Have Fun with Geography!
Study the provided materials below and then demonstrate your knowledge at Continent Check in school.
What? WTV's geography enrichment program for grades 1 - 5. Students/Parents/Guardians download the study materials and have fun together exploring the world through geography. This club is optional, but heavily encouraged, to bridge the geography knowledge gap. It's a wonderful way to build a foundation for global literacy and inspire curiosity about the world, initiating your student's first steps to become a global citizen.
Where/When? Students study at home and are individually tested on Thursday mornings 8:30 to 10:30 in the school cafeteria. Additional information boards for the students are located in the library.
How does the program work? Below are links to download the study materials. Study at home.
Check Day: Students are asked to identify the 7 continents, and 20 countries/geographical features of that month’s featured continent, with emphasis on learning the first four countries. Students receive a stamp in their passport for every four places they correctly identify.
Students who get all 20 correct can go a step further and take “THE CHALLENGE”: identifying 10 additional geographical features. Correct identification of the 20 checks and 10 challenges earns foreign money.
Students who get all checks and challenges correct for the year (or top percentage) earn additional prizes and recognition.
Become a Continent Club Volunteer!
We Need You! Continent Club runs smoothly with 18 volunteers on the Thursday Morning Checks.
We test every student in the school individually!
Being a Continent Club Volunteer takes 2 hours for each check: 8:30 – 10:30.
There are 6 Continent Club Checks throughout the year.
Can you make it for all 6? Outstanding!
Can you make if for some of the checks? Great!
Can you make if for only part of the time during a check? That works too.
Would you like to support in other ways? Contact the coordinator.
Maps, supplies, and guidance provided on check day. Arrive early at 8:15 for an orientation.
Work individually with different kids and ages, testing geographic points. No geography knowledge needed.
Complete your background check in order to participate in all school activities.
*We need 18 volunteers on Check Day: THURSDAYS 8:30 - 10:30. Please arrive prior to 8:30, as the first class starts promptly at 8:30. What do you do at Continent Check? Volunteer Orientation Arrive after student drop off if you would like to help with Check Day set-up.
Who should you contact for Continent Club information? Click here!
Coordinator(s) organize the check days, print and cut out stamps, acquire prizes, update and provide the information to the website and teachers, and print out passports. The curriculum is already developed but allows for the opportunity to augment content. If you would like to volunteer or coordinate contact WTV's Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org