I’ve previously posted several “The Best” lists related to my ESL Geography class, including The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners, The Best Online Activities For Learning About Time Zones, and The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude.

We’re use the book World View: A Global Study Of Geography, History and Culture.

I’ll be creating further ‘The Best’ lists to support concepts as we advance in the book. This is the lastest one.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Introducing Maps To English Language Learners:

Harcourt has lots of good interactives:

Use A Globe

Read A Map Key

Read a Map Key 1

Read A Map Key 2

Read A Population Key

Find Directions And Distances

Read A Road Map

Read A Road Map 2

Road Scale

Reading A Street Map

BBC How Maps Work

Welcome To Adventure Island

Geographic Literacy (go to top link)


Directions 2

Map Grid

BBC Landscapes

Mapping Skills (Go to “Mapping Information and Activities “)

As always, feedback and additional suggestions are welcome.

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