Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Fun Way to "Study" Geography

One of my students pointed me to this fun video of the Animaniacs singing a song about the nations of the world. This has been around for a while, but this morning was the first time I ever watched. Even though the song moves too quickly to be used as a studying tool it could still be a fun two minute introduction to World Geography.


Applications for Education
As I pointed out above, the song moves too fast to be used as anything other than an introduction to World Geography. The video did give me an idea for a possible student project. You could have students try to create their rhymes or songs about geography. Record the vocals (you can do this easily with Drop.io) to use as the background audio for a geography video of their own. The students could also use their rhyme or song as the audio narration of a Google Earth tour.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Geography Links You Might Have Missed
Show World - Geography Lesson Plans
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