A monthly quiz that focuses on world news of the month from a geographic perspective. The quiz is best suited for upper primary and lower/middle high school.
Fifteen multiple choice questions plus five mapping questions + answers.
How are schools using Geography in the News?
1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes.
2. Group research.
3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites.
4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year.
5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject.
In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom.
Comments from teachers using the quiz:
"..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week".
"Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world".
A new quiz is posted at the end of each month for you to buy and download.
GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS - A GREAT WAY TO ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS WITH THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM