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Magazine article Teach

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World Geography

The lone classroom globe or heavy set of atlases used to be the best resources for world geography, but now the world is literally at your fingertips with modern-day maps. Below are some interactive websites and apps that can take you around the world without having to leave your front door.

Amazing World Atlas

www.lonelvplanet.com/kids/apps-and-Qames

Kids may not be old enough to go off the beaten track and backpack across Europe, but Lonely Planet, the well-known publisher of travel guides, has released an app for kids to explore the world. Amazing World Atlas has five different types of games with over 30 levels of play, including 'Map Blitz' where players match upa flag and place name with its location on the map. For a more challenging experience, users can try 'Map Repeat the Pattern' that has them watch the game light up countries in an order and repeat the pattern correctly to win. And in 'World Matchup,' players compete against the clock to match the flag, animal, or monument to its continent. Purchase this app from the App Store, Google play, and Amazon for approximately $4.

ilearn: Canada

www.jumpermobile.com

Designed by an educator, iLearn: Canada is a fun way for students to learn the names and locations of our provinces and territories. Users can choose from three different modes. In the Learn Mode, they can tap anywhere on the map to see the name of the province or territory and read some quick facts. In Game Mode, students race against the clock to identify as many locations as possible in only a minute. …

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