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Qualities of a good map

Qualities of a good map

This is a lesson introduces students to the main ingredients of a good map. Students will then get a chance to apply their learning by creating a sketch map using these qualities. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. All the resources for teaching the lesson are included. The ppt has everything from starter to plenary including all the teaching resources for the lesson. Download and just teach! 2. The lesson is differentiated with support for learners of varying abilities. 3. The lesson is a map based lesson however, there are opportunities for discussions and reflection on the use of maps. 4. The lesson is a very practical - students will be engage in a kinaesthetic activity throughout.

By suddy23

The Beatles KS1 Information ppt

The Beatles KS1 Information ppt

We created this to introduce the topic to our Y2 class for a cross curricular project.(local area - Geog link) Can be used for assemblies and lower KS2.

By sthomas78

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-5 Bundle [including SEN]

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-5 Bundle [including SEN]

The Development SOW is renewed for 2017 and Year 8. It contains exam skills like the Mapping development task below. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary tasks and puzzles for students to work out. It contains activities such as a scenario of throwing paper for the recycle bin., comparing lives with students around the world for their own age and mapping development. Please see the example below. Save 40% with the bundle!

By GJDavis27

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Country Studies Bundle (North America)

Country Studies Bundle (North America)

Let's get to know North America! This bundle includes 62 pages with a great variety of activities and exercises about Mexico, Canada, Cuba and the United States. The materials have informative exercises about the things that these countries are famous for, such as the Niagara Falls, Hollywood, Native Americans, the Mayans, Fidel Castro and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. You might also like these bundles: All units: 32 Country Studies Asian Country Studies European Country Studies Top 10 Best-selling Country Studies Spanish Speaking Country Studies

By willemmacau

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-4 Bundle [including SEN]

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-4 Bundle [including SEN]

The Development SOW is renewed for 2017 and Year 8. It contains exam skills like the Mapping development task below. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary tasks and puzzles for students to work out. It contains activities such as a scenario of throwing paper for the recycle bin., comparing lives with students around the world for their own age and mapping development. Please see the example below. Save 40% with the bundle!

By GJDavis27

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Country Studies Bundle (Top 10 Best-selling Units)

Country Studies Bundle (Top 10 Best-selling Units)

This bundle includes the top 10 best-selling country studies: Spain Japan Canada Brazil Australia China Egypt India Greece Russia The materials include a wide variety of fun activities and exercises about various aspects that these countries are famous for. Apart from informative exercises, there are lots of puzzles, such as crosswords, word searches, word chops and many other activities to make it a fun class. There are 150 pages in total and the answers are included.

By willemmacau

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Geography of the World (Bundle)

Geography of the World (Bundle)

Let’s learn about the Countries, Capitals and Geographic Features of the World! This bundle includes the following units: - North America - South America - Europe - Africa - Australia & Oceania - Asia The World’s countries, capitals, geographic features and attractions are addressed in these units with a wide variety of fun activities such as puzzles, crosswords, word searches, gap-fills and many others. The units also include additional map quizzes of different levels, maps, answer sheets and an answer keys. You might also like these Geography worksheets: Europe South America North America Africa Asia Oceania & Australia The Middle East Western Europe Southeast Asia

By willemmacau

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 5) Ghana Fact File WITH ANSWERS

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 5) Ghana Fact File WITH ANSWERS

This lesson is an introduction to Ghana and to make students aware of the physical and human landscape. I use the Geog.3 (coffee cup version). The settler to the lesson is to create two questions to test the student's peers in the starter. This is a team-based game called Butt Head where students ask questions to win balls to throw at a cap worn on the student's head. I have put instructions on the slide. The main (seen opposite) is a series of questions to hook the students about the lack of lights in rural Ghana. The questions have marks and ANSWERS on the next slide to peer or self assess. The main activity in the lesson is to create a poster on Ghana as a fact file in pairs using page 10-15 of the Geog.1 book. There is an extension of an empathetic diary entry of resident living in poverty. The development is a conundrum using a keypad as a puzzle for students. The plenary is called 'Mr Right or Mr Wrong' whereby students have to judge whether the facts are right or wrong. ANSWERS are provided to self or peer assess.

By GJDavis27

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 4) Colonization of Africa WITH ANSWERS

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 4) Colonization of Africa WITH ANSWERS

The lesson has a work booklet and introduces students into the historical past of the colonisation of Africa. It has source work and questions from a video link- seen opposite is the ANSWERS. #CHANGED FOR AN OFSTED INSPECTION- RATED OUTSTANDING! The lesson starts with a political cartoon and key questions to discuss in pairs. The starter is GeoSingStar whereby students create a poem, rap or song on 6 facts about Africa- this uses the new edition of the Geog.1 textbook or the pages of the Longmans School Atlas. The mini-plenary can be a task before the starter whereby students work independently to discover facts on Africa using the two textbooks cited. They then use this as a think-pair-share task. This will help with the factual knowledge for the GeoSingStar the following lesson. The main activity is a video link with questions for the scramble for Africa. The challenge task is analysis of political cartoons. Both activities has a mark scheme. The main activity uses the pages of the Geog.1 textbook to create a story board on the colonisation of Africa (the video link can be also be used). This works on the 'because' technique (SEE LEARNING WALL RESOURCES). The development is anagrams with an extension task, which is followed by hot potato. You can use the alternative plenary of GeoSingStar.

By GJDavis27

Economics Intelligence Unit 2017 Liveability Survey Worksheet

Economics Intelligence Unit 2017 Liveability Survey Worksheet

This is a 5-page worksheet that requires students to investigate the 2017 Economics Intelligence Unit's Liveability Survey of 140 of the world's largest cities. Students are directed to a website that provides a summary of the 2017 from which they can answer the questions on the worksheet. It is designed for the Australian Curriculum Geography unit "Places are for Living In" but will suit other jurisdictions where a syllabus has a focus on liveability as part of an urban geography unit of work. Suggested answers are provided as a separate document in the package.

By swintrek

French Classroom Activities Bundle

French Classroom Activities Bundle

This is a bundle containing two daily classroom activities and a one week cultural presentation/activity. Items sold individually - $15.00 Bundle Savings of $4.50 (30%) ******************************************** 100 Days of French Class Bell Ringers / Bell Work This is 100 days of the bell ringers that I use in my French II-IV classes. There are two PowerPoints- idiomatic expressions and verbs of the day. Also included is the testing template. Lastly, I have added a few notes of tips and tricks that I have learned from doing this for a few years to help this activity run more smoothly. All the work is already done for you! ******************************************** French Class Daily Activity - Quel temps fait-il? This is an activity that my students and I do to start class every day. No lesson on weather is needed when it is done every day! I have all of these weather cards posted in one of my classroom windows. When the question "Quel temps fait-il?" is asked at the beginning of every class, the designated weather person takes whichever cards the class says and sticks them to the wall. ******************************************** La Francophonie Mondiale - Lesson plans/PowerPoints/Activites on Francophonia This is a lesson I did with my students at the beginning of the year, although it can be done at any time. I did it with levels 1 all the way up to 4, and it was very engaging for every student. It is a 4 day planned out unit on where and why French is spoken throughout the world. Students also internalize the colors red, blue, green, and yellow. The world is broken down into five regions- France, Western Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Each region has its own PowerPoint (Asia and Africa combined), along with labeling/coloring activities as well. I have provided a step-by-step lesson plan for all four days, as well as a bonus opportunity (or graded activity if you choose to edit it that way) for students to do at the end of the unit. I have also included pictures of the end result of the bonus activity from my classroom. If you want to include videos in/with the PowerPoint presentations, you will need to search online. I have intentionally left them out in order to not infringe on copyright protections.

By aillet_jordan

Africa 1-7 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

Africa 1-7 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

The Africa Bundle is the summer SOW for Year 7 focusing on the human and physical Geography of Africa. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary activities. These lessons focus on introducing students to exam questions such as location. It includes mapping activities, maths questions and group presentations. Have a look at the Biomes of Africa lesson. The bundle also includes OFSTED RATED OUTSTANDING! Save 40% on this Bundle!

By GJDavis27