Social Studies

Resources - Grades 9-12 - Geography

Antarctica & Arctic
Egypt
Greece
Map Activities
Map Types
Mexico
Places Around the World
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Antarctica & Arctic

  • The Arctic Studies Center @ The National Museum of Natural History
    Explore the history of northern peoples, cultures, and environments and the issues that matter to northern residents today. Join us as we excavate arctic sites; support indigenous efforts to preserve cultural heritage; and work with communities and scholars to share the treasures preserved in museum collections and archives.
    http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/
  • NOAA Arctic Theme Page
    The Arctic Theme Page is a rich and comprehensive resource linking to widely distributed data and information, from research institutions throughout the world, focused on the Arctic. Available information includes relevant data, graphics, and forecasts, including historical perspectives and in-depth analyses. Also included are a selection of Essays by Arctic experts on key issues in the Arctic. The audience for the Arctic Theme Page is wide, including scientists, students, teachers, decision makers and the general public.
    http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/index.shtml
  • PBS The Living Edens: Arctic Oasis
    Few climates could be so unforgiving. And few so challenging for man. Though it may seem as if only polar bears and walruses inhabit the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut, about 27,000 Inuit people also call this region home. Caribou supply fur for their coats, seals energy-rich meat for their food. Yet, ultimately, all human actions in this remote land must bend to the Arctic's will.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/arcticoasis/eco_explorer.html
  • U.S. South Pole Station
    This site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earth’s coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life.
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/livingsouthpole/index.jsp

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Greece

  • The Ancient City of Athens
    This site is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). It is intended primarily as a resource for students of classical languages, civilization, art, archaeology, and history at Indiana University who may wish to take a “virtual tour” of the chief excavated regions and extant monuments.
    http://www.stoa.org/athens/
  • Ancient Greece: Athens
    Discover what it was like in one of the first civilized societies in history.
    http://www.ancient-greece.co.uk/athens/home_set.html
  • Family Tree of the Greek Gods
    This interactive family tree helps you to see the complexity of the ancient Greek experience, but also helps you to sort out various mythological figures.
    http://www.webexhibits.org/greekgods/index.html
  • Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero
    This is part of the scholarly Perseus Project at Tufts University, but useful to grasp the place of Hercules in myth and history.
    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/index.html

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Mexico

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Places Around the World

  • Ancient Mesopotamia
    Lots of information and facts from the University of Chicago.
    http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/
  • The Greatest Places Online
    Visit the Amazon, Greenland, Tibet, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib and Okavango online. Each place has its own website where you can learn about the region.
    http://www.greatestplaces.org/
  • In Search of Ancient Ireland
    While you are building your students' knowledge of ancient Ireland, you will also be building their technology skills, as each lesson contains structured and integrated use of the Internet. Feel free to adapt the lesson plans to meet your students' needs and your curricular goals.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ancientireland/lessonplans.html
  • The Mysterious Etruscans
    Learn about the people that lived in Italy before the Romans.
    http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/
  • NOVA Online - Fall of the Leaning Tower
    The Leaning Tower is just one of several architectural wonders gracing Pisa's famed Field of Miracles. Explore why the famous tower of Pisa hasn't fallen over yet and investigates the many efforts taken to preserve this medieval treasure.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pisa/
  • The Theban Mapping Project
    An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.
    http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/

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