National Geographic Kids: Countries

National Geographic Kids: Countries

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/

Summary

This website allows kids to browse countries by name or by continent. Each country opens a new page with facts about the country, pictures, videos, an E-Card, and maps.

 

Quantitative Summary:

Readability Formula        Grade

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level          7.4

Gunning-Fog Score         10.2

Coleman-Liau Index        7.9

SMOG Index      8.3

Automated Readability Index     6.7

Average Grade Level      8.1

 

Qualitative Summary:

This website could be helpful to students in World History or World Cultures classes, as it provides basic reference facts and colorful overviews of many countries. The facts range in text complexity according to readability-score.com, so while I think this is a middle-school level reference, some of the information may need to be reinforced by a teacher.

 

Standards

MD CCSS

Grade 6

Standard 3.0 Geography

TOPIC A.

INDICATOR

1. Use geographic tools to locate places and describe the human and physical characteristics in early world history

OBJECTIVES

Use maps to compare geographic locations of civilizations from world history to:

  • Mesopotamia
  • Africa including Egypt
  • Nubia/Kush and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Indus River Valley
  • Northern China
  • Greeks and Romans
  • Mesoamerican, such as the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs

Use photographs and thematic maps, to identify and describe physical and human characteristics of early civilizations

TOPIC

B.

INDICATOR

1. Examine how physical and human characteristics shape the identity of places and regions and influence the development of civilizations in world history

OBJECTIVES

Identify and describe physical characteristics that influenced human settlement

Explain how physical characteristics of a place influenced human activities, such as agriculture, transportation, art and architecture and economic activity in the ancient world

Explain how human perceptions of and interactions with the environment changed over time in due to technologies, such as road building, dam construction, and agricultural improvements