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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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 4-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. (4 figure grid references only).
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).
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.
Contours
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Contours

2 Resources
2 worksheets to provide practice for students in using contours to measure height on maps.
'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.
Advanced Map Skills
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Advanced Map Skills

5 Resources
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.
India lesson
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India lesson

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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.
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)