|Maps and map puzzles to learn United States and World geography with Maps that Teach. Free interactive maps and map puzzles to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments. Maps are vital to our understanding geography and the world we live in. Interactive and fun, Maps that Teach help students learn basic geography.|
U.S. and World Geography: Free Maps
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All of the software and resources listed here are FREE!
Maps of all of the states, labeled and unlabeled, for classroom and student use. Free.
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Free online map puzzles. Online educational software - no downloading
or installation; PC or Mac.
Maps by Place:
maps of the United States
Central America and the Caribbean:
South East Asia and Australia:
Online Atlas maps
of Australia and Oceania
For computers without
an Internet connection.
Maps that Teach take advantage of the fact that geography
is spatial. They also utilize the way kids learn best, by actively participating
in their learning; learning by doing. As students assemble the maps,
they build a permanent mental picture of their world.
For each continent or major region of the world, we offer an on-line,
interactive map. When the mouse cursor is moved over an area, its name
and capital can be seen. These maps can be used to ask, and then check,
correct identification of states or countries and their capitals.
By using the full range of maps in Maps that Teach—countries, capitals, monuments, mountain ranges, rivers--students will gain a permanent mental map of the US and of the world. They will have the basis of a life-long knowledge of geography, and a beginning to all the knowledge for which geography is the basis.
Suggestions for using the maps in Maps that Teach:
Each continent's Map Puzzle teaches the name
and location of the countries and capitals. A country appears on the screen,
with its name, and the student places it in the correct position on a map
of the continent. In a similar game, the capital has to be placed in the
correct country. A separate game has students place major mountain ranges
(Andes, Himalayas, Alps), rivers, deserts and jungles on a map of the world.
Learned this way, a basic knowledge of where features are becomes a permanent
mental picture. Yet another map teaches the location and significance of
major world monuments.
U.S. Map Puzzle
Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game. How fast can you put all of the states in the right places?
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