Badger Basketball Geography

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WIGA’s Badger Basketball Geography Program was developed to provide a creative and effective learning tool using the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s basketball regular season schedules as a means to help teach students about United States/North American geography.  While targeted primarily for grades 4-6, Badger Basketball Geography may well be useful in other grades (as well as in informal educational settings, and for parents at home). Each week’s lesson contains questions and activities that pertain to geographic aspects of the team/place/region the Badgers are playing each week. Program implementation should be easy and takes little preparation. Students should need only 25-30 minutes a week to research and answer the questions. Lessons are designed for you to photocopy and distribute each week to your students. Teachers (or parents) should feel free to make any necessary changes to adapt to the needs of your respective classroom (or learning situation). This is your program, so be creative and offer your students (or children) a unique way to learn and enjoy geography.

2017 Badger Basketball Geography

Files are posted in PDF format. Click the link to open the file in a new window. To download the file click on the download arrow near the top of the screen.
December 27-January 8

December 27 – Rutgers (Men)

January 1 – Michigan (Women)

January 3 – at Indiana (Men)

January 4 – at Rutgers (Women)

January 7 – at Minnesota (Women)

January 8 – at Purdue (Men)

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January 11-17

January 11 – Purdue (Women)

January 12 – Ohio State (Men)

January 16 – at Penn State (Women)

January 17 – Michigan (Men)

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January 19-26

January 19 – at Ohio State (Women)

January 21 – at Minnesota (Men)

January 24 – Penn State (Men)

January 26 – Michigan State (Women)

Activity (PDF Link) (Word Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link) (Word Link)

January 28-February 1

January 28 – at Rutgers (Men)

January 29 – Indiana (Women)

January 31 – at Illinois (Men)

February 1 – at Northwestern (Women)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

February 4-9

February 4 – Ohio State (Women)

February 5 – Illinois (Men)

February 9 – at Nebraska (Men)

February 9 – Nebraska (Women)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

February 12-16

February 12 – Northwestern (Men)

February 12 – at Michigan (Women)

February 15 – at Maryland (Women)

February 16 – at Michigan (Men)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

February 18-23

February 18 – Rutgers (Women)

February 19 – Maryland (Men)

February 22 – Illinois (Women)

February 23 – at Ohio State (Men)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

February 26 - March 2

February 26 – at Michigan State (Men)

February 26 – at Iowa (Women)

March 1 – Big 10 Tournament (Women)

March 2 – Iowa (Men)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

March 1-5

March 5 – at Minnesota (Men)

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

Tournaments

Big Ten Tournament

NCAA March Madness

Activity (PDF Link)

Answer Key (PDF Link)

 

2016 Badger Basketball Geography

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December 29-January 5

December 29 – Purdue (Men)

December 31 – Indiana (Women)

January 2 – Rutgers (Men)

January 3 – at Michigan State (Women)

January 5 – at Indiana (Men)

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January 5-January 13

January 7 – at Rutgers (Women)

January 9 – Maryland (Men)

January 10 – Penn State (Women)

January 12 – at Northwestern (Men)

January 13 – Iowa (Women)

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January 17-January 23

January 17 – at Illinois (Women)

January 17 – Michigan State (Men)

January 20 – Maryland (Women)

January 21 – at Penn State (Men)

January 23 – Minnesota (Men)

PDF Link

January 26-January 31

January 26 – Indiana (Men)

January 27 – at Nebraska (Women)

January 31 – at Illinois (Men)

January 31 – Michigan State (Women)

PDF Link

February 4-10

February 4 – at Ohio State (Women)

February 4 – Ohio State (Men)

February 8 – Purdue (Women)

February 10 – Nebraska (Men)

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February 10-14

February 10 – Nebraska (Men)

February 11 – at Michigan (Women)

February 13 – at Maryland (Men)

February 14 – at Indiana (Women)

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February 17-21

February 17 – Illinois (Women)

February 18 – at Michigan State (Men)

February 20 – Northwestern (Women)

February 21 – Illinois (Men)

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February 24-March 2

February 24 – at Iowa (Men)

February 25 – at Maryland (Women)

February 28 – Michigan (Men)

February 28 – at Purdue (Women)

March 2 – at Minnesota (Men)

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Big 10/NCAA Tournament

 

2015 Badger Basketball Geography

View our archived files from 2015 Badger Basketball. Files are posted in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats. Click the desired file type to open the document in a new window. To download the file click on the download arrow near the top of the screen.

January 24-January 25
January 24 (Men at Michigan)
January 25 (Women at Michigan State)

PDF Link
Word Document Link

January 29-February 3
January 29 (Women vs. Ohio State)
January 31 (Men at Iowa)
February 1 (Women at Illinois)
February 3 (Men vs. Indiana)

PDF Link
Word Document Link

February 4-February 10
February 7 (Men vs. Northwestern)
February 8 (Women vs. Iowa)
February 10 (Men at Nebraska)

PDF Link
Word Document Link

February 11-February 18
February 11 (Women at Minnesota)
February 15 (Men vs. Illinois)
February 15 (Women at Nebraska)
February 18 (Men at Penn State)

PDF Link
Word Document Link

February 21-February 26
February 21 (Men vs. Minnesota)
February 22 (Women vs. Northwestern)
February 24 (Men at Maryland)
February 26 (Women at Iowa)

PDF Link
Word Document Link

March 1-March 5
March 1 (Women at Penn State)
March 1 (Men vs. Michigan State)
March 5 (Men at Minnesota)

PDF Link
Word Document Link