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Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 25th September

Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 25th September

The 25th September 2017 edition of a weekly quiz that focuses on world news of the week from a geographic perspective. This week's quiz has a number of questions based on Hurricane Irma and its path through the Caribbean Sea. The quiz is designed to suit the Australian Curriculum (Years 5 to 10) with questions based on Australian and world news. The quiz is placed on the TES website every Sunday at the beginning of the school week. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. (note: the map doesn't display in the previews it is on the second page but the standard of maps can be seen if you look at the preview of the UK versions of the quiz also on my store). The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. A separate answer file is included. The Geography in the News quiz for Australian schools is also available as subscription with the 2017 Semester 2 order form available from my website : www.geographyfocus.com How are schools using Geography in the News? 1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. 2. Group research. 3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. 4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. 5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 6. As a discussion starter. In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom. Comments from teachers using the quiz: "..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week". "Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world".
swintrek
Resource Reliance

Resource Reliance

14 part lesson series for the whole of the GCSE module Resource Reliance. This is the complete module - global resources, Tanzania and sustainability. Specifically designed for the new OCR Geography GCSE but also suitable for Edexcel and AQA. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter, lesson aim, tasks and extensions. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.uk Lesson sequence: 1 - Resources 2 - Farming and fishing 3 - Fossil fuels 4 - Providing enough water 5 - Food security 6 - Measuring food security 7 - Two visions of the future 8 - Food security in Tanzania 9 - Goat aid in Tanzania 10 - Tanzania's at attempt to grow wheat 11 - Tanzania's current food security bid 12 - Sustainable food production 13 - Managing food supply 14 - Small scale food production Also includes DIRT mat, peer assessment mat, student assessment mat, speak like a geographer and country classification grid. More GCSE and KS3 resources available including OCR modules Global Hazards, Sustaining Ecosystems, Distinctive Landscapes, Urban Futures, Dynamic Development and the UK in the 21st Century.
thisisgeography
The Water Cycle Word Puzzles

The Water Cycle Word Puzzles

A group of geography word puzzles that are a fun way to learn the terms associated with the water cycle. GeoBingo is a class activity whilst the crossword, word match and word search can be set as homework or class activities.
swintrek
Water Cycle Word Match

Water Cycle Word Match

A fun way to get your students to learn the meanings of the terms associated with the water cycle. An answer key is provided on the second page.
swintrek
Water Cycle GeoBingo

Water Cycle GeoBingo

A fun way for your students to become familiar with the terms associated with the water cycle. To help the teacher definitions are given on the second page.
swintrek
Hurricane Irma Bundle

Hurricane Irma Bundle

A collection of worksheets that include: 1. Investigating Hurricanes 2. Tracking Hurricane Irma - latitude/longitude exercise 3. Hurricane Irma Worksheet
swintrek
Hurricane Irma Worksheet

Hurricane Irma Worksheet

A 2-page worksheet where students search the internet to provide information about Hurricane Irma, its impact and human responses to it. Useful in conjunction with the "Tracking Hurricane irma" worksheet also available on my shop. A cheaper option may be to buy the "Hurricane Irma bundle" that includes this worksheet, Tracking Hurricane Irma worksheet and the worksheet that covers general information about hurricanes.
swintrek
Investigating Hurricanes

Investigating Hurricanes

A 2-page worksheet that requires students to find out general information about hurricanes from the internet (websites provided but you may want your students to go to other websites). Page 1 shows on the preview. On Page 2 there is a question on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a world map where students are asked to show those areas in the world where hurricanes occur, and responses individuals and families can make to hurricanes (before, during and after).
swintrek
Tracking Hurricane Maria - latitude/longitude exercise / real time case study in hurricane tracking.

Tracking Hurricane Maria - latitude/longitude exercise / real time case study in hurricane tracking.

This worksheet requires students to map the track of Hurricane Maria as it moves though the Caribbean. The first four positions of the hurricane are given in the accompanying table. Students can follow the path of the hurricane using information from the website: https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-maria and map its position over the next few days. As well as a mapping skills exercise you may find this useful in engaging your students if you are presently doing a unit of work on natural hazards. When Maria has run its course I will replace this worksheet with information that will then be available.
swintrek
AQA GCSE:UK PHYSICAL LANDSCAPES-2. Upland and lowland areas

AQA GCSE:UK PHYSICAL LANDSCAPES-2. Upland and lowland areas

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography GCSE specification. It includes; - Starter task - crossword style to assess prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, activities with supporting handout (at the end of the PPT) to identify, describe and explain the lowland and upland landscapes in the UK. - Plenary task is an exam style 9 mark question to review learning. - Further reading slide with appropriate hyperlinked web resources.
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