Primary geography resources

14th December 2007 at 00:00
Website: www.oxfam.org.ukcoolplanetkidsweb. Stories, games and recipes from countries Oxfam works in, which get pupils to think about food miles and Fairtrade.

Book: The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce, pound;4.99, Walker Books Ltd. A great stimulus for young children for all kinds of mapwork and descriptive writing about places.

CD-Rom: BBC Barnaby Bear's Local Walkabouts, Sherston, pound;299 for a site license. Barnaby Bear is a perennial favourite with key stage 1 children.

Elaine Spincer is geography subject leader at Saltford Church of England School, Somerset.

Secondary geography resources

Book: Horrible Geography of the World by Anita Ganeri, Scholastic, pound;12.99, and discounted to pound;7.79 at www.amazon.co.uk. The latest edition of the Horrible Geography series.

Website: Seterra Software. Available to download free from www.activityvillage.co.ukkids_geography_software.htm. A wide variety of games to help pupils study countries, capital cities or flags of the world.

DVD: Climates of the World, Classroom Video, pound;34. Good for a recap on weather and climate across the world.

Ellen Clarkson is a geography teacher at George Salter Collegiate Academy in West Bromwich.

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