I can't say enough good things about this activity. We love it and look forward to it all year long! It combines math, world geography, science, researching skills (with internet and globe/atlas), and learning about world culture and history. If you are interested, please visit Journey North Mystery Class, it is a free yearly event.
I hope we are correct this time around again...this is our third year participating and if we win, it would be our third win! Each location has a link to wikipedia, so you can find out a bit more about each if you wish.
Mystery Class #1 : Winnebago, USA
Mystery Class #2: Monteverde, Costa Rica
Mystery Class #3: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
Mystery Class #4: Christchurch, New Zealand
Mystery Class #5: Kuching, Malaysia
Mystery Class #6: Brussels, Belgium
Mystery Class #7: Princess Elisabeth Base, Antarctica
Mystery Class #8: Barneo, Arctic Ocean Ice Sheet
Mystery Class #9: Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Mystery Class #10: Onjuku, Japan
We will find out the actual locations on May 7th! Only a few days away...