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United States Geography

by Julie Dunbar, Leslie Duram, Niem Huynh, Robin Manning, and Leeann Sullivan, Editors

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Topics Geography and World Cultures/General
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The United States encompasses forests, plains, mountain ranges, deserts, rivers, marshlands, and even Arctic regions and volcanic islands, reflecting an enormous and fascinating geographical diversity that, if studied, can help students to gain a deeper understanding of the places and people of which our country is composed.

United States Geography profiles all 50 U.S. states, providing information on the government, economy, history, and issues of each. Social and political challenges that each state faces as an independent entity, such as immigration, education, housing, unemployment, and management of the economy, are covered, as are places such as museums, symphonies, and naval bases defined by a state’s geography and culture.

Highlights

  • Houses primary and secondary sources including 4,000 images, 525 maps, audio and video recordings, profiles of indigenous peoples and important organizations, acts and laws, and state flags and animals
  • Includes exclusive primary sources such as a collection of journal entries of explorers from the American West accompanied by interactive maps and contextual material
  • Supports student inquiry by analyzing enduring dilemmas such as “What steps should California take to deal with its ongoing water management issues?”; "Under what circumstances is control or eradication of invasive species worth the effort and expense?"; and "Is the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts a good idea for pursuing renewable energy?"
  • Features the CLIOview tool that allows students to make comparisons and graph statistical data at the state level, with more than 65 categories including population growth rates, land use, capital, and more to choose from
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A DEEP COLLECTION OF MODEL COMMENTARIES from noted scholars that have been specially commissioned to foster critical thinking stimulated by exposure to varying points of view.

AN EDUCATOR SUPPORT CENTER containing valuable professional development tools as well as relevant resources such as discussion points, activities, lesson plans, and research lists.

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Advisory Board

Julie Dunbar leads ABC-CLIO's electronic program in geography and issues. Alongside her team, she writes, edits, and acquires content for the company's award-winning World Geography, United States Geography, and Issues databases. She has a BA in geography from the University of Colorado and an MFA in writing from Naropa University. She lives in Colorado.

Leslie Duram is professor of geography at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is the author of Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works (University of Nebraska Press, 2005), Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (Greenwood, 2009), Environmental Geography: People and the Environment (ABC-CLIO, 2018), and numerous research articles. She served on the Illinois Local Food and Farm Task Force and was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland.

Niem Huynh is a graduate recruiter at Concordia University and a research fellow for the American Association of Geographers. Dr. Huynh specializes in geography education and is recipient of a National Science Foundation reserach grant to study STEM learning. She has served the College Board as an Advanced Placement reader for human geography and, as a member of the Geography Education Research Committee, she helped develop the National Council for Geography Education's Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education. Dr. Huynh has taught high school and at the university level. She received her PhD in geography from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Robin Manning teaches AP Human Geography to ninth graders at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. Ms. Manning is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in education curriculum and instruction. She has taught geography at the high school level for over 15 years. As a Fulbright-Hays fellow Ms. Manning spent five weeks in China studying cultural differences and working with Chinese educators to increase their ability to teach critical thinking skills to their students. She has also studied Korean cultural geography on a Korea Society fellowship. In 2017, Ms. Manning received the K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education, which recognizes excellence in geography teaching at the primary and secondary levels.

Leeann Sullivan is a PhD candidate in human dimensions of natural resources at Colorado State University and research assistant at America's Wildlife Values. She specializes in environmental policy, natural resource conflicts, and water issues. She has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pardee Center for the Longer-Range Future at Boston University and she is a contributor for ABC-CLIO's Issues and Geography databases. Ms. Sullivan's writing also appears in Natural Resource Conflicts—From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction (ABC-CLIO 2016). She earned her MA in international relations and environmental policy from Boston University and her BA in political science from Ohio Northern University.

Topic Centers

  

New England
• Connecticut
• Maine
• Massachusetts
• New Hampshire
• Rhode Island
• Vermont
Mid-Atlantic
• Delaware
• Maryland
• New Jersey
• New York
• Pennsylvania
South
• Alabama
• Arkansas
• Florida
• Georgia
• Kentucky
• Louisiana
• Mississippi
• North Carolina
• South Carolina
• Tennessee
• Virginia
• West Virginia
Midwest
• Illinois
• Indiana
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Michigan
• Minnesota
• Missouri
• Nebraska
• North Dakota
• Ohio
• South Dakota
• Wisconsin
Southwest
• Arizona
• New Mexico
• Oklahoma
• Texas
West
• Alaska
• California
• Colorado
• Hawaii
• Idaho
• Montana
• Nevada
• Oregon
• Utah
• Washington
• Wyoming

 

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"presenting up-to-date information clearly and concisely for student use ... would be [a] valuable resource in middle school and high school social studies classrooms and libraries as well as in public libraries."—KLIATT

"The site's entries are authoritative and well linked. This online reference would be a boon to busy teachers who want to use the Internet in the instruction of geography. Highly Recommended."—The Book Report

"ABC-CLIO has entered the online subscription market with three very solid, well-planned, easy to use products that will appeal to students."—Booklist

"[This] online database could easily replace textbooks for middle and high school courses ... Topic explorations help the students, while Teaching Tools offer instructional materials for classroom use, plus correlations to standards, textbook sets, etc."—Library Media Connection

"[A] gateway site into the history, people, events, and places of the 50 states ... challenge[s] students to evaluate historical evidence, interpret current events, and make comparative analysis. Students can use the rich resources available in [this] database to complete assignments, create presentations, and develop true global understanding. The current news, features, and commentaries can be integrated into curriculum, assignments, and class discussions."—School Library Journal

"This already outstanding resource has been improved with a crisp, easy-to-use interface that few students should have difficulty mastering. Highly recommended for school and public libraries."—Booklist

"These databases, much like the others from ABC-CLIO, will enhance any school's teaching curriculum. They will bring geography to life for many students and provide a new outlet for learning. If used along with other databases from ABC-CLIO, these geography databases will put world history, politics, current events, and geography all in a context that will be easily understood by students.'

Reviewed along with World Geography website."—ARBA

Endorsements

"Since we purchased the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, our library usage has grown tenfold. The library is packed these days! The depth and breadth of the websites is wonderful. Everything that students need—from country profiles to current images, maps, and documents—is in one place. And besides social studies teachers, foreign language teachers, and others use the websites too—some to plan curriculum. The library and social studies faculties are now working more closely together."—Joanne Hughes
Librarian/Technology Coordinator
Auburn Riverside High School
Auburn, WA

"After purchasing the websites, I participated in an online training session which was both convenient and informative! Now I quickly set up customized research lists for the students to direct them to discussion questions and review activities they can complete in the library. The students love all the visual primary sources, especially when they are making posters or brochures for class."—Terrie Crockwell
Library Media Technician
Etiwanda High School
Etiwanda, CA

"With the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, students can locate information themselves with minimal instruction. The websites are accurate and reliable, and they guide students in building information literacy skills—examining different interpretations, choosing between resources, and synthesizing information. Teachers appreciate that the websites are current and aligned to standards."—Susan Leigh Burrell
Librarian/Media Specialist
Grace E. Metz Middle School
Manassas, VA

"Our history department has done away with most textbooks this year! With their wealth of primary sources, critical thinking activities, and daily news articles, the ABC-CLIO Schools websites help us guide our students in becoming social scientists."—Jim A. Masker
Social Studies Teacher, Cate School
Carpinteria, CA

Awards

2002 Curriculum Web Site Awards, Premium Award — District Administration

2003 Award of Distinction — The Communicator Awards

2003 Readers' Choice Award: K-12 Instructional Software — eSchool News

2003 Curriculum Web Site Hall of Fame — District Administration

2003 Social Studies Website, High School — ComputED Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES)

2008 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE)—Social Studies Web Site — ComputEd Gazette

2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) — ComputEd Gazette

2008 Award of Excellence — Tech and Learning

2017 CODiE Award Winner - Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution — SIIA

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