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"In a world of increasing global integration and international mobility, it is critical to the wellbeing and sustainability of the environment and society that young Australians develop a holistic understanding of the world." (ACARA)
"Resources for students and teachers of geography. Discover the world with articles, fact sheets, maps and more that explore landscapes, peoples, places, and environments both near and far."
This site offers a range of resources for both teachers and students of Geography and has been compiled by a Geography teacher.
"Geo Learning is a website dedicated to educating people about all things geography."
BBC Country Profiles
BBC Country Profiles
"Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives. Select a country, territory or international organisation from the menus"
CIA Fact Book
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities ... "
Bureau of Meteorology
"The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones."
"The Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) monitors and studies active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards, and conducts research on how volcanoes work ... "
This site "monitors and reports on earthquakes, assesses earthquake impacts and hazards, and conducts targeted research on the causes and effects of earthquakes."
Volcano World is currently housed in the
Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University and kept alive by ongoing volunteer efforts. The site provides up-to-date information about volcanoes around the world.