Friday, April 22, 2011

Geography Sites to Travel the World

Travel the World without Leaving your Classroom:

Google Earth started a revolution that transformed the way we teach social studies and how we could integrate other content areas with ease.  

Today, there are so many wonderful sites to support your classroom studies of geography and literature.  Our students love seeing the setting in their books come alive by their virtual visits.  Sites such as History Pin allow one to even travel back in time to the way a place use to appear in that exact moment!

360 Cities  

World's Largest 360° Panoramic Photography Community

The place where people come together to share their historical pictures and stories. Together we want to collect old photos to build up an archive.  See locations as what they looked like years ago. 
Sites in panophotographies - immersive and interactive panoramic images.

Zoom from space to street level - tour the world; Find maps, driving directions, hotels, restaurants and more.

Arounder gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.

National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, ...

Visit my Class site by clicking here to find more resources to support your Social Studies Instruction.

Richard Byrne's site, Free Technology for Teachers, is a great resource for all teachers.  Click above to view his post for a plethora of games and maps.

Click here for United States games and Click here for World Geography games.

Interactive Universe
An Interactive Journey through Time and Space

1 comment:

  1. I use google earth to see the map of the earth. I find it breath taking as well. It is like that I am soaring in the sky.
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