africa, americas (sans US and Canada) revisited…

“So Geographers in Afric-maps,
With Savage-Pictures fill their gaps;
And o’er unhabitable downs
Place Elephants for want of towns.”

— Jonathan Swift, On Poetry: A Rhapsody, 1733

With a smaller sub-group of erdkinder, we have been working on developing a game  (basic idea loosely borrowed from a boardgame designed by the good folks from IIT – Bombay; thanks for the lending of the Discover India puzzle, young Anjana) that can be played by elementary children, which would make children interested in the oft-neglected but fascinating areas of the world, such as the Titicaca lake and Peruvian Andes, while not forgetting the Bolivian Cochabamba – eventually we hope to make it to US kinda oft looked at places too.

We have collected the relevant information, design part is going on – and, in the next four weeks, these geography based board games (developed by the children, for the children) should be available for children of NammaShaale.

Geography is fascinatingly fun.

Related links from the blog:  South America Quiz | Africa, Africa | 

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