The 2019 Games are Coming in February!
See the Sign Up Link Below.
Welcome from your project coordinator, Dr. Terry Smith. I’m a National Geographic Education Program Cohort Leader, a moderator with the GeoBee, and an AP Human Geography scorer – you can see why I love the Landmark Games – so much geography! I taught in the elementary classroom for 14 years, and my teacher education experience is with Radford University, Western Illinois University, Antioch University, and the University of Saint Francis. I hope you enjoy this global experience and the adventures of collaborating with others around the world!
Application: How to Register and Join
If you have played before, you do not need to register again. You do need to complete a Sign-UP form for this year’s project:
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.
Levels of Play
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 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!
Networking With Other Professionals on Facebook!
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, FlipGrid, and texting (WhatsApp) as well as email!