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MrNussbaum.com – Geography and History Games

 

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Continents and Oceans

 
Background: Drag and drop the signposts to their correct places on the spinning globe within 90 seconds. There are seven continents and five oceans. If you get all correct, you can print out a gold medal certificate showing one of the seven continents. Try to collect all 7 gold medal certificate types.
 
Skills: Learning the Locations and Shapes the Seven Continents and Five Oceans
Age Range: 4 – 8
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Mr.N APP | Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Glamour Legends

 
Background: Welcome to Glamour Legends! Give five famous historical figures modern makeovers with new hats, glasses, shirts, pants, shoes, and most importantly, attitude. Give George Washington the latest hi-top shoes or give Harriet Tubman a Yankees hat!
 
Skills: Fun with Famous Americans like George Washington and Harriet Tubman
Age Range: 4 – 8
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Directions!

 
Background: Choose from three different skill levels and see how many commands you can successfully follow in one minute. Game includes basic directions, advanced directions such as northwest, northeast, etc., and left/right.
 
Skills: Learning North, East, West, South, Northeast, Northwest etc. and Left and Right
Age Range: 5 – 10
Play on: This game plays on any browser
Extensions: Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Collage America

 
Background: Collage America! is an artistic game where students can build the United States by dragging and dropping states to their correct places on the map. Students can drag examples of three of each state to the map, with each example representing that state in the form of a famous landmark, landform, theme, place of interest, or product that state is known for. The result is a dazzling and unique collage map of the United States that can be printed out and saved to the computer.
 
Skills: U.S. Geography, Landmarks, and Symbols
Age Range: 7 +
Extensions: Included on Mr.N APP

 

   

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U.S. Currency Maker

 
Background: Make your own large-scale dollar bills with customized messages, colors, with icons, famous people, or even animals!
 
Skills: U.S. Famous People and Landmarks
Age Range: 7 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Totem Pole Maker

 
Background: Totem Pole Maker allows elementary school students to easily make a customized totem pole. Simply click on the different animals to create a totem pole. Students will notice that descriptions of what the totem pole animals represent appear when the animals are scrolled over. Printed totem poles come complete with explanations about what the animals represent in Northwest culture.
 
Skills: Totem Pole Symbolism
Age Range: 7 – 11
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet

 

   

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Continental Simon

 
Background: Like the classic game Simon? Now play Continental Simon and try your best to replicate the pattern of the flashing continents. How many points can you earn? The best I could do was 10.
 
Skills: Continents, World Geography, Memory
Age Range: 7 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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Cat Around Europe

 
Background: Cat Around Europe is an internet sensation! Students must traverse the European continent using their strategy skills to make sure "cat" gets fed despite the labyrinth of traps and obstacles.
 
Skills: European Landmarks and nations, Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Cat Around Africa

 
Background: Cat Around Africa is an internet sensation! Students must traverse the African continent using their strategy skills to make sure "cat" gets fed despite the labyrinth of traps and obstacles.
 
Skills: African Landmarks and Nation; Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Snoring!

 
Background: The snoring elephant is back again in “Snoring. Pirates”. Help the owl and pirate friends to wake up the elephant in this fun problem solving game for kids. Players will need to plan ahead and roll, rock, bounce, and bump to win all the levels on this game!
 
Skills: Pirate Themes; Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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11.

Conquer the Continents

 
Background: How well do you know your world geography? Choose continent and identify as many nations on the map as possible in one minute. Country names will flash at the top of the screen. Simply click on the correct country to receive a "flag."
 
Skills: World Geography, Continents, Nations
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Conquer the States

 
Background: Simply click “play.” You have sixty seconds to click on as many correct states as you can. The name of a state will appear at the top of the screen. Click on the corresponding state on the map. For each state you correctly click, you will earn ten points. This is a great way to learn your state geography.
 
Skills: State Geography
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Mr.N APP | Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Where in the USA is Mr. N?

 
Background: First choose from U.S. capitals, cities, or landmarks. Then, follow Mr. Nussbaum as he shows up in different locations around the country. Simply click the correct state that he is visiting. For example, if it reads, "Mr. N is in Yellowstone National Park," you would click on Wyoming. Different points values are awarded depending on the difficulty of the location. You have two minutes to identify the states of as many locations as possible.
 
Skills: U.S. cities, capitals, famous places
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions:  Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Timeline

 
Background: This exciting game will test how well you know U.S. or world history. Simply choose preferences and skill level. You can choose between United States or World history. Then, re-arrange the historical events on the timeline by dragging and dropping them to their correct dates. When you are satisfied, click "check." The program will alert you how many events you have correctly positioned. You have 90 seconds to position them all correctly. There are three rounds to each game.
 
Skills: American and World History; Ordering Events on a Timeline; Different Skill Levels
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer
Extensions: Extend the functionality of this game by entering your historical events and record student performance on your personal timelines on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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The Calendar Game

 
Background: How well do you know when American holidays occur? You have 1000 days to place as many holidays as you can on the calendar. Drag and drop the events that appear in the upper left hand side of the page to where you think they belong on the calendar. For example, if you drag Christmas to December 29, you’ll earn one event but lose four days. When you are out of days the game ends.
 
Skills: United States Holidays; Placing Events in Chronological Space
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.

 

   

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International Pizza Delivery

 
Background: In International Pizza Delivery, users must delivery pizzas to all corners of the world using their latitude and longitude skills. The object is to delivery as many pizzas as possible in three minutes. For each successful delivery, the user earns the flag of the nation in which the pizza was delivered to. These flags may be printed out at the end of the game. This is one of the most popular games on MrNussbaum.com
 
Skills: Latitude and Longitude
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.
Extensions:  Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND | You can also create a classroom tournament using this game on Mr. N XTEND.

 

   

17.

Landforms Central

 
Background: In Landforms Central, users must drag and the drop the United States land features to their correct places on the map. When the land features is dropped correctly on the map, it will appear along with an iconic image associated with that land feature. Users must correctly place the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Colorado, Columbia, Potomac, and Hudson Rivers along with the Rio Grande as well as the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains and the Coast Range. When users correctly place the land features, they can print out a certificate featuring one of the eleven features. Try to collect them all!
 
Skills: United States Landforms, Rivers, Mountain Ranges etc
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer
Extensions:  Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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The Founding Father

 
Background: We hear all of the time about the “Founding Fathers,” but who would be THE Founding Father? Take the “Who is Your Founding Father?” interview and evaluate each of four candidate’s life accomplishments and contributions to the new nation. Evaluate the importance of each “founder’s” contributions on a sliding scale of 1-10, 1 being least important and 10 being most important. Watch as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton race according to how you judge their accomplishments and how much you make them pay for their mistakes. There are 25 questions. Whoever has the highest score after all questions are answered wins the race and becomes THE FOUNDING FATHER. You can then print out a certificate featuring your winner.
 
Skills: Founding Fathers; Evaluating the Significance of Historical Events
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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NFL Helmets

 
Background: Do you know the NFL? How well do you NFL cities? NFL Helmets will put you to the test. Simply drag and drop the NFL helmets that appear at the bottom of the screen to their correct city locations on the map. Use the hot-cold meter to guide you. You can also get hints or auto-place the helmets. How fast can you place all 32 helmets? When you are done, you can print out your awesome map!
 
Skills: United States Cities with NFL Teams
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all browsers

 

   

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NFL Switcheroo

 
Background: Do you love professional football? This game will test how well you know team colors and logos. Simply drag and drop the correct logos to the correct helmets. There will be five helmets that have the incorrect NFL logos. The object is to re-arrange them correctly in as fast a time as possible.
 
Skills: NFL Helmet logos and colors
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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Currency Mismatch

 
Background: Do you know the stars of United States currency? How fast can you drag and drop the correct U.S. figures to their correct dollar bills. You’ll see a screen where the seven dollars bills ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100) have the wrong figures. I can do it in 11 seconds.
 
Skills: Figures on American Currency
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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State Detective

 
Background: In State Detective, the “game” selects a secret state and the user has six questions to try to guess the selected state. Users must generate “good” questions that allow them to eliminate as many incorrect states as they can per question. Students can ask questions regarding color or relative location. States that are eliminated are grayed out. For example, a good first question might be “is the state east of Missouri?” If the answer were to be yes, all of the states west of Missouri would then be greyed out.
 
Skills: Problem Solving with States; Relative Directions
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.
Extensions:  Included on Geography Central on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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World Detective

 
Background: In World Detective, the “game” selects a secret country from your continents of choice and the user has six questions to try to guess the selected nation. Users must generate “good” questions that allow them to eliminate as many incorrect nations as they can per question. Students can ask questions regarding color or relative location. Nations that are eliminated are grayed out. For example, a good first question (for Europe for example) might be “is the country east of Austria?” If the answer were to be yes, all of the states west of Austria would then be greyed out.
 
Skills: Problem Solving with Countries; World Geography, Continents, Relative Directions
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.
     

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News City Pizza

 
Background: This fast-paced game will test your ability to navigate a city grid by using a control pad with cardinal directions. Read the order at the top of the screen and simply drive by the location to deliver the pizza. You have five minutes to deliver as many pizzas as possible. You’ll be paid a $15 delivery fee for each pizza delivered. Be careful! Make sure you stop at red lights and make sure you don’t bump into other cars on the road or you’ll be fined.
 
Skills: Cardinal Directions, Making Deliveries to Addresses
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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State History Rater

 
Background: Which state has the greatest state history? Choose up to four states and read the interview questions that appear. Rate each event on a scale of 1-10, with one being totally unimportant in American history, and 10 being the most important in American history. As you rate each event, you’ll see the states “race” on a track. You’ll answer ten interview questions about each state. The state with the highest score (according to you) has the more impressive history. 30 out of the 50 states are available in this game.
 
Skills: U.S. History, State History, Compare and Contrast
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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Coast to Coast

 
Background: This challenging game will test your knowledge of United States trivia. Travel from Maine to Hawaii by answering multiple choice questions about each state. Coast to Coast was one of the first MrNussbaum.com games.
 
Skills: United States Trivia
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Map Scale

 
Background: Estimate the distances between the two cities that appear on the map using the ruler (which is positioned at the same angle of the two cities). You have 2,000 kilometers of error to work with. Estimate as many distances as possible before using up your 2,000 kilometers. For example, if you were to estimate the distance between New York and Los Angeles at 4,000 kilometers and the actual distance was 5,000 kilometers, you would score a point, but be left with only 1,000 kilometers of error to work with. The game ends when you reach zero.
 
Skills: Learning Map Scale, Calculating Distances
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

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Coordinates

 
Background: In Coordinates, students learn latitude and longitude while learning the locations and names of the world’s nations. First, students are prompted to find the latitude coordinate. Once the latitude coordinate is found, the game locks the latitude position and the longitude lines animate into the map. Finally, students are prompted to find a point of longitude. If the clicked coordinates are close enough to the actual coordinates that they occur in the same nation, the student will have the opportunity to “guess” the name of the nation. If correct, students earn the flag of the nation that appears in the flags panel. Students also have 100 “coordinate points” to work with. If the actual coordinate is 95 degrees west and the student chooses 90 degrees, he or she will lose five coordinate points reducing the total, for example, to 95. The game ends when the student has no coordinate points left.
 
Skills: Latitude and Longitude; World Nations
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices