Geography Links

General Geography tools

Canadian Council for Geographic Education - The programs of the CCGE aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, the CCGE endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy

UN Cartographic Maps
Full colours maps in PDF format from the United Nations.

Canadian Geographic
This site provides a number of resources including an online mapmaker 

Atlapedia Online
Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world

Statistics Canada
Hundreds of free tables of data for the social studies curriculum, also teachers kits and over 40 lesson plans and data and maps for every community in Canada. Check out Canadian Statistics and Learning Resources

Teaching and Learning about Canada
This site offers many maps of Canada (Physiographic Regions, Regions Maps, Forest regions, etc.) as well as printable maps of Canada and the provinces.  A great resource!

Habitat in the Balance
Habitat in the Balance is an online educational resource for teaching about socio-scientific issues and process skills. This interactive, decision-making program examines sustainable development issues in four topic areas – water, land, inhabitants, and air. Habitat in the Balance is a secondary school program that fits with learning outcomes in grades 7 to12 science, social studies, geography, and environmental studies.

Project Rainforest
"Project Rainforest" will be an animated and interactive tour for visitors interestedin discovering the grandeur of the tropical rainforests. Major topics exploredare the biodiversity, deforestation, and countless resources of the endangeredrainforests. Along with the tour, visitors will be able to collaborate with othersaround the world by posting their ideas and/or chatting about respective issues

ES2000 - Endangered Species of the Next Millennium
A project that aims to reveal the cruel fact that the Human Species is the ultimate cause of disappearing species on Earth. Visitors are encouraged to interact in the various forums regarding Endangered Species. The website also features a highly interactive game, whereby the player is required to make decisions to overcome obstacles in order to save missing or stolen Endangered Species

The Environment: A Global Challenge
A truly interdisciplinary project covering numerous aspects of environmental problems. The site will allow visitors the opportunity to simulate experiences essential to understanding modern environmental issues and the factors that affect them. Includes course materials, curriculum choices environmental projects, interviews lesson plans and tests.

Countries of the World 

Living Africa
Collection of information about Africa. Learn about Africa's peoples, wild life, national parks, landmasses and more.

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Historica presents the full text of the acclaimed Canadian Encyclopedia

Boat People No Longer: Vietnamese Canadians
Vietnamese community and its cultural traditions in Canada, and tells the dramatic story of Vietnamese refugees and of Canada's humanitarian response to their plight

Culture Canada is the Government of Canada's one-stop Web access to government resources on the subjects of Culture, Heritage and Recreation. Created as part of the Treasury Board Secretariat's Government On-Line initiative, is based on the GOL principles of "organizing information around the needs and expectations of Canadians", as well as "taking a whole of government approach" in providing information

Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic
From Ancient Times to 1902. The Inuit living in the western Canadian Arctic - presented by

Ancient Egypt -- The British Museum
A website dealing with many areas of study of Ancient Egypt. Explore Egyptian Life, Geography, Pyramids, and Time. Find out where writing was used in Ancient Egypt. Shockwave activities are included for each area of study. Check out the Staff area for a complete descriptions of resources

The Horizon to the Past
A major site out of the United Kingdom, covering ancient Egypt in all its glory. Learn about the Art of the Afterlife, Grave Goods, Mythology, and Monuments and Tombs. Let your students explore the Clickable Mummy

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
Educators, (kindergarten through college) will find at this site materials which can be brought into the classroom and studied. Whenever possible entire documents are included and may be downloaded for direct use in the classroom. In other instances a sample from the documents is presented.