Resource: Interactive Geography Games
Provider: My Wonderful World
Summary: Did you know that a National Geographic-Roper survey shows half of young Americans can't locate world powers like Japan and India? Twenty percent can't even find the Pacific Ocean!
Description: My Wonderful World is the official website of a National Geographic-led campaign to expand kids' global knowledge about countries, people, cultures, economics, and environments. It offers resources for parents, educators, and kids including a free monthly e-newsletter that provides ideas and hands-on tools to help children learn about the world.
When you get to the site you'll see a variety of online activities that include learning to read maps, learning about world music, and discover geocaching (real-life treasure hunts).
There are also science and nature games, geography quizzes, crossword puzzles, and world trivia challenges. You can even take a virtual trip to Africa, play children's games from around the world, and learn to speak a foreign language!
All of the resources are right there - with the click of your mouse!
Don't forget to check out the menu where parents, educators and kids will find downloadable "Action Kits" to help get you started on learning more about worldwide geography.