In keeping with a history theme and the NERC history/social studies conference I am attending, mentioned in the prior post, I am recommending a program for you Linux users. I don’t think it is available for Windows or Macintosh. Everybody should be able to identify the states of their own country.

Kgeography is a map game quzzing program that lets you identify countries and states from capitals, capitals from states, practice with simple outline identifications on maps like Africa, Europe, the USA, etc.

If you are interested, check my more complete article:
(It is full of screen shots which take too much room in this blog.)
http://www.runeman.org/articles/kgeography/

You can also find more at the KDE Education project page:
http://edu.kde.org/kgeography/

And, if you are industrious, you can add your own maps following the directions on the program’s home site:
http://kgeography.berlios.de/howto.html

And another blogger’s map directions using an example of mapping India:
http://arindamghosh.wordpress.com/2007/12/26/insight-into-kgeography/

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