All that time spent in Model United Nations in high school did not go completely to waste. It only took me about two minutes to complete this map of the Middle East game. Bahrain and Armenia threw me for a while there, but I got them eventually. This is really a great teaching tool. I’d be interested in learning how long it would take the average 20-something in the U.S. to complete a game like this of the 50 states.

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  1. Marge Simpson: “Grandpa, why are there only 49 stars on that flag?”
    Grandpa Simpson: “It’ll be a cold day in hell before I recognize Missouri!”

  2. Thanks for the distraction from writing my research paper! It was a much-needed fun break. I did forward the link to my mom, a high school teacher, so she can use it and the other resources in her classes.

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