Extension of Game
As an extension for review, students can again pick names of regions from a hat, box or basket, and once again working in teams or pairs, create clues about a secret location. They take turns solving the clues written by other teams or pairs. For example, in order for the other students to guess Brittany or Normandy, the team or pair can use clues such as, “It’s a gateway to the sea," “There are many grassy meadows here," or “Cider and crêpes we enjoy here; wine, you enjoy elsewhere."
For the Loire valley, they could make clues such as, “Blois, Chignon and Nantes are so beautiful" and “Come to the Tours wine festival" or “So many beautiful Renaissance castles". The Alsace team could create clues such as, "Would you like to eat some sauerkraut?’" or "There are many German place names and German foods here."
Your students will enjoy these French geography classroom games, especially if they make edible maps, and can enjoy some of the fruit and vegetables, and desserts after; no wine of course. Bon appétit les enfants!
You can use these ideas to have your students learn, review and thus reinforce the other themes of geography, such as locations, places, human interaction and the environment, and movement and communication. Eventually, they will also come up with creative ideas of their own, as they continue to enjoy these geography games.