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Backyard Mapping

Backyard Mapping

Children use a map to explore the features and layout of their outdoor learning area. They note personal connections to their outdoor environment and represent their thoughts, feelings and/or observations using their choice of medium. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. This activity is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Nature Mapping

Nature Mapping

In this activity students work as a class to make a nature map of their school. Students take a walk around the school looking for signs of nature, drawing and taking notes about what they see and reporting back their findings to the class. They then create a new map that shows all the features of biodiversity they found in their school yard.
TheTeachersFriend
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers & more: World Cup Russia Flag

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers & more: World Cup Russia Flag

This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiples pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: World Cup Russia Flag

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: World Cup Russia Flag

This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per A4 page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Oceans and Continents The World

Oceans and Continents The World

Worksheets to help with a basic introduction to the oceans and the continents of the world. Teach people the names and positions of the oceans and the continents with the help of these cut out and stick worksheets. Test knowledge with a worksheet to fill in and colour the world map in. Helps with basic geography, maps can be used to name cities and places around the world.
ianhjoy
FIFA World Cup Mapping Participating Countries Geography

FIFA World Cup Mapping Participating Countries Geography

A very quick worksheet on a powerpoint that printed in A3 will allow children to map the 32 participating countries - there is a key at the bottom with numbers so children can colour in the country and instead of writing its long name, just number it. powerpoint can be used as lesson starter as all countries are listed again there (with their flags) and a political world map is attached for explaining how to map. Enjoy/
JennyHelmer
Spanish-Speaking Countries

Spanish-Speaking Countries

This bundle includes printable handouts for each Spanish-speaking country. For each country, your student will read a brief overview of that country (location, capital, flag), write the capital next to the star on the map, color the flag and small map of the country and surrounding areas, and use the map and compass to answer questions. Handouts for countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also included is a handout of a Spanish Pronunciation Quick Guide with 5 words and pictures in Spanish to practice. For use with Interactive Notebooks: After completing the handout for each Spanish-speaking country, your student will cut out the map and flag and paste into the notebook under the topic of Spanish-Speaking Countries. Under the map and flag, your students can write a summary in their own words of what they now know about that country. --For the Spanish Pronunciation Guide, cut out the guide and paste it into the notebook under the topic of Spanish Language. Then cut out each picture and paste it into the book and write the word in Spanish along with the correct pronunciation of each word.
tspeelman
school grounds geography skills project fieldwork map

school grounds geography skills project fieldwork map

A booklet that allows pupils to practice a wide and varied number of skills on school grounds. It supports pupils in the development of key skills needed for GCSE geographical success. e.g. grid references, mapping, location, data presentation, data evaluation, questionnaires, methods and explaining. Pupils use the booklet as a step by step guide to work through tasks, after collection of data on the school grounds. Simple hypotheses are included along with the opportunity for conclusions. It will require the changing of the Google earth image of the school, with your own. This takes roughly half a term for year 7.
andymcstump
Central America - Fill in the Blanks on the map

Central America - Fill in the Blanks on the map

Teach your students the countries of Central America with this printable handout. Your students will fill in the blanks on the map for each country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, as well as the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. Optional: Colored pencils or crayons needed to color the map: Color the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Caribbean Sea BLUE or GREEN. Color the countries of Central America any colors you choose. Thank you so much! To teach your students about Central America one country at a time with printable handouts for each country, please visit this link for the bundle: https://www.tes.com/en-us/teaching-resource/central-america-printable-handouts-for-each-country-11843544
tspeelman
Geography Of Sport - FIFA World Cup Russia

Geography Of Sport - FIFA World Cup Russia

This 32 page booklet gives students the opportunity to explore the FIFA World Cup, Russia and their connections to geography using different Geographical themes and skills. Chapters include: Why Is Football So Popular? How Is Football Linked To Geography? Who Are FIFA? Who’s Taking Part In 2018? Friendly Rivals We Are Number One! Football As An Economic Activity Flag Crossword Getting The Vote What Do You Know About Russia? Where In Russia? Population And Nationality Country Climate Seeing The Sites What Have We Borrowed? Build A Brand Knowing The Neighbours Football Acrostic How Is This Omar Linked To Football?
WillsonEducation
Symbol Snap - Card Set A (45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map

Symbol Snap - Card Set A (45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map

Symbol Snap - Card Set A (3x 15 symbols = 45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map Love Maps? Want something fun for your class to learn Map Symbols - Captain Alice - a Cartographer has developed the 1st set of 45 cards. (15 different symbols of the 90 available) other available sets B C D E F each card set has 45 cards (3 sets of 15 symbols) the whole 6 packs are available too - this covers all 90 symbols 3 times = 270 cards! team work, pairs or individual work - lots of imagination, literacy and numeracy!
MiniMapMakers
Where I Live

Where I Live

An exercise for all students and teachers A memory exercise all about getting students to think about what features are around them. place home in the middle and draw - to scale - roads, features around their home. take a blank one home and repeat exercise - see how different/similar they are…what properties did they remember? this exercise is good for everyone to understand about their familiar environment… it can be also used at a different scale - their classroom within the school, their school and surroundings…
MiniMapMakers
Map Symbol Worksheet

Map Symbol Worksheet

A worksheet for children to recognise and name the map symbol. There are two empty boxes where the children can create their own map symbols and label. Useful for Geography and Outdoor Learning.
alicepoole1
Where In Russia?

Where In Russia?

This worksheets helps students to produce a map with the main cities and physical features of Russia, including rivers and mountain ranges
WillsonEducation
What Is The Route Of The Tsars - The Trans-Siberian Railway

What Is The Route Of The Tsars - The Trans-Siberian Railway

In the late 19th century, Japan, Britain and America gained footholds on the Chinese coast as bases for their trade with China and the Orient. Russia needed to secure a foothold in the east as well as securing the vast expanses of Siberia, so in 1891 Tsar Alexander III approved a plan for a trans-continental line linking Moscow and St Petersburg with Vladivostok on the Pacific coast, as this was the only year-round ice-free port in Russia. These worksheets allow the students to study the Trans-Siberian railway, study its timeline and produce a suitable logo an slogan which could be used to advertise the journey.
WillsonEducation
Sight Seeing In Russia

Sight Seeing In Russia

Tourism is an important contributor to many countries’ economies. This worksheets has the students researching the main tourist attractions within Russia and putting together a range of interesting places to visit on holiday which needs to include: A major city (not Moscow) A seaside resort A historic town A countryside area
WillsonEducation
KS2 Equator Geography Lesson

KS2 Equator Geography Lesson

Lesson flipchart and activity sheets for a year 3 lesson exploring the equator and briefly touching on seasons. Includes Activinspire flipchart, activity sheet and extension atlas activity.
ZacFawcett
KS2 Grid references

KS2 Grid references

Worksheets suitable for KS2 Geographical skills and fieldwork, with simple activities to help back up map skills - grid references, symbols and key. Can be used as an introduction to 4-figure grid references.
SWCoastPathExplorers
Middle School Geography - 5 Years of Teaching

Middle School Geography - 5 Years of Teaching

This bundle contains 304 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS2 and KS3 Geography at Middle School. Recommended sequence: Year 5 Bizarre Biomes Map Skills & The UK How We Live Where We Live Year 6 Planet Earth Crumbling Coasts The Problem with Resources Dangerous Earth Year 7 Rainforests Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Population Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Fragile Environments Year 9 The Gambia: Learning Through Enquiry Development Gap Energy China
thisisgeography
Gold Package - Ultimate FIFA World Cup 2018 Resources, Activities and Displays

Gold Package - Ultimate FIFA World Cup 2018 Resources, Activities and Displays

24 Display and Resources for the 2018 World Cup. This is the gold level of resources and contains Table signs - 2 sets flag bunting - 2 sets country flags - All 32 flags in picture format Display borders - 3 sets country flag reference sheets - 2 sets World cup groups - A4 sheets for each group with flags Reference flag mat - 2 sets Bookmarks - country Names and flags for all 32 countries Country flags colouring sheets - each country in 4 differing sizes bingo - 32 cards in two games - flags and country names Paper chains/wrist bands - 2 sets dominoes/loop cards - 3 sets - capital, flags and country outlines Fixtures display - daily sheets showing each day’s fixtures Matching/snap/pairs games - 11 sets of this - involving combinations of flags, names, capitals and outlines Find the country - find and label each country on a world and each continent map Writing frames - 5 sheets for each of teh 32 nations Cryptograms - for each of the countries - 3 differentiated levels. Word search - 1 for each name of the countries in the final World cup datafiles - Detailed information for each of the 32 countries – perfect for statistics or geography. Information includes, population, area, number of bordering countries, continent, highest and lowest points, major languages, and religion and life expectancy for men and women World cup top trumps - A classic!! - Top trump cards for population, area, bordering countries highest and lowest point, average height of land, length of coastline, amount of country that is forest, average age and life expectancy for men and women Goal bar graph activity - Record each goal in the group stages. A horizontal chart and clipart of each goal provided. World cup mascots - Since 1966, every world cup has had a mascot- here is a PDF of all mascot – with and without names and individual picture files of each. Also A4 mat. Official World Cup Posters - Every Official posters from 1930-2018– both as a complete PDF and as individual picture files. Great for display and art. History of the world cup - Information on each world cup, the number of competitors, venues, number of matches, winners to fourth places, attendances. Great for statistics 210 files in total
eric_t_viking
Silver packages - Ultimate FIFA World Cup 2018 Resources, Activities and Displays

Silver packages - Ultimate FIFA World Cup 2018 Resources, Activities and Displays

18 Display and Resources for the 2018 World Cup. This is the silver level of resources and contains Table signs - 2 sets flag bunting - 2 sets country flags - All 32 flags in picture format Display borders - 3 sets country flag reference sheets - 2 sets World cup groups - A4 sheets for each group with flags Reference flag mat - 2 sets Bookmarks - country Names and flags for all 32 countries Country flags colouring sheets - each country in 4 differing sizes bingo - 32 cards in two games - flags and country names Paper chains/wrist bands - 2 sets dominoes/loop cards - 3 sets - capital, flags and country outlines Fixtures display - daily sheets showing each day’s fixtures Matching/snap/pairs games - 11 sets of this - involving combinations of flags, names, capitals and outlines Find the country - find and label each country on a world and each continent map Writing frames - 5 sheets for each of teh 32 nations Cryptograms - for each of the countries - 3 differentiated levels. Word search - 1 for each name of the countries in the final 129 files in total See the attached file for the full list of resources
eric_t_viking
Shakespeare starter tasks for every subject!

Shakespeare starter tasks for every subject!

I’ve designed this for the whole school, specifically to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. There are some video links for students to watch but there should be a link to each subject (apart from ICT - apologies) The idea is that students are made aware of the idea that Shakespeare is applicable to every subject and not just English. There are also form time activities for students to complete with tutors.
shakeycsuk
India's Climate

India's Climate

As India is such a large country it’s not surprising to find that the climate varies from place to place and that these variations have different impacts of people’s lives. These worksheets help students to understand climate graphs, how to read and draw them. They also give them a chance to develop their own graph and peer mark eachothers ideas with supporting comments.
WillsonEducation
Maps & globes

Maps & globes

Jotting down your understanding about Maps and globes after reading about the topic on the website :PebbleGo
hitzz
Local Area Unit of Work and Resources - KS1/LKS2 (Geography, History, Art and Science)

Local Area Unit of Work and Resources - KS1/LKS2 (Geography, History, Art and Science)

A detailed and comprehensive plan for a unit of work based around ‘Street Detectives’ and local history with all IWB flipcharts and differentiated worksheets included. The planning covers a range of Geography and History objectives with a focus on the local area which can be easily adapted, and also Art and Science with a link to local buildings and habitats. Learning objectives covered: To understand what our local area is like and how it may have changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. To use geographical vocabulary to name features of familiar and unfamiliar places. Identify and describe geographical human and physical features using an aerial photograph. To draw simple maps or plans using symbols for a key. Describe human and physical features seen in their local environment. Describe how people, places and events in their own locality have changed over time. To investigate building designs. To use digital media to create a photo collage in the style of David Hockney. To investigate shapes, patterns and decorations on buildings. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment. To describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment.
aliceeliza
Beach/Seaside Two Week Plan and Resources

Beach/Seaside Two Week Plan and Resources

Planning and resources for ‘Beachcombers’ topic suitable for Year 2 but could be adapted to suit LKS2. The download includes detailed and comprehensive planning, differentiated worksheets and IWB flipcharts to support teaching. Learning objectives covered: To demonstrate what I already know and to ask questions. To identify and locate the seas surrounding the UK. To compare and contrast our locality with a seaside locality (Weston-Super-Mare). To conduct a geographical survey. To use ICT to present findings. To identify and locate where else in the world we can have a seaside holiday. Following on from the Humanities objectives, I went on to cover an animals and habitats unit in Science and seaside Art based on Alfred Wallis ; please feel free to contact me if you would like the resources and planning for these.
aliceeliza
Geography field work of the local area unit of work

Geography field work of the local area unit of work

This was a unit of work used with a year 2 class over 2 geography days on exploring local parks. This included fieldwork activities. The children loved these activities and it can be adapted to suit any local area and can also be changed and spread out over a number of weeks.
claireoxenham
Ecuador - Printable handout - fill in the blanks and color the map

Ecuador - Printable handout - fill in the blanks and color the map

This printable handout includes a map of Ecuador and surrounding countries. Directions: Write ‘Quito’ next to the star on the map to show the capital of Ecuador. Fill in the blanks on the map for each country (Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Pacific Ocean). Color the map. Then using your map and compass, answer 4 questions on page 2. Crayons or colored pencils are needed for this activity. No other prep needed.
tspeelman
South America - Printable handout - Fill in the blanks for each country

South America - Printable handout - Fill in the blanks for each country

This printable handout of one page includes a map of South America. Your students will write each country of South America on the map, using the list of countries to fill in the blanks: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela, as well as the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Then your students can color the map. Colored pencils or crayons and a pen or pencil are needed for this activity. No other prep needed.
tspeelman
What Is An Indigenous Tribe?

What Is An Indigenous Tribe?

These worksheets highlight to students how many indigenous tribes can be found around the world and where. The pattern of their location and choice of environment are discussed also
WillsonEducation
geographical skills statistics resources unit of study

geographical skills statistics resources unit of study

A wide and varied selection of resources that allow pupils to cover a broad depth of statistical and mapping skills related to geography. Each resource promotes independent learning whilst learning about data presentation, analysis and evaluation and map skills. They are pitched at both KS3 & 4.
andymcstump
showing height on a map layer colouring

showing height on a map layer colouring

A lesson that allows pupils of all abilities to create their own layer colouring models. These can be cut out & used as templates on card to allow pupils to build a 3D layer model. They can also be simply coloured in.
andymcstump
Extreme Weather #2 - Tsunami

Extreme Weather #2 - Tsunami

#2 of 7: Second part of a series of lessons based around different types of extreme weather. Contains a PowerPoint which looks at tsunamis from what they are, how they are formed and different ways to spot them and looks at the most destructive of all tsunamis, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
HollywoodR95
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at the difference between weather and climate and then looks at each of the 5 types of climate. Includes basic information on each climate type as well as examples of countries with this climate and a map. Also includes 2 activities for children to complete. Activity 1: Children colour in a map following the key on the 5 different climates around the world. Then they cut out the 5 images at the bottom and stick them in the appropriate box for each climate. Activity 2: Children must read the items inside each suitcase and decide which countries climate they match. They then cut these out, stick them beside one another and write a sentence or 2 about them.
HollywoodR95
CENTRAL AMERICA - Printable handouts for each country

CENTRAL AMERICA - Printable handouts for each country

Teach your students about Central America one country at a time with a printable handout for each country. Countries included: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Every country includes a printable handout of 2 pages (plus answer key). Page 1: Read a brief overview of the country, write the capital next to the star on the map, color a small map and flag. Page 2: Use the map and compass to answer questions and identify locations of surrounding countries. Colored pencils and a pen or pencil are needed for this activity. No other prep needed. Cover one country of Central America per day or one per week. Students can save each completed handout to review Central America as a whole when complete with the handouts titled ‘Central America - Countries and Capitals - Printable Handout.’ and ‘Central America - Fill in the Blanks on the Map.’ For use with Interactive Notebooks: After the handout for the country is completed and the map and flag are colored, cut out the map and flag and paste into the notebook under the topic of Central America. Under the map and flag, students will write a summary of what they now know about that country.
tspeelman
CHINA

CHINA

Locate China on a world map and learn about Chinese facts and traditions. Have a go at Chinese multiplication and learn about a recent Earhquake in China. 2 assemblies also included (a teacher led whole-school assembly AND a class assembly). Why not learn some Tai Chi too ... I’ve attached a simple Tai Chi routine (accompanied by some relaxing music).
Lresources4teachers
Maps, Environmental Awareness, Weather, Rainforest for SEN, Early Years

Maps, Environmental Awareness, Weather, Rainforest for SEN, Early Years

Maps and coordinates, Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing 2 different areas or regions).], Rainforest labelling and matching descriptions. Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) 3 differentiated worksheets for natural and manmade environments, plus another to check learning. Geography- map and coordinates. Includes 18 images to cut out and stick on a grid with basic coordinates (A1- E5). Works best if map grid is printed on A3. Higher abilities can draw their own island, then select and stick on the images of the places that they want on their island. There is also a worksheet for students to then find and write the coordinates of each image. Geography Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing) Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding. Geography Rainforest labelling and matching descriptions. Label the 4 different layers of the Rainforest. Match the description with the correct photo and label. Includes an extension worksheet for students to write their own descriptions of the 4 layers of the rainforest and a mapping exercise for students to find where rainforests are located around the world and colour in on the map (map be best if printed on A3).
smidgealot
Measuring Litter

Measuring Litter

These worksheets help students to develop their understanding of measuring litter and how to use this information to generate tables and graphs of their findings with simple clear instructions and examples
WillsonEducation
Grid References

Grid References

These worksheets help students to develop their undertanding of grid references and how to use them within their work and coursework with simple clear instructions and examples
WillsonEducation