A deck of challenge cards. Each card contains a challenge to identify geographical location(s) on the globe. See attachment. You can add more challenges, simple or complex, as required for the players.
ATTACHMENT - contains 30 challenges You can create more challenges of your own.
Guidance for facilitator
Your role as a facilitator is to conduct the activity – put together the material, give instructions, ensure fairness and no cheating, keep score, ask reflection questions and summarise the learning. Any extra tasks will be mentioned in other sections.
How to Play?
1If the child is using the globe for the first time, you might find it useful to start playing this game at Beginners level. The instructions for Beginners are here – The Globe Trotter – for Beginners
2Print the attachment. Cut the challenge cards and place them in an upside down stack.
3Choose a player to go first. Player 1 picks the topmost challenge card. The player has to solve the challenge written on the card in 90 seconds using the Globe.
4Set the timer to 90 seconds.
5The player will shout out the answers as and when he / she finds it. Or the player may note them down and show it to the others. The other players and the facilitator will verify if the answers are correct.
6Player 1 gets 5 points for every solved challenge. No points for incomplete answers.
7Turn passes to player 2, who picks the next challenge card. The game continues in the same manner as described above.
8Player with the most points wins the game.
Discuss / Reflect
Tips & Variations
1You can arrange for more globes or atlas, so that all players can solve one challenge at the same time and compete with each other. Whoever solves fastest wins the challenge and gets the points.
2If the players are learning about regions of the world, or about continents in the Geography class in school, then you can use those lessons with this game. In addition to identifying the location on the globe, the players will have to tell one significant fact about that place.
The Globe Trotter is an awesome game that helps improve a child’s observation skills and increases global knowledge.
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