Explore new topics, develop key skills and keep pupils engaged ahead of the holidays with these imaginative project ideas
Although the summer break is in sight, it can feel like an uphill battle to keep your students motivated until the very end of term. So, perhaps it's time to bring out a project or two?
Add a splash of creativity, teamwork and competitiveness to your lessons with this hand-picked selection of projects, guaranteed to bring a buzz back into your classroom.
Self-contained projects are an engaging way of introducing learners to a new topic as they are driven to find out more about an unknown concept. Kick-start an investigation about biodiversity using this detailed resource pack, which covers topics such as identification, landscapes and habitats. Alternatively, use this workbook to spark independent research based on a variety of hypotheses about India in the 21st century.
Why not challenge your class with this atlas scavenger hunt*? Working in pairs or groups, this task is an innovative way of finding out the breadth of information available, while developing essential map skills.
KS4 and post-16 resources
Help learners to think more creatively by adding an element of fiction to your geography lessons with this renewable energy project, in which pupils must analyse the pros and cons for a made-up location. Or, get teams to propose the name, flag and laws for a new country in this inventive task, ideal for reflecting on the importance of these concepts in real life.
For something more topical, use this video to provoke discussion about the geography of elections among older students, including an exploration of the factors that have an impact upon how people vote.
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This blog post is featured in June’s geography newsletter from Tes Resources.
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