Instruction that Works, Research-Based Strategies for
Increasing Student Achievement, (2001), by Marzano, Pickering,
and Pollack, ASCD, "Generating and Testing Hypotheses,"
Creating Interactive Environments in the Secondary School
(1993), by Stover, Neubert, and Lawlor, National Education
Association, pp. 11-26.
Coverage of world news and culture.
An excellent source for volcano information and activities,
featured in Carole Mayrose's classroom.
Department of Education
Curriculum standards for Massachusetts.
These sites feature many valuable resources and information
on geographic topics.
"Sicilians Take Grumpy Mount Etna in Their Stride"
of Tungurahua's Activity
This site offers information, comics, and games having
to do with volcanoes.
in Schools, Richard Audet and Gail Ludwig, ESRI Press,
City: Life on the New Frontier, Joel Garreau, Anchor
States Department of Commerce Census Bureau
This site has demographic data from the census available
for downloading, data broken down by subject matter, and
a guide to printed publications.
of San Antonio
This site features sections detailing city growth and
management policies and plans, featured in Phil Rodriguez's
Antonio Master Plan
This site features information on the master plan for
San Antonio's urban design, natural resources, and economic
development, among other things.
City and County of Denver
Under the "Searchables" section can be found Denver Maps,
including Enterprise Zone maps similar to those used by
This site offers information on GIS as well as lesson
plans, teacher discussion forums, and educational opportunities
for teachers who want to learn to use GIS.
This page contains information about GIS for schools and
Center for Geographic Education and Analysis
This consortium conducts research in education and geographic
information science, including GIS.
Lesson Plan - Planning for a City's Future
Lesson Plan - Life on the Edge, Cities on the Fringe
Layers: Low Tech Geographic Information Systems
Lesson Plan - Urban Sprawl Activity
the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for
God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land (2001),
Yossi Klein Halevi, William Morrow & Co.
Given the inseparable nature of religion and state in
the Middle East, Halevi asks whether the common bonds
of faith among Jews, Muslims, and Christians can heal
the wounds that politics cannot.
History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity
and Islam (1994), Karen Armstrong, Ballantine Books.
Armstrong traces the circuitous road to monotheism, showing
how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have overlapped and
influenced each other.
A Short History (2000), Karen Armstrong, Modern Library.
Armstrong discusses the roots of Islam, its expansion
into a political empire, clashes with Western crusaders,
the debacle of European colonialism, and how Islamic fundamentalism
has become a present-day, worldwide phenomenon.
Year in Jerusalem: Inside Out
This website allows you to listen to radio broadcasts
of various documentaries about the conflict in Jerusalem.
Photographs, maps, commentary, and news are also available
through this site.
"Water and Peace in the Middle East"
This site offers updates on news, tourism, and geography
as well as a searchable database for information about
Basin Initiative Home Page
Department of State
This site presents topical information on Egypt and the
Toshka canal project.
Ancient Egypt Site
Recommended by Cynthia Ryan as a good source of background
information on early Egypt.
World Bank: HIV/AIDS
AllAfrica Global Media is the leading provider of African
news and information worldwide, through news feeds to
institutional and agency clients and through allafrica.com.
"AIDS Study In Africa Could Have US Benefits"
This URL links to a Time Magazine dealing with issues
of the Third World, including a special report called
"The Hands of Death: Scenes from the AIDS front."
Reference Bureau (PRB): 2000 World Population Data Sheet
PRB's popular World Population Data Sheet, in a wallchart
format and a
12-page book edition, contains the latest population data.
"AIDS' staggering toll in Africa"
"Parts of Africa Showing HIV in 1 in 4 Adults"
This article includes excellent maps.
Population Profile: 1998
"World Population Profile: 1998 is the latest published
compendium and analysis of data on population, fertility,
mortality, contraceptive use and related demographic topics
by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Special Focus section of
the report provides an update on one of the fundamental
international health and demographic events of our time--the
worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic."
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Population Growth in Africa
Report: Data and Decision-making: Demography's Contribution
to Understanding AIDS in Africa
"HIV Epidemic Slowing Population Growth"
This website offers questions and answers regarding AIDS
in Africa, providing a general overview on the issue.
Foundation of South Africa
"New Cases of HIV Decline in Africa for First Time"
Report: Death Watch: AIDS, Drugs and Africa
Global Map and Table: AIDS in the Year 2000
AIDS Diffusion in Africa over past 15 years
The Rising Death Curve
United Nations Programme on AIDS/HIV
This site of the United Nations Programme on AIDS/HIV
links to several interesting articles, including:
Article: "AIDS in Africa"
AIDS in Africa: A Deadly Epidemic Sweeps the Continent
This site has an excellent slide show along with statistics.
The pictures are very disturbing.
"Geocaching: High-Tech Hide-and-Seek"
This article sheds light onto the function and use of a
Global Positioning System (GPS) unit through a game.
Power of Place: World Regional Geography, (2000),
Cambridge Studios for Annenberg Media, Video Program 8,
"Central and Remote Economic Development." Go
Realms, Regions and Concepts 9th edition (2000), de
Blij and Muller, Chapter 2: "Russia."
Teacher's Guide to Performance-Based Assessment in Geography
(1999) National Geographic Society, "An Explanation of
Performance-Based Assessment," pp.7-10.
Case for Constructivist Classrooms (1993) J. Brooks
and M. Brooks, "Some Guiding Principles of Constructivism,"
Leadership (November 1999), "Courage to be a Constructivist,"
J. Brooks and M. Brooks, pp. 18-25.
of Geography (August 2000) " Industrialization and
Economic Development in Advanced Placement Geography,"
Adrian Bailey, pp. 142-153.
by Design (1998) ASCD, "The Six Facets of Understanding,"
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, pp. 44-62.
"Roots of Chechen Rebellion Embedded in Russian History"
This page offers over 300 links to pages regarding Chechen
politics, including articles, government websites, and
This site offers many resources, including images, maps,
article, and history.
Plan - Understanding the Kosovo/a Conflict
A lesson on media bias, based on the Kosovo Conflict. Includes
links to many articles and National Public Radio sound clips.
Plan - Yugoslavia Returns from International Isolation
Through this lesson, students will evaluate different
perspectives on the transfer of power in Yugoslavia, discuss
international organizations' roles in the rebuilding of
Yugoslavia, examine the past conflict and evolving events
in the restoration of the Yugoslav government, and relate
the conflict in Yugoslavia to similar conflicts and peace
processes in the world.
Plan - NATO and Russia: Will the Expansion of NATO Cause
a New Cold War?
In this role-playing lesson, students act as part of a
delegation to a special meeting of the NATO sponsored
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. They discuss inviting
a number of the independent republics of the former Soviet
Union to become permanent members of NATO.
Plan - Peter the Great
Through this activity, students adopt the persona of Peter
the Great in order to understand how his travels affected
Russia's modernization and European influence. Provides
ideas for urban planning lessons based on St. Petersburg
as well as suggested readings.
Plan - Russia Interactive Lesson
In this lesson plan, students first view websites in order
to trace the history of the Russia since the Soviet Union.
Then, playing the roles of presidents of an international
corporation, students write memos about opening a branch
for Staff Development, (Fall, 2000), "Peak Experience,"
by Robert Garmstron, pp. 58-64.
of Geography, (August, 2000), " Cultural Patterns
and Processes in Advanced Placement Human Geography,"
Journal of Geography, ( August, 2000 ), "Cities and Urban
Land Use in Advanced Placement Geography," pp. 153-168.
Journal (May 1969), " Check Your Inquiry Teaching
Techniques," Mary Sugrue and Jo A. Sweeney, pp. 43-46.
Education (March 1997) "Using the Geographic Perspective
to Enrich History," Sarah Bednarz, pp. 139-143.
Leadership (January 1983) "The Art and Craft of Teaching,"
Elliot Eisner, pp. 6-13.
Case for Constructivist Classrooms (1993), ASCD, Jacqueline
and Martin Brooks, 128pp.
Leadership (November 1999) "The Many Faces of Constructivism,"
David Perkins, pp.6-13.
The Berlin Wall: Ten Years After
Includes photos, news updates, and links to other resources.
Guide for Amsterdam tourism and travel.
SimCity is a game in which players plan cities. Play and
chat online through this website.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
This website offers information on NAFTA and a link to
the entire agreement.
Council of Europe
"Walter Schwimmer: Berlin Wall is still to be brought
down in people's minds"
Cultures Curriculum Kit: The Material World, Families
around the World (2000) Poster Education, Item 10-6342,
of Geography (Sept/Oct 2000) " Teaching Social Justice:
Reviving Geography's Neglected Tradition," Christopher
Merrett, pp. 202-218.
Berlin Wall System
Berlin Wall interactive activity.
The Berlin Wall
Includes "Two sides, One story," a presentation about
news transmission on either side of the wall.
Plan - Industry: Where and Why?
Using a series of maps of Europe, students investigate
the relationship between major industrial centers and
Plan - Mock Environmental Summit
In this activity, students simulate an environmental Summit,
using pertinent data they have collected about Europe.
Along the way they will also observe the difficulties
involved in solving environmental problems while maintaining
a global consensus.
Plan - The Euro or the European Monetary Unit
In this lesson, students analyze the benefits that one
large European Union has over smaller individual countries
and the effect the Euro will have on Western Europe.
Plan - The European Union: A Political Model for the Next
In order to view this lesson plan, you must first join
Education Planet. Membership is free and includes access
to their database of lesson plans. In this lesson, students
are first introduced to the European Union and then assume
the roles of member nations in a cooperative problem-solving
Education (March 1997) "Technology and the Social
Through [Inquiry] Geography (1993) NCGE, Frances Slater,
Teacher Educator (summer, 1991) " Using Inductive
Learning to Construct Content Knowledge," Gloria A. Neubert
and James B. Binko, pp.31-38.
Leadership (January 1990) "The Structural Approach
to Cooperative learning," Spencer Kagan, pp. 12-18.
of Geography (August 2000) "Population in Advanced
Placement Human Geography," Martha Sharma, pp.99-111.
of Geography (December 2000) "An Approach to Teaching
Applied GIS," John Benhart, Jr. pp.245-254
Leadership (January 2001) "Educational Demographics:
What Teachers Should Know," Harold Hodgkinson, pp. 6-11.
Geography in the Disciplines (1996) Phi Delta Kappa
Fastback, James B Binko and Gloria A. Neubert, 64pp.
in the Geography Curriculum (2001) NCGE, Gwenda Rice
and Teresa Bulman.
of Geography (March/April, 1995) "Using Inquiry to
Enhance the Learning and Appreciation of Geography," Phil
Klein, pp. 358-367.
Science, Politics, and Geographical Relationships
(1994) NCGE, Benhart and Margin.
in the Global Environment (1992) NCGE, Marvin Waterstone,
Drop For Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water in a World
About to Run Out, Jeffry Rothfelder, Penguin Putnam,
Teacher Mary Pat Evans' school.
Pat Evans' students' projects using GIS and GIT
GIS at the Londonderry School
Forum on Globalization
Join activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and
writers as they discuss the consequences of globalization.
of Social Transformations Programme
This site provides extensive information and links on
a variety of comparative social science topics.
Includes reports on factory conditions, news updates,
and information on how you can get involved in persuading
Nike to respect workers' basic rights.
Transcript of "Cooperation in Natural Resource Management:
The Umatilla Basin Success Story &Treaty Rights Can
Benefit Non-Indians Too," presented by Antone Minthorn,
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Confederated Tribes of the
Umatilla Indian Reservation at the Who Owns America Conference.
"Overfishing Long Ago Tied to Modern Ecosystem Collapse"
"Geographic Launches Project to Promote Protection of
Umatilla Basin Project
Includes details about the Umatilla Basin conflict and
Marlene Brubaker's students take a field trip to Bartram's
Education (March 1997) " A Trip to Historic Philadelphia
on the Web," Elizabeth Wilson, pp. 170-172.
Water Conservation Techniques
This website offers a simple interactive program on water
Spatial Data Access
Geography Action! is an annual conservation and awareness
program designed to educate and excite people about natural,
cultural, and historic treasures. Each year they celebrate
a different topic related to conservation and the environment.
Science Through Inquiry, (2000), Thirteen/WNET New
York with the Education Development Center (EDC) for Annenberg Media,
Video Program 6, "Bring It All Together: Processing
for Meaning During Inquiry." Go to http://www.learner.org.