Cultural Geography, 3rd ed.
9th Grade Heritage Studies, 3rd ed.
About Cultural Geography, 3rd ed.
Take a tour of eight culture regions and 184 countries while studying the earth, its people, and its resources as God created them. Lessons emphasize the principles of geography and have a strong biblical basis.
Welcome to the BJU Press Cultural Geography page! Here you will find exercises and links to web sites with activities and information about the pivotal events that shaped world history. We invite you to explore these links to learn even more. Click on the unit links above to begin.
Several general types of sources are given throughout the pages for each unit, containing different information
The official tourism sites generally include information on the history, government, culture, economy, major regions, and specific major tourist destinations of the country (or state) in varying degrees. Photos are a given and some sites have really excellent galleries too. Generally, the official tourist sites (and most embassy sites) will have links to other government websites such as those on statistics or those of each major government ministry/department.
Embassy sites usually give a basic overview of the above-mentioned categories (though sometimes more) and some photos. (They also give much other info. not necessary for the purposes of this course).
The independent travel sites generally major on tourist destinations, pictures, and a sprinkling of culture or history.
Cultural Geography Maps (6.28 Mb zip file)—Gray-scale maps of various countries around the world from the Student Activities Manual
- USGS: United States Geological Survey—Fairly technical. Of possible interest to teachers wishing to expand their knowledge. Covers many branches of geology, from glaciation to volcanology. Includes lesson plans under “education” heading.
- National Geographic: Maps and Geography Index—Links to all related parts of the site (including games and lessons).
- Geography World—Database of websites for teaching Geography.
- Awesome Library: Geography Lessons—Links to Geography lessons throughout the web.
- NOAA Education resources—Links to geography resources and lesson plans for teachers.
- EPA Education Resources—Lesson plans and resources for our environment (ecosystems, water, etc.).
- Dispatches from the Front—Exciting excerpts from evangelism documentaries, issued by Frontline Missions
- Planet Earth—Excerpts from BBC documentaries on various facets of the earth’s geography
- Internet Geography—Thorough coverage of the basic fields of geography (physical, human, economic, environmental etc.). Lessons and activities included.
- The CIA World Factbook—Reliable source for country facts and statistics (economic, political, historical, social etc.).
- Nationmaster.com—Great source of international and national statistics (including the best, the worst, the largest, smallest etc.).
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection—Exhaustive collection of maps for each country.
- U.S. Dept. of State: Background notes on countries—According to the site, “these publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.” Very thorough.
- CensusScope—U.S. census information based on the 2000 Census
Errata listfor Heritage Studies 9: Cultural Geography
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