In the old days, geography classes often used to bore students where the only thing they had to do was cram things into mind taught by the teacher and dish them out on examination answer sheets. That's the reason that learning about capitals, country locations and more never became an interesting experience for most students. However, all that is set to change with the increasing use of interactive map games, which make learning geography an enriching experience.
Interactive map games for learning geography come in different forms and at varied skill levels. You need to test your skill sets by choosing a specific type of such maps. For example, if you want to practice geography and locate any particular state, city, country, continent or street address, use map games that allow you to find the locations at the first click and then offer you to test your knowledge through relevant puzzles. Picking the correct state name for the highlighted capital, dragging a state onto the map based on a region that you have chosen to play, spotting the errors where some states or capitals are shown in the wrong places, picking the correct country name for the highlighted regions, clicking on the correct river or body of water (lakes, bays, oceans etc), typing the first three letters of the state capital or the state name etc are some of the games that can help students hone their geography skills.
Some interactive map games also help you to drag and rotate each state onto the map, thus helping you to know the exact location of them. You may even find interactive games that ask you to click the map icon/symbol matching the highlighted photo. For example, if you see the image of a river or beach highlighted, you will need to click on the associated map icon. For practicing the concepts of latitude and longitude, a few games ask you to find the exact location of a missing person. Solving jigsaw puzzles of Asia, South America, North America, Africa, Australia and Europe can also let one practice his or her geography knowledge.
If someone feels bored playing alone, many of these interactive map games even allow you to play in group. You may either choose to play in collaboration with your teammates or go for a competitive setting. So whether it's finding the location of the Vietnam War or pointing Zimbabwe on a map of Africa, you can have fun while actively participating in the learning process. In other words, these interactive games help students build a permanent mental picture of the world around them - that too with a few clicks of the mouse, and retain the same for a longer period of time as compared to lessons being taught using traditional learning methods.
If someone wants to get knowledge of geography that will last life-long, using interactive map games is one of the best ways to build the foundation.