Martin Waldseemuller 1507 World Map

Martin Waldseemuller 1507 World Map

The Library of Congress purchased the Waldseemüller World Map (1507) in July 2001 from a German Prince whose family has owned it for over 400 years. At $10 million it is the single largest acquisition of the library, and is on permanent display in the Thomas Jefferson wing. Referred to as ‘America’s Birth Certificate,’...
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The World Flag Project

The World Flag Project

The World Flag was created in 1988 to raise awareness and funding for non-profit organizations working in the areas of Education, World Health, Human Rights and the Environment. It serves as a unifying symbol to inspire positive global change while continuing to embrace and celebrate our cultural diversity. Besides being a beautiful patchwork image...
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Country Profiles

This BBC database offers a guide to history, economic backgrounds of countries, and history. BBC Country Profiles
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Antique Maps and Atlases

Fine and rare original antique maps, sea charts and atlases. Antique Maps and Atlases
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Online Map Collection from Yale University

Yale University offers a large collection of maps that can be viewed online, including historical city maps. They also offer and extensive listing of links to other cartographic resources here.
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Geocaching – High-tech Treasure Hunting

Lori Diehl tells how she and her family discovered an out door treasure hunt in Geocaching – High-tech Treasure Hunting, in the March-April Issue of Home Education Magazine.Ms. Diehl writes: My children and I were introduced to geocaching in a roundabout way. While hiking at a local state park, my son Julian found an...
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Know Your USA

This new award winning USA geography software called Know Your USA is perfect for students to learn and test their knowledge of USA geography. Know Your USA is highly applicable to homeschool learning and I would greatly appreciate if you could take some time to look at Know Your USA, Know Your USA...
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Discoveries… America Videos/DVD

Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. New family oriented DVD video documentary series, “Discoveries…America”, explores people, lifestyles, history and locations in each state in USA. This documentary video series focuses on the uniqueness of each individual state. This series of 60 minute DVDs – one on each state, is produced by and available from Bennett-Watt Entertainment...
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Maps 101

Maps101 Maps101® is an online learning program featuring thousands of maps, classroom activities, educational quizzes and more. With an annual subscription to Maps101®, your K-12 learners will have access to: • More than 4,000 easy-to-print maps • Over 200 K-12 lesson plans • Daily and weekly current events articles • Up-to-date World & U.S....
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