District Geography Bee
Coppell ISD will host a District Geography Bee for elementary campuses that choose to compete in the Spring Semester. The competition is open to all 3rd - 5th Grade students within the Coppell ISD boundaries. Each campus can field a team that will compete at the district competition. This competition is separate from the National Geographic GeoBee that is held each year.
2019 District Geography Bee
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Location: Coppell Middle School West (Large Group Instruction Room)
About the Competition
Using a format similar to the Academic Decathlon Super Quiz competition, students will work in teams of 3 to answer questions about places as close as Dallas County to places on each of the seven continents.
There are 6 students from each participating campus that comprise two teams: Team 1 and Team 2. Team 1 consists of 3 students and Team 2 consists of 3 students. During Round 1, Team 1 will answer a series of questions. Teams will switch for Round 2 and Team 2 will answer a series of questions. In case of a tie at the end of Round 2, coaches will have the prerogative to reconfigure a tiebreaker team. Questions will continue until the tie is broken.
Educator Resources for Geography Bee
Helpful Websites for Students
- http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ (Geo games, activities, information)
- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm (Geo games)
- http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/index.php (Explore the states game)
- http://www.50states.com/ (States facts)
- http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/ (Geography quizzes)
- http://www.maps.com/FunFacts.aspx (Map games)
- http://geoguessr.com/ (Geo game based on Google's Street View imagery)
- http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/ (Travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures)
- http://www.kidsgeo.com/ (Geography textbook for kids)
- http://world-geography-games.com/ (Geo games)
- http://www.abcya.com/capital_toss.htm (States and countries)
- https://newsela.com/articles/#/category/kids (Kid-friendly articles that include current events)