Grid references at London Zoo

Grid references at London Zoo

This lesson is suitable for children in KS1 and lower KS2. It is part of a wider unit about London Zoo and is an ideal preparatory lesson for a trip there. The colourful presentation first introduces children to grid references. It then challenges them to find animals on a map of London Zoo and use grid references to describe their position. In the activity, children describe the position of animals at London Zoo using grid references. It is differentiated two ways: LA - Children have colour coded questions so they can locate animals more easily. MA/UA -Children have to find the animals themselves. In the extension activity, children are challenged to give grid references of other locations at the zoo (e.g. the gift shop). If you like this resource, please review it! If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
Map skills lessons - complete set

Map skills lessons - complete set

There are seven (7) lessons in this bundle. It’s the complete set of map skill lessons that is usually taught to year 7s at the beginning of the school year. This bundle will cover your planning for entire first half-term. All the resources to deliver the lessons are included in the ppts. The ppts are very easy to follow and answers to practice tasks are included to make it easy for non-specialist who might be teaching this topic. The lessons are very practical so students will be doing most of the work while the teacher can provide one-one attention. The lessons included are: Qualities of a good map Map symbols Map scales Compass coordinates Grid reference Relief Contours A description of each lesson can be found on my page for each individual lesson.
suddy23
Grid reference

Grid reference

This is a KS3 lesson on 4 figure and 6 figure grid reference. Grid reference is a skill that students often forget so this lesson is ideal for a GCSE group and can be used specifically as a revision tool. The lesson can Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the grid reference, how to use four figure grid reference, how to use six figure grid reference, practice tasks. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Quiz, grid reference practice tasks, map task and short summary writing tasks. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
KS3 Map skills unit of work

KS3 Map skills unit of work

A collection of 12 lessons introducing map skills. These include continents and oceans, latitude and longitude, OS map symbols, direction, four and six figure grid references, relief and contour lines and the use of scale. The unit includes work on the major countries of the worls and Europe, as well as human and physical features of the UK. Each lesson has starter activities and success criteria, and is supported by activities and video clips.
fourstripe
Location of China

Location of China

Location of China This lesson allows students to map the location of china and describe the locational of China geographically using key terms and compass directions. This lesson has knowledge checks with a self assessment opportunity as well as an assessment opportunity with success criteria and modeling. Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: describe geographically The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB. Differntiated map of China.
carolinemcleggan5
Reflective editing global warming

Reflective editing global warming

Reflective editing global warming This lesson uses reflective editing as a literacy tool to improve students academic writing. Lots of modeling. My students really benefited from this lesson and their final piece was great. They even used the success criteria to peer mark. Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: To use reflective editing to improve academic writing. The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB.
carolinemcleggan5
Climate change and tropical storms

Climate change and tropical storms

Climate change and tropical storms Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: To examine how climate change influences storms This lesson has knowledge checks with a self assessment opportunities. The use of the AQA GCSE Geography Oxford book should/could be used in conjunction with this lesson.
carolinemcleggan5
BUNDLE:  Paul the Apostle Activity Books

BUNDLE: Paul the Apostle Activity Books

Here’s a wonderful bundle of resources to help you teach your students about the adventures of Paul the Apostle in a fun creative way. This BUNDLE includes two Activity Books: ⭐️Paul’s Journeys Quiz Activity Book: Includes 71 pages of fun and engaging Bible quizzes, maps, and creative writing & coloring activities. Plus detailed scripture references and an Answer Key for teachers. ⭐️The Life of Paul the Apostle Activity Book: Contains 20 Bible story units (119 pages) packed with activities covering Paul’s incredible adventures, including Road to Damascus, Paul in Cyprus, Paul & Silas in Prison, The Bereans, Shipwrecked! and many more! A fantastic way to introduce children to the early church and the crucial role Paul played in spreading the true gospel. Each unit includes a Bible story coloring worksheet, a fill-in-the-blanks Bible passage, a word search puzzle or crossword, coloring activity page and Bible Task Cards. Plus original illustrations, detailed scripture references and an Answer Key for teachers. Very little teacher prep needed. Just print the activity sheets you need, and go! WHO IS IT FOR? 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds) 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds) 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds) 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds) 7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds) 8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds) Visual Learners Homeschoolers Interactive learners For more inspiring educational resources visit: <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/pip29”>Bible Pathway Adventures</a>
pip29
Map skills

Map skills

There are 4 lessons in this bundle. Qualities of a good map: This lesson covers what is a map, what should all good maps have, how to draw sketch maps and what are mental maps Map symbols: This lesson covers what are map symbols, how to use symbols to learn about a place, identifying different OS map symbols. Map sclaes: This lesson covers what are scales, how are scales used, types of map scales, scaling things up and scaling things down. Compass coordinates: This lesson covers 4, 8 and 16 point compass, how to use compass and what are hemispheres.
suddy23
Shape and height of land on maps

Shape and height of land on maps

There are two lessons in this bundle on relief. The 1st lesson introduces the three techniques used to show height and shape of landscapes on maps (spot heights, colour shading and contours). The 1st lesson focuses on spot heights and colour shading in detail with good practical activities that will engage students. The 2nd leson focuses entirely on contours and how they can be used to describe the height and shape of the land. Here they are also goo pratical engaging activities. Both lessons are planned in detail and all the learning/teaching resources are included in the ppt. Just download and teach!
suddy23
Climate of Dubai

Climate of Dubai

Climate of Dubai Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): present data graphically. Analyse data The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Students will be able to create a climate graphy for Dubai and add on living graph statements as well as consider animal adaptations for the climate of Dubai. Climate data provided.
carolinemcleggan5
Climate graph Brazil

Climate graph Brazil

Climate graph Brazil Manus Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to) WALT: create a climate graph for the Amazon Rainforest- analyse graphs using evidence This lesson has knowledge checks and assessment opportunity with success criteria. Differentiation: Challenge sheet just instructions and data as well as living graph statements to organise Graph that has been started already for the less able.
carolinemcleggan5
Contours

Contours

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on reading contours. It is a very good practical lesson that will get students really involved in map work. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term contours, how to use contour lines, practice giving height using contours, how do contours show steep and gentle slopes, creating your own map with contour lines. Learning resources used in the lesson are; quiz, contour map work using grid references, matching contour lines with shape of land task, drawing contour lines on a map. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
rainfall and flooding including flood hydrographs

rainfall and flooding including flood hydrographs

rainfall and flooding including flood hydrographs Learning objectives WALT: suggest the causes of flooding. To present information graphically. To analyse and interpret graphs using data Complete with modelling and challange as well as differentiated flood hydrograph sheets.
carolinemcleggan5
Where is Brazil

Where is Brazil

Map work and geographical location description lesson. LOs: WALT: use key terms to describe the location of a place geographically Differentiation: hard, harder, hardest tasks. Assessment opportunity: geographical description with success criteria. Main lesson is in smart notebook. Resources are PPT/PDF. Knowledge checks included with self assessment opportunities
carolinemcleggan5
Solution to water shortages-speech and language day.

Solution to water shortages-speech and language day.

Solution to water shortages-speech and language day. Main lesson is in smart notebook Strong oracy focus with set roles such as builder, clarifier, instigator… The use of group work and development indicators is a strong focus. Heavily differentiated with writing frames, examples, different roles, organisation of ideas grid…
carolinemcleggan5
Geographical time line cards for students to sort and record

Geographical time line cards for students to sort and record

Start of timeline 4.6 billion years ago to present day. WALT: sort information into sequence. Task: You will each be given a set of cards You will need to discuss the chronological (date) order of these statements. Place them in order of earliest to present day and then record them in your books. You may simplify the statements. Differentiation: bold statements for east of use.
carolinemcleggan5
Map scales

Map scales

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on using map scales. As with most map skills lesson this is a practical lesson which will engage students at any level. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Explanation of what a scale does, common scales used on maps (ratio, word and line scales), how to use scales, how to scale objects up and down, practice tasks. Learning resources used in the lesson are; map task, scaling things up practice task sheet, scaling things down practice task sheet, peer learning. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Australia booklet

Australia booklet

This was created for our Australian Day we had in Y5. You need to use this resource in conjunction with the ticket resource. I placed information sheets around the class on 4 tables alongside books about Australia. Then, on two tables I had artefacts I made myself - with information to explain it. I had a range of artefacts stuff. The children loved it and thought it was all for real. They used this booklet to gather information (from the sheets/books), they could draw images of the artefacts and write about it. This is why you will see the different sections. I kept if small as the activity was only for about 20-30 minutes - after a discussion about locality, climate, etc. I had a suitcase with a variety of clothes for different seasons and we had a little discussion about the current season and what type of clothes to pack (for the flight activity that was due after the museum activity). I hope you find it useful.
Lets
Australia Day - Museum Tickets

Australia Day - Museum Tickets

We had an Australian Day and different ‘activities’. One activity was the ‘museum’ whereby children had to research artefacts and other information. To make it more fun, they had to present their tickets before they could enter the ‘museum’, which was a class set up with everything around the room. They had a little booklet (see booklet resource) and had to complete the booklet by using the resources in the ‘museum’.
Lets
CHINA - Printable Handouts with map and flag

CHINA - Printable Handouts with map and flag

Introduce your students to China with this printable handout of two worksheets (plus answer key). Your students will read a brief overview of China (location, capital, language, flag), write ‘Beijing’ next to the star on the map to show the capital of China, color the flag and map, then use the map and compass to answer 10 questions. Colored pencils or crayons are needed for this activity. For use with Interactive Notebooks: After your students complete the handouts, they will cut out the map, flag and compass and paste into the notebook under the topic Asia / Sub-topic: China. Under the map, your students will write a summary in their own words of what they now know about China. Thank you so much for using my Geography worksheets in your classroom! Notes: China shares land borders with 14 countries: Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, and North Korea. Pacific Ocean. Cardinal ordinal directions.
tspeelman
Tropical rainforest climate graph

Tropical rainforest climate graph

This is a PowerPoint with a tropical rainforest climate graph template. The template is able to be printed for the students to complete using the data that is on the slide (along with instructions). I have found students to really struggle with the units/spacing when creating their own climate graphs. The final slide is an animated graph that is completed. This allows for effortless peer/self assessment.
theomiller9
Hot desert climate graph

Hot desert climate graph

This is a PowerPoint with a hot desert climate graph template. The template is able to be printed for the students to complete using the data that is on the slide (along with instructions). I have found students to really struggle with the units/spacing when creating their own climate graphs. The final slide is an animated graph that is completed. This allows for effortless peer/self assessment.
theomiller9
Investigating Rivers

Investigating Rivers

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Investigating Rivers - medium term plan & topic title page

Investigating Rivers - medium term plan & topic title page

This is the medium term plan for the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. A topic cover page is also included. The presentations and activities described in this unit plan are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Rivers - Understanding the impact of floods and droughts

Rivers - Understanding the impact of floods and droughts

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). First the presentation asks children to look at rainfall patterns in the UK. It then goes on to investigate how flooding can occur when too much rain falls in a short period of time. Different types of flooding (e.g. tidal flooding) are also covered. Then children explore the consequences of too little rain - i.e. drought - and the effects this can have. In the comprehension activity, children answer questions based on a text called ‘Floods and Droughts’. It is differentiated two ways: LA: Easier comprehension questions with an extension (pre-reading the text is also recommended). MA/UA: Harder comprehension questions with an extension. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Thinking about the different ways we use water

Thinking about the different ways we use water

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). The presentation asks children to think about all the different ways we use water and where we get it from. Are these uses necessary (needs) or luxury (wants)? Children then categorise these uses as commercial/industrial, agricultural, recreational or community. Lastly, they are asked to consider how we can balance human water requirements with those of Earth’s wildlife. In the activity children sort photos of different water uses into six different categories. The extension then challenges them to classify each water use as either necessary or luxury and explain their reasoning. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Rivers - Investigating features of the River Thames on maps and satellite photos

Rivers - Investigating features of the River Thames on maps and satellite photos

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 children and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see Rivers - medium term plan). In the presentation, children are taken on a journey from the source to the mouth of the River Thames. Starting at Thames Head, the source of the River Thames, children investigate maps and satellite photos and try to identify common river features along the way. Other locations include Windsor Castle, the Isle of Dogs in London and the mouth of the river at Southend-on-Sea. The writing-based activity challenges children to first label each map/satellite photo and then write a paragraph describing the location and river features they can see. It is differentiated two ways: LA - Children have maps/satellite photos and cloze procedure paragraphs to complete. MA/UA - Children have maps/satellite photos, a wordbank and write their own paragraphs. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Rivers - Identifying characteristics of the three stages of a river

Rivers - Identifying characteristics of the three stages of a river

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 children and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see Rivers - medium term plan). In the presentation, children are first introduced to the three stages of a river - the upper course, middle course and lower course - and some of the key features of each. It then challenges children to think about the characteristics of rivers in these different stages (e.g. altitude, channel width, water speed and amount of erosion). The related activity asks children to match descriptions to each stage of a river. It is differentiated two ways: MA/UA - Children have descriptions which they match to either the upper, middle or lower course of a river. LA - Children have colour coded descriptions to make comparing them easier. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Showing relief on maps

Showing relief on maps

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on showing relief on maps. It is a very good practical lesson that will get students really involved in map work. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term relief, explanation of how spot heights, contours and colour shading show relief, identifying the height of places on a map using the three (3) relief methods, and creating a relief map using colour shading techniques. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Picture study, short writing task, map work task, and colour shading sketch map task. The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You can use textbooks to provide background information on relief but it is not necessary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

Collection of 50 Social Studies Activities for kids. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Geography, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Government, and more are covered with these 50 fun activities! Make social studies exciting at home or in the classroom with projects like: making models, planning tourist road trips, making reports on Wonders of the World, and much more!
rupert_boyne
Compass coordinates

Compass coordinates

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on compass points. It is an excellent lesson to peak students’ interest in maps and to pass on map skills. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Description of a compass and its purpose, using 4, 8 and 16 point compasses, locating places in different hemispheres of the earth (northern, southern, western an eastern). Learning resources used in the lesson are; labelling compass coordinates, atlas compass task, hemisphere atlas task. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. The lesson is planned in detail and most of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You will need atlases/maps of the UK for this task. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Introduction to weather and climate

Introduction to weather and climate

A lesson which is introducing the topic of weather and climate. It goes through the basics of what weather is and how it is measured and also the different climate biomes that exist around the world.
cerian123
Population density

Population density

This is a KS3 lesson on population density. It is also a good lesson for a KS2 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population density, explanation of the concepts densely and sparsely populated, UK population density, world population density and factors that influence population density. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz, sketching task, picture study, cartograms (UK and world) and short writing tasks. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23