Learn all about Europe and the European Union!
Know Your Europe
Know Your Europe is a map based Geography application designed to help people of all ages to develop and test their knowledge of European geography through both English and Irish.
Know Your Europe works great with an interactive whiteboard, in a group, or one-on-one with the computer. The software is suitable for anyone who wishes to extend their knowledge of European geography and the European Union.
|Know Your Europe - Introduction Menu
Every major geographic and geopolitical feature of Europe is covered in detail. There are over sixty scenic photos to enhance the learning experience together with high quality maps of each country, NASA satellite imagery, Google Earth places and optional Wikipedia links.
Know Your Europe is an excellent companion to the school curriculum and complements or even replaces current Irish geography books and workbooks. Know Your Europe is a valuable learning tool for any classroom or at home.
Know Your Europe introduces users to the following European geography topics:
- About Europe (includes satellite photos)
- UN Regions
- Capital Cities
- Major Cities
Know Your Europe is feature packed and includes great features designed to make teaching and learning easier. Some of the major new features include:
- High quality maps of each country
- Over 60 photos from across Europe
- Excellent printable worksheets
- Fifty Countries of Europe, including Microstates
- Updated with Kosovo and Montenegro
- Puzzle of countries is greatly improved
- Google Earth and Wikipedia web links
- Updated and evolved interface
- Fun and easy to use
- Over 50 improvements and features
The users progress is recorded throughout Know Your Europe and it is easy for the user and teacher to track their progress. Different colour ticks represents the users progress, green for complete, orange for attempted and none for not attempted.
A large collection of PDF worksheets and country fact files are included, these can be printed and are ideal for classroom work or homework exercises.
After careful consideration and research a novel learning concept was developed for all our geography software. The learning concept developed divided learning into three steps. These steps allow the user to learn at their own pace, the three levels are:
- Study Your Europe - A valuable reference resource.
- Quiz Your Europe - A point and click style quiz.
- Examine Your Europe - An exam of all the topics.
The Study Section is a valuable reference area and is ideal for the user to study and revise each topic. Detailed information on each feature is provided including audio pronunciation of each feature. The Study Section enables the user to have a clear understanding of each geographic feature before proceeding to the Quiz and Examine sections.
The Study area of Know Your Europe has been greatly improved and now provides a description of every feature and includes over sixty scenic photos. Each of these descriptions can easily be expanded by our direct link to Wikipedia.com, the free online encyclopaedia.
Each country now has an excellent map highlighting the main features and cities, the countries national flag is also included. The About Europe Section features satellite photos of Europe which is great for use with an overhead projector.
This section of Know Your Europe is an area where the student is presented with a guided approach to learning. The student takes the knowledge gained from the study section and puts it into practice.
The Quiz Section consists of a point and click style quiz of each of the topics, this involves direct map interaction with the mouse. The quiz is helpful and corrects the user in real time if they make an error, and shows them where they made this error. This independent learning enables the user to learn from their own mistakes and continue with the learning process in confidence.
In the Examine Section of Know Your Europe the user is presented with an exam of all the topics. This tests the knowledge the user has acquired so far. This section requests the user to type in the correct answer of the feature highlighted on the map. This requires the user to know the correct spelling of each feature. The student is not prompted if they make a mistake, all the answers are recorded and the student can review their progress at the end of the exam. To help an optional Spelling Drawer can also be displayed during the exam.
At the end of each exam, the users results are displayed and if they have achieved more than 40% a certificate can be printed with their name and achievement. If the user scores below 40% they can print a worksheets to help them score higher next time.