To learn the names and locations of the countries, cities, waterways, and landforms of Africa.
1 class period
The class is divided into two teams that compete to identify the countries, cities, waterways, and landforms numbered on an Africa map on the second lesson page.
The game begins when a player from Team 1 chooses any number on the map and gives one of the answers listed on the first lesson page. If the answer is correct, Team 1 scores 10 points. Everyone will then write the place name in the appropriate space on page 3 and cross it out in the list. When an incorrect answer is given, no points are scored.
Round 1 continues with Team 2 choosing a number and giving an answer. Rounds 2-10 are played in the same way.
When Round 10 ends, the game rules change. Players may now use maps in their textbook or in an atlas. The teacher announces the number of a place that has not yet been identified during the game. The first person on either team to raise their hand will be called on. If their answer is correct, 10 points are scored. If incorrect, 5 points are subtracted from the team’s total. Points are also subtracted if the person raising their hand first does not answer immediately when called upon. Play continues with more numbers being announced.
The team with the most points at the end of the period wins the game.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.