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Table of Contents
  1. Why Learn Geography   5. Building Skills
       Purpose, Human Geography, Physical Geography        General Knowledge, Map Reading, Compass, Navigation/Orienteering, GPS - GIS
  2. Canada   6. Fun Activities and Tasks
       Canada Maps, Special Purpose Maps        Fun, Downloads, Tasks, Northern Tasks
  3. "North of the Timberline" - Canada's North   7. Videos and Beyond
       Maps of the Territories, Special Purpose Maps and Information        Videos, PowerPoints, News and Magazines
  4. Historic Maps and Sources   8. Miscellaneous Resources
       Historic Sources, Historic Maps, Boundary Disputes, Historic Arctic        Doing Research, Tutorials, Misc., Translate, Careers
       
 
       

1. Why Learn Geography
Back to Top What is Geography and Why Learn It?
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1. What is Geography? (John Gair, NIDES, SD71, Courtenay, BC, Canada)
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2. What is Geography and why study it? (Vancouver Island University, BC, Canada)
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3. What is Geography? (Association of American Geographers, USA)
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4. Geography 101 (about.com)
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5. Four traditions of Geography (about.com)
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6. Defining the five themes of Geography (mrdonn.org)
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7. The Five Themes of Geography (National Geographic Society, USA)
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8. Purposes - National Standards USA (educationoasis.com)
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9. Geography matters: 16 page pdf (gis.com)
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10. Geography basics - landforms and living patterns: 20 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Human and Cultural Geography
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1. What is Human Geography? (University of Alberta, Canada)
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2. How Geography defines a culture: 18 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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3. Population over time: animation ("World Regional Geography", W.H. Freeman Publishers, USA)
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4. Twenty abandoned cities and towns (weburbanist.com)
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5. Using maps to develop hypotheses (Association of American Geographers)
   
   
  Human Geography - Data Sources

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1. Stats Canada 2. Census Canada - about the census 3. FedStats USA
4. World Population Pyramids (US Census) 5. Australian Bureau of Statistics 6. UK Statistics Authority
7. UNESCO 8. UN Data 9. World Health Organization
10. World Bank 11. OECD 12. International Monetary Fund - IMF
13. Social Watch 14. Country Background Info 15. Transparency International
16. GeoHive 17. NationMaster 18. World statistics orgs - Stats Canada
19. CIA World Factbook 20. Countries of the World - Info Please  
   
   
 
Back to Top Physical Geography: What Is links
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1. Scope of Physical Geography (Michael Pidwirny, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada)
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2. Elements of Geography (Michael Pidwirny, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada)
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3. Physical Geography overview (Matt Rosenberg, about.com)
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4. Physical Geography (answers.com)
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5. Physical Geography (wikipedia.org)
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6. Physical Geography: 29 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Physical Geography Links Page under development. Comments and suggestions welcome.
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1. Geography4kids (geography4kids.com)
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2. Using maps to develop hypotheses (Association of American Geographers)
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3a. Making Sense of Evidence - Who made this map and why? (David T. Stevens, George Mason University, Virginia, USA)
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3b. Map analysis worksheet - for above: pdf (Educational Staff, National Archives, USA)
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4. Places & Spaces - Mapping Science (scimaps.org)
   
   
 
2. Canada
Back to Top Canada Maps, Views and Information
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1. Canada - as map or as satellite view or as terrain view (Google Maps)
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2. Canada - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
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3. Ottawa - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
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4. Canadian Year Book - 2007 (Statistics Canada)
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5. Canadian Year Book - historic collection 1867 to 1967 (Statistics Canada)
   
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6. Outline - blank map of Canada and answers (Statistics Canada)
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7. Outline - blank map with capitals and answers (Statistics Canada)
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8. Outline map in French (Brock University, Ontario, Canada)
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9. Maps by region: Atlantic, Central Canada, the Prairies, Western Canada, the North (Brock University, Ontario, Canada)
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10. Miscellaneous outline maps of Canada (Atlas of Canada)
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11. North America outline map: pdf (Houghton Mifflin Publishers, USA)
   
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12. Political map of Canada (Houghton Mifflin Publishers, USA)
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13. Political map of Canada (Wikipedia Commons)
   
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14. Physical map of Canada (freeworldmaps.net)
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15. Relief maps of Canada (canadainfolink.ca)
   
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16. General Canada maps (Reisenett, Norway)
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17. Collections of Canada maps (Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas, USA)
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18. Geography of Canada: 23 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Special Purpose Maps and Information
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1. First Peoples (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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2. Aboriginal studies (Statistics Canada)
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3. Aboriginal peoples of Canada - 2001 census (Statistics Canada)
   
   
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4. Population by province and territory (Statistics Canada)
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5. Population and age pyramids by province and territory: animations (Statistics Canada)
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6. Education in Canada (Statistics Canada)
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7. Social Explorer - US Census Information (socialexplorer.com)
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8. Electoral districts - federal election (Elections Canada)
   
   
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9. Tides, currents, and water levels (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
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10. Highway and road conditions: scroll down on left (Weather Network, Canada)
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11. Train routes (Via Rail Canada)
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12. Telephone area codes (cnac.ca)
   
   
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13. Weather - with links to local forecasts (Weather Network, Canada)
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14. Weather - satellite and radar images (Weather Network, Canada)
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15. Weather - marine warnings/forecasts (Environment Canada)
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16. Weather - hurricanes (Environment Canada)
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17. Weather - lightening detection (Weather Network, Canada)
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18. Weather - cameras (Weather Network, Canada)
   
   
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19. Canada - Six Natural Regions (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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20. Geoscape Canada posters (Natural Resources Canada)
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21. Drainage basins of Canada (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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22. Terrestrial Ecozones of Canada (Atlas of Canada)
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23. Canada's Ecozones (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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24. Rivers of Canada (Canadian Heritage Rivers System)
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25. Climate regions of Canada (Statistics Canada)
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26. Land cover (Statistics Canada)
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27. The mountain pine beetle (Canadian Forest Service)
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28. Meteor craters - Canada and the World (geology.com)
   
   
 
3. "Out Past the Timberline" - Canada's North
Back to Top General Maps
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1. Yukon Territory - as map or as satellite view or as terrain view (Google Maps)
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2. Yukon Territory - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
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3. Yukon - regional map: pdf (travelyukon.com)
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4. Whitehorse - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
   
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5. Northwest Territories - as map or as satellite view or as terrain view (Google Maps)
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6. Northwest Territories - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
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7. History behind the name of the NorthWest Territories (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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8. Yellowknife - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
   
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9. Nunavut - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Google Maps)
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10. Nunavut - as map or as hybrid view or as satellite view (Yahoo Maps Canada)
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11. Nunavut map and weather reports (athropolis.com)
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12. Iqaluit - as map or as satellite view or as terrain view (Google Maps)
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13. Iqaluit - spatial and historic evolution (Natural Resources Canada)
   
   
 
Back to Top Special Maps and Views and Information
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1. Map of the Arctic (athropolis.com)
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2. Treeline in the Arctic (GRID-Arendal, Government of Norway and the United Nations)
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3. How the Arctic is divided (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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4. Sea ice (Canadian Ice Service - Environment Canada)
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5. Southern route through Northwest passage opens (NASA, USA)
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6. Sea ice concentrations - updated daily: requires Google Earth (NSIDC, USA)
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7. Where North Atlantic icebergs come from (athropolis.com)
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8. Miscellaneous Yukon maps - ecological, parks, wildlefe, etc. (Government of the Yukon)
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9. Miscellaneous Northwest Territories maps - timezones, ecozones, etc. (Government of the Northwest Territories)
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10. Miscellaneous maps and information about Nunavut (Atlas of Canada)
   
   
 
4. Historic Sources and Maps
Back to Top Historic Sources - Archieves and Museums
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1. Geographical Names of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)
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2. Inuvialuit place name exhibit (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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3. Maps Archives (Atlas of Canada)
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4. Archives of Canada (Archives Canada)
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5. "More than just a map" (Louisiana State Museum, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Historic Maps
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1. Pre-contact cultural areas (Paula Giese, kstrom.net)
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2. Historical Indian Treaties (Atlas of Canada)
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3. Treaty areas (Treasury Board of Canada)
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4. Cede, yield and surrenderld - a history of Indian Treaties in Canada: 10 part video (Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada)
   
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5. Mapping Canada - historical maps of Canada (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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6. Maps 1667 to 1999 (Library and Archives of Canada)
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7. Canada maps (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
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8. Historical maps of the Americas (University of Texas, USA)
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9. Early maps of Newfounland and Labrador: see maps on left (Memorial University, Canada)
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10. Centre for Newfoundland Studies - digitized maps (Memorial University, Canada)
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11. Early Canadian maps (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
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12. Hall of Fame - Life of a 'Rock Star' (National Library of Canada)
   
   
 
Back to Top Boundary Issues
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1. Oregon Boundary Dispute (wapedia.mobi)
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2. Competing maps in the Oregon Boundary Dispute (wapedia.mobi)
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3. Alaska Boundary Dispute (wapedia.mobi)
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4. Boundary map trouble - the "Pig War" (wikipedia.org)
   
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5. Confederation - response to annexation by the United States? (Library and Archives Canada)
   
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6. Labrador boundary dispute (Library and Archives Canada)
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7. The Labrador boundary (J.K. Hiller, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
   
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8. Current maritime border disputes (Google Earth Community)
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9. How the Arctic is divided (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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10. Canada, Demark dispute over Hans Island (The CBC, Canada)
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11. Canada and Russia in Arctic boundary dispute: also check news items below this story (geology.com)
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12. Sourthern route through Northwest passage opens: (NASA, USA)
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13. Unsettled border disputes: pdf - student simulation background paper (Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs, Austria)
   
   
 
Back to Top Historic Information, Maps and Resources for the Arctic
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1. The Dorset People - "Lost Visions Forgotten Dreams" (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
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2. The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
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3. Arctic Quest - the Northwest Passage (Library and Archives Canada)
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4. Maps of the Northwest Passage (athropolis.com)
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5. Arctic exploration (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
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6. Lessons from the Land (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
   
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7. Yukon Archives online exhibits (Government of Yukon)
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8. Online exhibits (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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9. Northern Research Portal (University of Saskatchewan Archives)
   
   
 
5. Building Skills
Back to Top General Knowledge
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1. MapZone: go to MapAbility (ordnancesurvey.co.uk)
   
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2. Exploring maps - poster #1 and poster #2: pdfs (US Geological Survey, USA)
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3. A brief history of maps (Emporia State University, James S. Aber)
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4. Mapping History (British Library, UK)
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5. The truthfulness of maps (Terry G. Jordan, The Human Mosaic, W.H. Freeman Publishers, USA)
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6. Maps - types, symbols, terms: 18 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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7. Maps and globes: 48 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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8. Photos in geography (BBC, UK)
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9. Graphing skills (BBC, UK)
   
   
 
Back to Top Making and Reading Maps
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1. Basic map skills (BBC, UK)
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2. Reading maps (tv411.org)
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3. Measuring distance: pdf (Ordnance Survey, UK)
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4. Relief and contour lines: pdf (Ordnance Survey, UK)
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5. What are contour lines (Natural Resources Canada)
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6. Map reading made easy: 8 page pdf (Ordnance Survey, UK)
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7. Map scale (Natural Resources Canada)
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8. Map symbols (Natural Resources Canada)
   
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9. Longitude and Latitude (mrdowling.com)
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10. Latitude and Longitude (National Geographic Magazine)
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11. Basic Geography - Longitude and Latitude (socialstudiesforkids.com)
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12. Explaining Longitude and Latitude (University of Wisconsin)
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13. Latitude and Longitude (NASA: U.S. Government)
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14. View the Earth using latitude and longitude (Fourmilab, Switzerland)
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15. Play "Find your longitude" (NOVA at pbs.org, USA)
   
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16. From flat surface to globes - map projections (Denis J. Dean, Colorado State University, USA)
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17. Map projection overview (Peter H. Dana, Colorado State University, USA)
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18. Common map projections (Denis J. Dean, Colorado State University, USA)
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19. Coordinate systems overview (Peter H. Dana, Colorado State University, USA)
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20. Map projection: video (National Geographic Maps, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Using a Compass
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1. Compass directions - 16 point compass: Microsoft Word document (Ordnance Survey, UK)
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2. Compass bearings (Ordnance Survey, UK)
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3. Map and compass basics (wildernessadventures.com)
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4. How to use a compass: PowerPoint (Wigan Scouts, UK)
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5. The history of the sextant (Lecture by Peter Ifland, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
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6. The astrolabe - a user's guide (Richard Covington, Saudi Aramco World)
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7. Tools of navigation (The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Navigation, Orienteering and Geocaching Section under development. Comments and suggestions welcome.
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1. History of navigation (navis.gr, Greece)
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2. Introduction to Navigation: focus on Captain James Cook (BBC, UK)
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3. Navigation (encarta.msn.com)
   
   
  Orienteering Section under development. Comments and suggestions welcome.
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1. What is orienteering? (Orienteering Association of Hong Kong)
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2. About orienteering (Canadian Orienteering Federation)
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3. Orienteering - the sport of a lifetime (US Orienteering Federation, USA)
   
   
  Geocaching Section under development. Comments and suggestions welcome. 
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1. What is Geocaching? (US Geological Society)
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2. Geocaching in Canada (bcgeocaching.com)
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3. Geocachers' Creed (geocreed.info)
   
   
 
Back to Top GPS - Global Positioning System
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1. What is a GPS? How does it work? (Library of Congress, USA)
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2. How GPS receivers work (howstuffworks.com)
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3. What is GPS? (trimble.com)
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4. Global Positioning System overview: pdf (Peter H. Dana, Colorado State University, USA)
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5. Having fun with GPS (monitoringtimes.com)
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6. Which is better GPS or Orienteering?: 10 minute video (pbskids.org)
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7. Satellites - our eyes in the skys: 10 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
   
   
  GIS - Geographic Information System
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1. What is GIS? (esricanada.com)
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2. What is GIS?: 2 minute video (esri.com)
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3. What is GIS? (gis.com)
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4. What is GIS? (US Geographical Survey)
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5. Geographic Information Systems overview (Kenneth E. Foote, Colorado State University, USA)
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6. GIS in your life: shockwave video (esri.com)
   
   
 
6. Fun Activities
Back to Top Fun
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1. Canada quiz (Statistics Canada)
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2. Play GeoNet (Houghton Mifflin Publishers)
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3. Magic map (mape.org.uk)
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4. MapZone: go to MapTivity (ordnancesurvey.co.uk)
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5. Food force (United Nations Cyber School Bus)
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6. Geography Challange - past questions Grades 4-6 and/or Grades 7 to 10 (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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7. National Geographic Bee (National Geographic Magazine, USA)
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8. Where is that? (funbrain.com)
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9. Mr. Bowerman's geography games: approximately 100 games and quizes (quia.com)
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10. Earth's physical features (quia.com)
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11. Long and lat map game (kidsgeo.com)
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12. Get lost compass game (NOVA pbs.org)
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13. Find the thieves - "Crack the code" (National Geographic Society, USA)
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14. Test your geography knowledge (lizardpoint.com)
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15. Virtual skies - manage air traffic (NASA, USA)
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16. Baseball challenge: PowerPoint games (Jefferson County Schools, Dandridge, Tennesse, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Downloads
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1. NASA World Wind (NASA, USA)
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2. Google Earth (google.com)
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3. Microsoft Virtual Earth (microsoft.com)
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4. MapMixer Beta (yahoo.com)
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5. Seterra 3 - learn geography (Marianne Wartoft, Sweden)
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6. EarthNavigator 5.0b -via c/net
   
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7. Cmap: download Tools not Server (ihmc.us)
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8. Audacity (sourceforge.net)
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9. Google SketchUp 6 and video tutorials (Google)
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10. Photostory 3 (Microsoft)
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11. Motion chart (google.com) from Hans Rosling - best stats you've ever seen (ted.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Tasks
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1. Classroom activities (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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2. Five themes of Georaphy quiz (quia.com)
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3. Census at School (Statistics Canada)
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4. Working with population and age pyramids (Statistics Canada)
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5. Geography study pages (BBC, UK)
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6. Lessons by theme and general grade level (Atlas of Canada)
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7a. Making Sense of Evidence (George Mason University, Virginia, USA)
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7b. Document analysis worksheets - for above (Educational Staff, National Archives, USA)
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8. Xpeditions: activities (National Geographic Society)
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9. Mount Logan - Canadian Titan (Virtual Museum of Canada)
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10. Beyond the map (Maritime Museum of BC, Canada)
   
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11. BC Geography 12 - past provincial exams 06/07 and answer key (BC Ministry of Education, Canada)
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12. BC Geography 12 - past provincial exams 05/06 and answer key (BC Ministry of Education, Canada)
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13. World Geography - past exams and answer keys (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
   
   
 
Back to Top Tasks - Canada's North
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1. Discover the Northwest Territories through the five themes of geography (Natural Resources Canada)
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2. Inuit peoples of Canada - 2001 census (Statistics Canada)
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3. A developing world - the circumpolar nations (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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4. A polar expedition for information - a scavanger hunt (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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5. Arctic Archipelago – Canada’s Amazing Arctic Islands (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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6. Arctic Photostory (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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7. Migration: A Way of life for the Innu of Labrador (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
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8. Holman - forty years of graphic art (Virtual Museum of Canada)
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9. Ilititaa - Bernier, his men and the Inuits (Musee Maritime du Quebec, Canada)
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10. Klondike - the rush for gold (Dawson City Museum, Yukon, Canada)
   
   
 
7. Videos and Beyond
Back to Top Videos and Images
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1. National Geographic videos (video.nationalgeographic.com)
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2. CBC Digital Archives - "Environment" (CBC, Canada)
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3. History by the minute: 75 one minute video clips and more (Histor!ca)
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4. Spinning Earth - in daylight (NASA, USA)
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5. The Geography of Canada: 23 minute video requires password (United Streaming)
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6. The Earth as Art (NASA, USA)
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7. Visible Earth - Canada: photos videos and animations some files are EXTREMELY large (NASA, USA)
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8. BBC video clips for topic "Geography": 144 video clips - can be slow to load (BBC, UK)
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9. Canadian Landscapes (Geological Survey of Canada)
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10. Breaking the ice - Canada and the Northwest Passage: video and radio clips (The CBC, Canada)
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11. NWT Archives - photo database (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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12. NWT Archives - high resolution photo database (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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13. North American panoramas (Don Bain's Virtual Guidebooks)
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14. The Daily Dozen: stunning daily photos from around the world (National Geographic)
   
   
 
Back to Top PowerPoints Page under development. Comments and suggestions welcome.
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1. Five themes of Geography (Todd Horton, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada)
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2. Geographical terms (Saskatchewan School, Canada)
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3. Mapping (World of Teaching, UK)
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4. Geography PowerPoints (World of Teaching, UK)
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5. Free PowerPoint templates from/via Microsoft: World Country report  or option 2
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6. Free PowerPoint templates from Brainy Betty
   
   
 
Back to Top News and Magazines
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1. National Geographic news (news.nationalgeographic.com)
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2. Geography in the news (Royal Geographic Society, UK)
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3. Geography newsroom (geographynewsroom.co.uk)
   
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4. Canadian Geographic Magazine (canadiangeographic.ca)
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5. National Geographic Magazine (ngm.nationalgeographic.com)
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6. National Geographic Kids (kids.nationalgeographic.com)
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7. List of Geography Magazines and Journals (about.com)
   
   
 
8. Miscellaneous Resources
Back to Top Doing Research
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1. How to do research: the CMS approach see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
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2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
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3. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
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4. Getting started in oral traditions research (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
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5. Using Citation Machine (Avi Luxenburg, NIDES, BC, Canada)
   
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6. Writing sentences (actden.com)
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7. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
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8. Writing essays (actden.com)
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9. How to write an essay (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
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10. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
   
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11. Science Fair project guide (sciencebuddies.org)
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12. Science Fair - the display (Science Fair Foundation of BC, Canada)
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13. Exhibits for Science Fairs (Ohio State University, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Tutotials
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1. Using Cmap (Avi Luxenburg/Tara Colborne, NIDES, BC, Canada)
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2. Using Audacity (Avi Luxenburg/Tara Colborne, NIDES, BC, Canada)
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3. Using Google Sketchup (Avi Luxenburg/Tara Colborne, NIDES, BC, Canada)
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4. Using Photostory 3 (Avi Luxenburg/Tara Colborne, NIDES, BC, Canada)
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5. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
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6. Boolify - search engine (boolify.org)
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7. eLibrary - all tutorials (eLibrary.sd71.bc.ca)
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8. eLibrary - all tools (eLibrary.sd71.bc.ca)
   
   
 
Back to Top Miscellaneous Resources
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1. EarthNet Glossary (Government of Canada)
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2. Learning geographical terms: 10 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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3. National Geographic Map Machine (National Geographic Society, USA)
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4. Canadian Geographic - the Cartographer's Table (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
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5. GeoConnections Discovery Portal (Government of Canada)
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6. Geography Network of Canada (geographynetwork.ca)
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7. Getty thesaurus of geographical names (getty.edu)
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8. Gallery of globes and map projections (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
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9. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Translate
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1. Babel Fish (Yahoo)
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2. Google Translate (Google)
   
   
 
Back to Top Careers
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1. Possible jobs using geography skills: commercial site - gives ideas (geographyjobs.ca)
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2. Careers in Cartography (Canadian Cartographic Association)
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3. Careers for Geoscientists: video (earthscientistworld.org)
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4. What does a Geologist do? (geology.com)
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5. Geography on the Job (Canadian Council for Geographic Education)
   
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6. North Island College - Geography Courses (NIC, BC, Canada)
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7. Vancouver Island Univeristy - Geography Courses (VIU, BC, Canada)
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8. Vancouver Island Univeristy - Geology Courses (VIU, BC, Canada)
   
   
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