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Geography : Fun

This guide will help you discover resources of all types for the academic field of Geography and many of its subdisciplines with particular reference to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fun

GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

StoryMap

StoryMap JS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It is a new tool, yet stable in our development environment, and it has a friendly authoring tool. StoryMap comes in two variants.

State Highway Signs Quiz

If you’ve driven through the country, you’ve seen many of them before—they’ve imprinted themselves on the back of your brain hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of times. But can you remember them? land that i live challenges you to test your memory in our new STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS QUIZ !

 

 GeoBee Quiz

Questions from the National Geographic Bee.

Educational


Placing Literature

Placing Literature: Where Your Book Meets the Map is a website using Google Maps where readers can contribute locations used as settings in
literature--an excellent crowdsourcing project.

Setting is a vital component in any work of literature- from Charles Dickens's London to Mark Twain's Hannibal to Jack Kerouac's Lowell. Putting a story in the context of a real physical location gives stories context, placing readers in a familiar locale as the story unfolds around them.

Placing Literature is an online database of places from scenes in literature- sourced and plotted by readers and researchers. Created by an author, a geographer and an engineer, the goal of Placing Literature is to connect readers to the places they are reading about, highlighting the meanings, values and emotions attached to a space. Particularly, in this case, the meanings and values created by the author and experienced by the reader.