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9780761535713

The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook

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    9780761535713

  • ISBN10:

    0761535713

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-05-28
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press

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Summary

The Ultimate Geography Bee Resource Guide Geography Bees are hot, with millions of fourth through eighth graders competing in National Geographicsponsored Bees every year! This indispensable guide will systematically prepare your child to beat the competition andwin!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 kidand maybe even win a scholarship to college!

Author Biography

<b>Matthew T. Rosenberg</b> is the author of <i>The Handy Geography Answer Book</i> and is the full-time guide to geography for About.com. He has served as a judge on the California National Geographic Bee. <br><br><b>Jennifer E. Rosenberg</b> is a historian and full-time guide for the About.com 20th century history site. The Rosenbergs live in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
PART ONE ABOUT THE GEOGRAPHY BEE 1(20)
The National Geographic Bee
3(10)
What Is the National Geographic Bee?
3(6)
Past National Geographic Bee Champions
9(3)
Getting the Geography Bee in Your School
12(1)
Tips for Competing
13(8)
It's an Unfair Competition
13(2)
Getting Ready for Competition
15(2)
Answering the Questions
17(2)
What If You Lose?
19(2)
PART TWO BEE PREPARED 21(194)
What You Need to Know
23(8)
How to ``Bee'' Prepared
24(1)
Who Has the Answer?
25(2)
What You Will Need for Preparation
27(2)
Get Started!
29(2)
Level 1: Location, Location, Location
31(20)
How to Study Locations
32(2)
United States
34(2)
Africa
36(2)
Asia
38(2)
Europe
40(2)
North America
42(2)
Oceania
44(2)
South America
46(2)
The World
48(3)
Level 2: This Land Is Your Land
51(34)
A Guide to Studying the United States
51(1)
Outline Maps
51(2)
The Quick Guides
53(32)
Level 3: We Are the World
85(88)
A Guide to Studying the Countries of the World
85(1)
How to Study the Countries
86(1)
The Quick Guides
87(86)
Level 4: I've Got a Little List
173(14)
World Online Resources
174(1)
U.S. Online Resources
175(1)
Lists
175(12)
Level 5: Earthworms to Earthquakes
187(24)
A Guide to Studying Physical Geography
187(1)
Memorize the Terms
188(1)
Additional Sources
188(1)
The Terms
189(22)
Level 6: Extra! Extra! Read All About it!
211(4)
Current Events
212(1)
If It's Not in a Book, How Do I Find It?
212(1)
It Is in a Book!
213(1)
Map Reading
213(1)
Maps
213(1)
Pictures
214(1)
PART THREE PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED 215(14)
A Parent's Guide to the Bee
217(6)
How Best to Support Your Child
217(1)
What Can You Do?
218(5)
A Teacher's Guide to the Bee
223(6)
Geography As Part of Your Curriculum
223(1)
When Should You Start?
224(1)
Teaching Geography
225(1)
Practice Geography Bees
226(1)
Form Geography Clubs
227(1)
Encourage Individual Preparation
227(2)
PART FOUR 1,001 SAMPLE QUESTIONS 229(122)
United States
231(22)
World
253(28)
Physical Geography
281(20)
Human Geography
301(22)
Historical Geography
302(5)
Cultural Geography
307(5)
Economic Geography
312(5)
Political Geography
317(6)
The Environment
323(6)
Current Events
329(6)
Map Reading
335(6)
Potluck Geography
341(10)
Appendix 351(8)
Index 359(6)
About the Authors 365

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