Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Every Olympiad: the Geography Challenge

Our family has a tradition (well, we did it in 2004 and will do it again tomorrow) of watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics and playing a geography game. The challenge is this: when a team comes out during the ceremony, you have to find the associated country on the world map. What is more you have to find it before the next team is announced.

Now this would appear pretty straightforward but for the fact that the smaller teams tend to be from the countries hardest to find. You have less than 30 seconds. I guess this year we could employ Google Earth to help us out but that would be cheating.

Anyhow, it is one way of turning a television event into an educational benefit.