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About GeoPlunge

DCPS in partnership with the Arent Fox and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee presents an Annual GeoPlunge Challenge Tournament as part of their larger school partnership programs. The GeoPlunge Challenge Tournament is based on the game that teaches students about the geography of the United States. 

This event provides a team-oriented, exciting, educational competition that has a tremendous track record of success. This all day event is held at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and is open to students from grades 3 through 8, who compete in teams of three.

Why Participate?

This exciting educational event is a fun way to get students excited about geography. It is certain to bolster students’ knowledge of and excitement for geography and helps them master a key Social Studies Learning Standard – identifying all 50 states and their capitals. 

The game and this tournament provide an excellent way to teach students in an engaging manner. Both teachers and students who have participated in this event have raved about what an exciting, rewarding, and fun learning tool this tournament is.

Tournament Details

Who: 3rd - 8th grade students from DC Public Schools

What: All day tournament with prizes

Where: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

When: May 19, 2015

The tournament is a fun way to get students excited about geography, while they learn a key social studies standard. All participating students will receive lunch, a GeoPlunge hat and awards. Each GeoPlunge team has three students and each school can send up to three teams to the tournament. The teams from each school need to have at least one coach/teacher who will work with them and accompany them to the tournament. If your school has a different coach/teacher for each of your teams, be sure to list contact information for both coach/teachers in the registration form. Registration is now open.

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