Fun and visually attractive, this Christmas themed atlas work sheet is great for end of term group activities. All you need is an atlas. A double sided Christmas themed activity sheet. Activities include: finding capital cities, finding countries, locating oceans, using data sets, drawing flags and using geographic language to describe locations - most with a festive theme. Also: draw a snowman, draw a Christmas tree and name all nine of Santa's reindeer. Included is a display slide with learning objectives and outcomes, an activity slide with instructions, teacher notes and a lesson plan. This resource was featured by the TES in their blog last year, and recieved a 5* review.
This work booklet guides pupils through vital mapping skills by giving them a ‘how to guide’ as well as a chance to practise their new skills in a variety of questions and tasks. The booklet is aimed at children in upper KS2 and lower KS3 and can be easily adapted to suit. The booklet can be given at the end of a unit of work or spread out across several lessons. The mapping skills included in this work booklet include: 4 Figure Grid References 6 Figure Grid References Compass Directions Contour Lines Calculating Scale Each topic above includes a one-page ‘how to guide’ and well as a corresponding 'activity sheet.' Download is in pdf format.
A whole set of lessons to cover all geographical skills. Differentiated and challenge activities throughout. Excellent for teaching first time, recapping or revision. Designed around OCR A specification, however all skills included are fundamental parts of geography regardless of the specification. This will save you a lot of time and planning!!
This is a 10 lesson (End of Unit test) SOW to introduce Geography as a new subject and to develop map skills. There are lessons on; Introduction / types of geography continents and oceans Europe Physical Geog of Europe The British Isles Map symbols four and six figure grid references Height on a Map Scale. Also included with PP is a 35+ page workbook to match. I hope you enjoy :)
Primary Geography Skills Progression Grid, EYFS to Year 6
Use this document to support the slimmed down national curriculum. Key subject specific skills, for example geographical inquiry, map reading and creating and field work,mapped out for each year group for Years 1 to 6. Also available in editable word format email email@example.com website: gwsupport.co.uk
Harry Potter is the famous teenage wizzard in popular book series by J K Rowling. Lots of students at KS3 will be familiar with the stories and recognise the photographs of the filming locations at Kings Cross Station, however this worksheet based lesson will help them understand the other locations in and around the UK where films such as ’ The prisoner of Azkaban’ and ‘The Deathly Hallows’ were shot. Using the free and readily available Interactive GIS map of film set locations available from the Visit Britain website, student’s work their way though a set of questions by clicking on the map pin-points and zooming in and out with the scale key to find out the answers. Students must have a basic understanding of map skills such as direction, scale and distance to complete these exercises, and know the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom. Some knowledge of map symbols is also beneficial. The booklet is suitable for all ability levels within years 7 and 8. There is an extension task to challenge more able students to create a tour around the UK to show visitors 5 key important film locations. A PDF printable proforma is given to help students plan their Harry Potter Tour. This set of activities can be done largely independently, and is therefore suitable for class and home-based learning. This resource is part of an ongoing series of ’ learning Geography through Harry Potter’ which I am expanding.
Features 11 lessons focusing on key skills required for pupils throughout their time in Geography. Suitable for ages 11-13. These lessons include: scale height symbols contour lines atlas work fieldwork google maps careers in Geography
Geography - Map skills - Direction A complete lesson with a range of activities and resources aimed at teaching students how to use direction as a geographical skill. Students will apply the skill in several different ways as well as develop their spatial understanding of Europe. Complete lesson > thoroughly resourced and ready to teach > snappy starter > explainers > SPaG activity > practise questions > varied map activities > peer assessment > summary activity > teacher notes > lesson plan > lesson evaluation > homework The main aim is… For students to learn / apply skills in describing direction. To develop a spatial understanding of Europe. Key ideas and content… There are 8 points to the compass (as far as we’re concerned for today anyway) We use direction to describe location / journeying. Direction can be used by many different people in different situations. To differentiate… Students could take turns doing the countries / cities activities and then swap to help each other. One student in a pair could have the map or atlas and act as an expert. Pair up students when doing the map work. To extend… Use an OS map of the local area, Google Earth, an Atlas or online mapping to explore places. Use the homework template and a local map / online mapping to explore geographical features in the local area (using direction obviously). Certainly use the CYO task and encourage students to think about how they can test understanding / get students to apply map skills beyond simply describing. To assess… The road trip / CYO activity is the main assessment point. Class discussion and the summary activity will also show progress and allow you to assess understanding. www.acornteachingresources.com
Keep an atlas beside you and answer the questions
This powerpoint runs through the following Geography skills and provides examples*: Contour Lines Slope Local Relief Scale Area and Grid Referencing Aspect Bearing Climatic Graphs *One activity corresponds with Jacaranda’s Geoactive 2 textbook
GCSE Geography - Maps Skills - Examples and Definitions of Maps required for GCSE Geography - Ideal for revision or sharing on a VLE
Progression of skills from years 1 to 6. Skeletal planning ideas for case studies. Ideal for geography leaders/co-ordinators. Add your school name and logo. EYFS – Local Area Year 1 – Weather – Seasons and the Local Area Year 2 – Hot and Cold Areas – Equator and the Poles Year 3 – Mountains, Settlements and Land Use Year 4 – Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Settlements and Land Use Year 5 – Climate Zones and Biomes, Food and Trade Links Year 6 – Rivers and the Water Cycle, and Natural Resources Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Full unit of work for map skills and the UK. This unit explores compass points, 4 and 6 figure grid references, scale, distance, longitude, latitude and other core map skills, alongside the UK. All lessons are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS2, years 5 or 6. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.uk Lesson sequence: 1 – Introducing maps 2 – Where is the UK? 3 – Compass points 4 – Map symbols 5 – 4 and 6 figure grid references 6 – Scale and distance 7 – Atlas skills 8 – Longitude and latitude 9 – Design a treasure map 10 – ICT Mapzone 11 – UK and Europe flags 12 – Migration 13 – Human vs physical features Also includes Geography Literacy mat and Geography Numeracy/Map Skills mat, as well as an extension sheet pack with homework’s and activities to extend pupil skills and knowledge. Links to National Curriculum: - Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities - Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time - Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
Up to date worksheet for map skills for any Geography curriculum and Key Stage. Includes: 4fig grid references 6fig grid references direction compass scale map symbols and more
A big lesson with lots of opportunity for differentiation and engagement, as well as paired or group work. Basically, students learn how to describe places, and then apply this skill. It would work well as a skills building lesson in KS3, or as an end of term type lesson with either KS3 or KS4. There are differentiated resources for lower and higher, and a number of ways in which the activities could be undertaken (which are in the lesson plan). There are teacher notes and a lesson plan. The activities are clear, and there are Superstar extension activities. --- The main aim is… This is a big lesson which could be used as an end of term activity, or as a skills building lesson. Students either learn or develop their geographical terminology and then apply / demonstrate using photos of actual places. Key ideas and content… We can describe places using geographical language. It is more effective to use the correct key terms and descriptive language. To differentiate… Pass the sheets round on a timer, with the challenge of either adding more key terms or improving existing ones. Stick the sheets on the wall around the room, give each student a different key term to look for. Students go round the room. Insist on certain terms being applied. To extend… Insist on a description of features which aren’t necessarily visible. Students find their own photos and analyse them. Peer assessment. There are some tricky terms in the key terms activity, use to stretch students. To assess… Discussion points. The work produced. Peer assessment opportunity.
Map Skills - Geography KS3. This escape Quiz covers a variety of aspects - Escape Quiz for the end or start of a Geography unit. Suitable for KS3 Students. (Escape Room Mixed with a self marking and instant feedback Quiz - Perfect for students to do whilst social distancing. All students need is the ability to use or view PowerPoint to participate. Contents of this resource ⇨ 1 x Editable PowerPoint Version (You can edit the secret message left at the end for the students on the white board slide 85) ⇨ 1 x PPTSX Version - Send the file straight to the students or set up on a shared school drive for students to access. ⇨ 1 x Teacher Answer Cheat Sheet - (Contains all the Questions and the Answers) ⇨ 1 x Set of Certificates. ⇨ 1 x Digital Progress bar built in - Quiz Self Marks for the students. How could you use it? ☞ Complete it as a ‘whole class team’ reflection activity ☞ Set it up ready to go in a school computer room - Host a competitive challenge and organise a leader board with escape times. ☞ Send it out to students who can download the file and attempt it in their own time for Homework. ☞ Work specifically with vulnerable student or small group of students and set it up on a large projector and solve as a team whilst led by the teacher or TA to discuss the concepts that come up ☞ Edit the template (slide 85) to have a personal message for each student / Class Why should I purchase it? Perfect fun activity to send to Students or use with students. This escape quiz self marks and provides the student with instant feedback, progress and encouragement. There are lots of hidden aspect to the Escape Quiz and provides great challenge with a sense of adventure. Product Code: C8/ESQ/41
This is a two part lesson that follows on from the Introduction lesson and the second lesson inn the scheme of work. Students have the opportunity to understand more about the population of China and population pyramids. In addition students learn skills of completing a chloropleth map and make comparisons between China's population and the UK over time. This lesson is the preparation for the 'One Child Policy'.
Great questionaire to help subject leaders audit resources, staff knowledge and skills.
Compiled from a range of sources, this workbook covers most of the skills required for the AQA GCSE Geography exam. There are a number of questions included to assess understanding.
A KS3/ KS4 Geography lesson to improve skills with a focus on population pyramids. Students draw their own population pyramid using UK data. They then describe and explain the patterns in the population pyramid. The final task requires them to compare population pyramids from 4 different countries. Differentiated with extra support for the less able and challenge tasks for the more able. Fully resourced.