Penguin Hop

It's a race to learn the state capitals. Using a multi-player video game, participants hop from iceberg to iceberg as penguins in response to questions about state capitals. The real-time practice lets both teacher and learner assess their speed and accuracy. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create competitions between class members to boost geography skills
  • Use assessment tools to gauge learning
Classroom Considerations
  • Game is free, but a fee-based subscription service is available
Pros
  • Game is interactive and works independently and with other class members 
  • Activity provides immediate feedback 
Cons
  • None