As part of our Drop Everything and Read Day on Harry Potter I decided that a habitat study using 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them&' (and a lot of imagination) was a tongue in cheek way of getting some Geography in whilst still meeting the brief! You&';ll need a copy of the book to give the children extracts of various creatures.
A question sheet to accompany the Deserts programme of BBC's Planet Earth. Backed with a prompt sheet to encourage students to consider how not all deserts are hot and sandy! Feedback appreciated please.
Written for my students to help them revise in school and at home from the AQA Geography B textbook by D Payne. Includes a range of activities to promote understanding and aid revision, also includes hyperlinks.
Some of the Christmas Quizzes that I’ve used over the years, with rounds on The Christmas Stories, Christmas Kareoke, Pantos, General Knowledge - mix and match or just use one. I’ve used them in form time.
Exactly what is says on the tin - an end of year quiz for Geography - country catchphrase, capital cities, flags, MEDC or LEDC, hot desert or cold desert and birth rates. Easily adaptable or pick up and run with it!
A starter or plenary for studying Japan - students work in teams (house groups works well, if you have them). Students choose a number - an image of Japan appears for 1 point students can identify it, for 2 points - can they come up with the UK equivalent - you may want to change the image of the castle from Carisbrooke - we're on the IOW
A teacher and student version of the Geography level descriptors. For students there is a tick sheet for each of the four strands and for teachers an overview. Very useful for writing differentiated success criteria and assessing pupils progress.
Uses NASA images tp show the world's lights and get students thinking about population distribution. Plenary - Play your Life Expectancy Right - based on play your cards right. Will Life Expectancy be higher or lower? My Year 8 students love this!
Links with my other resources on population
Prepared for AQA Geography B, a guide for students to use GIS to reseach Historic Hurricanes and accompanying PowerPoint. Task, for them to work in pairs to prepare a PowerPoint that uses GIS and explains why GIS is important in the preparation for Tropical Storms
My year 8s are learning about weather and climate, so we will be looking at the awful flooding that has occurred in Carlisle (we've just been learning about air masses and how weather varies over the country) using http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35019021
Uses worldmapper to consider countries with poor sanitation and water quality. Suggest split group into two families to work out which countries/regions firstly have best sanitation and secondly poorest water quality. Makes noises like Family Fortunes,but you will need a copy of the answers for your own information.
Feedback appreciated, thank you
Uses an OS map of Dorset for students to locate coastal features. After watching the short video, students identify coastal features (to ensure that they know which is which there is a matching activity). Students then glue in the OS map of Lulworth Cove area and match photographs to the map. They can choose one feature and explain how it was formed as an extension. Our school is on the coast so you may need to adapt some activities to wherever you are in the country.
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Following lessons on erosion and weathering, and coastal landforms and before an assessment, students wrote scripts about the formation of stacks and stumps. They then used playdoh to make models, which they filmed using start stop animation to make movies. The results were amazing (and their understanding really thorough!).