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The official guide to the National Geographic Bee, this guide will serve as a road map to what you should be studying in order to ace the test! Including information on the contest, the format of the qualifying test, study tips, tips from Bee finalists, resources to study, sample questions for each round, and basic information on map and geography terminology, this book answers the question: "What's the best way to study for the Bee?" With tips on creating mental maps (with accurate scale), picking up geographic information in your other classes at school, looking for geographic information in "real-life," and more, this guide will give you a framework for thinking about the physical world around you. 127 pages with answer key, softcover.
How to Ace the National Geographic Bee aims to help kids in grades four through eight prepare to compete in the Society's annual geography competition. Featuring maps, photos, graphs, a variety of questions actually used in past Bees, plus an extensive resource section, the guide not only reviews geographic facts but also helps readers recognize themes, identify relationships, and understand how geographers think. In the 4th edition all statistics have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date figures, new question rounds have been added as well as new tips on how to study from Bee winners, and resources have been reviewed to ensure the most current offerings.
Steve Cunha is a professor of geography at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He is also the director of the California Geographic Alliance and the National Geographic Bee Coordinator for the state of California. He has taught middle school and high school science, community college geography, and outdoor recreation. He served ten seasons as a national park ranger in Alaska and in California's Yosemite National Park. He lives in Arcata, California, with his wife and three children.