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Geography for Kids

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Please remember that before accessing any of these sites that you must first check with your parent or guardian and ask their permission. These are all third party sites, that means that we have no control over their content. For more information on internet safety for children please consult Webwise.ie, a great intiative from the National Centre for Technology in Education.


Kidsgeo.com - "An indepth online geography textbook written for kids. Learn about the world around you." Good for primary school age children. The only critiicism is the amount of google advertising it carries which can make it difficult to navigate. Also includes a subsite on Geology.

Yahoo Kids World Factbook - "contains info on all the countries of the world, including maps, pictures of flags, statistics, and info on each country's history, land, people government and money system. " Explore the worlds without leaving your seat!

Follow the Fleet - is an excellent education initiative set up by the Irish Maritime Development Office to encourage and develop children's interest in the maritime world. It is designed to be used as a teaching aid and is targeted at 7 to 10 year olds learning geography, history, science and environmental studies. It provides children with:

  • A fully integrated on-line & visual teaching aid with lesson plans for a class A unique Satellite Tracker System for following nominated Merchant Ships on their exciting journeys.
  • This system uses satellite GPS and land-based communication services to provide position and situation data displayed on a world chart.
  • A real insight into the day to day life at sea, ship’s crew & equipment, commercial trade by sea, and Ireland’s maritime history

Worldatlas.com - brilliant site with downloadble maps, interactive tests and lots of information & statistics on each country.

 

Disclaimer: This is not an expert site, it is run on a voluntary basis and as such is based on opinion and experience but we hope that it acts as a signpost for educational resources and other support services for Irish families with exceptionally able children. By using this website you accept that any dependence by you on such information, opinion or advice is at your own risk.

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