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Geography Challenge

Breakthrough Parents, make it a fun weekly activity for you and your child(ren) to research the answer to our new weekly geography question of the week. How will it work?

  • We will post the question of the week in several places: on our website, on a poster in our entrance foyer, and on a flyer to put in your child's backpack. Students answer the question and submit to your classroom teacher by Thursday morning.
  • The answer will be announced at Friday's Community Meeting each week and posted in the same places, as we add a new question for the next week.
  • In January there will be a test containing the questions from the first half of the year in the Breakthrough Media Center for all children who would like to participate.
  • Grades K-3 will have the questions read to them and grades 4-8 will work on their own in separate testing periods.

Join the fun as we all add to our Geography "smarts" in the Geography Challenge at BMS!

Reference Maps

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USA Map1

USA map with names

World Map

World Map with names

Globe Map

Question #13

Can you Name and Locate the 4 U.S. states which have active volcanoes?

Question #12

Can you name and locate the 2 largest mountain ranges in North and South America?

Answer: The Andes and the Rocky Mountains.

Question #11

Can you name and locate the largest city in Africa and the country in which it's located?

Answer: Lagos, Nigeria

Question #10

Can you name and locate the world's largest sea?

Answer: Philippine Sea, 2,000,000sq miles

Question #9

Can you name and locate 3 South American countries through which the Equator passes?

Answer: Ecuador, Columbia, and Brazil

Question #8

Can you name and locate the Great Lakes (H.O.M.E.S.)?

Answer: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.

Question #7

Can you name the 3 states which border California?

Answer: Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona

Question #6

Can you name and locate the 6 New England states?

Answer: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Question #5

Can you name and locate the 5 U.S. states which border the Gulf of Mexico?

Answer: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Question #4

Can you name and locate the U.S. states that boarder Mexico?

Answer: California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Question #3

Can you name and locate the U.S. state with the longest coastline?

Answer: Alaska

Question #2

Name and locate the four oceans of Earth.

Answer: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Indian Ocean.

Question #1

Name and locate on your blank world map the 6 continents of the world inhabited by people.

Answer: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. and its subdomains are the only approved sites for Breakthrough Magnet School approved by school administration and the Hartford Public School System.

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