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Pretty simple game: The interface gives you the name of a state, and your job is to click where it belongs on the map.

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Where's Iraq? Uh, I don't know. How about India? Israel? Nope, not a clue. Shouldn't you know where countries in the news are? Heck no, according to seven of 10 people age 18-24 in a 2006 Roper survey. So the National Geographic Foundation launched the "My Wonderful World" campaign to try to turn things around. Much of the site is a repackaging of the National Geographic's kids games, but some games are challenging. The Geobee Challenge posts five new questions every day. (Which state borders more Canadian provinces than any other state? Hint: It's Montana.) The "Wonderful World" site also offers resources for educators, which are meant for high school teachers. However, unless your students picked up a sudden appreciation for geography after leaving high school, you might find the resources useful. And if you're a young adult who thinks that English is the world's most common native language, as did 74 percent in the 2006 survey, please, start clicking.

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This is the mother lode of maps. The map section is headlined by the MapMachine: Plug in a location, and the MapMachine takes you there. If you'd rather examine the maps by region and topic, go to the map index.

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Its name aside, this Web site is a fairly sophisticated package of projects designed to create an online global education community. They include:

A resources site, including country and city profiles and InfoNation, with which you can compare data for U.N. members.

A handful of quizzes, and although most are designed for children, did you know that only .25 of the world's water can be used to meet human needs?

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Pick your nation or region from the pull-down menu for information on its geography, people, government, economy, military and infrastructure, as well as a summary of any transnational issues it may have. And maps. Lots of maps.

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The Lonely Planet Web site offers an "Explore the World" interactive map. It's not a quiz because the names of the country appear with a mouse rollover. However, click on a country and you'll get a brief overview from the traveler's perspective and key facts about the country.

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This is the U.N. front door, but here are links to specific sites of interest:

The Mideast situation, the war in Iraq and U.N. action on terrorism.

General information sites include the U.N.'s collection of databases, its document and map center and its section on international law, such as criminal tribunals.

Or you could just head to the index.

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The Library of Congress has pulled together a master list of links: Pick a country, say, the Cayman Islands, and you'll get links to reliable information about its culture, history, commerce, religion and much, much more.

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Sheppard Software shares a package of quizzes on 10 regions of the world, including the United States, and an 11th quiz on "the world." The quizzes start on the "learning" level and proceed from "beginner" status to "cartographer" expertise.

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Don't be ashamed - you're not the only one who doesn't know where Qatar is. Or maybe your weak spot is Bahrain? Or ... Iran? This game from Rethinking Schools can help.

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Forget a state capital or the location of a state? Run your cursor over a map of the United States to get the answers.

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Indo.com finds the latitude and longitude of two locations, then calculates the distance between them, as the crow flies.

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