
Subject: Climatology, Human geography
 
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This article is a Why Files report on the increase in "natural" disasters from floods, probably the most destructive type of natural disaster. The article notes that in constant dollars, the cost in 1998 alone exceeded the economic toll of the entire decade of the 1980s. Evidence is cited that inundations reflect human action rather than simply rainfall amounts. The report covers: furious floods (including ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Human geography, Natural hazards
 
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This Why Files article investigates trading, sources, and use of metal by Arctic peoples. Until recently, metal was seldom found at Arctic archeological digs. In 1994, a group of scientists found many iron and copper objects by simply using a metal detector. By analyzing isotopes, scientists were able to show that both iron and copper came from few sources that were traded widely. Starting around ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Human geography, Geochemistry
 
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This site contains Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area information, including geology, maps, photographs, visitor information, and links for additional facts about this area of Wyoming and Montana. Included are details about the geologic history of the area, formations, the Pryar and Bighorn Mountains, and the exploration history of the land. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Human geography, Geology
 
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Navajo National Monument is located on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona. Information on this site focuses on the Native American history of the area, including details about Keet Seel, an Anasazi village built in a sandstone cliff alcove. Other resources include visitor information, maps, and links to additional facts. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Human geography, Geology
 
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