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

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.
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.
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.
Dharavi, Mumbai: A virtual tour
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Dharavi, Mumbai: A virtual tour

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Take your class on a virtual tour of one Asia’s largest slums. With photos taken from inside the slum, videos, sound effects and easy to use navigational arrows, you’ll feel like you are actually there! Some simple notes have been added and can easily be deepened to suit study of a developing country for various GCSE specifications. Allow time for these large files (Images and videos) to load.
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.
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).
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.
Contours
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Contours

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2 worksheets to provide practice for students in using contours to measure height on maps.
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)
'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.
Contour patterns mixup
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Contour patterns mixup

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A simple activity in which students are to match the contours on the left, with the matching image in the center and the description on the right. Two copies are contained on this sheet which is to be cut in half before used.
OS-map question race (*Sheffield OS map needed)
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OS-map question race (*Sheffield OS map needed)

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An exciting way for students to practice their use of 6-figure grid references. Using an OS map of Sheffield students race through the questions that require them to find symbols or name what is at certain grid references. (6 figure grid references only).
Wild-Weather questions race
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Wild-Weather questions race

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A series of 10 extreme weather-based questions that can be used in a number of formats. Question race - Multiple copies of these questions are printed on different coloured paper, teams collect each question in turn, answer it and hand their answer in for checking. They race through all the questions in this way until one teams answers them all and in doing so finishes the race. Quiz, quiz, trade - Each student holds a question, they all circulate around the room and upon meeting someone else person A quizes person B using their own question followed by person B quizing person A and then they swap questions (trade) and move on to repeat the process.
Basic map skills
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Basic map skills

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3 worksheets on using an atlas, learning OS map symbols and using compass directions. A fun introduction to KS3 map skills.