Friday, June 17, 2011

How would you improve the National Geographic GeoBee?

For earlier thoughts on the National Geographic GeoBee see
Catholicgauze at the Geography Bee Part 2

I just got done watching the 2011 GeoBee on TV. While fun, I could not help but notice the questions where mostly limited to regional geography and memorization of places. Since geography is so much more than that, I am wondering how you would add other elements to the GeoBee to make it encompass more of the field of geography (remember though, these are 4th through 8th graders so suggested changes cannot be too impossible for them).

Personally, I think the National Geographic Channel's Australian Geography Competition does a good job of having a quiz game that is more than just regional geography questions.

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