Sunday, July 19, 2015

Website Review: Canadian Geographic Kids

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a website designed to help users explore the geography, history, and wildlife of Canada.
Part of Canadian Geographic, the kid’s section focuses on resources of interest to youth.
The Animal Facts area provides information about dozens of animals that can be accessed by species or the province where they are found. A web page is provided for each animal and the entire collection can be downloaded as a PDF file.
The Games section includes activities related to the environment, maps, animals, and nature. Screensavers and wallpaper can also be downloaded.
The Fun Facts page contains statistics, information, flags, and maps associated with Canada.
The Maps section provides access to the Canadian Atlas Online, award-winning maps, interactive world maps, historical maps, and other fascinating geography resources.
For older children, make use of the entire Canadian Geographic website including the magazine, atlas, mapping tools, travel information, photo section, and blog.
To extend the experience use their links to other geography websites. Also, connect to their social media presence such as Twitter.
Librarians will find this website to be an excellent starting point for discovering information about Canada. It’s also useful for a wide range of projects related to animals, science, nature, geography, and history.