Cities of the British Isles - Fact File Project for Geography & Information Technology

Cities of the British Isles - Fact File Project for Geography & Information Technology

British Cities Fact File Challenge This project offers a research opportunity to find out more about the cities of Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. The resource is aimed at children from Years 5 to Year 9 and it provides an opportunity to combine Information Technology with Geography. It is an ideal opportunity to use a presentation to introduce the topic of British Cities. This can be extended to perhaps 4 introductory lessons with a collection of smaller challenges. After an initial introduction the students can then gather their own selected information about all ten of the cities included in the study. At the end of the project they should have a document consisting of 10 fact files and a much better knowledge of cities in both the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland.
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Poole and Dorset - A Fieldwork Project About The Service Industry, Tourism & Other Associated Topics

Poole and Dorset - A Fieldwork Project About The Service Industry, Tourism & Other Associated Topics

This resource is aimed at giving Geography, Travel and Tourism and Business Studies students from Years 9 through to 11 the experience of handling data related to service industries. The work serves to satisfy the type of work associated with field studies and research. The data is presented on a spreadsheet that highlights the Service Industry of Poole in Dorset. Using the information, students will be able to propose a hypothesis and then attempt to prove or refute the chosen statement. Within the folder there is a powerpoint presentation that can be used independently as a collection of Geography topics about the English County of Dorset. Specifically it addresses the concepts of Site, Situation and Function of a settlement. The powerpoint presentation alone can be used to support up to 10 contrasting lessons. The photographs can be used for introductions to a number of Human and Physical Geography topics including the following specifics and links: Poole Port, Service Industry, Tourism, Shopping Streets, Spreadsheet statistics, Bays and Headlands, Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Village, Swanage Bay, Groynes, Stair Hole, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Dorset Geology, Settlements, Site, Situation, Function and finally a number of excellent photographs that can be converted to field sketch diagrams.
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Everything I Needed When I First Started Teaching Geography

Everything I Needed When I First Started Teaching Geography

Geography Bundle This resource is everything I needed when I first started teaching Geography. It targets children from the age of 8 through to 16. It includes: 1) Every possible outline map for Britain, Europe and the rest of the World. 2) Basic Skills for teaching mapwork. 3) How to interpret pictures into field sketch images. 4) A Fact File Project that links Geography and IT at a very basic level. There are also many challenges offered for writing sentences and passages using geographical terminology and vocabulary. This bundle is a special offer to young teachers of Geography in the Secondary sector (KS3 and 4) and Junior School Teachers who are responsible for delivering Humanities at Key Stage 2 Level. The whole package makes up 100's of lessons.
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The Weimar Republic versus Adolf Hitler

The Weimar Republic versus Adolf Hitler

This bundle is aimed at combining a wealth of information about both the Weimar Republic and the part played by Adolf Hitler in its downfall. The following resources have been combined: Free Resource - Development of a Dictatorship 1918 to 45 (A comprehensive timeline tracking the highs and lows of Germany from the end of WW1 to the end of WW2) 1 - The Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic (A Presentation) 2 - The Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic (Timeline, Revision Cards, Game and Wall Display) 3 - Adolf Hitler 1889 to 1918 (Factfile & Tasks) 4 - Adolf Hitler 1889 to 1918 (A Presentation) Resource 3 & 4 highlight Hitler's background and looks into the reasons why he followed a path to disaster. These resources are targeted at Years 9 through to Year 11.
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The Weimar Republic - Resource, Timeline, Revision Cards, Game and Wall Display

The Weimar Republic - Resource, Timeline, Revision Cards, Game and Wall Display

This resource targets students studying the Weimar Republic during the period 1918 to 1933. They are most likely to be involved in learning about History in Germany for GCSE examinations in the time period between the two World Wars. Specifically it is aimed at learning time order in this complicated and rapidly changing period of History. There are two main elements to this resource. It starts with a timeline presentation that can be taught as two introductory lessons. After this initial introduction the 48 revision cards can be used to create a wall display and then followed up with a series of revision games that help students to learn the correct order of events during the Weimar years in Germany. As the end of Key Stage 4 examinations get closer the revision cards will be very useful for individual, partner and group revision sessions.
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Germany 1918 to 1933-The Rise & Fall of the Weimar Republic (A 2 lesson Powerpoint Presentation)

Germany 1918 to 1933-The Rise & Fall of the Weimar Republic (A 2 lesson Powerpoint Presentation)

This resource is a two lesson powerpoint presentation that tracks the developments of the Weimar Republic from its conception (1918) to its final demise (1933). In particular it features the political rise of Adolf Hitler from Lance Corporal to Fuhrer. It takes the form of a timeline of events and the frames can be reduced to create a pack of 48 revision cards. This presentation is ideal for students of History between the ages of 14 and 16. Frames 52 and 53 can be printed for students to compile brief notes on the two presentations. This is a quick fix exercise to help students to put the key events of the Weimar Republic into chronological order. All abilities can learn from the images and discussions inspired by this resource.
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Adolf Hitler - 1889 to 1918 (His Early Years & WW1)

Adolf Hitler - 1889 to 1918 (His Early Years & WW1)

Adolf Hitler 1889 to 1918 – His Early Years and WW1 - This resource comes in the form of a fact file and a selection of classroom exercises that are aimed at 13 to 16 year old students of 20th Century History. In addition to this there is a small section (images) that would be suitable for the PSHE programme especially in the month of November. The material in this 21 page resource documents the birth of Adolf Hitler through to the conclusion of WW1. It contains written information, pictures, maps, quiz questions and research challenges. The research challenges are ideal for perhaps two internet sessions where students need to search for extra information. The contents are best suited for Key Stage 3 and students in Key Stage 4 preparing for History examinations, particularly the topics “The Rise of Adolf Hitler”, “Development of a Dictatorship” and “The Events of WW1”. The resource materials offered should satisfy between 4 and 8 hours of work in the classroom. As an alternative it may also be offered as a home research project in preparation for GCSE examinations. This resource can be linked and used alongside - Adolf Hitler - Early Years (Powerpoint Presentation created by this same author).
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Adolf Hitler - His Early Years - 1889 to 1918

Adolf Hitler - His Early Years - 1889 to 1918

This Powerpoint Presentation is specifically targeting 13 to 16 year old students of History. There are 22 slides with a selection of appropriate pictures, fact files and maps included. It is an introductory part of a wider document about “The Development of a Dictatorship – Adolf Hitler”. The resource documents the early years of Hitler up to the end of World War One and it looks more closely at the experiences that shaped his life. Who and what influenced him as he was growing up in Austria and how did being part of an Infantry Regiment in WW1 mould his character. The critical question is asked, how and why did Hitler take his chosen path to infamy? In terms of historical understanding, many National Curriculum prerequisites have been covered and include evidence, continuity, change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability. However in short, the most important content is evidence of how and why Adolf Hitler turned into a cruel demagogue. A key element in the presentation is the chronological nature of the study. The World War 1 years also offer an ideal opportunity to learn more about the advances in technology. There are 22 slides with images that are followed by suggested challenges for students to complete. The slides containing maps are available for printing and use in lessons. Slide 25 offers suggested ways in which the presentation can be managed in the classroom. Slide 26 to 38 contains sets of quiz questions that are differentiated for a wide range of abilities. Slide 39 offers writing challenges that are aimed at helping 13 year old students to extend their writing skills from a basic level to advanced levels in preparation for higher examination targets in the future. Slides 40 to 45 are script notes for use by students who can take part in the presentation if directed by the teacher. This unit of work is ideal for between 3 and 6 hours of commitment in the classroom and possibly for use as a homework challenge.
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Geographical Project based on The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Geographical Project based on The Yorkshire Dales National Park

I believe that this project is perfect for Key Stage 2 and 3 and that the children will reap the benefits when they progress to examination studies in Key Stage 4. The Project offers an insight into the characteristics of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it encompasses a taste of the History and the Geography of this diverse area of Northern England. There is a mix of written material, diagrams, maps challenges and photographs. The main target area is the subject of Humanities but in particular it is best suited for studies in Geography, Travel and Tourism and some aspects of History. Throughout this resource there is an offering of tasks for students to attempt. These challenges involve discussion, descriptive and analytical writing, drawing skills, numerical assimilation and all aspects of the requirements for satisfactory coverage of the National Curriculum in the UK. Sub topics include: Glaciation, Geology, Industrial Roots, Roads and Railways, Town and Countryside, Limestone Scenery, Farming, Mapwork Skills and a few others. In total there is enough work for at least 10 lessons that will encompass the full range of geographical skills within the one project. I believe that this resource would be best suited for children between the ages of 10 and 16 years and it can be adapted for a wide range of abilities. The work offered to the children can be carried out in the classroom and some sessions could make use of the IT room in order to extend the project. I would start by using an atlas and looking at its worldwide location as part of the bigger picture and then zoom in on its site and situation within the UK National Parks organisation. At this point I would introduce the children to one of the maps on offer within the project (Page 25). From this point onward the project can make full use of the 61 page resource document. I hope you enjoy studying this wonderful part of Northern England as much as I have both on the ground and under the ground over the past 35 years.
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A National Park in the UK (The Yorkshire Dales)

A National Park in the UK (The Yorkshire Dales)

This Project offers an insight into the characteristics of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it encompasses a taste of the History and the Geography of this diverse area of Northern England. Throughout this resource there is an offering of challenges and tasks for students to attempt. Sub topics include: Glaciation, Geology, Industrial Roots, Roads and Railways, Town and Countryside, Limestone Scenery, Farming, Mapwork Skills and a few others. In total there is enough work for at least 10 lessons that will encompass a wide range of geographical skills within the one project. It is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities from the age of 10 to 16 years. I would introduce this project by looking back at the history of the National Parks. My second focus would be the wider pattern of parks within the USA and then lead into the project which is based specifically on The North Yorkshire National Park in the United Kingdom.
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Mapwork Skills

Mapwork Skills

Map Skills. 50 side document with exercises and maps that can be photo-copied and re-used in different ways. Best suited to children between the ages of 10 and 14 (May be useful for Key Stage 4 revision work on map skills). All text, maps, photographs, sketches and graphics by the author … Ian Patterson
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Field Sketch Library

Field Sketch Library

A Field Sketch Library. 12 side document with 11 photographs of landscapes and exercises with writing skills related to Geography. Best suited to children between the ages of 10 and 14 (May be useful for Key Stage 4 revision work on field sketching and landscape observations). All text, sketches and photographs the property of the author of this document … Ian Patterson
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All You Need Is an Atlas - Geography Resource Book by Ian Patterson

All You Need Is an Atlas - Geography Resource Book by Ian Patterson

A 268 page document with over 50 outline maps from around the World. This resource book is to be used in conjunction with a school atlas. There are a multitude of exercises and challenges for students to use as homework or in the classroom with guidance from the teacher. Also included, there are over 180 photographs from the UK and around the World that can be used individually for lesson starters or as independent slide shows. National Curriculum, Geography - This teaching resource offers a large proportion of the main elements included in the Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 specifications. Location knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and also elements of fieldwork skills have been covered in many different ways. Almost every page has a Geographical question, exercise or challenge for a wide range of ability levels. Many of the photographs could also be used in PSHE lessons or Tutor Time to inspire discussion, comments and possibly written work. Special areas of interest: China, Spain, France, Belgium, Malaga, Palm Springs, London, Bristol, WW1 Picardie and Flanders.
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Field Sketch Library - Album 1

Field Sketch Library - Album 1

Field sketch drawing. How to draw a field sketch + 10 extra practice photographs for students to develop their drawing and geographical knowledge. Topics include: Coastlines, beaches, cliffs, tourism, agriculture, road, rail, highlands and river valleys.
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Throwing the Javelin / Safe System

Throwing the Javelin / Safe System

THIS SYSTEM ONLY TO BE USED WITH RIBBON TAILED PRACTICE JAVELINS OR AN ALTERNATE SAFE PRACTICE JAVELIN. ON NO ACCOUNT TO BE USED WITH THE CONVENTIONAL METAL JAVELINS!! Throwing the javelin with groups of children has always been a challenge for some teachers of Physical Education. My safety system for groups is aimed at making lessons more successful as well as safer. Ian Patterson (Vice Principal at Benalmadena International College, Spain - Retired)
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WW1 - Timeline 1918 (Part 5)

WW1 - Timeline 1918 (Part 5)

This folder can be used as a revision document or as a resource for teaching topics about WW1 from the year 1918. Resources include topics like: German Spring Offensive, 100 Days Offensive and the End of the War. There are a number of links to web sites and video footage for delivering lessons to both KS 3 and KS 4 History students. Year 11 History examination students will be able to use specific sections of this folder to revise from. Note … hyperlinks have been disabled but can be easily restored.
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The Early Cold War 1945 to 1950

The Early Cold War 1945 to 1950

A power point presentation created by one of my 15 year old students (Carlos Soriano Jiménez). Topic includes what caused the cold war and the main events during the first 5 years.
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WW1 - Timeline 1917 (Part 4)

WW1 - Timeline 1917 (Part 4)

This resource can be used as a revision document or as a resource for teaching topics about WW1 during the year 1917. Resource links include: Count Von Zeppelin, Russian Revolution, Lawrence of Arabia, Battles in the Passchendaele area and tanks in use at the Battle of Cambrai. There are a number of links to web sites and video footage for delivering lessons to both KS3 and KS4 History students. Year 11 History examination students will be able to use specific sections of this folder to revise from. Note … hyperlinks have been disabled but can be easily restored.
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