2019 Annual Geography Bees and Class Challenge
Geography Class Challenge: Tuesday, January 15th
Grade Level Bees: Tuesday, January 22nd
(See guides at the bottom of the page. Good Luck!)
2018 Geography Competitions Results
Congratulations to last year's winners:
1st: Emily Sangalang
2nd: Princeton Lee
3rd: Adrienne Martinez
Class Challenge Trophy: 2nd Grade
1st: Cliff Connors
2nd: Joshua Bellon
3rd: Aaron Kim
Class Challenge Trophy: 5th Grade
1st: Skye Connors
2nd: Elhanan Anteneh
3rd: Aliyah Hampton
Class Challenge Trophy: 7th Grade
(According to WorldAtlas.com the Amazon River is now ranked the longest in the world. The Nile is the second longest. Lake Maracaibo is the largest lake in South America. And don't forget that Mt. McKinley in Alaska is now Mt. Denali)
All students take the class challenge, and the class average determines the geography class champs and grade level trophy winners for the year. See the guides below. They will be the same for the 2018 class challenge . Five individual competitors are chosen to compete in the bee from the class challenge results. Students then compete in grade level groups: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 to determine individual trophy winners. Individual trophies are presented for 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place finishes at each level. Students in 5th through 8th must earn at least a 70% on the class challenge to attend the bee. Junior high students recieve a study skill grade and a social studies grade based on their performance on the Class Challenge.
The CCS student agenda is a rich resource for geography. Quizhub is another resource with a wealth of information and interactive practice resources for all grade levels. Another helpful resource is World Atlas. Just follow the links below. Students are encouraged to create a personal guide for themselves.
***If the judge runs out of questions prior to the determination of the bee champions, students in K-4 will be asked the capitals of U.S. states and their locations. Students in 5-8 will be asked South American capitals and locations, and then African capitals and locations.
***Over the years, we have discovered that some resources do not always agree. The judges use worldatlas.com as the final answer source. The Southern Ocean is considered one of the world oceans.