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Favorite Seterra Geography Tutor 3.0 - Learn World Geography

A very nice, and free, geography teaching package. Covers all parts of the world. Includes quizzes and map exercises. Runs in several different languages. Each exercise has a high score list.
Read more... (10/31/2008)
http://www.seterra.net

Benjamin-Franklin

benfranklin300.org - View A Benjamin Franklin Timeline

The website benfranklin300.org was created to celebrate the 300th-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth (1706-2006). It includes a great interactive historical timeline where you can learn about the life of Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers.
Read more... (05/15/2008)
http://www.benfranklin300.org/timeline/

Nobelprize

Favorite Nobelprize.org - Educational Games and Simulations

The nobelprize.org website hosts a large collection of high quality educational Flash games, on subjects related to the Nobel Prize. The productions are aimed at young people, who may know about the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Laureates, but often lack a deeper understanding about the Nobel Prize-awarded works.
Read more... (02/01/2008)
http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/

Food-Force

Food Force - A Game To Fight Hunger

In the free educational game FoodForce, you get to join a team of UN experts and help them fight hunger on the fictional island of Sheylan in the Indian Ocean, which is suffering from both drought and civil war.
Read more... (09/18/2007)
http://www.food-force.com

Purposegames

Favorite Purposegames.com - Create Image Quizzes

Purposegames is a website with serveral very good geography games, where you can learn about countries, capitals, mountains and rivers all over the world. This site is also very much a web 2.0-site, since users can add their own image quizzes to the site.
Read more... (08/28/2007)
http://www.purposegames.com

Geosense

Geosense - Online Geography Competition

Geosense is a one or two player geography based game. Compete against another online opponent to place a city on a world map as quickly and accurately as you can.
Read more... (12/05/2006)
http://www.geosense.net/

Gapminder

Favorite Gapminder - Visualize World Development

Gapminder enables you to make sense of the world by having fun with animated diagrams that displays world development over the last 40 years. Analyze income, military budgets, Internet users per 1000 people and many more parameters.
Read more... (08/28/2006)
http://www.gapminder.org

Knowledge-Bears

Favorite www.kbears.com - Free Interactive Online World

In the huge, free, aminated interactive online world of Knowledge Bears you can explore countries around the world, learn about animals and dinosaurs, learn about the greenhouse effect and much more!
Read more... (02/16/2006)
http://www.kbears.com

Atlas-History

Atlas of World History - Map Animation

This free map animation software is an interesting way to visualize history! Animated maps show empires growing and countries changing in Europe, Africa, and Asia over 4000 years (from 3000 BC up to to 1000 AD).
Read more... (01/20/2006)
http://www.atlasofworldhistory.com/

Centennia

Centennia - Napoleonic Edition

Similar to Atlas of World History, this free animated atlas covers Europe and the Middle East during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period.
Read more... (01/20/2006)
http://www.clockwk.com/

Geography-Exercises

Favorite www.sheppardsoftware.com - Free Online Geography Exercises

Have fun learning the countries, capitals, and geography around the world with these free online exercises and games. Exercises for all parts of the world are available: Europe, Asia, Oceania, USA etc. Written in Flash and runs in full-screen mode.
Read more... (11/23/2005)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

Google-Earth

Favorite Google Earth - View The Earth From Space

Google Earth is an amazing piece of software displaying maps, 3D buildings and satellite images of the entire world. Highly recommended.
Read more... (10/31/2005)
http://earth.google.com/

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