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    Know Your USA

    Know Your USA utilizes three styles and levels of learning, this enables the user to learn at their own pace. The Study Section - a valuable reference tool, The Quiz Section - offers a guided approach to learning, and The Examine Section - is a test of all the topics covered.

    Study Section
    The study section of Know Your USA is a valuable reference area and is ideal for the user to study and revise each area of the United States. This section enables the user to have a clear understanding of the features of the USA before proceeding to the Quiz and Examine sections.
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    Study Section

    Quiz Section
    In this area the user is presented with a guided approach to learning. The user takes the knowledge gained from Study Your USA and puts it into practice. If the user makes a mistake they are given a hint and asked to try again, if they make another error the correct answer is shown. This enables the user to learn from their mistakes and continue with the learning process in confidence.

    This section consists of point and click style quizzes of each topic, this involves direct map interaction with the mouse. The quiz is helpful and corrects the user in real time if they make a mistake, and shows them where they made their mistake. This process is illustrated in the screen shots below, the user is asked to click on Texas (Step 1). If the user does not click on the correct state, they are given a hint, for example "Texas is the second largest state" (Step 2). If the user answers the question incorrect again, they are shown where the state is on the map by highlighting it in blue (Step 3). Different hints are given depending on the question asked.

    Step 1
    Step 2
    Step 3

    Examine Section
    The examine section of Know Your USA is where the user is presented with a test on all the topics covered. This section requests the user to type in the correct answer, so they also need to know the correct spelling of each feature. An optional spelling drawer (word bank) is also available which is great for users to learn the correct spellings.

    The users progress is tracked and they can review how they preformed at the end of the quiz. Their progress is also stored in the Know Your USA database so they can keep track of their progress.

    Jigsaw Puzzle
    Know Your USA comes with a great puzzle of all the states of the USA, to complete the puzzle all the states must be positioned correctly on the map. The user can also keep track of their time, and the fastest time is also recorded in the Know Your USA database.

    Wikipedia Link
    The Study section of Know Your USA features a link to the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, this provides users with additional, up-to-date information on each feature. This link can also be disabled if you wish to prevent the user from going online.


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