Young people need to know about the world in which they live. Here are some activities you may find of value to use with your students.
My students enjoyed doing these short map safaris to solve a secret message:
Find the answer to the following geographic puzzler. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.
A. The world's largest desert is 3.5 million sq. miles in size and is found in Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia , Algeria and other nations of Africa: ____________(5)
B. The world's largest waterfall is found in Venezuela and is 3212 ft. high:____________________ (1)
C. The world's longest mountain range is found in South America. It is about 5000 miles long:______________(4)
D. This is a famous cave in southwestern France where wonderful cave paintings have been found: _____________ (3)
E. The world's highest navigable lake is found in the South American country of Peru. It is about 12,500 ft. above sea level:______________(2)
Try my geographic secret messages(PART 1). Students find the answers to geographic questions and then use the first letter of the answer to arrive at a secret message. When the questions are answered, the "secret" term(a geography term) will be revealed! There are 5 geographic messages to solve. Grades 5 and up. Great end of year activity! $3.00
Additionally, here are some other activities to use with your students to foster geography which I developed for Scholastic's Instructor Magazine: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/quick-ideas-grades-6-8-0
Education World has another activity: Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/waffenschmidt/waffenschmidt009.shtml
Education World has also published another of my activities: Geography Safaris A-Z :http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/geography_az/geography_az013.shtml
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