Where in the World Game – Week 4

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Statue of Liberty, New York City. Thanks for playing

Where in the world is this iconic mountain range?

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Where in the World Game – Week 3

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Walls of Avila, Spain. Thanks for playing.

Where in the world is this iconic statue?

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Statue of Liberty, New York City

Where in the World Game – Week 2

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada. And we have a winner. antilandscaper correctly guessed Las Vegas. Thanks for playing

Where in the world is this arched entrance?

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Walls of Avila, Spain

Where in the World Game – Week 1

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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Where in the world is this Sphinx?

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The Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

Geography Quiz #7

What is the first city to have more than one million people?

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Rome was the first in ancient times but began declining in 5th century bce. This population wasn’t reached again until the 19th century in London.

 

I’ve never been to Rome so I substituted. This is the Colosseum at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Geography Quiz #4

How old is the oldest known map?

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The Babylonian world map is dated to about 600 bce, however there is evidence that the Sumerians sketched maps on clay tablets to represent their city, circa 2,700 bce

No, this isn’t either the Babylonia or Sumerian map, it’s a map I created using MapPoint then tweaked the color to look older. I love maps, I enjoy making them, looking at them and touching them. I do use GPS but there’s nothing like the birds eye view you get from a map, the big picture.

Geography Quiz #3

What were the seven wonders of the ancient world?

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  1. Great Pyramid of Giza (only remaining)
  2. Colossus of Rhodes
  3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  4. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  5. Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  6. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  7. Lighthouse at Alexandria

Photo is the Great Pyramid, not of Giza, of Las Vegas