Reader Reviews


The following site reviews were submitted by readers like you. Discovered (or created) a cool site we should know about? Click here to add URL.

University of Texas Online

February 17, 2002 -- From Shel, a teacher from Daytona Beach, Florida, who is not affiliated with the site

This site has wonderful current world maps with the countries labeled. It’s perfect for studying. Some of the maps were large, but most could be printed out with just a little adjustment.

National Parks Conservation Association

December 26, 2001 -- From Gaby, a reader from Washington, D.C., who is affiliated with the site

With more than 80 million acres and 385 units (including parks, monuments, preserves, trails, and battlefields), America’s National Park System is the biggest in the world. At, you can take virtual visits to the parks; learn about endangered species, biodiversity, threats to the environment and how you can help; read articles from National Parks magazine; and see lots of great pictures of America’s magnificent parks. Recommended by USA Today Education and Newsweek, brings the national parks to your computer.
Puzzle Maps

May 14, 2001 -- From Lisa L. Kirchner, a parent from Pittburgh, PA who is affiliated with the site

Complete puzzles depicting land forms and world geography, hear and see animations that give more detail, then send your “passport” to friends and family. Or check your knowledge with a quiz. Geography has never been this fun AND effective.

Adventure Learning Foundation

April 24, 2001 -- From Donald Greene, a reader from Prescott, AZ who is affiliated with the site

These online learning expeditions take students and teachers on virtual journeys around the globe. Provides lesson plans and activities while promoting a greater understanding of different cultures.

Journey to Africa

April 11, 2001 -- From Sherry Ziolkowski, a teacher from Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA who is affiliated with the site

This site was created for teachers to use with first and second graders to study another area of the world and to contrast it to where they live. This site is divided into three biomes: the desert, the rainforest, and the savanna. The people, land and animals of each biome are presented. Included on the site is a printable “Travel Diary” that can be used to record the sites of Africa.

Voyage of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons

August 22, 2000 -- From a student 17 years old from Groningen, The Netherlands who is affiliated with the site

A high quality website with lots of content and interactive elements about exploration.

General Knowledge Quizzes

August 16, 2000 -- From Bill Watson, a reader from Calgary, Canada who is affiliated with the site

Build your general knowledge through interactive quizzes on geography, literature, animal kingdom, discoverers, inventors and more.


March 7, 2000 -- From Janet G., a reader from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is not affiliated with the site

This site offers many different subjects, levels, and languages. Originally having gone there for a geography quiz, I was pleased to find many different subjects that my second grader is studying in school! We’ll be visiting on a regular basis.

E-Conflict World Encyclopedia

January 27, 2000 -- From David Driggs, a reader from Washington State who is affiliated with the site

Profiles of each country in the world. With Maps, flags, anthems, etc.

KEWL: Kids Excellent Web Links

January 6, 2000 -- From Jill Dembsky, a teacher from Freehold, New Jersey who is affiliated with the site

This site contains a huge assortment of safe links for children and families, divided into sections for easy navigation. It was created by a teacher to be used in her classroom. Updated monthly.