Welcome to Globetracker’s Mission!
Geo and Meri are resting up from their recent travels around the World, but already there are rumors that Uncle GT will be asking for their help again soon, this time with a trip around the United States. Teachers and students in grades 2-6 will want to check back here on October 6, 2019, for the latest Globetracker's Mission preview and details. The full "mission" for 2019-2020 will run from October through the end of April, with review activities during May.
You can learn about geography, map skills, landforms, and more just by following Geo and Meri's blog each week. They will need your help deciding what to do each week, so plan to spend part of your 2019-20 school year with Globetracker's Mission.
What is Globetracker’s Mission?
Globetracker’s Mission is a unique, engaging way for students in grades 2-6 to learn geography, map skills, and landforms through an episodic story. Each week, a new episode, in the format of a blog post, appears on the Globetracker’s Mission site. The “blog” is written by fictional teenagers Geo and Meri as they travel on a secret “mission” for an unnamed government agency. They seek clues and travel under the supervision of their Uncle Globetracker, writing the “blog” as part of their requirements for missing high school work. Classes who follow the mission learn standards-based terms and concepts of geography as they respond to Geo and Meri’s think-aloud questions using maps, images, and links that Geo and Meri provide. Concepts include landforms, map skills, cultures, major landmarks, oceans, rivers, and more.