Spice up your summer term lessons with this hand-picked collection of quizzes, games and challenges
With the end of term approaching, now is the time to have some fun! As every geography teacher knows, the subject lends itself nicely to engaging activities, from quizzing your classes on individual countries to practical problem solving around global issues. The possibilities are endless… Here, we’ve selected some of the very best ideas to help you to wrap up the academic year in style.
Whatever the weather outside the classroom, this 20-question quiz is great for recapping meteorological terminology and concepts with KS3 pupils. Alternatively, take your students on a voyage around the world with this colourful presentation*, in which they are challenged to identify countries by their outlines and flags.
Ramp up the competitive spirit in class with these easily adaptable questions, covering a range of general topics from flags to capital cities. Similarly, this comprehensive team quiz*, suitable for all ages and ability levels, contains ten rounds of global-themed topics.
Games and challenges
Check out this Battleships-style task with a twist, in which ships are placed on points that can only be identified by correctly naming latitude and longitude coordinates. Or, why not use this well-presented game* to help your class get to grips with trade? This ready-to-use resource comes complete with rules, fake money and a step-by-step presentation.
Use thought-provoking challenges to get teams of pupils examining, discussing and finding solutions to real-life problems. Give young learners an insight into child poverty with this resource pack, and task older students with designing and building an earthquake-proof model out of straws in this group activity.
|Quizzes||Games and challenges|
|KS3 weather quiz||Battleships-style game|
|Countries of the world quiz*||Whole-class trade game*|
|Adaptable end-of-term quiz||Poverty resource pack|
|Comprehensive team quiz*||Earthquake-proof activity|
*This resource is being sold by its author
This blog post is featured in July’s geography newsletter from Tes Resources.
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