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I am a geography teacher with 36 years experience in Years 7 to 12 in high schools in New South Wales and Western Australia. I am now retired but maintain a strong interest in producing resources for the subject for which I have a passion. This shop features a range of geography resources suitable for upper primary school and high school. Free resources are available for you to use within your school to trial the quality of my work.

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I am a geography teacher with 36 years experience in Years 7 to 12 in high schools in New South Wales and Western Australia. I am now retired but maintain a strong interest in producing resources for the subject for which I have a passion. This shop features a range of geography resources suitable for upper primary school and high school. Free resources are available for you to use within your school to trial the quality of my work.
Climate Graphs
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Climate Graphs

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This bundle includes two instruction sheets on how to draw a climate graph and how to interpret a climate graph. In addition the bundle includes two worksheets on the climates of two European cities: London and Rome.
Hurricane Irma Worksheet
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Hurricane Irma Worksheet

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A 2-page worksheet where students search the internet to provide information about Hurricane Irma, its impact and human responses to it. Useful in conjunction with the "Tracking Hurricane irma" worksheet also available on my shop. A cheaper option may be to buy the "Hurricane Irma bundle" that includes this worksheet, Tracking Hurricane Irma worksheet and the worksheet that covers general information about hurricanes.
Megacities Wordsearch
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Megacities Wordsearch

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This word search or word maze is a fun way for your students to become familiar with the megacities of the world. An answer key is provided.
Topographic Map Skills 8 - Measuring distance
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Topographic Map Skills 8 - Measuring distance

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Photocopiable handout that shows students how to use the scale to work out straight-line and curved-line distances on a topographic map. Also available at a vastly reduced price as part of my Topographic Maps Skills Bundle that includes all of the basic topographic map skills as well as a set of graded exercises to practice your students in all of the skills : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topographic-map-skills-11564811
Investigating Cape Town's Water Crisis
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Investigating Cape Town's Water Crisis

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This is a five page worksheet that allows students to investigate the water crisis in Cape Town as it approaches “Day Zero”. The worksheet provides good websites that provide information on the topic as well as asking students to find their own websites. Could be useful at all levels of high school.
Map of the UK
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Map of the UK

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An outline map of the UK with major parallels of latitude and longitude. Coloured but will photocopy well in b/w. While you’re here, check out my weekly Geography in the News quiz at this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/geography-in-the-news-weekly-quiz-28th-september-2022-12743223
Topographic Map Skills 5 - Landforms
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Topographic Map Skills 5 - Landforms

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Photocopiable handout that introduces students to the various landforms that can be identified on a topographic map using the arrangement of contour lines. Also available in a bundle of all topographic mapping skills plus 10 graded exercises (with answers) at this link:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topographic-map-skills-11564811
Topographic Map Skills 10 - Cross-sections
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Topographic Map Skills 10 - Cross-sections

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Photo-copiable handout that shows students how to draw a cross-section from a topographic map. Also available at a vastly reduced price as part of my Topographic Maps Skills Bundle that includes all of the basic topographic map skills as well as a set of graded exercises to practice your students in all of the skills : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topographic-map-skills-11564811
Development and Human Wellbeing
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Development and Human Wellbeing

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A worksheet for the Year 10 Australian Curriculum Geography topic: Geography of Human Wellbeing. A 2-page worksheet that looks at development and its impact on human wellbeing. The worksheet takes the students to a number of good websites to answer questions that require them to define developed and developing countries, identify the characteristics of developed and developing countries, and map a number of these countries on a world map. The questions require some thought on the student's part as well as providing the opportunity for good class discussion.
Hurricane Ian Investigation
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Hurricane Ian Investigation

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This is a worksheet 6 pages including 2 answer pages) that will get your students to investigate Hurricane Ian (late September 2022). The first page is a latitude and longitude exercise where the students are asked to map the track of the hurricane from September 23 through to October 1st. On the second page students will answer general questions on hurricanes as background to the third page where they will investigate the media for the impact of Hurricane Ian more closely. An answer sheet is provided for teachers.
Extreme Weather Case Study: East Coast Low - eastern Australia 4th to 6th June 2016
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Extreme Weather Case Study: East Coast Low - eastern Australia 4th to 6th June 2016

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This worksheet is an extreme weather case study that gets students to investigate an east coast low pressure system that impacted the eastern seaboard of Australia between 4th and 6th June 2016 causing an immense amount of property damage as well as beach erosion and flooding in the hinterland. Students are take to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's website where they will be able to obtain information about east coast lows and an Australian news' website where they will get information of the impact of this extreme weather event.
Topographic Map Skills 6 - Area reference and grid reference
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Topographic Map Skills 6 - Area reference and grid reference

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Photocopiable handout that shows students how to locate features using a four-figure area reference and six-figure grid reference. Also available at a vastly reduced price as part of my Topographic Maps Skills Bundle that includes all of the basic topographic map skills as well as a set of graded exercises to practice your students in all of the skills : https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topographic-map-skills-11564811
Investigating Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
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Investigating Hurricane Matthew - October 2016

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This is a worksheet (5 pages including 2 answer pages) that will get your students to investigate Hurricane Matthew (October 2016). The first page is a latitude and longitude exercise where the students will be the meteorologist and map the track of the hurricane from September 29 through to October 8th. On the second page students will answer general questions on hurricanes as background to the third page where they will look at the impact of Hurricane Matthew more closely. An answer sheet is provided for teachers.
Passage of a Cold Front across Eastern Australia July 2015
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Passage of a Cold Front across Eastern Australia July 2015

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This is a one page worksheet that shows a cold front passing across Eastern Australia in July 2015. The questions ask students to interpret the weather map and to explain the cold front and associated polar vortex that brought snow as high as Queensland in Eastern Australia. Requires some internet research.