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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.
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).
KS3 Map Skills
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KS3 Map Skills

10 Resources
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic map skills
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Basic map skills

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

4 Resources
4 worksheets that provide excellent practice in using both 4 and 6 figure grid references.
Contours
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Contours

2 Resources
2 worksheets to provide practice for students in using contours to measure height on maps.
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.
The Great Barrier Reef (Introductory lesson)
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The Great Barrier Reef (Introductory lesson)

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A presentation and accompanying resources that provide a broad introduction to the characteristics of the Great Barrier Reef. Students learn about the conditions needed for coral to grow as well as the distribution of reefs worldwide.
Threats to the Great Barrier Reef
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Threats to the Great Barrier Reef

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A hand made A3 resource activity on threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Students can fill in the boxes provided describing any threats that they can see against the reef and its health.
The Great Barrier Reef (Assessment Lesson)
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The Great Barrier Reef (Assessment Lesson)

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A presentation and accompanying resources that provide the structure of an assessment. This aims to assess student’s understanding of the importance/value of the Great Barrier Reef and includes a starter activity.
The Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef

6 Resources
6 consecutive lessons on the Great Barrier Reef exploring its importance, the threats to it and possible ways to protect it. Suggested order is Introductory lesson, followed by ‘Importance’, ‘Threats’, ‘Assessment’, ‘Protection’ and finally ‘Dragon’s Den’.