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Where in the World?

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Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 8, 10:03 AM

اختبار في الجغرافيا.. عبارة عن صور مأخوذة من الجو .. حاول التعرف على الدول والمدن

Brian Wilk's comment, January 31, 9:34 PM
This is Australia I think.
Henk Trimp's comment, February 1, 6:37 PM
It sure is!
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Do you know Africa?

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Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 3:41 PM

http://lizardpoint.com/geography/africa-quiz.php

This is easier because it shows you the shape of the countries. As for this quiz, I can locate any African country but some of them, not precisely. I'm able to locate Ethiopia, Libya and Angola obviously because they're bigger but not Togo, Eritrea and Rwanda. However, I can closely locate the smaller countries but not precisely.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 5:21 PM

I love interactive maps like this.  These are the best way to learn where things are in the world geographically.  Africa is the toughest, for myself, continent in the world to be able to locate and identify where certain countries are.  This is in part because Africa has so many countries and also Africa is a part of the world that is not often taught in school, therefore you have limited thoughts and ideas about these types of areas.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 22, 1:54 PM

I have always been fascinated with Africa and its history. Through its history one can understand why Africa is the way it is today. Its a shame that Africa does not have more of a focus in the Public School Curriculum. Its played a huge part in developing western civilization, whether it be in ancient Alexandria providing grain for the Roman Republic or the coltan extracted through inhumane means in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa is a continent that has been raped and torn in a repetitive manor under a variety of foul experiences brought upon by western countries. These are the same western countries that are held of high interest and regards in subject manor instituted in the Public School System. Africa has also been apart of amazing developments of human civilization, for example the Trans Saharan Trade Route which linked Kingdoms such as Ancient Ghana to dynasties far in the Middle East. It is also the birthplace of man (no big deal). In either case there needs to be a stronger push on teaching/molding "Africa" (yes, I know... broad) into the curriculum. It is important in both understanding the history of the world, specifically western civilization and how it coined itself  “civilized.” Through introducing basic aspects, history, and dilemmas (both old and modern) it could inspire more interest and an expansion of knowledge from student to student. School is and will most likely continue to be Euro-centric and have large flares of Americana and other “themes” of North America. 

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Online Quizzes for Regional Geography

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"For Regional Geography, I ask that all my students take an online quizzes before coming to class because it is very difficult to intelligently discuss European issues if you don’t know the countries of Europe, where they are and what other countries are on their borders.  Quizzes and knowing places doesn’t define geography, but if geography were English literature, knowing about places could be described as the alphabet–before you write a sonnet or critique an essay, you better know your ABC’s and basic grammar.  Given that, I like the Lizard Point Geography quizzes, Sheppard Software quizzes and those from Click that ‘Hood; they are simple, straightforward and comprehensive."


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:52 PM

Exámenes en línea para Geografía.

SFDSLibrary's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:16 AM

Quizzes to test a students knowledge of places and countries.

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:20 PM

I hope the lizard point Geography tests are enough. I have sent you my screenshots for the ones I have taken.

 

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The Great Language Game

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Challenge yourself to identify some seventy languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.

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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:59 AM

A game where you can test your knowledge of global tongues only by sound.

The knowledge of languages is important in movement especially for migrants and immigrants and participators in global trade.

Debi Ray Kidd's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Make sure you look up the languages that you don't know to determine where they're spoken.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:20 PM

unit 3-- use in class

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Landmark Bridges Quiz

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From Brooklyn Bridge to Sydney Harbour Bridge, our Landmark Bridges Quiz challenges your knowledge of some of the most famous bridges from around the world!

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US Cities Quiz

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With a selection of fun, varied trivia on some of your favourite North American cities, this US Cities Quiz is the ultimate way to test your knowledge of US geography!

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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round

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Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Geography game

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:46 AM

Are you ready?

 

Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:07 AM

Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.

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IKAAW LAND Online Map Game

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"Learning Geography was never this easy. With the interactive Ikaawland Map Quiz, You can put your trivia knowledge to test in our game based on Maps. Different levels are presented infront of a player. In the whole game, the player has to mark answers on World Map. At the first level, the user is presented with questions , where he/she has to mark out the continents asked in the quiz. The player is given 10 seconds on each question to mark the correct location on the mapSimilarily, in the consequent levels, the player faces questions(quiz) related with countries, capitals, cities. More levels have been planned and would launch soon.

 

We offer exciting and educative games which revolve around Maps. The game enable players to learn varied concepts of Geography through quizzes. Other quiz/ games from Maps of World are Save Earth Quiz, Know your World Quiz, Jigsaw Puzzle Game and World Quiz, Map 'O' Puzzle." 

 

To read the article, click: http://trap.it/tvAdvB to see the game, just click on the image. 


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Nations of the World

This is old enough that have been some changes to the political maps since this was produced 1993.  What listed countries would now be marked incorrect?  Which ones, even then would be politically contentious to categorize as a country? 


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33aketzalli's comment, February 21, 2012 12:45 AM
Muy bueno!!
Malice in Wonderland's comment, February 21, 2012 7:10 PM
If this was made in 1993 then the people who made it had no real grasp of political-geography. For example the Soviet Union had been gone for 2 years by then, yet it is still shown on the map. To top it off the voice over refers to it as "Russia". How's that for pointing out at least 16 errors at once? (Yeah I mean 16, not 15. Not a mistake. Think about it)
Seth Dixon's comment, February 21, 2012 7:50 PM
The 15 former Socialist Republics were labeled as Russia under one map, but was it still the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1993? That could be your elusive 16th. Czechoslovakia, Sudan and Yugoslavia have all fragmented while Zaire and Kampuchea need a name upgrade to the Congo and Cambodia. Palestine and Taiwan are two that are still as nebulous as ever, very difficult to define.
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Flags By Colors

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Flags of the world as piecharts.Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag...

 

This interactive link is a great 'guesssing game' activity, especially if they have access to a "flags of the world" page in their textbook to use as a reference guide.  Originally found on the K-12 website http://www.engagetheirminds.com  


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Online Map Quizzes

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This is a nice online 'map quiz' sites.  The focus is on countries (no quizzes on cities or capitals) with state subdivisions for the United States, Mexico and Canada and a 'mental map' quiz without any visible borders.    


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Countries of the World Quiz

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How many countries do you know? In this quiz, you've got 12:00 to name as many as you can. Go!

 

Don't click the link until you are ready to start, since the clock starts the moment the webpage is loaded.  The countries change color as you type in a correct answer and the list below tracks the countries by continent that you've successfully found.  This is a very fun, useful game. 


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Online Geography Games

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US geography games - over 38 fun map games teach capitals, state locations, names and landscapes.

 

This website can be useful for students of all ages. These are fun interactive map games that can help in identifying states, capitals, and geographic regions. 


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Where in the World?

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Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 8, 10:03 AM

اختبار في الجغرافيا.. عبارة عن صور مأخوذة من الجو .. حاول التعرف على الدول والمدن

Brian Wilk's comment, January 31, 9:34 PM
This is Australia I think.
Henk Trimp's comment, February 1, 6:37 PM
It sure is!
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Geography Game

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World Geography Games - Let's play and learn about the world

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Population Bracketology

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Try the Population Bracketology game from @uscensusbureau! Weekly data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau compares populations for US states and metro areas.

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Jamie Strickland's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:34 AM

Although I've never been very good at brackets, I have a better shot with this one!  Neat way to engage students with population data!

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:51 AM

Try bracketology for geography while you're waiting for games to start!  :)

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 10, 9:15 PM

I got 52 on both, some surprises for me.

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Landlocked Countries Quiz

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If your knowledge of geography is 'locked in', now's the perfect time to show it off in our Landlocked Countries Geography Quiz! Play now!

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City & Country Ground Image Quiz

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"Can you use physical and cultural geography clues to match the ground photograph with its location? Identify the 10 cities and 10 countries. In so doing, you are thinking spatially and considering language, culture, climate, landforms, land use, transportation methods, etc. to determine the correct answers."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 17, 2013 12:58 PM

This quiz and others like it are great ways to get students utilize all the information available in a photograph and really plumb the depths of their knowledge about places.  


Tags: games, spatial, landscape.

The School Aranda's curator insight, January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

Should be great for FCE speaking speculation. . . .

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Spatial Analysis of the NBA Finals

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Navigate court maps and view analysis of every shot taken over the ’11-'12 season for the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

Who said geography has nothing to do with sports?!?  While there are many cultural and economic impacts on sport preference and prevalence, let's discuss the geography of the hardwood and a spatial analysis of the shot selections between the two teams.  Clearly 'place matters' to many NBA players as their success on the court depends on finding their preferred spots within the flow of offense.     


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Sporcle: Geography Quizzes

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The best trivia games and quizzes on the internet.

 

With over 800 games and quizzes on this site with varying skill levels, there is something for everyone here.  Some are standard quizzes such as "European Countries" or "Asian capital cities."  However some get you to reorganize your global knowledge in ways you've never considered.  For example, What is the most populous city in the world for each given time zone (not that easy right)? 

 


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The State Nickname Quiz

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How well do you know your states? Are you on a nickname basis? Let's find out.

 

Simple.  Fun. Educational.  Geographic.  What more do you need?  Well, more than 10 questions would be nice. 


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Seth Dixon's comment, February 15, 2012 9:59 AM
I missed one the first time around...ironically about the state that is the closest to where I live!
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The United Countries of Baseball Map

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This is the new and improved version of the familiar map can teach regions (formal, functional, vernacular) as well as the importance on TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture.  As mentioned by Andy Baker, "This map is also useful for showcasing 'threshold' and 'range' from 'Central Place Theory.' For instance, I ask my students, 'Why are the Mid-Atlantic & California coasts boundaries (range) so small compared to Great Plains teams?'"  Great idea Andy!


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ASeagrave's comment, January 30, 2012 2:14 PM
It's crazy how obsessed the eastern side of the country is with baseball, but how oblivious and uninterested the western side is.
LMullen's comment, February 2, 2012 5:17 PM
I'd like to see a sales map with this because even thoug the Yankees and Redsox regions are much smaller than the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers, they pobably sell MUCH more.
Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, March 24, 7:57 PM

Although short, I had to dive into the set of webpages that the article presented. it did not give a whole lot of information about the map, but the previous scooper of this article gave a very interesting hindsight on the map. This Baseball map shows the importance of TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture. Each of the regions of this map have been classified according to the national Baseball team people from the regions support.

Reflection- not only geographers define regions, but also popular trends and statistics. As well as the last scooper said, it is interesting to note that the Mid-Atlantic and California coasts boundaries between each region is very small compared to Great Plains regions. It is also interesting the fact that the regions include, sometimes, more than just one state, and in other cases, two or more teams exist within one state, such as Texas.

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Reach the World's GeoGames

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Reach the World's GeoGames is a FLASH geography game that challenges players to...

 

Looking for some additional online games to help students with their global 'mental map?' This could be a useful resource. 


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Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps

Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Quick list of great geographical apps for your children and iPad: get your kids excited about...

 

Love apps?  Try some of this out to enhance your geographic understanding using your favorite mobile devices. 


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