The Official Geography Fair Web Site
Geography Fair Introduction
Welcome to the Geography Fair Web site. A
Geography Fair provides a creative approach to learning Geography. The
concept is simple - each student researches a country or region and reports
to the group using displays, posters, reports (oral and/or written), games, etc.
site provides resources for Geography Fair organizers as well as participating
students. For teachers and organizers, this site will assist in the planning
of a first-rate Geography Fair. For students, this site provides many resources
to assist in collecting relevant information.
- Resources for students provides useful information and links
to relevant sites to assist students with research.
- Resources for teachers provides guidelines and tips to assist those
organizing a Geography Fair.
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A Geography Fair provides a creative approach to learning Geography. It
encourages students to explore topics in geography in more detail than
what can be covered in the classroom. Since most students have not had
opportunities to explore the world first hand, the Geography Fair is a way
to bring the world to them. Additionally, Geography Fairs help students:
Geography Fairs can be interdisciplinary. Geography is closely tied with
history as it provides important information about the past. Climate and
landforms influenced migration patterns, how the land was used, and even
the rise and fall of civilizations. Geography is also closely tied to
economics. Natural resources and transportation networks greatly impact
the economy of a region. Geography also studies the relationship between
people and the environment.
- Gain a better an international understanding
- Improve research skills such as library and Internet use
- Develop presentation skills
- Sharpen their writing skills
- Develop time management skills
- Develop multi-cultural sensitivities
- Gain an understaning of the relationship between humans and
- Study specific topics that interest them
- Learn geography in interesting and exciting ways
Geography Fairs also work well for homeschoolers. A group of homeschoolers
may want to get together and have a home school Geography Fair. If a
group is not available, you may have each member of the family choose a
country or region. Or you may choose to pick one country and have the
entire family study and explore that country together as a family.
Another alternative is to see if there is a local public school conducting
a Geography Fair and ask to participate with the school.
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