A frequently requested site feature is the availability of blank maps (and answer keys) for teachers and students to print and fill in manually. Not everyone learns the same way, so the printed blank maps will give you another way to practice your geography.
To start you off, we've added printable maps for the countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, as well as US states and Canadian provinces and territories.
There are 4 types of maps you can use:
- Blank outline map: A basic map with just the outlines of the countries (or regions/states/provinces). Students can write the names on the map.
- Labeled outline map: The basic outline map with the answers placed on the map. This map can be used to study from, or to check the answers on a completed outline map
- Numbered outline map: The basic outline map with every location numbered. Beside or below the map is an area to write the place names associated with each number.
- Numbered labeled outline map: The numbered outline map with the answers beside the numbers. This map can be used to study from, or to check the answers on a completed outline map.
Here's a sample numbered map of Africa with slots to fill in your answers. Click on the image to download and print the PDF file.
Please visit our printable maps page to access the rest of the blank maps.
If you're trying to learn UK major cities or the counties of England, it just got a bit easier. With a premium account, you can now customize these quizzes to include just the questions you are trying to learn.
To customize these quizzes, sign in with your premium account, and head to the Create your own Custom Quiz page.
As an example, I set up an England: West and East Midlands quiz. Now you can go ahead and create your own quizzes for whatever county groupings you wish to study. Learning is always easier when you break it down into smaller chunks.
If you aren't familiar with custom quizzes, you can learn about them in the Custom Quiz FAQ.
To customize these quizzes, you need a Teacher Plus account or any of our Individual support plans.
A new quiz on Canada was just launched: Canada: physical features. It covers an assortment of bodies of water, mountains, arctic islands, and landforms. It's also customizable, if you have a premium account.
This labeled map shows what's on the basic Canada: physical features quiz.
In July 2017, we launched a trial feature for Teacher Plus accounts: the ability to view all your students' scores (not just the best and most recent scores). The feedback from teachers has been extremely positive, and the extra data on our servers hasn't caused any issues, so we're happy to report that we will continue to offer this feature.
Here is an example of the old-style summary information you would get. You can see that the student has done the Central Africa: countries quiz 4 times, and you can see his best score for each mode (practice, test, and strict). You can also see the date and score of the last time he completed a quiz, which was in strict mode. But you can only see 3 scores, and that he tried 4 times.
Sample summary result for a quiz
With the new Student scores details feature, you get the results of every quiz your student completes. With the new details, you can clearly see that the student has done the quiz once in each of practice and test mode, and twice in strict mode. You also get the exact score (not just the percentage), and the date and time each quiz was completed.
Sample detail result for a quiz
You can also filter your results by class, quiz, test mode, and date range.
The options to filter your results
You can also download the scores to a CSV file.
Please visit the demo of how these features work if you would like to play around with the filter and the download.
Looking for a water quiz? We've got quizzes. We've got water. You've come to the right place.
We've just launched a customizable quiz with over 200 bodies of water (oceans, seas, bays, gulfs, straits, channels, lakes, rivers...) from all over the world. The base quiz (before customization) is a quiz that currently has 215 questions. We didn't think anyone would want to do a quiz with that many questions, so we didn't put it in the site menu, but you can try the full world water quiz here.
If you'd like to see a customized water quiz in action, I set up a short straits and channels quiz with just 14 questions. I realized afterwards that I missed the Strait of Magellan, but I'll try to get that added in later. Word of warning - just because it's short doesn't mean it's easy!
If you'd like to create your own customized water quiz with just the questions you want to include, we've set it up initially as an "everyone has access" feature - anyone with an account (free or premium) can customize the world water quiz.
Go ahead and try it! Create your own customized water quiz.
New Quizzes added in February 2017. More quizzes will follow in a couple of weeks...
- North America bodies of water: there are 16 questions in this quiz, and it's customizable for premium members.
- Canada Seas, Lakes, Bays, Rivers: we've combined the smaller Bodies of Water, and Rivers quizzes to make one bigger quiz with 37 questions. And it's customizable for all account holders.
- Spain autonomies quiz: the first level administrative divisions are called autonomous communities. 19 questions.
New customizations available: