Destination Unknown is a very slick online geography game using Instagram photos. It’s particularly good because it offers hints. Unfortunately, since it utilizes Instagram, there’s probably no guarantee that all the photos will be classroom appropriate, though I didn’t see anything bad when I played the game.
Because of that potential issue, and because it may not be around for the long-term (since it’s sponsored as a promotion by a company), I’m not going to add it to The Best Online Geography Games. But it still might be worth a visit.
“3 guys Irish dancing around the world” is the latest video showing travelers doing the same thing in different countries. The genre was begun by “Where The Hell Is Matt,” which continues to be the best.
“I was not sorry for loving Charleston or for leaving it. Geography had made me who I was.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
“Do you understand the sadness of geography?” ― Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
“All I ever wanted was a world without maps.” ― Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
Pick one quotation from these three and respond to the writing prompt:
What do you think the writer is saying about geography? To what extent do you agree with what he or she is saying? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.
Quotes found at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/geography?page=1
There are quite a few online geography games out there, and you can see them at The Best Online Geography Games. Many of them are pretty hard, and can be frustrating to students.
Spacehopper is a new online game that isn’t easy but, after showing you a Google Street View image of a location, provides clues that make it less difficult. You’re shown a map with various dots on it, as well as the map outline of the country. After three guesses, you’re given the answer along with information on the location.