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The following changes have been made to the sites in
Geography Online: Internet Student Activities
The changes have been added to the list of links for the book,
so you can just go to that page and link directly to the
new or modified sites when you use the book.

Activity 1: Landforms and Bodies of Water

A2) Use http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossary.shtml for landforms and bodies of water.

A2) The National Geographic Map Machine is now http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps

B2) Use these sites about fjords in New Zealand:


B3) The Running the Nile site no longer exists. Instead, use http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/rivers.htm.

B4) The Wabash and Erie Canal site is now http://k12pages.r8esc.k12.in.us/commnet/wabash1/canal1.html

Activity 2: Latitude and Longitude

A1) Instead of the Mapmaker, Mapmaker site, use Maps and Globes: http://pittsford.monroe.edu/Schools/Jefferson/Maps&Globes/MapsGlobesFrame.html

Activity 3: Make Your Own Weather Map

B3) To find the temperature in a city, students must first click the name of the state and then select "Current Conditions." They'll see a chart with the state's major cities and current temperatures. Young students may need help reading this chart.

Activity 4: Maps: Different Ways to Show the Same Things

The Mapmaker, Mapmaker site is no longer available.

C) The North America in 1650 map has changed. The new URL is http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/historical_maps/northamerica/north&east.html. Look at the first map on the page.

Activity 5: Trees: Old, Tall, and Just Plain Huge

A1b) The Coastal Redwood page has changed to http://www.nps.gov/redw/faq.html Have students scroll down to "Redwood Ecology."

A1c) The picture of the person next to the giant sequoia is no longer available, and the second giant sequoia page has changed to http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Giant_Sequoia/sequoia.html?acts.

Activity 6: Volcanoes

A1) The USGS site is no longer available, but students may find information at http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html if they can't answer their questions at the Earthforce site.

A2) Have students go to the Volcano World "Volcanoes!" page at http://www.volcanoworld.org/volcanoes.html. They should click on "Earth’s Volcanoes" and then choose the parts of the world where the volcanoes are located.

C) All Montserrat sites have been changed, and not all of the questions in this section can be answered with the information now available. For images of the volcano, go to http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/west.indies/soufriere. For the Montserrat map, go to http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/west.indies/soufriere/images/mont_map.jpg.

Activity 8: The World's Biomes

A1) The biome map is no longer available, but students can still learn about the biomes at http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/index.htm.  

A2) This chart is no longer available.

C3) Use the National Geographic Xpeditions Atlas: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas instead of City.net. Have students click on the appropriate regions of the world.

Activity 9: Zoo Habitats

A2) Use this page for the grasslands habitat: http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/grasslnd/index.htm

Use this page for the mangrove habitat: http://www.oceanoasis.org/fieldguide/mangroves.html

C1) The Brookfield Zoo site has changed to http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/default.asp.

Activity 10: Countries: Do First Impressions Count

B2) For Greece, please use Greece 4 Kids: http://www.greece4kids.com

B3) For South Africa, please use PBS Going Places, South Africa: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/goingplaces2/south_africa/index.html

B4) For Saudi Arabia, please use http://WWW-GeoImages.Berkeley.EDU/GeoImages/TroinArabia/TroinArabia.html

Activity 11: English Around the World

Extension: Instead of Classroom Connect, use E-pals E-Mail Classroom Exchange: http://www.epals.com

A1) Instead of City.net, use Atlapedia: http://www.atlapedia.com

B1) BritSpeak has changed to http://englishclub.8m.com/usuk1.htm

C1) Instead of Classroom Connect, use Web 66: http://web66.coled.umn.edu/schools.html

Activity 12: Introduction to United States Place Names

B2) Grolier Online: American Presidency is no longer available. Instead, use The Hall of Presidents: http://www.npg.si.edu/col/pres/index.htm.

B5) Have students look for the origins of the name Los Angeles rather than San Francisco: http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/History/hi03a.htm. The Philadelphia page can be found at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_america/philadelphia/history.htm

B6) Have students look at the unusual Canadian place names at http://www.members.shaw.ca/kcic1/places.html. Ask them to list three places and explain how they think these places got their names.

Activity 13: Kids in Japan

A2) Kids Window has changed to http://www.jinjapan.org/kidsweb. Students will need to click "Language Lab." They'll then click Lesson 1 and go to the bottom of the page. Have them copy one of the words or phrases on your worksheet (it might be hard, as they are very small). Then have them click on the word or phrase to hear it. They should proceed to answer the rest of the questions on page 60 of the book.

B1b) The following two sites are no longer available:

Activity 14: Life in the City

A2) and A3) The 1990 Census page is no longer available (and is out of date anyway). Instead, have students go to the American FactFinder at  http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet. Ask them to follow these directions to find out the populations of their town, New York, and Los Angeles.

In the window that says "Show Me," click on the arrow and select "General Characteristics: Population and Housing."

In the "for" window, select "a City or Town."

Select your state.

Select your city, and click "Go."

B1) Through the Eyes of a Child has changed to   http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/eyesOfAChild/eyes1.shtml.

C2) The Web sites for Bogota, La Paz, and Manila are no longer available. Instead, have students look at this site about Sao Paulo, Brazil: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil/saopaulo.html).

C3) The UNICEF Voices of Youth page is still worth looking at, but it no longer has the pictures of cities.

Activity 15: Old and New World Foods

B) The Middle Eastern Cookbook has been changed to http://www.mecookbook.com.

Native American recipes has changed to http://www.thegutsygourmet.net/indian.html

Activity 16: Traffic Jams and Smog

B1) The Los Angeles traffic map has changed to http://trafficinfo.lacity.org

C2) For the Smog Photographs, use http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/getaways/122597/birdpix1.html and have students describe what Phoenix looks like on a smoggy day.

C3) The Stop Smog! page is no longer available.

Activity 18: Where in the World?

B1) The Biome Map is no longer available. The Biomes of the World ("What's It Like Where You Live?") page has changed to http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/index.htm

Activity 19: Take Action! How You Can Help the Environment

A. "8 Steps for Kids to Take" is now "7 Steps for Kids to Take" at http://www.ran.org/kids_action/s01_seven.html.

"Kids Care About the Earth" is no longer available.

B2. "Trashin' Fashion" is no longer available. Use Recycle Store instead: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Recyclestore

D. Kids Helping Kids is no longer available.

E. The Kids' Poll site is no longer available.

E. Kids Korps has changed to http://www.kidskorps.org/kids/kimages.htm. Have students link to "Quotes and Ideas."

Activity 20: The Tropical Rainforest

The Biome Map is no longer available.

The Rainforest Alliance Web site is used throughout this activity and has undergone substantial changes:

B2) To get to the Rainforest Alliance Kids' and Teachers' page (formerly called "Kids' Zone"), link to http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids&teachers/index.html

C1) The Tropical Tribune is no longer available at this site, so you'll have to skip this section of the activity.

C2) "Know Your Place" has been replaced with  "Tropical Forest Products in Daily Use": http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resources/daily-use.html. Students can no longer walk through a virtual house, but they can still complete the table in section b) by using this fact sheet.