where in the world?!

where in the worldThe Olympics are on! And the Tour de France, which is a favorite annual event in our house, just finished with Bradley Wiggins being the first British rider to finish in Paris in the yellow jersey and win the tour! Amidst all the sports and flags and teams, my son asked, “Where is Denmark? Where is Croatia?” This reminded me of what a great opportunity these international sporting events are for talking about geography. Myself, I always loved the flags. There are so many entry points here, whether interest is in the various sports, the athletes themselves, the graphics of the flags, guessing the abbreviation of the countries, or locating countries on a map or globe.  Go team!  -t

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