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- Social Studies—Geography
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Map game challenges students to develop geography skills.
- work cooperatively.
- ask questions to help their team narrow down the location of a “mystery location.”
- play fairly and thoughtfully.
geography, world, game
- a map (or globe) for each team
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.
- If you are studying your city or town, they might select a specific location within the city or town.
- If you are studying your state, students might select a town within the state.
- Older students might select a country on a world 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:
- Is the place on the continent of Africa?
- Is the place north of the equator?
- Is the place east of Mali?
- Is part of the country located between 10 and 20 degrees South latitude?
If students are working with a local map, questions might include:
- Is the place on the east side of town?
- Is the place north of Liberty Street?
- Can you see Blue Lake from this place?
- Does the place begin with the letter B?
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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- When it is a team’s turn to ask a question, 1) students on each team might work together to create questions and give responses, or 2) one student at a time might ask a question. If the latter is the case, students on each team need to establish a sequence of players within their team, so each player asks one question before any player asks a second question.
- Each team should have some kind of barrier/wall/carrel so they can get close to their map or globe without opposing team members being able to see which area of the map/globe they are looking at; that is especially important as questions get more specific.
The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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