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California Missions (from UC Riverside)
Historic photos of most of the missions, along with an essay on mission history.
Official Websites of Individual Missions
La Purisima Concepción
San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo
San Diego de Alcala
San Gabriel Arcangel
San Juan Bautista
San Juan Capistrano
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
San Luis Rey de Francia
San Miguel Arcangel
Mission San Rafael
50States.com: 50 States and Capitals
Very useful site for information on US states. Find the text of state songs, pictures of many of state flowers and birds, famous people, maps, parks, political representatives, and more.
All sorts of facts about any state you want to explore: a U.S. map showing each state's location, state flags, flowers, birds, capitals, etc. and a list of websites about each state, plus lots more. From the Youth Division of the Internet Public Library.
Countries around the world, from the U.S. Department of State. Great for country reports.
Maps of the World
Reference Maps by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas)
Political, relief, and historical world and country maps. Extensive links to other map sites.
Information for the countries of the world, put together by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Includes nice pictures of each country's flag.
Animal Diversity Web
Great website with pictures and facts on just about every animal there is, from the University of Michigan.
Geology, Gems and Minerals
From the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. If you have a rock report to do, look here.