FES Students Participate in 2013 National Geography Competition

Target 1. Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Steps – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Each year thousands of schools participate in the National Geographic Bee, using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest encourages teachers to include geography lessons in the classroom and spark student interest in the subject.

geo beeHere is just a sample of the kinds of questions that students encounter in the Bee:

  • “Which state has a climate suitable for growing citrus fruits – California or Maine?” (Answer: California)
  • “What is the term for a part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into the bordering landmass and may contain one or more bays?”  (Answer: Gulf)
  • “The North Atlantic current brings warm waters from the tropics to the west coast of which continent?”  (Answer: Europe)

Fletcher students in Grades 4-6 recently competed at the school level. Our final Geobee competition took place this week.

geobee competition 1

Congratulations to runner-up Caitlin (Grade 6) and winner Claire (Grade 5).

geobee competition 2

Claire now qualifies for the Vermont State Bee in Middlebury this spring!

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