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Lesson Plan

Geography Puzzles
Subject: Technology
Grade span: 3 to 12
Duration: Up to 2 sessions, 45-60 minutes each
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Building Skills and Understanding


In this lesson, students play online puzzle games that challenge their knowledge of U.S. and world geography. The puzzles, which vary in difficulty, engage students in a new learning experience that enriches this subject area.

Learning Goals:



Instructors should ensure students have basic computer mouse and keyboard skills and have experience operating a digital projector (if available).

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