States and Capitals – Geography Study Unit

The States and Capitals Geography Study Unit was inspired after talking to a fifth grader and quizzing him on naming the capital of various states. Actually an early version of this app was designed and developed many years ago, but now with the beautiful screens available on modern iPads it much more appealing. The touch interface of the iPad is particularly suited to questions like ‘Locate the capital of Wisconsin.’

Students who are learning U.S. geography will find the quiz feature helpful. After pressing the question mark to start the quiz a state is randomly selected from the list of 50 states. The question is presented as a multiple choice to choose the capital of the given state. The score is reported and errors are corrected.

Information presented while using the app:

  • Name
  • Capital
  • Postal Abbreviation
  • Highest Point
  • Time Zone
  • Date Admitted to the Union
  • Area in Square Miles and Square Kilometers
  • Population 
  • Number of Electoral Votes.

Maps presented in the app:

  • Black Line
  • Color Map Showing States
  • Land Elevations
  • Time Zones
  • Geographical Regions 

I also developed similar apps to help kids learn about European Countries and Capitals, African Countries and Capitals, and Asian Countries and Capitals.

These apps are available with a volume discount for educational institutions. Each app can be purchased worldwide exclusively through the AppleApp Store.  Our apps are also available through Apple’s volume purchase program. Schools get a significant discount when purchasing multiple copies of any of these apps. Contact Apple Education for more information about the volume purchase program.  Please visit Ventura Educational Systems’ website for more information about this and other iOS and tvOS apps for education.