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Map game challenges students to develop geography skills.
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Make a game out of geography with this activity. Arrange students into groups of four. Provide each group with a globe or a detailed map. (That map might be a map of your town or state, the country, or the world -- depending on the focus of the curriculum at your grade level.) Have students in each group select a location on the map.
After students have selected a location, start with the first team. That team fields yes or no questions from the other teams, one question at a time. (Team 2 asks a question first, then Team 3, 4) The questions might start out general and get more specific. You or a specified game leader monitors the questions asked to make sure they are fair questions. For example, if students are working with world maps, questions might include:
As questions are asked, team members refer to their maps and agree on a response. If they give a "Yes" answer, the team that asked the question can choose to make a guess as to the name of the specific place. If the team guesses correctly, they earn five points. If the guess is incorrect, the next team asks a question that will help identify the place.
After Team 1's place is guessed, it is Team 2's turn to answer questions about the place it selected; Team 3 begins the questioning.
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AssessmentThe team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Lesson Plan Source
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Geography
GRADES K - 12
NSS-G.K-12.1 The World in Spatial Terms
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