As we study Geography I have encouraged students to play Geoguesser, an online game in which players are presented with images of world locations and must place a pin on a map to guess where the picture was taken. The closer the guess, the more points awarded. What are guesses based on? Locations have both physical and human characteristics. Perhaps the location is desert, forest, or grassland. These physical characteristics might help us guess. What often tells us more are human characteristics. What side of the road are cars driving on? What language is on the signs? In the end the closer the guess, the more points earned.
I am sponsoring a friendly GeoGuesser competition among students. To participate add comments to this blog post with your score and then send the screenshot to email@example.com. I will maintain a leader-board and update it weekly. We will see how high the scores go!