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Study Corner

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Students studying with the Geo Bee Challenge app

Photograph by Lori Epstein

Lesson Plans and Study Resources

What's the best way to prepare your students for the GeoBee? Here are some activities and lessons from National Geographic Education that can help your students learn more about topic areas that frequently appear in GeoBee questions.

Geo Bee Challenge App



Do you have what it takes to be the next National Geographic GeoBee Champion? Find out the fun way with GeoBee Challenge on your favorite mobile device! This app is available for iOS and Android. Explore the world while testing your smarts. Now bigger and better with beautiful maps from National Geographic. 

• Multiple Choice Round: Answers come from a library of more than 1,300 National Geographic GeoBee questions. 

• Map Challenge Round: Zoom, pinch, and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1,000+ locations. 

• Bonus Rounds: Include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only we don't tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!



The GeoBee has teamed up with Kahoot!, a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn, to provide engaging quizzes to help students study for the GeoBee. More GeoBee Kahoots coming soon!

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Geo Quiz

Your students can put their geography knowledge to the test with the National Geographic Geo Quiz skill for Amazon Alexa. Try your luck with six new questions released daily—just ask: "Alexa, open Geo Quiz."

How to Ace the National Geographic GeoBee, Official Study Guide, Fifth Edition

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This is the ultimate guide for gearing up for the National Geographic GeoBee, an academic contest for students in grades 4-8.  Like the GeoBee, the guide has expanded its range of material to include social studies, earth and space science, the environment, and culture. Of course, geography is at its core, and the guide features the latest country and geographic statistics; selected new question rounds; updated resources; new tips from past winners; and a brand new country index full of vital stats. It's the perfect resource to help millions of school kids prepare to compete in the GeoBee. It's also a fun and helpful resource for trivia buffs, challenge seekers, and college-bound test-takers.

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