Is your child a Geo-Genius?

January 7th, 2015 by Marita Morones

Does your child know which state is known as the Peach State

because peaches are one of its major crops – Hawaii or Georgia?

If your child answered “Georgia”, then your child could become the next champion of the “National Geographic Bee” to be held at Mt. Helix Academy. . .

and one step closer to a $50,000 College Scholarship!

The bee will be held during the first week of February for all students who are in the 4th through 8th grades.

Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions a day, or by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1000 questions culled from past Bees.

“Bee” Prepared for the GeoBee

During the month of January the students of Mt. Helix Academy will have an additional opportunity to prepare for the GeoBee by accessing study tips, activities and contests.

Study Tip #1:  Start with a world map, globe, and atlas and become familiar with the continents, countries, states and provinces, islands, and major physical features of our planet.  Use outline maps of the world and continents to test yourself on this information.

Knowing the relative location of countries, islands, major water bodies, and major physical features is very important for the Bee. Be sure to also have a good understanding of where the major lines of latitude and longitude lie.

Contest #1:  In your child’s Homeroom, s/he will be given a copy of a Geo-Scavenger Hunt. With the aid of a map or atlas, your child will be asked to label each of the locations on a blank world map.