Have you considered using virtual treasure hunts to help your students learn world geography?
Mission Map Quest is a great tool for teachers to use to create their own review questions for geography and history. Clues can be based on geographic features or political events. For example, you can create a clue that asks students to identify where the American Civil War began. You also can include a clue like "the longest river in Africa empties into this body of water." When you want your students to try your Quest, just give them the web address of the challenge or have them scan the QR code assigned to your Quest. You might want your students to create Map Quests that they share with their classmates.
Here's the link to a sample map treasure hunt from a student perspective, created by using Mission Map Quest. The demonstration has a WWI theme.
Do you see possibilities for using this tool with your students? Please share your ideas here.
Do you have other methods for helping your students learn how to identify places around the world?
If you are looking for ways students can learn about science and geography through the study of expeditions around the world, then check out Digital Explorer that publishes educational materials connected to expeditions. The organization has also connected classrooms to expeditions through live video conferences. Whether or not your classroom follows an expedition, you can still find useful materials to use in your lessons.
Do you have suggestions for using these expeditions to teach some of your classroom lessons?