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5 Feb
Rome and Greece

This activity comes in a geocaching and QR code hunt form. I reviews facts from Rome and Greece. There are two versions of the activity–one that uses GPS units (Geocaching), and one that uses iPads or iPods with QR code readers. Geocaching: 1.  Print the cards on different colored tagboard (blue, red, yellow).  Use the Answer Sheet to divide the cards between 6 boxes. Blue Cards Red Cards Yellow Cards 2.  Hide the boxes around the school yard and mark each location with the gps unit. 3.... » Read more

10 Nov
Jamestown Geocaching

In this activity, students use gps units, podcasts on iPads or iPods, and QR codes to learn about Jamestown. by Tina Coffey 1. Download Podcasts videos to at least 6 iPod Touches/iPads from iTunes. You can find them here: Podcasts. You’ll need the following videos: The Voyage John Smith Powhatan/Pocahontas Hardships Representative Government Women Slavery (I used this one as a practice example) 2. Hide 6 Caches with the following labels on each cache: Jamestown Cache... » Read more

7 Apr
Government (Civics)

Students read clues in chaces to figure out what type/branch of government the cache represents (Local, State, National and Legilsative, Executive, Judicial).  They write the correct cache number in the box on their answer sheet. Cache Clues Answer Sheet  Read More →

7 Apr
Figurative Language

Caches contain cards with examples of different types of figurative language.  Students read the example, decide which type of figurative language it represents.   They match the example to the definition on their page, and write their own example. Cache Cards Answer Sheet  Read More →

4 Apr
Puzzle Geocaching (Higher Level Thinking)

This activity was used with a gifted summer session.  The students were rising 2nd-4th graders.  The basic idea was that students moved in small groups through 8 different caches.  At each cache, they solved a puzzle that gave them one single digit number.  Once they had all 8  numbers, they went to a final cache.  This cache had two locks on it, each with 4 digits.  They used the 8 numbers they had discovered at the other caches to open the locks and get the “treasure.”  I used... » Read more

23 Sep
P.E. Exercises (with Algebra)

In this activity, students solve simple algebraic problems at each cache to find the number of times they complete an exercise.   by Joani Sotherden and Keith Robinson Cache Labels Cache Problelms Answer Sheet  Read More →

13 Sep
Constitution Day Geocaching

As  National Treasure Hunter Apprentices, students will hunt down constitutional geocaches and answer questions about them.   This activity goes with Constitution Day (Sept. 17). Cache Contents Answer Sheets Answer Key This activity was created by Joani Sotherden and Sherry Meredith.  Read More →

2 May
Geo Ca$hing (Balancing a Checkbook)

The Geo “Ca$hing” activity will allow students to practice basic checking account transactions. Senario: You are a realtor for Unreal Realty in Detroit, MI. You are unmarried with no kids and own a beautiful three bedroom home in a nearby suburb.  You have several things you need to pay for and would still like to have a little fun. Complete your check register according to the transactions you come across on your cache search. Do you have enough money? What is your ending balance? by Allison... » Read more

24 Apr
Geocaching Training for Teachers

This activity is for a mixed group of secondary and elementary teachers.  It contains sample caches from across the curriculum. Answer Sheet  Read More →

4 Mar
NCTIES Presentation

Click on the title of this post to see our NCTIES presentation! Click below to view our presentation: Session Presentation    Read More →