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Interpret maps, timelines, and charts that illustrate key elements of history (i.e., expansion, economics, politics, and society). 8.5.10


Links verified 5/24/2011


  1. American History - timeline posted by the Smithsonian
  2. American Memory Timeline - This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead you to sets of selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.
  3. Are We There Yet? - students answer ten questions by reading information from maps This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Distance and Direction on Maps - interactive exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Eight representations of a single place - Each of these images shows a representation of Mount Shasta, a volcano in California. A fantastic topographic map allows viewers to rotate the map horizontally.
  6. Finding your way with a map and compass - how to determine direction and distance.
  7. Geographical Features - Quia game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Graphic scales - convert distances on map to actual ground distances
  9. Growth of a Nation - This ten minute presentation illustrates the growth of the United States from the original thirteen states in 1789. You can play the entire ten minutes or play one part at a time. A video is available through this link
  10. Interactive Historical Timelines - from WhoWhatWhen - This site contains a database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present. With this site you can create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals.
  11. Interactive map of the various types of features on the Earth's surface
  12. Map Adventures - lesson to guide young students in basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand and use maps. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  13. A Map For All Reasons - students identify the function of various parts of a map This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Map Reading - Enchanted Learning - activities for learning map reading.
  15. Map Skills - A resource website for teachers with many web links.
  16. Map Skills - Maps show us many types of information. We can learn about a country's landforms, weather, population, almost anything simply by reading a map!
  17. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMap Sites - Teacher Resource
  18. Mapability - Map Symbols.
  19. Reading a City Map - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Reading a Road Map - Pick a state and use the Map Key.
  21. Reading Maps - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  22. What's On a Map? - eight questions about using various parts of a map
  23. U. S. Civil War - includes links to many photographs



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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