- Learn geography
- Build social skills
- Enhance reading comprehension
Social Studies and geography classes can be dull and overwhelming with facts. Educators and parents use different teaching tools to make the lessons more dynamic. A good way to keep children engaged and learning about social studies is through games. The World Game is one of the many card games that teaches about geography, flags, countries’ capitals and other facts. Like many card games, The World Game comes with different games to play focusing on a subject such identify the country’s flag or locate the country on a map. Through hand-on learning children get to memorize these facts and apply it to world history and social studies. Having appreciation for the world and its citizens children get to learn about other cultures and traditions.
The World Game and other similar board games concise the information of countries in small sentences and phrases in its cards. However, the questions in the game require that the players exercise reading comprehension skills. Children have to study and read about the countries in geography lessons in order to test their knowledge. One of the card games requires the players to use a world map. Players must identify the location of the country using the information provided by the card to locate it on the map. The player who can find the country first wins the point. These types of games are a good practice for applying the information discussed and use it in real-life situations. Not only being a visual aid but also creating situations when knowing about geography is important.
Besides the learning factor of games like The World Game, they are good way for everyone come together and have fun. Building social skills, children get to learn how to interact with others by coping the behavior of the other players. Making the learning experience a competition motivates the players to prove their geography knowledge. The World Game and other similar games give leeway to talking and banter between each play which can be used to discuss more facts about a country or social study fact. Children are actively listening and retaining the information while they are entertained. The World Game and similar games represent importance of knowing about the world.