BBC News takes a look at who makes up the cast of thousands behind the sporting event of the year.
The Olympics are a massive undertaking with both local and international impacts.
Global news with a spatial perspective: Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
Curated by Seth Dixon
The best trivia games and quizzes on the internet.
With over 800 games and quizzes on this site with varying skill levels, there is something for everyone here. Some are standard quizzes such as "European Countries" or "Asian capital cities." However some get you to reorganize your global knowledge in ways you've never considered. For example, What is the most populous city in the world for each given time zone (not that easy right)?
Flags of the world as piecharts.Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag...
This interactive link is a great 'guesssing game' activity, especially if they have access to a "flags of the world" page in their textbook to use as a reference guide. Originally found on the K-12 website http://www.engagetheirminds.com
This is the new and improved version of the familiar map can teach regions (formal, functional, vernacular) as well as the importance on TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture. As mentioned by Andy Baker, "This map is also useful for showcasing 'threshold' and 'range' from 'Central Place Theory.' For instance, I ask my students, 'Why are the Mid-Atlantic & California coasts boundaries (range) so small compared to Great Plains teams?'" Great idea Andy!
How many countries do you know? In this quiz, you've got 12:00 to name as many as you can. Go!
Don't click the link until you are ready to start, since the clock starts the moment the webpage is loaded. The countries change color as you type in a correct answer and the list below tracks the countries by continent that you've successfully found. This is a very fun, useful game.
"Ever since London mapmaker and engraver John Spilsbury pasted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut it into small pieces with a marquetry saw (circa 1760), jigsaw puzzles have been used as a tool to teach children geography. Today, they are still a fun way for kids to learn more about their own country as well as the nations of the world."
|Suggested by Lisa Fonseca|
US geography games - over 38 fun map games teach capitals, state locations, names and landscapes.
This website can be useful for students of all ages. These are fun interactive map games that can help in identifying states, capitals, and geographic regions.
I've posted one of these before, but this Google Earth puzzle comes with multiple choice options and instant feedback. Looking at the world via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have had on it. This multiple-choice puzzle based on 25 Google Earth images is part 2 of a series (part 1 doesn't have the multiple choice options).
|Rescooped by Seth Dixon from History and Geography in the 21st Century Classroom|
This is the best 3-D maze I've ever seen...kids of all ages love it (I really am just a kid at heart). But for geography teachers, this maze gets people to use spatial cognition to understand the overall pattern. For tactile students, this is a great item to have in a classroom.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Tangled on the App Store. Download Tangled and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Quite simply, this is the best game on iTunes that I have found for enhancing spatial thinking (and it's free!). The silver dots are all connected with lines (grey ones are untangled, blue ones are still tangled) and you need to find the spatial relationships that untangles it all. Geography is about understanding the linkages, connections and patterns--and our world at times can feel Tangled.