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General Reference

“The mark of a well-educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them.” ~Douglas Everett

Annotated lists of links to web-based resources categorized by subject.

Arizona Handbook
A complete online guide to Arizona with extensive coverage of the state’s geography, geology, climate, flora and fauna, history, people and places.

Arizona Maps
Relief maps, highway maps, geologic map, precipitation map, Indian reservations, wilderness areas, state parks, bicycle routes, a census map, a historical 1895 map, and others.

Arizona State Unit Study
State unit study designed to help children learn about Arizona.

Arizona Travel Guide
Explore the state of Arizona at this Arizona Office of Tourism site. Search by city or region, or by interests such as nature and adventure, culture and heritage. Includes a state overview, state map, calendar of events, and related links – plus a new Kid Zone with fun, interactive activities about Arizona.

Arizona @ Your Service
The Official Web Site of the State of Arizona: Arizona Government, Arizona State Legislature, State Facts, History and Culture, Travel and Recreation, Road and Weather Conditions, Arizona Maps, and much more.

Arizona Links
Helpful links about Arizona from the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.

“All Things Fun In Arizona!” Includes a kids page with events updated weekly.

My AZ Online
A website for Arizona families.

Arizona Almanac
Ed Phillips has written the original printed Almanac since 1980. Now, in the 21st Century, the “Almanac” is also a radio show, a web site and a newsletter – all about “The Way of Life called Arizona.” Like the original Almanac, our goal is to bring you information that’s needed, extremely interesting, but often unnoticed – all about living in our great State.

Explore Arizona
An Arizona webquest for 4th graders. (The above site appears to be gone, but click here for another Arizona WebQuest, and click here for a Desert webquest.)
Lots of Arizona facts, statistics, & links.
Arizona facts, trivia, & links.
Arizona quiz for ESL students.
An Arizona trivia quiz with footnotes and sources.

Arizona facts and oddities, with footnotes and sources.
Arizona community locator, county topics and page links, and fun facts.

Brainy Geography: Arizona
Lists of places in Arizona such as airports, bridges, cemetaries, dams, lakes, mines, springs, streams, etc. You’ll need a GPS to find them, though, because they only give the latitude/longitude and the name of the county, with no descriptive information.

The Natural American
The Natural American is a collection of knowledge about Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. It covers geology, human and natural history, scenic trips, wilderness information and survival techniques.

Natural Parks of the American Southwest
A Guide to the National Parks and Natural Landscapes of Southwest USA.

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