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
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
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
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
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
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
Population growth – India case study

Population growth – India case study

This is a KS3 lesson on population growth with India used as a case study. It can also be used with a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population growth & natural increase, location of India (site and situation), India’s population growth trend since 1950, historical reasons for population growth in India, reasons for current population growth in India. Learning resources used in the lesson are; keyword association task, map task, graph analysis task (numeracy here), video clip, pair discussion and writing task. Answers to most of the task are in the note section below each slide of ppt. This will make it easy for non-specialist to deliver the lesson. 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. You will only need atlases with maps of Asia. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Creating Line Graphs in Geography

Creating Line Graphs in Geography

This activity gets students to analyse data presented to them in a line graph, and then to develop their skills further and plot their own line graph with data that is given to them. Best used for students who are beginning to understand mathematical and geographical concepts.
kjackson107
Population  - Introduction

Population - Introduction

This is a KS3 lesson on population. It can also easily be used with a GCSE group. The content and skills are relevant to the nee GCSE specs. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population, population facts such as current world population, birth & death rates, age breakdown of the world’s population etc, distribution of the most populous countries in the world and natural increase. Learning resources used in the lesson are; quiz, real time population change weblink, mapping task, numeracy task and a short writing task. 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. You will only need atlases for this lesson. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Population structure/pyramids

Population structure/pyramids

This is a KS3 lesson on population structure. It can also be used with a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population structure (including definitions of the terms young dependent, elderly dependent and working age group), description on how to use population pyramids, comparing population pyramids of HICs and LICs, advantages and disadvantages of an ageing population. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Keyword matching task, graph analysis, peer discussion and writing task. 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
gcse ks3 geography 1-9 data fieldwork statistics graphs charts presentation

gcse ks3 geography 1-9 data fieldwork statistics graphs charts presentation

A super lesson that explores the ways to present, analyse & explain data. I got students to create a traffic tally on a local road, whilst keeping then in the school grounds. I then did a comparison on the city of Delhi (found a clip on youtube). Students then created a bar graph & then moved on to completing a more complex data presentation. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

A super lesson that explores the impact the global food production could have upon the planet. Issues such as water, transportation & population growth are covered. A great synoptic task. GCSE style question added to test understanding. 2 styles of teacher feedback (marking) included to save time. Just print off & do yourself or get pupils to peer assess. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create an information sheet. I normally use a large piece of sugar paper & get pupils to work on their own. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
1-9 gcse ks3 geography ecosystems climate tropical storms data rainforests

1-9 gcse ks3 geography ecosystems climate tropical storms data rainforests

A lesson that enables pupils to put a whole lot of information onto a single sheet. Best printed in A3. Pupils look at the global distribution of tropical storms, rainforests & deserts. They analyse the climate and add case study location. Pupils add a piece of tracing paper onto the map (best stuck down with blu-tac) to locate & plot rainforests. This is a basic GIS.
andymcstump
1-9 geography delhi india case study developing solutions urban transport AQA OCR edexcel push pull

1-9 geography delhi india case study developing solutions urban transport AQA OCR edexcel push pull

A resource that includes all of the key information related to a Delhi case study. I had my pupils create a mindmap about each key heading (outline included), but pupils could create a city guide or newspaper articles too. Promotes independent work and allows the teacher to support students as they work. I printed this on A3 & in colour & laminated them. This way they can be kept & used for many years.
andymcstump
1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

A resource that includes all of the key information related to the energy, population, resources and industry in India. I had my pupils create a mindmap about each key heading. Promotes independent work and allows the teacher to support students as they work. I printed this on A3 & in colour & laminated them. This way they can be kept & used for many years.
andymcstump
full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

This includes dozens of very high quality resources that have taken an estimated 30 hours to plan & create. Lessons have been designed to be fun, creative and promote a high level of independence. It has all of the learning needed for coverage of the new 1-9 gcse geography specification. Includes lessons on: HDI Rostows Why uneven development in the world? Why uneven development in the UK? Development indicators Also includes a full SOW for paper 1 (Living in the UK) of the OCR 1-9 specification.
andymcstump
Deforestation; effects and management

Deforestation; effects and management

This is a KS3 lesson on the effects and management of tropical rainforests. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; the effects of deforestation (local and global) and the main strategies used to manage rainforests. Learning resources used in the lesson are; a quiz, a video clip, Amazon case study hand out, management strategies hand out, writing task with guidance and peer assessment. 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. If you have a textbook on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest then this can be used instead of the case study resources included on the ppt. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

In this week’s puzzles… (1) A crossword based on events in last week’s news. A search & cloze puzzle detailing Part 2 of the amazing rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach from the flooded cave in northern Thailand, A crossword about NATO, and there are no clues, and A crossword all about Belgium (which achieved 3rd place in the FIFA World Cup). In last week’s news… All twelve boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were rescued. The US president said NATO member countries aren’t contributing enough to NATO (even though countries don’t contribute anything). Britain’s Foreign Minister resigned because he didn’t like the state of Brexit negotiations. Nestlé products are banned from zoos in Melbourne and a man has taken Monsanto to court alleging its weed killer caused his cancer. George Clooney fell off his motor bike while in Sardinia. Justin Bieber got engaged, maybe. An American tourist shut down Vienna airport because of a live artillery shell in her luggage. Scorpions invaded Brazilian cities, sort of. And after 66 years, an Indian man finally cut his finger nails. Angelique Kerber and Novak Đoković won the Women’s and Men’s Singles at Wimbledon. France won the FIFA World Cup, but the most loved and most successful football team during the World Cup was The Wild Boars of Thailand.
BFP
gcse ks3 1-9 geography lesson statistics data imports exports industry uk

gcse ks3 1-9 geography lesson statistics data imports exports industry uk

A full lesson on the major imports & exports to and from the UK. Pupils create a flow line & proportional data presentation. They learn key content whilst putting it into a data/statistics content. Includes marking statements that can be printed and stuck onto completed work. Pupils loved this lesson. Suitable for all 1-9 specifications. Just check the terminology is correct for the exam board that you are using.
andymcstump
full SOW (over 20 resources) 1-9 gcse geography unit of study ocr aqa population migration uk aging

full SOW (over 20 resources) 1-9 gcse geography unit of study ocr aqa population migration uk aging

This bundle contains all of the resources and materials to teach all of the key content related to the GCSE 1-9 specification. Over 20 resources. Lessons include: Aging populations DTM SOW Population pyramids The effects of migration Lessons are creative and engaging and designed to allow independent learning. Mark sheets are often included to allow for simple & quick teacher feedback.
andymcstump
geography skills fieldwork gcse ks3 statistics assessment walking talking test 1-9

geography skills fieldwork gcse ks3 statistics assessment walking talking test 1-9

A test used to deliver a walking talking exam to gcse geography pupils. Each pupil had a copy and made annotations. The hall was booked and classes combined together. I then talked through each question and outlined exactly how to answer it. a visualiser was used too. Was used to cover geographiocal skills, fieldwork and statistics. Planned for OCR geography 1-9, but content and coverage is relevant to all current 1-9 specifications.
andymcstump
World Cup Geography Skills Lesson

World Cup Geography Skills Lesson

To embrace the World Cup 2018, this document is to get the students to think about where the players in the England team play when they at home but also to improve Geographical skills that can be used later in their education. There are a series of tasks to get the student to improve how they use an Atlas, then improving statistical skills (mean, median, mode and range), creating bar and scatter graphs and then going back to the Atlas to find out about the teams that were in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup. This is great for students in Year 7 to 9 and is a great opportunity for a display. With Year 7-8 students work in pairs, Year 9 are able to this by themselves. I would really appreciate feedback on this resource as it is the first one I have uploaded. Also I would like to know if people have adapted or included anything else! Thank you
GRFC
World cup bid challenge

World cup bid challenge

Students have to bid for the world cup to be held in their country based on the success criteria and the information on the sheets. This is basic information taken from the internet and others resources. My year 9 group loved it and im sure it could be adapted for year 8 and below
victoria68mcgowan
The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom

A complete unit for KS3. The lessons cover the UK for a human geographers perspective and a physical geographers perspective. All the lessons have starters/connect activities, main/activate and demonstrate activities and plenary/consolidation activities. The worksheets have been created and included at the end of each presentation. Answers have been provided and all you need to do is click through the PowerPoint, making self/peer assessment easy. Below is a summary of the main activities in each lesson. Lesson 1: A mapping activity, so students understand where the different human and physical features of the UK are. Lesson 2: What is England? This lesson breaks down what is meant by the UK and it different states. Lesson 3: Students use their learning from the previous two lessons and use data to help them explain the distribution of the UK’s population. Lesson 4: The weather and climate of the UK, students will use figures to help explain why the UK has such a varied climate. Lesson 5: Why are some areas in the UK wetter than others, students will use sources to explain this. Lesson 6: Students will use census data to make conclusions about the UKs population. Lesson 7: What is the EU and the Commonwealth and how are we connected to the rest of the world.
MrTheo
FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia lesson pack

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia lesson pack

A fantastic resource for at least 2-3 lessons depending on how you want to stretch it- could be more! Suitable for KS 3-4 geography study of the WC. Also includes cross-curricular links: numeracy, literacy, citizenship. With a variety of key skills practiced. You may work or teach through the booklet or have students to simply get on with it. It can also work in a computer room if you have access to this, where students can complete the homework task of researching the selected countries.
mjonathan14
Kite Graph for Biotic and Abiotic data

Kite Graph for Biotic and Abiotic data

Plot data onto the spreadsheet and get a kite graph out. If you are looking at environmental factors affecting biotic components of an ecosystem, then this template will plot up to 2 abiotic sets of data over the kite. Thus you can see at a glance if the environmental factors are affecting your biotic species. You may plot any combination, eg, pH and light, or ph and moisture, or temperature and light. there are endless combinations you can look at, whilst comparing to your species research.
captain scarlet