Web Resources

Great Resources for teachers and students

www.DiscoverySchool.comor www.school.discovery.com

Dedicated to making teaching and learning an exciting, rewarding adventure.

Innovative teaching materials for teachers. Resources for students. Smart advice for parents.

Target audience: Elementary through High School

Facing the Future www.facingthefuture.org - also see www.teacherscorner.org

Educate young people about complex global issues and promote critical thinking.

Dynamic curriculum resources and community action opportunities.

Target audience: Middle through High School (and beyond!)

Science NetLinks www.sciencenetlinks.com

Providing a wealth of resources, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.

Target audience: K-12 Science Educators

Media Awareness Network www.media-awareness.ca

Tools to help young people to understand how the media work, how the media may affect their lifestyle. Reference materials for use by adults and youth alike in examining media issues from a variety of perspectives.

Target Audience: Youth through Adults

www.kidscanmakeadifference.org

Inspiring kids to end hunger and poverty in their communities, their country, and their world. Teachers’ Guide. Newsletter.

Target Audience: Middle and High School

www.acornnaturalists.com

Fabulous resource/material catalogue for all earth/environmental sciences.

Target Audience: All ages

www.mapping.com

Highly recommended! Go to the bottom of home page for extensive links to resources, lesson plans, state geography alliances…you name it. David Smith is also the author of the children’s book, If The World Were A Village.

Target Audience: All ages

www.creativeprocess.net

Parents and teachers can guide the inquiring minds of children with critical questions and studies about people whose courage and vision have made a difference.

Posters - lesson plans - resource materials - toys - books

Target Audience: K- 12 (most likely best for Middle through High School)

www.empowermentresources.com

Knowledge is power. Empower the people. An extensive web site with resources and links to social issues - Tools For Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology.

Target Audience: High School and beyond.

www.learningwave.com

Interactive site - wide range of learning units - math through social science Videos/dvd’s - Curriculum In a Box - CD - ROMs - Workbooks - & More!

Target Audience: Middle School

www.riverdeep.net

Educators - Find all the tools and products you need to do your job right. Parents - Check out the ways you can help your child succeed. Students - Find all the homework helpers you need to help with school. Wide range of tools, resources, and curriculums.

Target Audience: Teachers/Educators/Parents

www.educationplanet.com

Search 100,000+ top educational sites, lessons and more! Shop at the Education Planet Store!

Target Audience: K through Higher Education

www.biglearning.com

Learning new ideas as part of a big picture. Resources for big learners. Promote big learning as a valid way for kids to learn (See treasure troves, links, & their newsletter.

Target Audience: All Ages - Educators & Parents

www.populationconnection.org

Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources. Lesson Plans - Links - Resources & Much more!

Target Audience: K through High School

www.share2learn.com

Share2Learn is dedicated to facilitating contact between and among people on all learning paths, recognizing that we are all connected through our ideas and experiences. Resources - Curriculum - Ideas - Education.

Target Audience: Life-Long Learners, All Ages

www.sciencenetlinks.com

At the heart of Science NetLinks are standards-based lesson plans that incorporate reviewed Internet resources. Extensive Lesson Plan Index Target Audience: K through High School

www.worldpeacevillage.org

Experience ‘The World Peace Village Intergenerational Event’ - the tool to spotlight peace and tolerance - learn through experience. Visual Tour - Calendar of Events - Resources - The Peace Lab

Target Audience: All Ages

www.oagee.org

The Teaching and Learning of Geography: The Grand Adventure. Striving to achieve a balance between day-to-day and innovative materials. Canadian Site. Resources - Curriculum Guides - Teaching Strategies - Field Trip Ideas

Target Audience: Elementary & Secondary Level Teachers of Geography

retanet.unm.edu/index.pl?section=1996LPs

Using Cartograms to Learn about Latin American Demographics

Fully developed Lesson plans written by teachers. All levels.

www.census.gov/ipc/www/worldhis.html

Other Historical Estimates of World Population

www.ithaca.edu/looksharp

Media Literacy. Promote and support the integration of media literacy and critical thinking into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools! Just insert the word "MAP" where you read "media message"!!

Map Resources

Oxford Cartographers - official cartographers for the Peters World Map and the Hobo-Dyer Projection World Map.

www.OxfordCarto.com

USGS Maps Projection Page  http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/MapProjections/projections.html

NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography

http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/