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(Updated on 12/01/2011)


 

 


General resources -
Distances - Country profiles -
English-speaking world -
Conservation and the Environment - Cities - Rivers - Oceans -
Internet Domains -
Activities
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Interactive games
- Songs - Cartoons

 


General resources :

 

 

Distances :

  • How far is it ? between any two cities in the world. (indo.com)

 

Country profiles :

 

  • Geography World : (geographyworldonline.com)
    Ecosystems, Tectonics, Natural Resources, Earth's Surface/Erosion, Weather/Climate,
    Maps & Globes, Cultures, Population, Environmental Issues, Geography Games...
    - Maps, news, quizzes, games, jokes...
  • Country Reports provides over 6,600 pages of data ... on over 260 countries! (countryreports.org)
    (with Maps and News)

 

  • COUNTRY PROFILES (BBC)
    "Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries.
    They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives."

 

  • World Almanac - (aneki.com)
    " Quickly find facts and figures for over 190 countries :
    Richest / Most Populous / Largest / Cleanest / Most Expensive / Most Polluted..."


  • Rankings (permet un travail sur les superlatifs et comparatifs)
    "Which country has the smallest land mass? Which has the youngest population? Which has the lowest infant mortality rate? Our rankings pages rank countries and territories by more than 50 geographic, demographic, economic and military criteria."
    (geographyiq.com)
  • Graphically compare nations (505 stats) :
    Fastest Growing - Richest - Most Militaristic - Most Populous - Most Generous - Most Taxed - Most In Debt - Poorest - Longest Living - Largest - Youngest - Most Square-eyed - Most Murderous - Most Educated... (nationmaster.com)
    .
  • Carte du monde interactive : Human Numbers Through Time -
    "Examine the startling population growth over the past two millennia,
    and see what's coming in the next 50 years."
    (PBS)

 

 

English-speaking world :

 

  • ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES - (the_english_dept)
    "Click on the names of the different continents and discover where English is spoken"

 

 

Conservation and the Environment :

  • Geography World : (bowermanb)
    Ecosystems, Tectonics, Natural Resources, Earth's Surface/Erosion, Weather/Climate,
    Maps & Globes, Cultures, Population, Environmental Issues, Geography Games...
    - Maps, news, quizzes, games, jokes...
  • Geography Action! (National Geographic) "is an annual conservation and awareness program designed to educate and excite people about natural, cultural, and historic treasures. Each year, they will present a different topic related to conservation and the environment. The Geography Action! program features:
    a) Kids Take Action!, an activity-based conservation awareness program ;
    b) Geography Awareness Week, a series of events to celebrate conservation;
    c) Lesson Plans;
    d) Games; and
    e)Photo Galleries.
    Topics so far include:
    Biodiversity, Conservation, Habitats, Population, Rivers, U.S. Public Lands
    ."

 

  • Natural Wonders of the World Field Trip - Objectives :
    - Students will learn about the natural formations referred to as the "Natural Wonders of the World", and how and where they formed.
    - Students will learn both geography and geology.
    - Students will be taken to some of the best resources available on the Web where they can research and retrieve all kinds of data about these naturally occuring wonders of nature.
    (field-trips.org)

 

Cities :

  • 'A View On Cities',
    a site dedicated to the sights and attractions in some of the world's greatest cities.

  • How far is it ? between any two cities in the world. (indo.com)
  • THE LIFESTYLE OPTIMIZER - (homefair.com)
    "Use this search tool to create a list of the 10 best cities for you to live, by selecting one characteristic to rank cities and then by restricting the search to cities with certain demographic, economic, or climate conditions."


Rivers :

  • Rivers - Interactive Crossword
    (BBC)
  • Rivers.
    "Have a look at the article, story, word games, cartoon, poll, trivia and links."

    (British Council)

 

 

Oceans :

  • Oceans.
    "Have a look at the articles, poems, word games, cartoons, history, trivia and links."

    (British Council)

 

 

Internet Domains :

  • Country Codes and Internet Domains (listes - abréviations) - (immigration-usa)



Activities :

 

  • National Geographic: Kids - Multimedia learning materials, games, activities, videos , photo galleries, maps...
    (kids.nationalgeographic.com)

 

 

  • It's a Wonderful World! - "How much do you know about this planet of ours?
    Test your knowledge with our fun quiz..." (interactive)
    - utilisation de superlatifs (2 pages)
    (englishbanana.com)
  • Rankings (permet un travail sur les superlatifs et comparatifs)
    "Which country has the smallest land mass? Which has the youngest population? Which has the lowest infant mortality rate?
    Our rankings pages rank countries and territories by more than 50 geographic, demographic, economic and military criteria."
    (geographyiq.com)
  • Graphically compare nations (505 stats) :
    Fastest Growing - Richest - Most Militaristic - Most Populous - Most Generous - Most Taxed - Most In Debt - Poorest - Longest Living - Largest - Youngest - Most Square-eyed - Most Murderous - Most Educated... (nationmaster.com)

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • voir Jeux (géographie)

 

Songs :

 

Cartoons :