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Map Quest: Find the Perfect Hideout

Inspired by Carmen Sandiego Episode 9, kids try to locate places in the world that would make good hideouts.

Where Would YOU Hide?

In Episode 9, Carmen tries to hide from VILE somewhere she can’t be found. Kids learn more about geography as they brainstorm places that would make a good hideout.

Activity Instructions

Kids locate the perfect spot to get away from it all.

Estimated Time: 15–20 minutes
Materials Needed: An atlas, map, or Google Earth™, and Internet access

  1. Explain that Carmen begins this episode on vacation in Tahiti, French Polynesia, where she
    thinks nobody will find her. As a class, find Tahiti on the map. What makes it a great hideout?
    Brainstorm a list of characteristics of a great “hideout.”
  2. Break the class into small groups and have them find more perfect hideouts all over the globe. Have kids present their hideout locations to the class with the reasons why they chose them.