Calling all Geographers

Nov 11th, 2016

Calling all Geographers –

Our Annunciation Geo Bee is right around the corner.   Get your atlases, apps, and curiosity fired up!  The preliminary rounds of the Geo Bee, for grades 4-8, will be held in December. Each of these grades will send two finalists to our Annunciation School Bee in January. 

From our Annunciation Bee, there will be one school champion who will have a chance to compete for a place in the state competition by taking a written, multiple-choice Qualifying test.  As many as one hundred of the highest-scoring students in the state will advance to state level.  The first-place winner from the state Bee advances to the national level, with an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the “National Geographic Bee.”

The National Bee winner receives a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a trip, and $500 cash. The 2nd place winner receives a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash. The third place winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and $500 cash. The 4th -10th place winners receive $500 cash each. The Bee is designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography. 

How can students prepare for participation in the National Geographic Bee?

  • See the Study Corner area of our website for geography activity ideas and study tips.
  • Purchase National Geographic atlases and Bee study books from the online store.
  • Take the online GeoBee Quiz.
  • Download the GeoBee Challenge App.
  • National Geo Bee Website

Note:  The Study Corner will give you lesson plans to help you study. We suggest finding some study partners (i.e. friends, siblings, family members), and then start studying this beautiful earth of ours, including:

  • Knowledge of place-names-and of the location of cultural and physical features around the globe.
  • Distribution and patterns of languages, religions, economic activities, populations, resources, and political systems around the globe.
  • Knowledge of cultural and physical regions or physical phenomena such as tectonic activity, landforms (i.e mountains, plains, grasslands, deserts), size, climate, bodies of water, soils, and flora and fauna around the globe.
  • Understanding of changes in places and regions through time, including how people have modified the environment around the globe. 
  • Knowledge of tools geographers use, such as maps, instruments, graphs, and statistics around the globe.

The format of the Bee calls for brief answers (one word or phrase), and the questions may require interpretation of maps, graphs, and photographs.  Best of luck to ALL!!!

 

Geographically Yours,     

 Mr. Pupkes, Ms Paul and Mrs. Laux