Instructions, Rules and Examples
for Playing the Landmark Games

 We’ll have two levels of play again this year: Landmark Primary (Group A and Group B) and Landmark Challenge. School teams may choose to participate in one of these levels. The games will be carried out separately, but on the same timeline.  Each team creates 9 clever clues for a secret Landmark somewhere in the world.
(Send all 9 clues & your answer to the project coordinator when you join.)

Landmark Primary Game:
Primary Clues must have at least (1) one coordinate (latitude or longitude); (2) at least 1 relevant associated date; and (3) a hemisphere-related clue.If subject matter such as math or history is used to give clues, it should fall within the reasonable knowledge area of kids ages 9 – 11. Clues should be fact-based as much as possible. Finally, the Landmark must exist or have existed at one time in history on planet Earth.

Landmark Challenge Game:
This is the Pro game. Challenge Clues are open-ended as in our past Landmark projects. Our advanced players should keep in mind that the game is more rewarding and fun when others have enough information to make some progress. Remember that students from around the world are reading your clues. This means that some “local” clues might be impossible to figure out.  Please think globally.

Here are Clues and the Answer from Mrs. Lowe’s grade 4 in Australia,
(7A Team Penguins)

Week 1:
1. This landmark was an internment camp during World War I.
2. Several naturally occurring salt lakes can be found at this landmark.
3. This landmark has more than 13 shipwrecks in the surrounding area.

Week 2:
4. More than 500,000 people visit this landmark each year.
5. This landmark is located 18 kilometres off the coast.
6. This landmark is 11 kilometres long.

Week 3:
7. This landmark was named in 1696.
8. You can find this landmark between 100 and 125 degrees east longitude.
9. This landmark is in the southern hemisphere.

Answer: Rottnest Island

Sending Questions & Replying to Questions

When teams send email about these clues, the Questions must be constructed to be answered with Yes or NoThese questions are to be sent DIRECTLY TO THE TEAM’S EMAIL ADDRESS.

Example Question Email:
Dear 7A Team Penguins,
Week 1 question: Is your landmark in the Indian Ocean?

From Paul and Mark, (10A Team Wizards).
Chicago, Illinois.

Reply with a yes or no when receiving a question from another team. It is very helpful if you will send the original question back with your reply to help teams organize and track all of the project information. Be sure to identify yourself when you reply. And feel free to exchange other information and conversation as you interact in this project.

Example Answer Email:
Dear 10A Team Wizards,
Week 1:  YES! Our  landmark is in the Indian Ocean!

From Ann, Kate, Tom, and Sue (7A Team Penguins).
Perth, Australia

NOTE: Teams are not allowed to Guess the Landmarks during the project, but only to ask Yes or No questions. Responses can only give Yes or No, but no other details. We use Answer Sheets at the end of the project.

Work together in your social groups and enjoy this adventure. It’s the real thing, not  a practice, not a test, but  a real world challenge.  Good luck to all of our teams around the world!


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