Saturday, November 5, 2022

GeoQuiz History Edition - A Fun and Challenging Geography Game

The start of Geography Awareness Week is nine days away. It's probably my favorite academically-themed week of the year. (Yes, that's my social studies teacher background coming through). Over the next week or so I'll be sharing a bunch of great resources for teaching and learning about geography. To start things off I have a fun and challenging game for history students. 

Geoquiz History Edition is a fun and challenging map game for history buffs. The game works like similar geography games in which you're given the name of a place and have to place a marker on a blank outline map as close as possible to the actual location. In Geoquiz History Edition you're given the name of a battle or the name of historically significant landmark. The War Battle edition of the game lists battles from wars all over the world throughout history. The Heritage edition of the game lists historically significant places in the heritage of a country or culture.

Geoquiz History Edition is played without the need to register or sign into any kind of account. Each round of the game contains ten prompts. You're given immediate feedback as to how accurate your guess was. That feedback comes in the form of a line drawn from your placemarker to the correct placemarker.

Watch my short video that is embedded below to see how to play GeoQuiz History Edition. 

Applications for Education
Geoquiz History Edition doesn't have categories so all prompts are completely randomly selected from locations all over the globe. For that reason the game is probably best used as a way to spark interest in learning more about the places that appear in the game.

Documents, Maps, and Clocks - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where it is unusually warm for November. There have been many years in the past when I have been skiing by this point in the fall. Today, we're going to the beach! We won't swim because the water is quite cold despite the warm air temperature. Instead, we'll have fun exploring and looking for beach treasures. But before doing that we have more leaves to rake which is a different kind of fun. I hope that whatever the weather is wherever you are in the world that you have a fun and relaxing weekend!

This week the inaugural class of Animated Explanations began. I've been amazed at how many people signed-up for the class and the kind feedback that I've received so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how the second week goes. If it continues to go well, I might run it again later in the school year. 

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. A New Primary Source Crowd-sourcing Project from the Library of Congress
2. How to Make Multimedia Maps on Padlet
3. How to Create a Digital Map Collection in Wakelet
4. The End of Daylight Saving Time is Near...for this year
5. How to Import PDFs Into Book Creator Projects
6. Why We Procrastinate and Tips to Stop Doing It
7. The Difference Between Stocks and Bonds

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