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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.
Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami 2018 - worksheets
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Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami 2018 - worksheets

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A four page worksheet focusing on the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami on 28th September 2018 that helps develop student’s internet skills. Page 1 - simple mapping question to familiarise students with the geographic setting of Indonesia Page 2 - students to complete a fact file on Indonesia from internet research AND define basic terms associated with earthquakes as well as completing the labelling of an earthquake diagram Page 3 - a map of the earthquake area including tectonic plates - students to answer questions on the earthquake using the map and the other websites. Page 4 - students answer questions on the impact of the earthquake, the Indonesian government’s response and a question from the internet An answer key is provided for teachers.
Globalisation- My Place in an Interconnected World
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Globalisation- My Place in an Interconnected World

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This worksheet is designed primarily for the Australian Curriculum for the topic Geographies of Interconnections but may be useful in any jurisdiction where there is a focus on globalisation from a geographic perspective. The first page is an example of a young person's connections with other countries in the world and requires students to map the countries to which that person is connected. The second page then requires the student to identify the connections he/she has with other countries in the world and then asks them to map those connections.
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.
Geography Crossword #1 - basic geographic terms
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Geography Crossword #1 - basic geographic terms

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A crossword puzzle of geographic terms. Three puzzles with the same clues but: 1. A crossword with no hints for the more able students, 2. A crossword with the first letter as hints, 3. A crossword with all consonants as hints. Four pages in total - the crossword previewed is the one without hints. Choose the level of difficulty that suits your students. Great for differentiation of ability within your class. A solution is provided for the teacher.
Introduction to Geography of Human Well Being
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Introduction to Geography of Human Well Being

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An introductory worksheet designed for the Year 10 topic of the Geography of Human Wellbeing in the Australian Curriculum. Students are directed to a good website to get an understanding of human well being as well as it economic, social, cultural and environmental components.
Investigating Hurricane Harvey
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Investigating Hurricane Harvey

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This is a worksheet (3 pages) that will get your students to investigate Hurricane Matthew (August 2017). The first page is a latitude and longitude exercise where the students will be the meteorologist and map the track of the hurricane from August 24 to August 28. 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 as a separate file.
Hurricane Irma Bundle
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Hurricane Irma Bundle

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A collection of worksheets that include: 1. Investigating Hurricanes 2. Tracking Hurricane Irma - latitude/longitude exercise 3. Hurricane Irma Worksheet
Name that Monument/Building - a place geography exercise
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Name that Monument/Building - a place geography exercise

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A simple worksheet that asks students to identify icons of famous monuments or buildings from around the world and name the country in which they are located. Might be useful as a lesson filler/starter or homework exercise. Also could be used as a quiz night activity.
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.
Extreme Weather Event: South Australia - Supercell storms 28th and 29th September 206
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Extreme Weather Event: South Australia - Supercell storms 28th and 29th September 206

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A one page summary sheet and three pages of worksheets based on a series of supercell storms that hit South Australia over the period 28th to 29th September 2016. The summary sheet includes two synoptic charts from the period and text description of the intense low pressure system and associated cold front that hit South Australia- Worksheet 1 asks students general questions based on the two synoptic charts - Worksheet 2 asks questions directly related to the extreme weather event, its causes and impacts which included a statewide collapse of the electricity grid. An answer key is provided for teachers.