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Starting to compete in geography bees? A seasoned veteran of the circuit? No matter what your experience level, this complete preparation handbook will boost your knowledge of all countries, major cities, rivers, and other geographic boundaries, along with information on cities, cultures, and industry. Human geography is also covered, including political, economic, cultural and historical geography. Learn about changed country names, as well as other crucial up-to-date information. Tips for parents and educators on preparing students will help students retain information, and acclimate them to a "bee" quiz format. Then complete the training with 1,001 sample questions and answers! 363 pages, indexed, softcover. Grades 4-8.
The Ultimate Geography Bee Resource Guide
Geography Bees are hot, with millions of fourth through eighth graders competing in National Geographic—sponsored Bees every year! This indispensable guide will systematically prepare your child to beat the competition and win! Inside you'll discover:
·Important rules, the best strategies, and essential insider tips
·How to avoid the most common pitfalls
·Proven study techniques from teachers and parents
·Facts about every U.S. state and every country in the world
·1,001 practice Bee questions and answers
·And much more!
School geography is no longer a matter of simply memorizing U.S. states and capitals. Today's students must also know the physical, political, economic, and cultural geography of the world, with current events thrown in for good measure. Because many states now mandate geography comprehension for students, this must-have resource for students, parents, and teachers will help any child become a geography whiz kid—and maybe even win a scholarship to college!
Matthew T. Rosenberg is the author of The Handy Geography Answer Book and is the full-time guide to geography for About.com. He has served as a judge on the California National Geographic Bee.
Jennifer E. Rosenberg is a historian and full-time guide for the About.com 20th century history site. The Rosenbergs live in Northern California.
"A vast array of information presented in a thorough yet interesting way. I can't think of a better resource to aid those connected with the Bee."
—Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., educator and geographer, U.S. Geological Survey
"Indispensable! If you could use just one source to study for the National Geographic Bee—this is it. Fantastic!"
—Edward Grode, principal of Perry School, America's first "geography theme-based" elementary school and moderator for the Pennsylvania Geography Bee
"A gold mine of useful information for anyone preparing for the National Geographic Bee. The study guide alone makes this a must-have resource for any geography teacher."
—Brad Bowerman, geography teacher and operator of "Geography World" online