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Resources for Learning - Years 4-7

     

 

bullet Maps: Interactive Atlases, Continent and Country Maps, Print Maps, Resources--National Geographic Kids Atlases
bullet Google Maps
bullet Interactive World Map - fast facts about all the world's countries.  And check out all of Mr Nussbaum's interactive maps
bullet Online Interactive Maps -  see your world
bullet Geography for kids - Chapter 2 :Describing our planet - and this is done best with maps! Learn all about them.
bullet Maps - National Geographic
bullet Queensland Place Names - Where do our local names come from? What do they mean?
bullet Maps of Australia
bullet Virtual Globe
bullet Early maps of Australia

 

bullet Scribble Map - Mash-up tool for making custom maps from Google maps. Add text, images, markers, overlays. Can be exported as .jpg for use in reports, presentations, on IWBs
bullet My Great Maps -create interactive atlases with maps that communicate!
bullet BBC Landscapes : Map Skills
bullet Letter and number coordinates
bullet Captain Flashbeard's Treasure Hunt
bullet Seven Wonders of the World
bullet Map Jigsaw Puzzles - National Geographic
bullet Latitude and Longitude Map Game
bullet Test yourself reading a compass -
bullet Traveller IQ games - very challenging. Quite hard to very hard
 
 

 

 
 

Resources for Teaching

 
 
bullet Google For Educators - Geo Education - Learn how to use My Maps to map an excursion, mark local landmarks, to take a virtual walk around the setting of a famous event or story.  Many uses for Google Maps, Google Earth. 
bullet Latitude and Longitude
bullet Teaching map reading skills
bullet Active Mapping : Conference paper on teaching Primary School mapping skills
bullet Primary/Secondary Mapping skills unit - Series of lessons on mapping skills
bullet How to teach young children to use the compass

 

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Animaps - extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time. Imagine an animated map of the journey in Alison Lester's "Are we there yet?"

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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before - a collection of nearly 700 world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the comparative data on the subject of interest.

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Virtual compass - download or run online this map compass simulator. Load maps and show kids how to use a compass

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Owl & Mouse : Megamaps - Print outline maps in various sizes small to very large.

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Geoscience Australia Classroom Resources - Some maps are free downloads

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Make a Pirate's Treasure Map

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Online Geography Games - interactive maps on all parts of the world for country names and capitals. Similar interactive on geographic regions of countries  with a corresponding quiz.

 
   

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