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Thank you for visiting Budget Homeschool. This section of our site provides free resources for homeschooling parents and students on a variety of topics and subject matter. I hope you find these links useful.

While I do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, some websites do fall by the wayside. If you find a bad link, or a link that should be included here, please let me know.

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[Subjects]  [/Geography] [/Maps]
    • Outline Mapsby Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Ages: 6+Collection of blank outline maps to print and use.Subjects: historical, North America, United States, printable, World

    • Free World Maps Collectionby Tim and Jane Keeble Ages: 6+These are all simple designs which we've done mainly because of our love of traveling & therefore of maps as well, they've really been done for our own use but we thought there might be other map lovers out there.Subjects: collections, design, plain, travel, map lovers

    • MapMachine Student Atlasby National Geographic Ages: 8+More than just maps, MapMachine Student Edition also has photos, facts, and fun. Here you can find the place you're looking for -- or get lost in the cultures, sights, and sounds of the world.Subjects: student, atlas, world, maps, interactive, printable, photos, facts, fun

    • U.S. and World Geographyby Owl & Mouse Educational Software Ages: 8+Free interactive maps and map puzzles to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments. Maps are vital to our understanding geography and the world we live in.Subjects: world, map, capitals, states, travel, foreign

    • States and Capitalsby Marchex, Inc. Ages: 7+An extensive state information resource, providing links to state data, including: symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, and much more.Subjects: states, maps, newspapers, capitals, almanacs, facts

    • World Atlasby Graphic Maps Ages: 7+World Atlas is an educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information, including information on every continent and country.Subjects: mountains, continents, countries, islands, territories, the list

    • History Makes Sense Using Maps and Timelines!by Knowledge Quest, Inc. Ages: 10+Finally, historical outline maps and timelines designed for the interactive study of world history and geography.Subjects: historical, outline, medieval, renaissance, modern

    • Mega Mapsby Owl & Mouse Educational Software Ages: 6+Trace car trips, where grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins live, the Oregon Trail, the Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi River, and much more. These maps can be large enough to see clearly from across the room.Subjects: large, activity, printable, child, maps, puzzle

    • Place The Stateby Sheppard Software Ages: 8+Learn the locations, capitals, abbreviations and over 500 important facts about our 50 states. This interactive game is fun to play for both students and their parents.Subjects: lessons, states, capitals, locations, facts, interactive

    • Filling in the Mapby University of Virginia Ages: 12+Virgin Land outlines the myth of the mountain man and the larger-than-life image poplar back in the east. While the mountain men have always been an important symbol of America's wild frontier, their role in westward expansion was also very concrete.Subjects: explorers, guides, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Native Americans

    • Geographic.orgby Photius Coutsoukis & Information Technology Assoc. Ages: 8+Students and teachers, parents and children can have fun learning about geography. Learn about world geography, climate, countries, people, maps, and flags.Subjects: facts, country studies, flags, immigration

    • Outline Map Sitesby The University of Texas at Austin Ages: 10+Includes collection of online CIA and historical maps. Worldwide coverage, with a focus on United States and Texas maps. FAQ and links to maps at other sites.Subjects: landforms, base maps, cartography, census

    • Fifty States of the USby Annette Lamb & Larry Johnson Ages: 8+The United States has fifty states. They stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and reach to include Alaska and Hawaii. Every state has a capital where its governor and other state officers work.Subjects: facts, capitals, states, government, history, culture

    • Xpeditions Atlasby National Geographic Society Ages: 8+Now it's time to practice your map-reading skills. Print a copy of one of these maps and take a journey.Subjects: detailed, countries, borders, continents, printable

    • Geography Resources: Map Collectionsby Kristina Klos Wynne and Kenneth Foote Ages: 10+A collection of maps and atlases from different universities. These maps include historical, weather, and general maps.Subjects: digital, resources, cartographic, cities, libraries

    • Color Landform Atlas of the United Statesby R. Sterner Ages: 8+This is version 2 of the Color Landform Atlas of the United States. Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state. Satellite images show landforms and vegetation patterns for each state.Subjects: elevation, states, terrain, landforms, information, satellite images

    • Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!by The New York Times Company Ages: 11+Students evaluate the different types of historical and geographical information that one can gather through close study of maps throughout the course of time. Students analyze various maps spanning three centuries, as well as create maps of their own.Subjects: cartography, territories, surveying, projection, global

    • Download Free GIS Mapsby Reimagination Network Ages: 10+Maps have been used for thousands of years, but it is only within the last few decades that the technology has existed to combine maps with computer graphics and databases to create geographic information systems or GIS.Subjects: census, cartographic, shapefiles, demographic, land, environmental

    • Daily Bible Study - Bible Mapsby Wayne Blank Ages: 10+Here you will find the maps from the cities found in the Bible, including people and things. Discover amazing Christian cities and the people who lived in them.Subjects: Bible, facts, studies, Christian, historical

    • United States History Mapby Annenberg Media Ages: 10+Discover how the continent was irrevocably changed by European colonization, the events that caused the wholesale displacement and decimation of the land's original inhabitants, and how the 50 states came to be formed.Subjects: colonies, history, landforms, North America

    • Map Quizby Demand Entertainment, Inc. Ages: 10+Test trivia knowledge with free quizzes, flags and countries, trivia questions, and forums for entertainment and educational purposes.Subjects: trivia, quotes, knowledge, facts, history, quiz

    • Atlapedia Onlineby Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd. Ages: 8+Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.Subjects: facts, language, color, political, World

    • National Atlasby National Atlas of the United States of America Ages: 10+National Atlas is the single best federal source for national maps and geographic information on the Web. It contains an online map maker, printable maps, articles, geographic data, and additional resources for geographic information about the US.Subjects: cartography, federal, agriculture, boundaries, environment, history

    • Fit-a-stateby LAURI TOYS Ages: 5+This is a challenging map puzzle of the United States which has an individual piece for every state. That's right, this puzzle has an individual piece for every state. Most US map puzzles clump a few small states together on single puzzle pieces...Subjects: puzzle, foam rubber, 50 states, Lauri Toys

    • United States Puzzleby MIStupid.com Ages: 10+Arrange the states in their proper place with this interactive puzzle using the Great Lakes as a fixed landmark.Subjects: United States, puzzle, map, geography, interactive

    • Explore the Statesby Library of Congress Ages: 6+Read facts and trivia on all 50 states, with a clickable map.Subjects: explore, treasure hunt, Girl Scouts, states, U. S., history

    • Maps By Youby MapsByYou.com Ages: 10+Maps By You offers free maps to locate businesses, address, hunting spots, fishing spots, hiking spots and camping spots along with topographic maps.Subjects: hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, topographic

    • The Fifty Statesby Pearson Education Ages: 10+Facts and trivia about the fifty states of the United States of America: government, populations, maps, flags, state landmarks, climate data, and more.Subjects: U.S. history, government, statistics, cities, disasters, postal information

    • Mapserverby My Topo Ages: 11+Maptech's MapServer is your free online resource for USGS topo Maps, NOAA nautical charts, Nav photos, Aeronautical charts, and much more.Subjects: cities, states, interactive, aerial photos, navigation, software, charts

    • The Most Colorful Math of Allby Reid D Rivenburgh Ages: 5+With a few crayons or markers and some hand-drawn maps, children can quickly find themselves grappling with some of the same conundrums that contemporary mathematicians do.Subjects: drawing, math, regions, perspective, color

    • 19th century travel maps of the United Statesby The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. Ages: 10+During the nineteenth century, folding travel maps were published for the use of wagon drivers, railroad passengers, and steamboat voyageurs in a new and rapidly developing country. These issued maps were sold to a huge population of Americans.Subjects: antique maps, American, cartographic, post Civil War, transportation

    • Chart of Knowledge: Capitals, Largest Cities, Birds, and Flowersby The Regents of the University of Michigan Ages: 8+The Internet Public Library features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines. Use this chart to find out the capitals, bird, and flower for each of the 50 states.Subjects: 50 states, largest cities, continental, directory, flowers

    • Continents Map Puzzleby Owl & Mouse Educational Software Ages: 10+Subjects: continents, puzzle, world geography, countries, capitals

    • Ireland's History in Mapsby Dennis Walsh Ages: 10+Here you will find maps and history of early Irish territories, clans, tribes, place names and the geography of early Ireland.Subjects: collections, historical, kingdoms, Celtic, genealogy, Ireland

    • Bing Mapsby Bing Maps Ages: 8+Map a trip with multiple stops and direction hints. Check traffic and route for current conditions.Subjects: United States, World, traffic routes, travel, directions

    • Google Earthby Google Ages: 8+Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.Subjects: terrain, canyons, streets, cities, interactive, landmarks

    • The National Map Viewerby U. S. Geological Survey Ages: 8+The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response.Subjects: interactive, boundaries, elevation, geographic names, digital, structures

    • Topographic Maps & Aerial Photosby Demand Media, Inc. Ages: 10+The best online resource for topographic (topo) maps and high-resolution aerial photos covering all of the United States (U.S.) and Canada.Subjects: topographic, aerial photos, USGS, United States, Canada

    • Zipdecodeby Ben Fry Ages: 7+Ben Fry is the author of Visualizing Data, and describes the ZipCode project in his book. Each dot on the map is one zip code, and as you type a zip code, it highlights all of the dots that share that portion of the zip code.Subjects: continental, United States, zip codes, interactive, cities, area

    • Country Informationby Country Reports Ages: 8+Cultural, historical and statistical country information about every country in the world. Our statistical data and cultural information has proven to be valuable to students, parents, teachers, and researchers alike.Subjects: links, learning games, facts, geography, resources

    • Make a Relief Map Jigsaw Puzzleby Diane Fisher - NASA Ages: 6+Make a map puzzle of the world from clay. Then find out what we can learn about Earth from space that we can't learn any other way.Subjects: puzzle map, topographical, map making, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, imaging radar

    • U.S. Map Puzzleby Owl & Mouse Educational Software Ages: 6+Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game. How fast can you put all of the states in the right places?Subjects: United States, map, puzzle, countries, capitals

    • U.S. Territorial Maps 1840by The University of Virginia Ages: 10+A map outlining the United States territories including states and unorganized territories.Subjects: U.S. history, states, territories, 1840, claims

    • How Far is Itby Indo.com Ages: 10+This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them.Subjects: Indonesia, java, longitude, latitude, measurements

    • Reisenett: Outline Map Sitesby The University of Texas at Austin Ages: 10+These links are to outline maps on other web sites unless otherwise noted.Subjects: links, Norwegian, landforms, internet, political, county

    • State Reportsby ClassBrain Ages: 8+State Reports has state books, history & statistics, maps, photos, quick facts, and much more for each of the fifty states. Choose your state from the map and start gathering all the information and image you need to make an A+ state report project.Subjects: symbols, facts, 50 states, capitals, color, parks

    • Irelandby The Information about Ireland Site Ages: 10+Free information including history of Ireland reports, free screen savers, Celtic clip art, Irish coat of arms, family crests & genealogy guides, Irish literature, gifts and more.Subjects: reports, articles, Irish, genealogy, pictures

    • Presidential Elections 1789 - 2000by The National Atlas of the United States of America Ages: 10+Presidential Elections printable maps show electoral votes won, by political party, for the fifty-four Presidential elections from George Washington in 1789 to George W. Bush in 2000. The maps show electoral vote results by State.Subjects: presidents, electoral votes, map maker, printed maps, historical

    • Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Changeby U.S. Geological Survey Ages: 10+Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space. First-time readers, please start at Garden City, Kansas.Subjects: satellite, environment, images, Asia, Brazil

    • Hurricane Trackerby Microsoft Ages: 8+This interactive hurricane center presents facts and figures, what you need to know about hurricanes, their origins and their effects. National Hurricane Center advisories are used to automatically update the radar. Explore all the hurricanes that have..Subjects: hurricane, facts, advisories, tropical, weather, interactive

    • Old Mapsby Landmark Information Group Ages: 12+Free historical mapping for the whole of the UK. Navigate directly to your chosen area using our comprehensive County and Town gazetteers. These maps are perfect for environmental, past industrial and genealogical studies.Subjects: historical maps, ordnance survey, UK, landmark

    • Sky Mapsby Kym Thalassoudis Ages: 10+Stargazing is a wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. Anyone can join in. Find a dark area away from lights and with a good view of the night sky. After about 10 minutes you will begin to see many stars.Subjects: charts, maps, constellations, night sky

    • U.S. Board on Geographic Namesby U.S. Geological Survey Ages: 10+The original program of names standardization addressed the complex issues of domestic geographic feature names during the surge of exploration, mining, and settlement of western territories after the American Civil War.Subjects: information, geographic figures, names, public lands, ecology

    • TerraServer The Leader in Online Imageryby TerraServer Ages: 10+TerraServer has assembled the largest variety of aerial photos, satellite images, oblique imagery and USGS topo maps on the Internet.Subjects: landmarks, aerial photos, satellite images, digital, printable