Our newest quiz is courtesy of TravelPod.com. There are several challenges here, ranging from the world to individual continents.
We recently took a list of some of our most frequently asked questions and each took turns answering them. Learn why we are taking our trip, our packing strategy and our communication plans on the road.
This is a challenging game! A series of ten questions will test which of four options is the furthest north, south, east or west.
Part of the mission of Trekking the Planet is to promote an active lifestyle as we undertake a series of hikes during our 14-month journey. Our hope is our example will encourage others to find ways to become more active as well.
One of the basic principles of Trekking the Planet is a preference for travel that is “closer to the ground”. One benefit of ground travel is the reduced “carbon footprint” over airplanes.
The newest game focuses on the continents of the world and invites you to assemble each one, using six puzzle pieces.
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.
The US National Geographic Bee national finals will be taking place later this month, on May 24 – 25.
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.
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 percent could not point out Iran or Israel.