Students will be learning and they won't even know it! Mystery Skype is a fun lesson in which students in one class will pick a "secret location" anywhere in the world, and Skype another class who has done the same. Students will use their knowledge of geography to formulate "yes" or "no" questions and get themselves closer to pinning the other class's location. As easy as it may sound, Mystery Skype is a long process that takes a team of hard-working students who each have a specific job. Some students will be in charge of coming up with the questions, some will be looking at the maps, others will be taking notes on which questions have already been answered. Some students will even be in charge of going in between groups to transfer items and keep the chaos down. Regardless, it not only teaches students how to apply their knowledge of geography, but also work on team building!
In this packet, you will find:
--Notebook lesson of Mystery Skype rules
--List of job descriptions document
--Job assignments document (to fill in students' names)
--Think Tankers, Notetakers, and Google Mappers station signs
--Notetakers list to keep track of questions asked
--Additional Notes document for all additional students