What a great way to review the geographical location of countries you study throughout the year. Students absolutely love this game so much they are disappointed that class is over in 50 minutes. I played this with my students throughout the year, usually at the later part of the year or end of the year, to reinforce students recall of countries geographical locations. It was a hit for the ten years I taught Geography. I couldn't wait to play it with my students because I knew how much fun learning was going to be!
It is important for students to have a basic understanding of the world around them geographically. This game requires students to challenge each other through identifying the continent of each country presented.
Example: On which continent does Malaysia lie? On which continent does Madagascar lie? The student that is able to recall the location, moves on to travel "Around the World". This game moves quickly so that students are constantly involved and eager to participate, cheering one another on.
My students were required to learn where each country was located though study and map quizzes. It is important that students be able to identify the geographical location of each country so that when they read/watch about current events, they have a geographical understanding of where the event is occurring in the world.
Yes, they can always look it up, but are they going to?
Once you prepare the cards you can use them year after year.