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World Geography For Kids

Geography Games and Activities

African Geography Games
Learn the geography of Africa with these ten games.

Animated Flags of the World
Free, medium sized, waving flags. Two for each place: one for light and one for dark backgrounds. Great for your website!

Asian Geography Games
Learn the geography of Asia with these ten games.

Birthday Traditions Around The World 
Click on a country to learn how children there celebrate their birthdays. Printable for more traditions, puzzles, etc.

CIA’s Kids Page
Want to spy on the spies? Take a geography quiz. Read about famous spies.

Country Reports
Hundreds of pages including information on world history, weather, governments, economies, people, etc. You can view maps, flags or listen to national anthems.

The Degree Confluence Project
The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted here. You’ll need a GPS system and a digital camera or scanner to participate.

Earth At Night
Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth’s surface, including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern United States, and Japan. Many large cities are located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat.

“Educational Geography
by Outset Media
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Explore interesting and exciting places around the world. Learn facts about both the natural world and the man-made world. For example, “What world record does the Mariana Trench hold?” Answer: Deepest place on earth. This is a natural world question. If you look at the image provided for a Question Card sample, you’ll see what a man-made world question looks like. There are also Flag cards, which ask questions about the country whose flag is pictured on the card. And there are Travel Cards, which help players travel forward or backwards on their journey! Our planet is a cool and amazing place. Why not go exploring! Explore The World is a fun and educational game for the whole family.

Europe Geography Games
Learn the geography of Europe with these ten games.

Family Geography Night
A Manual for Hosting a Successful Family Geography Night.

The Five Themes of Geography
Here are the five themes. When you have finished reading them all, try out the exercise at the end to find out just how much you understood.

Flags of the World
Site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 20,000 pages about flags and view more than 37,000 images of flags.

Flat Stanley Project
Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another school [or homeschool] where students there treat Flat Stanley as a guest and complete the journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the original sender.

Geography Games For Kids , Games About Our Earth
These fun and educational games were developed by the KidsKnowIt Network to help students develop and sharpen their geography skills.


Geographic Groceries
Geography is everywhere-even in the grocery store. Not only does your food come from all over the globe, it’s also arranged in patterns like those that geographers study.

Google Earth – Explore, Search and Discover
Mac & Windows. Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in — Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.


Google Earth Community
Others are using Google Earth in clever ways. Join the message board to find out how.

Google Earth Hacks
Tips, news, updates and more clever ways to use Google Earth.

How Well Do You Know Your World?
A multi-level game to see how fast you can find specific places in the world.

Kelly and Quang’s Global Roam
This Minnesota couple traveled the world and ablogged about their trip online. Their website has links to maps that can be printed off so students can plot their trip.

Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport
Here’s your passport to a charming site that covers the history and cultural geography of the whole world.

Mystery Class Seasons Challenge
Tracking Sunlight to Solve a Mystery. Mystery Class is a global game of hide-and-seek. Students track seasonal changes in sunlight and then investigate other clues to find ten secret sites around the world.

National Geographic Bee
Show your geography smarts right here online. Each day we’ll post five new questions from the National Geographic Bee. Some of the questions are real stumpers, but it’s okay if you miss a few-you can play as often as you like.

Places of a lifetime
The best urban spaces, wild places, paradises found, country unbound, and world wonders selected by the National Geographic.

South & Central American Geography Games
Learn the geography of South and Central American with these eight games.

Time For Kids Around the World
Each eight-page magazine and companion website celebrates the culture, people, landmarks and geography of places around the world through photographs, maps, diagrams, charts, folktales, language and activities.

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West Wing – Why are we changing maps?
Peters Map of the World
In this map, land masses and nations are shown in true proportion. For example, the sheer physical enormity of Africa is clear. The traditional Mercator map seriously distorts physical geography, vastly over-representing the northern hemisphere and under-representing the southern hemisphere.

World Continents and Oceans Games
Learn the world’s continents and oceans with these five games.

World Fact Book
Want to learn everything in the world? Here it is!


World of Where
Mac OSX. Shareware. The easiest way to learn the countries and capital cities of the world on Mac OS X. Featured are many gorgeously dynamic maps. Each map is fully testable in both countries and capital cities.

World Wind
Zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there. Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara. From NASA.

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