Saturday, August 6, 2016

Looking forward to another year!

Greetings all!

 Whether you are a teacher, student, parent or administrator, welcome to the Geography Anywhere Anytime site! I hope that you find what you are looking for in terms of furthering geographical understanding for yourself, your child or groups of students. This site is designed to help anyone and everyone learn the basics of relative location and cultural geography. Knowing where things are happening and who, culturally, is involved are both key to understanding how our world works. I have been teaching geography for quite a while and use this site in my own Geography class.

The site has seen an increase in traffic in the last couple of years and I'm happy to report that much of it has been global. The following map and chart shows you the locations of site access since the site began. 


If you find what you are looking for, great! If you don't or you have ideas for improving the site, please reach out to me at and I'll be glad to help if I can.

Best, Mark Engstrom

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Welcome to Geography Anytime Anywhere!

Geographic Literacy Crisis in the U.S. 

In 2006 the following facts were true: - half the 18–24-year-old Americans surveyed could not locate New York on a map of the United States - nearly 6 in 10 could not locate Ohio - one-third of the young adults in the survey gave the wrong answer when asked to name the continent where the Amazon Rainforest is located. - after being at war with Iraq for three years, 63 percent of young Americans could not identify Iraq on a map of the Middle East. There is no reason to think that things are getting any better. But this website isn't just for Americans, but for anyone looking to increase Geographic Literacy. Whether it's for yourself, teaching your own children, or a classroom, please feel free to use these resources to help improve geographic literacy in whatever ways are possible.

How to use this website

This website is designed to make it easier for anyone to teach, learn, refresh, or spread the joy of geography.  If you just want to focus on one specific region, then you can just click on that region of each challenge.  If you find a challenge that you don't like, skip it.  If you find a section that really helps you learn, then complete that challenge for each region if you would like.  Use the parts that are helpful to you, and ignore the rest.  If you are using this website to teach a student geography, I would suggest that Challenges 1-5 are the foundation and should probably all be completed, and sections 6-10 can be done/skipped/tailored based on individual learning styles and preferences.

Blended Learning

This course will utilize the philosophy of blended learning as a way to maximize the potential of online resources while optimizing student-student and student-adult experiences in the classroom.  To understand better what blended learning is, please watch this video from The Learning Accelerator.