The 2019 Games are Coming in February!
We had 65 teams last year.
Kidlink Hopes that Everyone Enjoyed the Games!
Hello and Welcome from your project coordinator, Terry Smith, National Geographic Education Program, and associate professor of education at Radford University.
New for 2019: All teams must use a Gmail address for exchanging information. We are doing this because there have been so many cases of blocked emails and error messages when regular school district emails have been used.
This challenging project is for students ages 9 and up, typically in grades 4 through middle school. Because the age ranges can go as high as 16 with some of our international players who speak English as a second language, the project has two levels of play. The younger players are in the Primary Game (Groups A, B, and and sometimes we add a C group) and the older players usually are in the Challenge Game. Younger teams are welcome to be in the Challenge Game, but the level of difficulty is much greater. See the instructions on each of the links above for rules specific to these two levels of play.
Who participates in Landmark? Teams from The Czech Republic, Lebanon, Russia, USA, Germany, Taiwan, China, Pakistan, South Africa, France, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Israel, Canada, Spain, England and Slovenia.
Sample Videos: Mrs. Bashour’s class in Lebanon.
Project-based Learning in Global Competencies
The cross-curricular Landmark Games provide practice for developing the global competencies students need to succeed. While working with topics related to geography, history, literacy, math, and science, students are also developing the competencies with Collaboration, Organization, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Technology Skills, and Global Awareness. One exciting outcome is that Teachers develop enduring relationships for future classroom-to-classroom interactions around the world!
Application: How to Register and Join
If you have played before, you do not need to register again. Previous teachers can just send their information directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not played before and are not already a Kidlink member : Go to the following link for new teacher registration.
Networking With Other Professionals
We have a project Facebook Group (a closed group for teachers only – Please Request to Join) where important project communications are shared. And you can tell us about your part of the world, what your class likes to do, and about your school. You can communicate with other participants from all over the world. We always encourage creative use of technology so also communicate with Skype, Twitter, Padlet, and texting as well as email!