Free Poverty is another click-for-charity site, with a twist: to win fresh water for impoverished nations, you have to identify where places are on a map of the world. There are several rounds, ranging from “Easy” (with places like Seattle, WA and London, UK) to “Medium” (Rabat, Morocco) to “Hard” (Angkor Wat, Cambodia) to “Super-Hard” (Sunshine Coast, Australia). Maybe higher; I only made it to “Super-Hard”, donating 302 cups of water in the process. The closer you get, the more they donate, with 10 cups for each perfect answer.
I consider myself pretty well-informed about geography, and I had very few perfect 10-point answers. If you’re entirely off-base (I thought Sunshine Coast was on the west coast of Australia, which it’s not. At all.) you lose a “life” — lose them all and the game ends.
Given how terrible most Americans are at geography, this seems like a great way to start building some awareness of the world beyond our borders. Give it a try!