Georgia to Maine in seven steps

Students in Tim Hebda’s 4-5 class were recently immersed in the thematic study of westward migration in the United States. Territorial and state geography is an essential part of the story, so Tim decided to employ technology—including cameras, projectors, and Skype—to connect Waynflete students with similarly aged students in “mystery locations” around the world. His hope was that these conversations would help students comprehend the scale of some of these travels.

Starting with “are you east or west of the Mississippi?”, it took seven guesses for Waynflete students to pinpoint the location of the mystery school: Georgia!

Tim has several more mystery Skypes planned in the coming weeks, including locations outside of the United States.

How many guesses would it take for you to pinpoint the location of a random Skype user?

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