[Surfnetkids Newsletter] World Maps … Pls Fwd

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
3. Weekly Topic: World Maps
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. September 29, 2004

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Thanks to reader Tammy of Seminole, AL, who wrote (after she regained power) with a link to her local paper with photos from Hurricane Ivan:
http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

And just so us west coasters didn’t feel left out, Mother Nature put Northern California through a few bumps yesterday. But no, we didn’t feel the 6.0 earthquake here in San Diego.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

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#3. World Maps

by Barbara J. Feldman
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>From maps of your neighborhood, to maps of planets in the galaxy, the Internet has millions of maps. Today’s topic is online atlases specializing in continent, country and state maps. Whether you are a tourist planning a vacation, a student writing a report, or a simply an armchair traveler, these are the sites you’ll want to consult.

CIA World Factbook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
*****
Created for government policy makers and spies, the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook is an excellent student resource. Everything in it (expect the CIA seal) is in the public domain, so you can copy and distribute the information freely. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, each country profile includes a map and a long page of statistics. Other unique features are the gallery of flags, and the full-color continent maps in both JPG and PDF format. The World Factbook (and its two previous incarnations) has been published since 1943. It’s even older than the CIA itself, which was established in 1947.

Education Place: Outline Maps
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/
*****
Woo, who! These sixty-six black-and-white printable outline maps (in Acrobat PDF) are royalty-free for classroom and homework usage. There are maps of every continent, and many counties, but the United States has the best coverage with sixteen maps including state capitals (with and without labels), state postal abbreviations, regions and climate. As if that wasn’t enough to make this a five-star site, at the very top of the page there is a small link to GeoNet. Follow it for a fun collection of online geography trivia games.

Infoplease Atlas
http://www.infoplease.com/atlas
*****
Infoplease Atlas is everything you’d want from an atlas, including maps, country profiles, flags and statistics. Enter via the clickable world map, or browse the map index. Best clicks are the nineteen geography quizzes, sixteen interactive crossword puzzles, geography glossary, world time zone maps, and printable outline maps of the United States and the seven continents. What are the “seven seas?” Click on over to Geography FAQ to find out. Be sure to bookmark this site for school reports.

#4. Note from a Subscriber

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#5. Related Games

Geography Word Scramble
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Fifty States Printable Word Search
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World Flags Quiz
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#6. Quote of the Week

“The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.” ~~ Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) American author and humorist

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