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GEOGRAPHY BEE

Linu Parajuli

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What is it ?
The geography bee is a contest for kids to see how much they know about geography. This is sponsored  by national geographic . This contest was to inspire children all over the world.

How long has the school been doing this?
The school has been doing this for sixteen years , despite the fact they missed one year ; many students hear have had a better understanding of themselves.

What do students think about this?
We interviewed TRACY.Y  ,ROCHANA MATSILCA ,Luke  , NIKE .

We asked them some questions , these are a few with each of the students responses.

DO YOU ENJOY DOING THIS ?
T: Yes it’s easy to answer and not hard. 
R: Yes  
L:YES
N:YUP

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE LEARNED ?

T: I think I’ve learned about facts about this country, need it in the future , I need to study more.
R:I have learned that I need to learn more about geography mostly North American  
L: More about geography , and that i’m at answering these questions 
N: More about geography geography and my capabilities.

WHY DID YOU PARTICIPATE?

T: It was fun to learn more about geography and it can help you with projects . 
R: I did it because I wanted to test how much I knew about geography.  
L: It was fun to do it and I also , got out of geography  work for social studies 
N: Because i’m good at geography.

WE also interviewed Mr.Mr. Ferrante the following the questions .

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS? 16 YEARS  (MISSED ONE)
WHAT IS IT ? national  competition
WHO IS SPONSORING IT ? national geographic
WHAT STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED? Every student can , it’s optional

HOW DO THESE STUDENTS BECOME INVOLVED/FINALISTS ? Win in the class competition

(7 ROUNDS) ,and they have to take a test to qualify,than you get invited to the competition

WHEN IS IT ? It’s in December (CLASS COMPETITION )

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

Win in the class competition (7 ROUNDS) questions are about countries, STATES , and GENERAL GEOGRAPHY NONAGE , some are multi question .

IS THEIR A PRIZE ? YES, MEDAL , certificate , Walk on stage at the next awards assembly ,miss class for competition finals , $50,000 Scholarship.

DO YOU ENJOY DOING THIS ? YES. It’s fun and challenging.

HAVE ANY STUDENT’S THAT PARTICIPATED SHOCKED YOU? YES,  in a good way. Many students surprise themselves as well. It’s interesting to see who knows their geography.

WOULD YOU WANT EVERY STUDENT TO DO THE GEOGRAPHY BEE (EVEN IF IT’S ONE QUESTION)? Not every student necessarily. Although it would be a great opportunity, I would never want to put my students in a situation where they don’t feel comfortable. 

DO YOU THINK THE STUDENTS GO SOMETHING OUT OF THIS? Yes, aside from the change in routine, many students learn the competition with a great sense of pride. 

MARK TWAIN SAID “God created war so that Americans would learn geography” DO YOU THINK THIS IS TRUE? No. Mark Twain made that remark with anr amount of humor and sarcasm, knowing that geography is important, because through global trade and technology, we are constantly in contact with the rest of the world. Events that happen around the world have a direct impact on us. Therefore, it is important to understand geography which involves cultural differences, resources, governments, and other factors as well.

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