Links - Geography
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to find the information you need. Each website will open in a new
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Environment and Habitats
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
General Geography Information
Gives access to an online version of the National
Geographic magazine. There is also the facility to print out
maps, and to view an archive of photographic images.
Provides links to travel and tourism sites. Some of the
pages are very slow to load.
CIA -- The World Factbook 1999
Look up any fact, geographical, political or economic,
about any country you care to think of. This site has been
set up by the CIA, so presumably is useful for any would be
The Commonwealth Institute
A source of information on commonwealth countries.
Teaching Ideas for Primary Geography
This site contains a selection of activities and
worksheets to download dealing with mapwork, learning about
places and weather. You are also able to contribute your own
The National Railway Museum, York
Definitely one for railway buffs and there is a nice
section on the history of railway posters. The graphics can
make it slow to download.
Earth and Moon viewer
A definite must for work on the Earth in Space! View a map
of the Earth showing day and night regions right at this
moment, as seen from the sun, the moon, or a satellite. Or
view the moon from above named locations. There is also a
link to an interactive orrery.
Part of the above site.
Study Web: Geography
Provides links to sites of a geographical nature. Most of
these seem to consist of maps, although there is also a
section on Natural and Human Made Disasters.
Screen Cam Links
More Screen Cam Links
These two sites are both gateways to web cams all over the
world - see what's happening out there, live!
E-Conflict World Encyclopedia
The Ellis Island, New York, site
Lots of links and search facilities relating to the
millions who passed through there and into a new life in the
Lots of information relating to Japan. Site run by English
speaking architects based in Tokyo.
Informal Cyberspace Tour Depot
This site is particularly useful for students in middle
school. The main tours deal with street markets and bazaars
in Egypt and Mexico and all the tours are accompanied with
On-Line Weather Forecasts: UK
If you want the latest weather forecast for your region
then this is the site for you. Climatic data for the major
cities, satellite pictures and even a "weather window" for
your own website. It's all here!
The Met. Office
The Weatherman's website! Everything you'd ever need for a
"Weather" topic.... and then some! Look in the "Education"
section first on this huge searchable site.
The Tornado Project
All you ever wanted to know about tornadoes but were
afraid to ask? Yes, but also a big push to sell you books,
videos and posters! Some useful information can be found in
"The Storm Cellar".
Latest Weather Satellite Pictures
Part of the Met Office site. Great pictures in jpeg format
updated every six hours. This is what the Net was made for!
A very good site for anyone studying Antarctica.
What's It Like Where You Live? Tundra
What's It Like Where You Live? Taiga
What's It Like Where You Live? Deserts
What's It Like Where You Live? Temperate Forests
What's It Like Where You Live? Grasslands
All of the above sites are now part of the larger
Evergreen Project site called "Biomes of the World" It's
best to start at the index page at
and there are links there for all these sites. Much easier
to navigate that way. A well thought out and comprehensive
The Evergreen Project also has two other sections that
might be of interest on Freshwater ecosystems and Marine
Ecosystems which can be found at
This is the Friends of the Earth site and it places
emphasis on our need to protect our wild areas. Best bit of
the site is where you can type in your postcode and a map of
your local arae is generated showing local sites of special
scientific interest (SSSI). Clicking on them shows
information about each site and whether it is under threat
Build a Prairie
Join the great adventure - turn a barren plain into a
healthy prairie. The success of the adventure depends upon
the choices you make.
A Wealth of basic information about many aspects of
rainforests with links to further information all pitched at
a level that is accessible for children. Particularly good
are the pages about rainforest animals.
Rain-Tree's company website
Rain-Tree specialises in medicinal products of rain forest
origin. The site has useful information about the economics
of rainforest usage, access to a database of rainforest
plants and their medicinal properties, a fascinating page of
rainforest facts, and a really useful page of categorised
links to help with school projects. There is also a general
links page and much much more. A really good resource.
Photojourney through the Costa Rican Rainforest
Well described and lots of good quality photos. Lots of
short, quick-loading pages.
The Rainforest Database
A comprehensive collection of articles and information
about rainforests. There is a contents list and the database
is searchable. More suitable for older pupils.
The Rainforest Tram
The Rainforest Tram is an aerial tramway in the Costa
Rican rainforest. This site give information about the tram
and access to useful pages of links and information. The
Quicktime panoramas of the rainforest are worth looking at.
Tropical Rainforests in Suriname
A virtual tour through the tropical rainforest in
Suriname. Read about the flora and fauna, and the people who
live there. Click on the links to look at the photos and
listen to the sounds. Lots of nice photos but rather wordy.
Track the URL back to
to get to a worthwhile Botanic Diversity Page.
Tropical Rainforest Biome
A site created by American high school students. It gives
a limited amount of information.
Learn about the geography of the Amazon Rainforest. Find
out about the inhabitants, and how they live off the land.
Try running an ecotourism project in a simulation based on
those on the Rio Napo in Ecuador.
Rainforest Action Network: Kids' Corner
Rainforest Action Network works to protect the rainforests
and the people who live there through education and the
organising of non-violent campaigns. Find out about their
work, and what you can do to help.
Find out what a rainforest is and why they are important.
Learn about the animals and plants that live in the
rainforest. Send in your questions, and have them answered
by a scientific expert.
What's It Like Where You Live? Rainforest
A site full of easy to find information, from flora and
fauna, to the causes of destruction. There is information on
both temperate and tropical rainforests.
Read some of the legends of the rainforests. There are
experiments for you to try at home, and pictures for you to
print out and colour in.
Toucan Sam's Rainforest Encyclopedia
A simple online information book. Donít expect it to be
terifically interactive, although the information given is
easy to read. Sponsored by Kelloggs.
Rainforest Information Centre
Find out about the latest research into rainforest issues
and read news updates from rainforest conservation projects.
Obtain a list of eco friendly suppliers of timber products.
A childrenís discussion page has just been set up. Check out
the Rainforest Information Centre Children's Forest Links
Lots of links for children and access to useful info page
on rainforests and the dangers they face.
Not so much an educational site, more a travellers' guide
to 15 Cotswold towns and villages. Written in a pleasantly
personal style and giving good information about the
interesting features of the villages, together with
photographs. If you are planning a visit to the Cotswolds,
or use them as a contrasting region of study, you will find
these pages very useful.
Lonely Planet:Destination England
A not entirely flattering potted guide to England, its
geography, history, economy and places of interest. Useful
background if you are an American thinking of visiting us!
A virtual tour of the town of Ironbridge, the Silicon
Valley of the first Industrial Revolution. Each page has a
good quality photograph, written information and navigation
arrows to take you further along the street or round the
next corner. An excellent way of preparing children for a
visit to the area and its superb museums.
An equally good virtual tour of Shrewsbury.
Guide to the Peak District
If you are planning a visit to the Peak District then
visit this site first. It is packed with information about
the area, its history, geography, events and accommodation.
The site is well structured and the presentation is both
simple and attractive.
Travellers World: Guide to the UK
A Travel, Tourism and Accommodation guide to the UK. A
potentially useful American site but currently with little
hard information. It can, though, produce useful area maps
and lists of local links.
Reviewer's note: There are many sites on
the internet which give local information. Why not visit
a search engine such as
and simply type in the name of the place you want to know
about. You never know what you will find!
Gives access to full colour physical and political maps of
the countries of the world as well as a comprehensive
collection of key facts and statistics about the countries.
A very useful site for general geographical information.
This is a popular site and access is limited when it is
busy. It is often available during the day.
Very informative pages about countries of the world.
Information , photos, glossaries of relevant terms, flags,
satellite images, cultural information are all here
Travellers' guides to cities in the USA. You can get up to
date traffic details as well as locations of places of
interest. You can also get maps of cities worldwide and mark
them with places of interest. I found it tediously slow with
a 56K modem.
World Factbook 1998: Reference Maps
A selection of maps of areas of the world (in jpg form)
with main cities marked. Nice looking but lacking in detail
- certainly not as informative as the equivalent pages in a
printed atlas, and more difficult to read. Outline maps are
also available in pdf form. They show coastal outlines
(might be useful to print out for colouring in) but no other
Atlas of the World
A collection of maps, catalogued by continent. Each one
shows a country with its cities and its road and rail links.
There are also maps of an eclectic collection of 8 or nine
cities, which show the main areas of the city but no details
and what appear to be a number of satellite images.
World Time Interactive Atlas
You have a globe. See where it is day and where it is
night. Click on a spot to turn the globe to face you. Zoom
in or out. Find out the time and the times of sunrise and
sunset for today in the cities of the country you have
selected. Or choose your country from an alphabetical list.
The site is simple, clear and quick.
How Far is it?
Look up the distance as the crow flies between two places
on the Earth's surface. You can ask for towns or give
longitude and latitude. Some of those crows fly HUGE
Lonely Planet: Visit Any Country
Lonely Planet: Destination Europe
London Interactive Map
UK Active Map
Maps of Great Britain
Maps of the New Europe
The River Thames
The Name of the River
River Thames Interactive Map
The River Trent
This site follows the River Trent from source to mouth,
including aerial photographs, narrative and useful
vocabulary along the upper, middle and lower course of the
river. It has sections on River facts, Flooding, Settlement,
Uses and Conservation. A very useful site!
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Volcanoes of the World
Volcanoes in the Learning Web
Model Volcano to make from Paper
Volcanoes on Line
Lonely Planet: Destination India
Excite Maps View
Art from India ShalinArt presents Art of India
India Today Group Online
Rambhoja and the Search for the Treasures of India
Tourism and Travel - Government of India Tourist Office, New
The History of India
CIA -- The World Factbook 1999 -- India
Destination India: Gateway to India
India Culture, Travel, Cuisine, Business, Leisure, Arts and
An Introduction to India
Yorkshire Information Centre
North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire Tourist Board
Whitby Home Page
Elizabeth Botham and Sons, Bakers of Whitby
The Yorkshire Coast
History of North East England
Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook: the World's Explorer