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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.
Advanced Map Skills

Advanced Map Skills

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.
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India lesson

India lesson

A power-point with a number of activities and tasks on it that form a lesson designed to familiarize students with the country and some of its culture.
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4 figure grid references (With support)

4 figure grid references (With support)

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)
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Sheffield OS map resource bundle

Sheffield OS map resource bundle

5 maps skills worksheets that, together with a Sheffield OS map (Or OS map section), provide ample practice with 4 and 6 figure grid references.
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The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

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’.
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Threats to the Great Barrier Reef

Threats to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
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The Great Barrier Reef (Introductory lesson)

The Great Barrier Reef (Introductory lesson)

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.
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Map skills quiz

Map skills quiz

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.
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'Day Zero' lesson

'Day Zero' lesson

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.
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The Great Barrier Reef (Assessment Lesson)

The Great Barrier Reef (Assessment Lesson)

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.
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6-figure grid references

6-figure grid references

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.
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Contour patterns mixup

Contour patterns mixup

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.
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