Memorizing maps can be a difficult task because your brain is unable to form any association between the various regions of the map. So to help you learn the map of Africa we have formed two monsters named KenUg and Kong Kong. Various body parts of these monsters will help you memorize the different countries of Africa.
So that you don’t forget what you learn we have used mnemonics. Let me tell you a few things about KenUg to make things KenUg is a monster shaped like a rhino. He has a tanned snout and raw brown teeth. The name of the monster KenUg gives you Kenya and Uganda. Tanned snout gives you Tanzania, which is of course located at the snout of KenUg.
The countries located at his raw brown teeth are Rwanda and Burundi. There is a lot more to know about KenUg but we will leave that for the video.
Anyways that should have given you an idea about how we will help you learn the map of Africa.
While you can read this article to learn the map of North America we recommend that you watch our video to form better associations.
Once you are able to see hidden bird in the map, it becomes easy to learn the map of North America.
It is important to note that the entire bird doesn’t represent the political map of North America. The dark blue potion represents water bodies; the blue portion of the wing is the North Atlantic Ocean and the blue pattern below the wing is The Great Lakes.
Okay so now let’s label the bird to remember the various countries.
The bust and the lower wing design of the bird will give you Canada.
The upper wing design is Greenland.
The body is United States of America
The leg is Mexico.
The claw is Central America which can be remembered from this simple mnemonic.
Belly GuardingEl SalvadorHonestlyNicely but CostingPanama dollars.
Belly – Belize
Guarding – Guatemala
El Salvador – El Salvador
Honestly – Honduras
Nicely – Nicaragua
Costing – Costa Rica
Panama dollars – Panama
The group of islands below U.S.A represented as the tail of the bird can be remembered from another statement.
Bananas from Cuba, Jamaicanhat and Dominicanpure rice
Bananas – Bahamas
Cuba – Cuba
Jamaican – Jamaica
Hat – Haiti
Dominican – Dominican Republic
Pure rice – Puerto Rico
That is it! You have memorized the map of North America. It must have taken you less than fifteen minutes.
The map of South America is even simpler than this. Check out our video and article on that.
It is difficult to memorize maps because the shapes of countries and continents are vague and hence easily forgotten. Imagine if the map of Asia was shaped like a giant and the countries were its body, legs etc. Wouldn’t it be easier to remember it then? Well that is exactly what we have done. To help you memorize the map of Asia, we have transformed it into a giant called Rusty.
Well let me tell you a few things about Rusty. He loves to eat horses. So in the illustration, Rusty is cooking a horse in a vessel. It is inverted as it wouldn’t fit in the vessel otherwise. Horse is a weird animal to eat! When we asked him why he loved eating horses, he started singing “It’s My Life.” Anyways, the inverted horse will help you in memorizing the countries in The Middle East.
Rusty is holding a Kazak spoon in his hand with which he is stirring the horse in the vessel. Don’t worry no animals were harmed while making this illustration. The Kazak spoon helps you in locating Kazakhstan on the map.
Rusty lost one of his legs while fighting with the South American monster, which is a croc. Must have eaten his leg I guess! Anyways so Rusty uses a wooden stump as a replacement – the wooden stump being the Indian sub-continent. His other leg is a sort of a dinosaur which he uses to catch small animals. This mutated leg helps you in remembering the countries of South East Asia.
Well I hope you got an idea of how we will help you learn the map of Asia. Wherever we have felt that you might find it difficult to remember the location of the countries, we have used mnemonics. Like to help you remember the countries on the head of the inverted horse, we have used the mnemonic : Why men like his forehead – because his nose looks like a man. Y men helps you remember Yemen while a man helps you remember Oman.
To make things simpler, we have divided the map into three parts.
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