• Geography Awareness Did you know that American knowledge of geography is one of the worst in the world? A National Geographic-Roper Study that surveyed young Americans showed that 88 percent of those questioned could not find Afghanistan on a map of Asia. Sixty-three percent could not find Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map, and 75 ...
  • Making the Case for Geography in our Schools – One Viewpoint Recent geography graduate student Christina Salas has written a commentary on the state of geographic education, reviewing the lack of instruction in schools.
  • Why Geography Matters This three minute video, put out by Google Earth, provides some insight into what geography is and why it matters through the eyes of students.
  • Take the Geography Challenge The world’s largest on-line geography quiz contest, located at the Geography Zone, provides the opportunity to test your geographic knowledge.
  • Geography Quiz: Middle East / North African Countries With the Middle East and North Africa in the news, here’s a chance to test your knowledge of the location of these countries.
  • The National Geographic Bee Finals are Here – Test Your Knowledge The US National Geographic Bee national finals will be taking place later this month, on May 24 – 25.
  • Geography Game – Match the Country to the Map Our newest geography game link comes from KidsGeo.com. In this game, you can test your skill in placing 21 random countries in the correct place on a world map as fast as possible.
  • iPads and Technology Trends In Education Trekking the Planet plans to leverage technology during our journey by not only providing classrooms with pictures, audio and video from the road, but by leveraging the iPad to interact with our educational modules directly on that device.
  • 10 Fun Geography Activities with Free Trekking the Planet Materials As we discuss our journey with educators, we have been encouraged by the many ideas on how our materials can be used in the classroom. Below you will find just some of these FUN! activity ideas.
  • Try the GeoNet Geography Game! This latest game allows you to test your skill for either the United States or a worldwide continent / region. Once an area is chosen, multiple choice questions can be answered in one of six areas. The difficulty level of the questions can also be set.
  • New Match the Continents Game The newest game focuses on the continents of the world and invites you to assemble each one, using six puzzle pieces.
  • Try the World Geography Quiz! This newest quiz poses ten world geography multiple choice questions to test physical and human geography. Looking for a U.S. version? There are also quizzes to test knowledge of the 50 states and capitals.
  • New Geography Directional Quiz This is a challenging game! A series of ten questions will test which of four options is the furthest north, south, east or west.
  • School Presentation Part 1: Why Study Geography? We are releasing a series of videos covering our student presentations. This first one is from our visit to an intermediate school and highlights geography and its importance in today’s global society.