Festive fun for geography students

Presentations, quizzes and resource packs that are ideal for secondary geography classes on the run-up to Christmas

Sian Evans

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Lesson ideas and engaging quizzes combining Christmas themes and geography topics 

Whether or not snow is falling, the end of term is fast approaching and everybody's thoughts will be turning to the Christmas break. To help you carry on teaching geographical topics without being dubbed the school’s Grinch, we’ve handpicked a selection of one-off lessons and fun quizzes that will add a sprinkle of seasonal festivities to your classroom.

One-off lessons

Taking inspiration from the lyrics of Do They Know It's Christmas, this detailed presentation uses the festive season to talk about the short and long term solutions to desertification. Or, examine weather more often associated with Christmas using this Antarctica resource pack, including activities to help your students explore the ecosystem and the impact of snow.  

If you are ready to fully embrace the season of sleigh-bells, send your class on a themed atlas scavenger hunt* without leaving the classroom, which gets them practising key skills such as finding capital cities, locating oceans and recognising flags.    

Quizzes

Bring out your students' competitive nature with this simple geo challenge, designed to test them on their knowledge of flags, country outlines and famous monuments, which is ideal as an end-of-term filler. Alternatively, ask learners to identify different countries and continents from a variety of clues as they search for Santa with this quiz.

For a more comprehensive test of global knowledge, get your students into groups and wrap up the term with these puzzling questions* that will get learners thinking about different countries.

Quick links

One-off lessons

Quizzes

Do They Know It's Christmas? presentation

Antarctica resource pack

Atlas scavenger hunt*

Geo challenge

Searching for Santa quiz

Global knowledge questions*

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