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50 States Digital Breakouts. Maps. GeoBee Challenge Game, Geographic Bee Practice, Geography Trivia - GSA EarthCache - Teacher Guide. Map Adventures, Teachers Guide. Powerpoint Palooza. Trading Around the World. International trade touches us all.

Trading Around the World

We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, and live in homes built from North American wood. We take it for granted, yet before we can enjoy these products and materials, traders must negotiate prices and deliver the goods through a network of relationships that literally spans the globe. Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Watch how the global economy is doing: the prices you'll be able to get and the deals you can make depend on how healthy the global economy is. Before you start, think about what you want to accomplish as a trader: Do you want to build up as much wealth as you can by selling as much of your commodities as you can?

America: A Narrative History, 8e. US History Tours powered by Google Earth.

America: A Narrative History, 8e

This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as". If you haven’t done it already, download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.

Egyptian Hieroglyphics. © Contributed by Leanne Guenther My name is What's your name?

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

It's true that a 7 year old can't learn all the ins and outs of Egyptian hieroglyphics! But mom's simplified things enough here that we can have fun writing our names and learn a bit about sounding out Egyptian writing at the same time. At times, different words sound the same but mean different things (for example: to and two). Also, keep in mind that the Egyptians didn't always spell from left to right. Learn about and connect with new people around the world. PlaceSpotting.com. Geosense: an online world geography game.

Interactives - Exploring the Early Americas  Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. Google Maps Streetview Player. OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth!

Uncharted.fm - Powered by Cerego. 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest. This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics.

7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest

" Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest.

The lesson plan also touches on the physical challenges posed by high altitude mountaineering. The Rest of Everest video podcast provides more than 100 hours of video and commentary from two expeditions to the Himalayas. Panoramas.dk, hosts dozens of other interactive panoramas from around the world. Everest: Beyond the Limit was a Discovery series that chronicled the efforts of amateur mountain climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest. 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images.

Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery.

11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images

Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. The AirPano panoramas can be set to auto-play with a music accompaniment or you can navigate the panoramas manually. Panoguide is a site on which users can browse through galleries geolocated on a Google Map. Patrimonium-mundi.org is undertaking an ambitious project to capture and share 360 degree panoramas of all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Free Audio Tours AudioViator.

Geteach.com. 50states.com - States and Capitals. USA 360 Virtual Tours USA 360 Panoramas America - Travel USA, New York, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon. Class Computer Projects. Geography Games, Quizzes and Trivia. Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more! Earth. Geocube - The world of Geography at your fingertips. All about population. A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow?

All about population

For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come?

How will the world be populated in the future? People & Planet.