The Geography Bee (Geo Bee) is a 15 year PTA-teacher partnership supporting geography education and friendly competition for third, fourth, and fifth graders at Woodlin Elementary. Fo more information please see the Geo Bee Overview.
Classroom teams, consisting of four students and two alternates, compete in one-hour long grade-level Geo Bees held in the multipurpose room each spring. Each classroom team works together to answer questions about geography and history for the regions studied, including basic landforms, bodies of water, and some cultural information. Question types include straight answer, “find it on a map,” and navigation- and direction-based questions.
Students complete study packets (40-60 pages in length) that include regional maps, information about history and culture, and geographic information. The content includes:
- Third Grade (download packet) – Geography of the United States
- Fourth Grade (download packet) – Refresher of United States’ geography + Canada, Latin America, Australia, and Antarctica
- Fifth Grade (download packet) – A sample of the rest of the world including Europe (10 countries), Africa (9 countries), and Asia (13 countries)
We want even more students to participate this year! Please encourage your child to compete their packet. Snow days are a great time to work on the Geo Bee packets.
|Grade||Packets Due||Preliminary Bees in Classrooms||Geography Bee|
|5th Grade||February 24, 2017||March 10, 2017||April 21, 2017 at 1:15pm|
|4th Grade||February 24, 2017||March 17, 2017||April 20, 2017 at 1:45pm|
|3rd Grade||March 3, 2017||March 24, 2017||April 28, 2017 at 1:40pm|