March 11, 2008 677 0Add
Type of Educational Content
Elementary and Middle (K-8)
From site: Globetrackers Mission is a unique, engaging way for students in grades 2-6 to learn geography, map skills, and world cultures through an episodic story. Each week, a new episode, in the format of a blog post, appears on the Globetrackers Mission site. The blog is written by fictional teenagers Geo and Meri as they travel the seven continents of the world on a secret mission for an unnamed government agency. They seek clues and travel under the supervision of their Uncle Globetracker, writing the blog as part of their requirements for missing high school work. Classes who follow the mission learn standards-based terms and concepts of world geography as they respond to Geo and Meris think-aloud questions using maps, images, and links that Geo and Meri provide. Concepts include landforms, map skills, cultures, major landmarks, continents, oceans, rivers, and more. LearningReviews note: You will need to have Google Earth loaded on your computer to play the game.
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