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Where in the World?

French Language Learners– Inspired by Carmen Sandiego™ Episode 7, kids use their geography skills to locate countries on a map.

Can YOU Find Them All?

In Episode 7, Carmen visits many different countries. Kids locate these countries on a map to help Carmen keep track of where she’s been.

Activity Instructions

Kids identify different locations on a map.

Estimated time: 10-15 minutes
Materials needed: An atlas, map, or Google Earth™, and internet access

  1. Have students tell which countries are mentioned in this episode. As they recall countries, write them in French on the board. (Alternately, you might ask students to name them in French.) The countries should include the United States (les États-Unis), India (l’Inde), England (l’Angleterre), Japan (le Japon).
  2. Display a world map and have kids locate those countries.
  3. Then, ask “Quelles sont les deux villes d’Inde dont on parle dans l’épisode?” (Mumbai et Agra)
  4. Have kids research the answers to the following questions:
    • Quelle est la distance entre Mumbai et Agra? (750 miles)
    • Dans quelle partie de l’Inde est Agra? (Agra est dans le nord de l’Inde.)
    • Dans quelle partie de l’Inde est Mumbai? (Mumbai est dans l’ouest de l’Inde.)
    • Quel site célèbre se trouve à Agra? (le Taj Mahal)