AT and Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities and vision loss can learn geography in alternative ways with alternative methods rather than just looking at a printed page. Resources include games, text with voice output and 3-D models. Others geography resources provide additional suggestions or considerations for self-paced learning in multi-media formats. Some of these resources are listed below.
- Free online interactive map of the United States
- State Master
- All about World Geography
- Continents and Oceans
- Social, Political and Environmental Education: Geography
Geography Guidelines for teachers of students with general learning disabilities
- Accessing Academic Classes
Family Connect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Aimed at parents, this page provides a brief overview of the challenges facing teenagers with visual impairment who are studying geography and history.
- Geography in a Different Way
International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Slovenian teacher Roman Brvar outlines considerations for teaching geography to students with a visual impairment, including educational materials and teaching methods.
- Teacher Tips - Geography and History
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
RNIB's classroom resources pages contain suggestions for specific subject areas, including Geography
- Teaching Geography to Visually Impaired Students
Staffordshire Learning Net
Stuart Snowdon offers practical strategies for teaching geography to students with visual impairments, including ideas for instructional methods, materials, and mapwork.
- Geography Lessons and Activities
National Geographic Society
Organized by grade level, the topics include the Amazon, Mexico, Gaza, Okavango, Tarantulas, the White House, and Wildlife Refuges.
- The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
NCGE works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. The site includes links to resources, publications, and events.