- 3 Easter themed acrostic poems to use as examples / teaching elements.
- 5 Easter themed poem templates (also in black & white) for students to write their work up on (great for display).
Intended to be used as elements within, or as a full lesson.
Whole lesson / assessment - could be used to teach map skills or use as a stand alone assessment to use at the end of a map skills topic.
The assessment requires students to read a list of instructions and complete a map of 'The Island'. Students can show and develop their skills with grid references, distance, direction and map symbols.
The assessment element will show the teacher and student progress made, and also inform the student as to what they need to do to get to the next level.
There is an extra activity which then allows students to show their understanding about human and physical features, this could also make a good link to a tourism topic and incorporates literacy. Teacher notes and a brief lesson plan included with extension and differentiation notes.
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Sequencing activity: River landforms - waterfalls
This is suited to KS3 but does work with KS4 - you'll need to add more detail (processes of erosion etc.).
There are four slides to help the teacher explain the processes involved and introduce the keywords.
The activity sheet requires students to complete three activities.
1. Cut out and arrange the tiles.
2. Add the labels from the sheet.
3. Add the descriptions from the sheet.
There is also an animated consolidation slide to allow teacher/students to check accuracy.
For higher ability - ask the students to underline the key terms, add more key terms and write their own descriptions.
Two version of the sheet are included; one in colour and one in outline black & white.
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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.
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.
Insist on a description of features which aren’t necessarily visible.
Students find their own photos and analyse them.
There are some tricky terms in the key terms activity, use to stretch students.
The work produced.
Peer assessment opportunity.
Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go!
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A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Spring senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners.
This is a large lesson and could be taught over several sessions. The end result can be used for display work.
Starter including example poem
Differentiated writing frames
Shared writing activity
Peer feedback opportunity
Teacher notes / lesson plan
Poetic devices explainers / practise
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End of term group activity to design an Easter egg with a geographical theme.
Will work as one lesson (with only the design proposal sheet completed) or two lessons (with completed designs on the templates).
The group worksheet also has a 'Things we now know' to show progress'.
The teams have to work together to research and design an Easter egg with a geographical theme, this could be a place, landmark or something they've learned in lesson (more options given in lesson).
All resources are included. There is a pin board style slide to leave on the screen.
Laptops and atlases aren't essential, but will certainly help with the research (one per group).
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An introduction to the subject – whole lesson. There are a range of activities which will show progress and develop vocabulary throughout the lesson.
The main aim is…
An introduction to the subject of geography.
To appreciate there are lots of topics within geography.
Key ideas and content…
Place is the main theme, and ties the subject together.
We study both the natural and the man made.
There are links and connections between the different topic areas.
See lesson plan – red for lower and green for higher.
The acrostics could be used instead of the literacy activity.
Students could add to the word box as a pair or table.
See lesson plan.
Students could research other topic areas and create their own activity.
This is intended as an introductory lesson – other activities could easily be included to further develop understanding.
Use the literacy activity.
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Two differentiated activities to include as part of your teaching of squatter settlements.
A photo analysis activity
Develop understanding of squatter settlements
Practise photo annotation skills
A table activity to extend understanding
Make links to living conditions and effects on the lives of people living in squatter settlements.
Activity planning guide
Two activity sheets intended to be used as part of a lesson. The theme of the lesson should be along the lines of ‘Life in a squatter settlement’, and could be taught with KS3 or KS4 students.
Resource 1: the effects on peoples lives
The main aim is for students to appreciate how the conditions / characteristics of a squatter settlement affect people’s lives.
The task is for students to complete the sheet in a few different ways.
There are nine problems / effects associated with living in a squatter settlement. For each effect, they must list the associated problems, and for several, also draw the problem. Ask the students the question – how would this affect your life if you lived there? There will be some repetition.
There are three blank cards as well, these are intended for higher ability students, or for the teacher to edit so as to include a problem which may be appropriate to the theme of their teaching.
Higher ability students can cut the cards out afterwards and glue them in their exercise books – this is an opportunity to identify links between the problems. There are several, and the whole activity is very open ended. Students could also sort their ideas into social, political and economic – they could use three different colours and a key to show this.
There are some answers on the next sheet, although there are many more.
Resource 2: the informal economy of a squatter settlement
The main aim is for students to appreciate how people can earn money within a squatter settlement. The focus should be on how the work is informal and doesn’t contribute to the tax base / official figures. This kind of work can be contained within a squatter settlement, but not necessarily so. This is an opportunity to draw a strong link to rural-urban migration; how the residents are often uneducated and unskilled, but wanting and needing to work.
The task is simple, for each form of employment, the student must draw an appropriate illustration. Model for lower ability, ask higher ability to include speech bubbles, or some form of written communication. Use as an opportunity to clear up any misunderstanding about what each term means.
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Whole lesson - Geography - The causes of flooding
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A whole lesson aimed at teaching students the main human and physical causes of flooding. Designed to be adaptable for KS3 and KS3, this lesson has a variety of differentiated activities and resources.
The main aim is…
For students to understand and explain the causes of flooding.
To differentiate between human and physical causes of flooding.
To link the causes to the processes of the river basin system – application of the key terms.
A secondary aim is for students to become familiar with the river basin system.
Key ideas and content…
There are both human and physical causes of flooding.
Events can happen in unique circumstances and in sequence to make flooding more likely.
Several varied activities
Ideal for KS3, but could be used with KS4. Introduce the continent of Africa and develop their spatial awareness of this massive continent.
These activities will help students develop their understanding about Africa as a continent of many countries.
The main activity is a challenge, where students use clues to work out where African countries are – not as easy as it seems!
There are also several extension questions which require students to use geographical language.
Ideal as an individual, paired or group activity.
Develops spatial awareness and geographical language skills.
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A range of activities with the aim of teaching students about the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
Visually attractive, differentiated and fully resourced for a range of abilities.
Whole lesson: snappy starter, varied activities, key points, class discussion, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources included, along with lesson plan and teacher notes. This lesson has planned activities which show the teacher and the students their progress throughout.
Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)
A whole lesson (possibly a double with lower ability groups) which enables students to explore how the balance between economic development, and conservation, can be managed in cold environments. There are a range of differentiated activities which teach students the strategies they're requires to know. Culminating in students developing a mark scheme and answering a GCSE style exam question.
Whole lesson > Key terms starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Research activity > Exam style question with breakdown and structure > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Differentiated >
The main aim is…
To develop understanding of the issue between economic development and conservation.
To discuss the balance of economic development, sustainable development and the need to protect wilderness areas.
Key ideas and content…
There are four strategies we need to know.
There are advantages and disadvantages.
Different people will have different opinions.
See lesson plan, the notes in red are suggestions for lower ability groups.
This lesson would certainly run over more than one session – for instance the exam style question work could be a lesson in itself with a lower ability group.
See lesson plan, the notes in green are suggestions for higher ability groups.
Introduce a research aspect to the main activity – students can research an example for each strategy.
The summary activity can be assessed.
The discussion points also provide assessment opportunities in lesson.
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Whole lesson with all resources included.
Learning objective: To explore factors affecting quality of life in large settlements.
Two main activities
A range of resources to teach the reading and spelling of tricky words (DfES Letters and Sounds Programme).
* animated bingo game
* colourful display bricks
* colour coded display bricks (by phase)
* word mat
* tricky word tracker
Double sided A3 revision sheet built around the AQA Geography A Restless Earth module.
The sheet is structured around the Key Ideas, and has a range of activities.
Essentially, they're just populating the sheet as a revision tool
Does require exercise books / internet / textbooks.
Ideal as module revision, exam revision or lesson cover.
New 9-1 AQA Geography
Living with the physical environment
A whole lesson intended to start Paper 1 ‘Living with the physical environment’ natural hazards section. The lesson will ensure students have a firm understanding of what a natural hazard is, and what the likely effects will be.
All resources included.