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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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Can you name these countries using only satellite photos?

Can you name these countries using only satellite photos? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The view from above.

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dilaycock's curator insight, December 6, 2014 2:15 AM

Fun and interesting way to start a conversation about what is geography.

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Using GeoGuessr in the Classroom

Using GeoGuessr in the Classroom | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

In May 2013, GeoGuessr came online and quickly became a favorite quiz game of geo-enthusiasts.  Using 5 random locations in Google Street View.  The game player can search the area in Street View and then make a guess as to where it is on the map."


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Melina Walton's comment, November 28, 2013 3:36 AM
Hello! I like your quiz design using GeoSettr. I actually cam here to your site today to gain some inspiration for some activities for the last lesson of the year. :)
Melina Walton's comment, November 28, 2013 3:38 AM
When introducing the variety of coastal ecosystems, I got students to design coastal GeoGuessr quizzes to challenge other groups - it worked so well!
Mrs. B's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:46 PM

FUN!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"The concept is simple, you create a series of clues that your students need to follow to identify places around the world. You can add as few or as many clues to your Map Quest as you like. When you're ready to have students try your Quest just give them the web address of the challenge or have them scan the QR code assigned to your Quest."


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Mary Coates's comment, August 12, 2013 5:55 PM
I think games in the classroom would be beneficial to teachers and students. It gives the teachers a break from lecturing and the students a break from listening the lectures. It really depends on how people learn and how they absorb the information, but for me I tend to remeber information when it is played on a game, or used in any interactive experience. I think teachers should at least try a few games in their cirriculum and see how the class responds to the way the information is given.
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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round

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Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Geography game

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:46 AM

Are you ready?

 

Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:07 AM

Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.

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How well do you know the world's countries?

How well do you know the world's countries? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The average person's geography skills are fairly poor beyond their region. Test your knowledge of the countries at HowStuffWorks.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 9, 2016 3:58 PM

The questions are more "recall" than "higher order thinking" questions, but this batch of 30 questions is still a fun break from the regular routine. 

 

Tags: trivia, games.

Audrey DeSisto's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:32 PM

On to geography...

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, February 13, 2016 9:37 PM

Questions...

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Do you know Africa?

Do you know Africa? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 3:41 PM

http://lizardpoint.com/geography/africa-quiz.php

This is easier because it shows you the shape of the countries. As for this quiz, I can locate any African country but some of them, not precisely. I'm able to locate Ethiopia, Libya and Angola obviously because they're bigger but not Togo, Eritrea and Rwanda. However, I can closely locate the smaller countries but not precisely.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 2015 5:21 PM

I love interactive maps like this.  These are the best way to learn where things are in the world geographically.  Africa is the toughest, for myself, continent in the world to be able to locate and identify where certain countries are.  This is in part because Africa has so many countries and also Africa is a part of the world that is not often taught in school, therefore you have limited thoughts and ideas about these types of areas.

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 22, 2015 1:54 PM

I have always been fascinated with Africa and its history. Through its history one can understand why Africa is the way it is today. Its a shame that Africa does not have more of a focus in the Public School Curriculum. Its played a huge part in developing western civilization, whether it be in ancient Alexandria providing grain for the Roman Republic or the coltan extracted through inhumane means in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa is a continent that has been raped and torn in a repetitive manor under a variety of foul experiences brought upon by western countries. These are the same western countries that are held of high interest and regards in subject manor instituted in the Public School System. Africa has also been apart of amazing developments of human civilization, for example the Trans Saharan Trade Route which linked Kingdoms such as Ancient Ghana to dynasties far in the Middle East. It is also the birthplace of man (no big deal). In either case there needs to be a stronger push on teaching/molding "Africa" (yes, I know... broad) into the curriculum. It is important in both understanding the history of the world, specifically western civilization and how it coined itself  “civilized.” Through introducing basic aspects, history, and dilemmas (both old and modern) it could inspire more interest and an expansion of knowledge from student to student. School is and will most likely continue to be Euro-centric and have large flares of Americana and other “themes” of North America. 

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Sevannah Harvey's comment, August 22, 2013 10:37 PM
I played the game and scored 7783 points on the game, but I don't know how good or bad that is. This game is really challenging because if you don't know the geography of a place then it will be hard to tell where you are. I generally knew which country the pictures were in but it was difficult to pinpoint which part of the country the picture was from. But again if you know your geography well then it will be easier.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:40 AM
I have seen many people on youtube mainly play this game and i have also played it a few times myself! Although very difficult it is extremely fun! I wish that it was for IOS! I would never stop playing this!
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:40 AM
I have seen many people on youtube mainly play this game and i have also played it a few times myself! Although very difficult it is extremely fun! I wish that it was for IOS! I would never stop playing this!
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World Cities Quiz

World Cities Quiz | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Try out some geography trivia in our World Cities Quiz: a great geography quiz that tests your knowledge of some of the major cities of the word!

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Saudi women allowed into Olympics

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"Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says."  In what is viewed as sensitive 'baby steps' towards inclusion for women in activities most in the West take for granted, females will be competing for the Saudi Olympic team in London, something that has been forbidden until very recently.  Allowing their participation also alleviates pressure from the entire team being disqualified due to gender discrimination.  (Apparently they can ride horses - will driving automobiles be far behind?) 


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Rj Ocampo's comment, August 26, 2012 6:14 PM
I believe its amazing to see women from Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympics. It gives them a chance to take a huge role in their society and may increase their chances of getting more rights in the future.
Audrey Williamson's comment, August 27, 2012 7:51 PM
i think it is great that Saudi Arabia is now letting women compete in the Olympics, it is a small step, but hopefully in the future it will be a gateway to much more freedom for the women.
Haley Wayland's comment, September 3, 2012 12:35 AM
I think it is amazing that Saudi Arabia allowed women to compete in the Olympics. It may just be a small step, but it may open a huge range of opportunities for the Saudi Arabia women. Hopefully, as time progresses, they will be able to have as much freedom as women here, in the United States, do.