This is a single player activity

Race against the clock or another student, wrapping a string around the tiedown, matching terms to their definitions.

Prepare by printing on card stock or construction paper, cut on solid, bold lines and fold on dotted lines. Two ways to print, the key on the back or without a key.


Some of the terms are:

  • Prime Meridian
  • Northern Hemisphere
  • True North
  • Equator
  • Urban Geography
  • Biogeography

20 Geography terms total

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  • Fold a piece of construction paper or card stock to create the appropriate size and thickness (I like three layers).
  • Print your terms on one side and the definitions on the opposite side, mixed, so they are not across from their term.
  • Punch a hole and add the string like the image below.

example of tiedown from