Another one of my enjoyments is Geography. I’ve always been a sucker for a new atlas or watching a meterologist do her/his thing during the news. I love looking through Google Earth and each time that I do, I recall geography learning from secondary school. I get a kick watching the Geography Channel where a lot of this comes back to mind and there’s room for new learning.
National Geography also has a very popular quiz which is also available on the web!
It is a fun little memory jogger. Enter the 10 question quiz as either an Apprentice or an Expert and get to work. The clock and your memory and quick recall are put to the test.
Results are tabulated and you’re challenged to compete “with the world”. The world has nothing to be worried about with me but it’s a great deal of fun. It’s also amazing to think of the information that somehow I do know and can recall.
It’s not the sort of activity that you’re going to leverage into a full blown lesson but certainly it’s a great icebreaker and an opportunity to reinforce the importance of knowing geography terms. Give it a shot and see how well you do!
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