Students will review map skills and research skills by going on a geography treasure hunt in the United States. There are 37 questions and each answer is either a state, city, landform, landmark, or number. Three questions have students identify which locations correspond to 9 latitude and longitude coordinates.
There are then 2 questions to determine where the "treasure" is buried (one letter from some of the previous questions will give students what they need to find the location). They must identify the state and the specific landform within the state to "find the treasure." They will then creatively, but plausibly, describe how they could retrieve the "treasure" from said location. Lastly, students will draw or describe what the treasure is that they have uncovered.
Time permitting, a map is included where students can mark the locations of each answer. The answers are included and if your students have access to research materials this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--Which states meet at “4 corners?”
--Which state is an archipelago?
--Which states are peninsulas?
--Which capitals, of which states, can be found at the following 3 coordinates:
--Where can the Teton Mountain Range be found?
--Which state is known as the Land of 1,000 Lakes?
--Which time zone is home to the most states?
--What is the northernmost state without a national park?
--Which state is home to Lake Cascade?
--Which state has the densest population?
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