Sunday, February 8, 2009

CNN Student News - Wildfires in Australia

CNN Student News for Monday, February 9th starts with a segment about the wildfires in Victoria, Australia that tragically killed more than 100 people over the weekend. The CNN Student News video is embedded below.

Google posted a map on their LatLong blog of the wildfires in Australia. I've embedded the map below.

Find Country - Improve Your Geography Knowledge

Find Geography is a simple map game that you could have a classroom full of students playing after just a minute of instruction. Find Geography asks students "Where is country _______?" Students simply click on the map where they think that country is located. If students give a wrong answer, Find Geography shows them the correct answer.

Here are three other geography games you may want to consider using in your classroom.
Free Poverty - Learn World Geography and Help The World
Statetris - Tetris for Maps
Place Spotting - Geography Riddles