Each GeoPlunge box consists of five decks of geography-related cards that:
Our GeoPlunge digital app available through Google Play or the Apple Store
can help students improve their geo-literacy.
Each HistoryPlunge box consists of 7 decks of U.S.history-related cards that may be used in a variety of ways to play games that:
And best of all, BOTH GAMES ARE FUN and foster the love of learning.
Launched in Washington, D.C. in 2004, thousands of students in grades 3 – 8, including a large portion from DC Public Schools, have participated in two GeoPlunge tournaments each year. Our events bring together students from various schools, teachers, mentors, parents, siblings, and volunteers from area businesses as the players compete for awards in achievement, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Our inaugural HistoryPlunge tournament will take place on November 19, 2019 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery.
Wherever you are located, we invite you to join us at our tournaments in Washington, D.C. or create your own intra-school or larger tournament. Multi-school tournaments have also taken place in St. Louis and other cities. We have a tool-kit to get you started and we’re here to help.
Game-based learning has many valuable benefits:
Our mentors (teachers, school librarians, academic specialists, and community volunteers) have used GeoPlunge in the classroom or as an after school program for over a decade. Consistent feedback has shown that the games motivate students to learn, even those who were not necessarily interested in school before. In addition to improving geo-literacy, participating students have increased confidence, self-esteem, plus developed preparation skills and study habits that have carried over to other subjects.