Unit 1: The World As God Made It | Cultural Geography
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Chapter 1: Geography: Finding Our Place in the World
- Mathematics of Cartography—Explains the principles of cartography, traces some history, provides online exercises, lesson helps and links to more.
- The Library of Congress: Geography and Map Reading Room.—The library's collection of historic maps. Useful for discussing the evolution of mapmaking and comparing types of maps.
Chapter 2: The Earth's Surface and Climate
The Earth's History
- Answers in Genesis—Great source of creation research. Has answers to many FAQ and articles ranging from basic to technical in nature.
- Institute for Creation Research—Also great source of creation research.
The Earth's Surface
- Landforms: Face of the Earth—A quick illustrated review of the most common landforms.
The Earth's Waters
- CIA The World Factbook: Atlantic Ocean—the Atlantic Ocean's geography, economy, transportation, and transnational issues
- CIA The World Factbook: Arctic Ocean—the Arctic Ocean's geography, economy, transportation, and transnational issues
- CIA The World Factbook: Indian Ocean—the Indian Ocean's geography, economy, transportation, and transnational issues
- CIA The World Factbook: Pacific Ocean—the Pacific Ocean's geography, economy, transportation, and transnational issues
The Earth's Surface-Changing Forces
- USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program—records of earthquakes in the U.S. and the world. Has a section for kids too.
The Earth's Climate
- A Solar/Terrestrial Tutorial—Short lessons on solar effects on earth. Has animated diagrams illustrating the interaction of earth and sun. Don’t overlook the extra links at the bottom of each page if you’re still struggling with the concepts.
- Oceans Alive!—Great site with much information on the ocean—its movement, topography, and biological environment. Loads of information!
- Meteorology Guide—Much information on weather patterns and formations.
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