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Ten of my Favorite Websites
By Sharon Shelerud
sharonmn@aol.com


This column I am sharing with you ten plus websites that I love to use.  I did not include some of my favorites that I think everyone already knows about, such as; Nation Master, CIA World Factbook, BBC News, Gapminder etc.  After each web site I have stated what unit I use this site in.  I hope you find this helpful.  Next time I will share my ten favorite videos. 

1. Geothentics - http://lt.umn.edu/geothentic/geothentic.html - GIS based program good for a variety of units.

2. Smithsonian Magazine -  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ideas-innovations/interactive-the-50-largest-ports-in-the-world.html#.UYsOAJbcym8.twitter - Economic/Globalization

3. National Geographic - http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/?ar_a=1 - All units

4. New York Times Interactive Map - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/the-new-world.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 - Political

5. United Nations -  http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/map/ - Economic/Development

6. http://www.agweb.com/article/day_in_agriculture_interactive_map/ - Agriculture

7. New York Times U.S. Immigration 1880 – 2000 -  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html - Population/Migration

8. Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota -  http://www.cas.umn.edu/k12/faceofeurope.html - Political

9. PBS Nova -  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/exist/yes2.html - GM Foods/Agriculture

10. ESRI Mapping Our World -  http://esriurl.com/mappingourworld - GIS - very good for first unit, Population/Urban and Environment

11. USDA - . http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas.aspx#.UmkhKmEo7cs - Agriculture

12. Maps of War -  http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-of-religion.html - Culture/religion hearths and diffusion

Please send any questions, comments or column ideas to Sharon Shelerud at sharonmn@aol.com