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Please browse our sitemap for a full list of The Educating Parent articles on this topic. There are dozens of excellent websites dedicated to geography. Don't forget that geography is a HUGE subject, encompassing all aspects of our natural environment and how humanity uses and adapts to the environment. I don't believe you can completely separate the subjects of history, geography, culture and environment - they overlap in a wonderfully tangled mess! Tease out one area and you'll find yourself connected to dozens, if not hundreds, of others!
Free Internet Resources
- Homeschool Swap Boxes - exchange information about your local area with other home educating families from around the world
- Free home-schoolers website with games to play, topics to write about, and general knowledge quizzes to rack your brains! Updated weekly. www.funfitnesslearning.com
- Seterra is a challenging geography program with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities all over the world
- The Totally Free Children's Learning Network
- Geography for Kids - an indepth online text book written for kids
- Mr Donn's Free Geography Lesson Plans and Activities
- National Geographic Lesson Plans
- Primary School has a huge range of lesson plans for Society and Environment studies
- Curriculum Corporation Free Lesson Plans
- Trinity College- huge set of links to free lesson plans
- Free lesson plans to integrate computers into learning
- NSW Country Areas Program Resources for Teachers Free Lesson Plans
- Map Puzzles - Free downloadable software helps students learn countries and capitals. Choose from puzzles about Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Austronesia, Central America, South America, the United States, and the Continents
- Rags to Riches is a fun geography online quiz game that rewards correct answers.
- GeoGame Students write the clues and others supply the answers in this fun, interactive game for the Web.
- National Geographic GeoBee Challenge Try the questions that were part of GeoBees the last few years.
- Geography Games and Quizes
- World Geography Games
- Teachers TV Geography Thinking Skills
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