Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

Fun and visually attractive, this Christmas themed atlas work sheet is great for end of term group activities. All you need is an atlas. A double sided Christmas themed activity sheet. Activities include: finding capital cities, finding countries, locating oceans, using data sets, drawing flags and using geographic language to describe locations - most with a festive theme. Also: draw a snowman, draw a Christmas tree and name all nine of Santa's reindeer. Included is a display slide with learning objectives and outcomes, an activity slide with instructions, teacher notes and a lesson plan. This resource was featured by the TES in their blog last year, and recieved a 5* review.
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Measuring hurricanes

Measuring hurricanes

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.
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Exam question technique sheet

Exam question technique sheet

The main aim is… This is an exam question answer planning tool. It was developed for lower ability students; to help them form an answer to a long exam question and to practise their exam technique. It is intended to help students see they do have the necessary understanding, but also answer the question correctly to achieve the higher marks. Key ideas and content… The students tackle an exam question in steps. The idea is the students have everything they need on the sheet in front of them, to help focus lower ability students and coach them in answering longer exam questions. Students can apply the same process to an actual exam. Students can develop their exam question technique (application of key terms, use of connectives, structure etc.) to access the higher marks. To differentiate… Work through the steps as a class, then allow the students to answer the actual question. If using a structure – give time for teach section (a minute per mark?). Before photocopying, provide subheadings to help students structure their answer. Several colour coded versions have been included to enable carousel activities / differentiated activities / group work etc. To extend… Higher ability students could write their own mark scheme for the question on the back. Attach SPaG marks. Use the sheet with the ‘structure’ box instead of the thought bubble. The students will have to draw the horizontal lines depending on the structure / number of paragraphs. Higher ability students could plan their answer on the lined graphic, and then write their actual answer on lined paper / on the back. To assess… Can be assessed by the teacher against the mark scheme. Provide students with a mark scheme and allow them to assess/see where the marks come from.
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Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets

Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets

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. All reviews for our paid resources have been 5/5* (as of March 19th 2017)
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Geography Revision - AQA Geography A - Tourism Revision Sheet / Booklet

Geography Revision - AQA Geography A - Tourism Revision Sheet / Booklet

A double sided A3 revision sheet / A4 revision booklet with instruction slides to extend and consolidate learning from the Tourism (AQA Geography A) module. The end result is a concise revision tool. Double sided A3 worksheet or 5 page A4 booklet > Built around the AQA Geography A specification > A range of activities > Does require exercise books / textbooks > Ideal for revision & cover lessons The main aim is… To revise and extend learning from the module by working through a structured revision sheet. The sheet has been built around the outgoing AQA geography A specification. Key ideas and content… The whole module!! Tourism is a case study heavy module, so the revision material has ended up with a lot of tables to simplify the key ideas. To differentiate… Model examples and provide support. Break down into timed sections to allow progress checks. Students should be encouraged to draw links between sections. Next steps… I use this before the module exam. Use to practise answering some exam questions. www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 4th March 2017)
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Geography - What is Geography?

Geography - What is Geography?

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. To differentiate… 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. To extend… 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. To assess… Use the literacy activity. www.acornteachingresource.com All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 3rd March 2017)
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Plenary Pyramid templates

Plenary Pyramid templates

Show and assess progress with these ‘plenary pyramid’ templates. Great as a lesson plenary, or a structure for peer assessment. Includes a display slide. www.acornteachingresources.com
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Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

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. To differentiate… 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. To extend… 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. To assess… The summary activity can be assessed. The discussion points also provide assessment opportunities in lesson. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of 26th February 201&) www.acornteachingresources.com
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The Acorn Easter Bundle

The Acorn Easter Bundle

Our Easter themed bundle includes a range of our resources, great for end of term activities. There is a literacy theme, but also a few resources to jazz up the classroom. Easter acrostic poems: examples and templates Easter bunting: print / colour and hang up! Easter card making bits & bobs Easter egg design: templates and design proposals Easter news article activity: newspaper templates and example headlines Spring Senses Poetry: a whole lesson with a range of differentiated activities
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English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by the TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of February 22nd 2017). 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. Whole lesson: Starter including example poem Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Poetic devices explainers / practise Photo stimuli Display frames Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
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Easter Egg Design

Easter Egg Design

Aimed at D&T / Primary. 2 draft / design proposals - with sticky notes and drawing space. Easter egg template / packaging template - great for display work! Can be edited to include a theme / topic.
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Easter news article activity

Easter news article activity

Planning sheet and template for students to write an Easter themed newspaper article / front page. Included are four headlines, each with a planning sheet. Blank template and planning sheet also included. Print in A3 - make great display work. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 22nd February 2017)
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Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson) A whole lesson with a range of differentiated activities aimed at teaching students the features of, and differences between; linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes. Includes: snappy starter, animated explainers, key points, class discussion, differentiated activities, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources are included, along with a lesson plan and teacher notes. The main aim is… For students to learn the features of, and differences between linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes. Key ideas and content… Nucleated, linear and dispersed are all settlement shapes. Settlements grow in different shapes for different reasons. Nucleated settlements will grow around a feature. Linear settlements will grow along a feature. To differentiate… There is differentiation in the lesson. Provide the essential words for the summary activity. Students could work on the photo analysis together. To extend… Use the superstar activities. Get the maps out / photocopy and cut out to pick out actual settlement shapes. To assess… The photo analysis and the summary activity allow progress to be demonstrated and assessed. The homework could also be assessed. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of 21st February 2017)
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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet) A double sided worksheet intended to use with pairs and small groups - all they need is an Atlas or two. Teacher notes are included with some suggestions. Basically, they are required to use an Atlas in several ways to find out a range of information (some of which is linked to Easter). There are a few other activities on the sheet (such as design an Easter egg). Great for end of term activities, and will work with KS3 and KS4 students. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of February 21st 2017).
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