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Making Connections - Welcome to Geography

Making Connections - Welcome to Geography

This bundle contains a complete unit of work titled Making Connections. This is aimed for year 7's and is an ideal unit to begin the academic year. It looks at the different types of geography, the UK's physical and human features, locating continents and oceans, how to use an Atlas and some fieldwork based within your own school grounds.

By Lemonellie2000

UK Human Geography

UK Human Geography

This lesson aims to get students to think and learn about the location of key cities/towns across the UK. In addition to this it also ensures students have a clear understanding of the differences between: Great Britain, The United Kingdom and The British Isles.

By Lemonellie2000

UK Physical Geography

UK Physical Geography

This lesson aims to get students use to the location of the different mountain regions and the main Rivers located across the UK. This is used mostly for year 7's but can also be adapted to use with the new AQA GCSE Physical Landscapes Topic.

By Lemonellie2000

Atlas Challenge

Atlas Challenge

This lesson aims to get students use to using an atlas and being able to identify countries, towns, cities and oceans using the index of an Atlas. In addition to this it teaches students how to write an accurate geographical description. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: How do we use an atlas to find places? How do we write a geographical description?

By Lemonellie2000

Where in the World (Continents and Oceans)

Where in the World (Continents and Oceans)

This lesson aims to get students to gain a better understanding of the continents and oceans and their location in the world. In addition to this it gets student to think about the way in which a 2D map is created and therefore the representation of continents/countries on a map. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: What is the difference between countries, continents and oceans? Where are the continents and oceans located? What are the different map projections and why are they used?

By Lemonellie2000

Using compass directions to locate places in St Lucia

Using compass directions to locate places in St Lucia

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. First the presentation introduces children to the directions of the compass. It then helps children to locate places in St Lucia using compass directions - first using the four cardinal points (N, E, S, W), then also using the four ordinal points (NE, SE, SW, NW). The accompanying activity gives children a chance to locate places in St Lucia using both the cardinal and ordinal points of the compass. It is differentiated two ways. There is also an extension activity which challenges children to think about where places in St Lucia are located in relation to each other (e.g. Castries is north of Mount Gimie). If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Investigating satellite photos of St Lucia

Investigating satellite photos of St Lucia

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. The presentation introduces children to satellite photos. It then challenges them to use their detective skills to identify various human and physical geographical features in St Lucia. It is accompanied by a writing-based activity and extension. The main activity challenges children to identify the features in the satellite photos and explain their reasoning. It is differentiated three ways: - LA: Children identify 1 feature per satellite photo. - MA: Children identify 2 features per satellite photo. - UA: Children identify 3 features per satellite photo. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

MAP READING - A USEFUL SKILL FOR GEOGRAPHY - HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MAP READING - A USEFUL SKILL FOR GEOGRAPHY - HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

The cover image (right) list three uses of this unit. It can be a ready made standalone unit concentrating on the skill of map reading. The inclusion of black and white and colour attachments provide flexibility in providing hard copies. The visual inclusions of drawings, maps and graphs provide ample opportunity for students to find, consider and provide answers to set questions. Project the maps in the series and discuss the questions in class. Provide the attachments to find out why the the 5th generation descendants of the pioneer settlers decided to leave the farm .However this unit could be used as an introduction to other units which examine the broader issues contained in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan - an issue very much in the current news (2017). For history students this unit touches on the issue of farmers who were "squatters" before the advent of land surveys and titles. For those involved in environmental studies this unit shows impact and change within a river system due to population increase, land use and technology changes. The attachments provide the guidelines for investigation and interpretation. Follow the McNab family through 5 generations of change which a revealed in the map series. Some of the answers are obvious but others may require debate. See how many of the changes your students can discover in the "spot the difference page". Maps reveal visually information that would take many words to provide.

By KPolkinghorne

Locating St Lucia in the Caribbean

Locating St Lucia in the Caribbean

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia and is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. The presentation recaps the continents and oceans of the world before introducing St Lucia and the wider Caribbean area. The activity challenges children to identify St Lucia and other islands in the Caribbean. The activity is differentiated three ways: - LA: Children identify 8 countries (with hints). - MA: Children identify 10 countries and 3 seas/oceans (with hints). - UA: Children identify 10 countries and 3 seas/oceans (no hints). If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Lesson 2: Challenging perceptions of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

Lesson 2: Challenging perceptions of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

1. Pre-starter task “How many legs does the elephant have?” followed by “What can you see?” 2. Begin discussion that not everything is quite as we see it – link to perceptions of Africa. 3. Pupils write down three words on three post-its associated with Africa. This will be used towards the end of the lesson to reflect on. 4. Discuss the actual size of Africa – bring in idea of Mercator maps and size disparities of continents. 5. Mental images task – pupils look at the images and complete their work sheet. 6. Define stereotype – follow up with the infographics of Africa to further challenge the stereotypes. 7. Pupils rewrite three words on another set of posts it notes – has these words changed from their original ones? Why? If it hasn’t, why not? 8. Africa Quiz – to complete individually. H/W for MAS – Extended writing task. Describe how perceptions and images of Africa can be misleading. Please review :)

By Geo_Marz

The Roman Colosseum with Google Earth Tours

The Roman Colosseum with Google Earth Tours

Tour the Roman Colosseum with Google Earth Tours Make a virtual field trip to the Roman Colosseum, one of the planet’s most famous landmarks. You will be using Google Earth to watch a pre-recorded tour of the ancient arena and it’s neighboring structures. Making cameo appearances on the trip are the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Vatican and the Spanish Steps, to name just a few. The product includes a document of about 25 interesting facts about the tourist attraction. The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at. 1. For example the document says at, “1:05 – 1:18 – You are brought directly above the Colosseum. a. The area to the west of the Colosseum is the Roman Forum with Palatine Hill just south of the forum. i. The Roman Forum was the political and spiritual center of the ancient Roman Empire for centuries. Now it is an incredible archaeological site open to the public where you can see many ancient buildings, temples, basilicas, and more. ii. According to Roman legend, the sons of the god Mars, Romulus and Remus, were raised on Palatine Hill and founded Rome here.” The tour begins with a view of Europe from outer space. You are then zoomed in to the site’s location to see it from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the structure’s location within Rome, as well as, its physical relationship to other famous landmarks in its vicinity. To watch, all you have to do is click on the file, Google Earth will open and the tour will start. Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in the Americas. 1. The Golden Gate Bridge 2. Chichen Itza 3. Niagara Falls 4. Panama Canal 5. Statue of Liberty 6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri 7. Mount Rushmore 8. Machu Picchu 9. Freedom Tower, aka One World Trade Center Here are some European landmarks. 1. Stonehenge 2. The Acropolis 3. The Colosseum 4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa 5. The Eiffel Tower 6. Big Ben 7. Notre Dame de Paris Tour some African sites. 1. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza The cover image is by Clker-Free-Vector-Images and has a CCO Creative Commons license. The image can be found on Pixabay @ https://pixabay.com/en/colosseum-coliseum-gladiators-rome-295080/ Map Data: Google, Image Landsat / Copernicus Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO Image IBCAO Image U.S. Geological Survey Image © 2017 Digital Globe © 2017 Google

By RyanNygrenRKN

Geography unit based on map work/skills

Geography unit based on map work/skills

4 lesson unit of work for KS1 Geography with a focus on map skills. Differentiation largely happened through outcomes. Pupils enjoyed creating their own maps of the school area and explaining the symbols they used.

By Emmalouluu