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I am a secondary school geography teacher and currently have a range of KS3 resources for sale.

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I am a secondary school geography teacher and currently have a range of KS3 resources for sale.
Measuring distance
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Measuring distance

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A simple worksheet to familiarize students with scale. Questions ask students to write down the distance between certain points on the map above. There is also an open ended extension task that can be done on the sheet.
Personal map symbol key
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Personal map symbol key

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An extensive key of OS map symbols for students to stick into the front cover of their book. The sheet has two purposes, one is to provide an activity in which students name the map symbols, the other is for students to keep this in their book as a reference for later lessons.
'Day Zero' lesson
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'Day Zero' lesson

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An exciting mystery-lesson on the ‘Day Zero’ event in South Africa. (When reservoirs fall below 13% and water is shut off to homes. Powerpoint presentation and card sort included.
6-figure grid references
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6-figure grid references

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A simple worksheet to familiarize students with 6-figure grid references. Questions ask students to write down the grid reference of certain symbols on the grid above. There is also an open ended extension task that can be done on the sheet.
4-figure grid references
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4-figure grid references

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A simple worksheet to familiarize students with 4-figure grid references. Questions ask students to write down the grid reference of certain symbols on the grid above. There is also an open ended extension task that can be done on the sheet.
A-Z Atlas scavenger hunt (Atlases required)
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A-Z Atlas scavenger hunt (Atlases required)

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A simple worksheet to familiarize students with using an atlas. Questions ask students to search their atlas for answers that each start with a different letter of the alphabet. (*Atlas needed for this task to work).
Contours worksheet
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Contours worksheet

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A simple worksheet to familiarize students with contours. Questions ask students to write down where letters are positioned on the map according to the contours.
4 figure grid references (With support)
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4 figure grid references (With support)

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A worksheet that will allow students to use an OS Map of Sheffield to practice their use of 4 figure grid references. This sheet has additional support for students that are not confident with 4 figure grid references yet. *(Sheffield OS map/map section needed)
KS3 Map Skills
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KS3 Map Skills

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10 simple to use worksheets that cover a range of basic maps skills including: Grid references Compass directions OS map symbols Atlas use Measuring distance Contours
Map skills quiz
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Map skills quiz

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Three rounds of themed map skills questions to test your class and revise this set of skills. Personal photos of the class teacher have been removed and replaced with a cartoon image, these can be replaced with photos of the actual teacher to add excitement and a personal touch to this quiz.
Advanced Map Skills
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Advanced Map Skills

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A collection of resources for students that have mastered basic maps skills and are ready to move on to contours, scale and 6 figure grid references or revise with a quiz.