Games with interactive maps to learn geography of the Middle East (tutorial)

Interactive maps are a good tool for learning geography while playing. We can play alone, competing against ourselves, or in company, testing our skills and reflexes.

Internet provides us with many applications of this kind that can help us learn a little more about the Arab world and the Middle East. But before we are tested on geography, we must learn where the countries, their capitals and their regions are. In order to do this, I offer you three interactive tutorials before we see, another day, some animations that will test your knowledge of the region.

The three maps are in English (if you turn up the volume to hear the pronunciation countries, capitals and regions) and to view them you must have installed the Flash Player program. All three were created by SheppardSoftware.com, a company dedicated to the design of educational software and online games for free public use.

MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES
Click on the map to know the names of the countries and their description, which appears in the yellow box on the left. You can also place the country on the map by checking the boxes in the list on the left. (This map is the first of the three maps in  http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/node/view/id/231352)

MIDDLE EAST CAPITALS
Click on the map to find the countries their capitals and their description, which appears in the yellow box on the left. You can also add capitals on the map by checking the boxes in the list on the left. (This map is the second of the three maps in http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/node/view/id/231352)

GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
Click on the map to learn the geographic regions and their description, which appears in the yellow box on the left. You can also locate the regions on the map by checking the boxes in the list on the left. (This map is the third of the three maps in http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/node/view/id/231352)

Regarding the interactive maps, the article Empires of the Middle East throughout history shows a map specially designed for lovers of history and human geography, which helps us to organize geographically and chronologically all empires that have passed through and have left their heritage in the Middle East and North Africa, from 3000 BC until today.

Author: Jordi Llaonart

(source: http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/arabislam)

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