Geography in the News Quiz - UK Edition - 16th October 2017

Geography in the News Quiz - UK Edition - 16th October 2017

A fortnightly quiz that focuses on current world news from a geographic perspective. The quiz is designed to suit the UK National Curriculum at the upper primary/lower secondary level with questions based on world news with a strong focus on Europe, North and South America, Russia, Africa and Asia as well as the cities and counties of the United Kingdom. Quiz is published to the TES website every second Sunday of the school year. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. The quiz is coloured but will photocopy well as b/w. How are schools using Geography in the News? 1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. 2. Group research. 3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. 4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. 5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 6. As a discussion starter. In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom. Comments from teachers using the quiz: “..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week” “Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world”. Geography in the News ......... a great way to engage your students with the world of Geography outside the classroom!
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Hurricane Irma Bundle

Hurricane Irma Bundle

A collection of worksheets that include: 1. Investigating Hurricanes 2. Tracking Hurricane Irma - latitude/longitude exercise 3. Hurricane Irma Worksheet
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Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 16th October 2017

Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 16th October 2017

The 16th October 2017 edition of a weekly quiz that focuses on world news of the week from a geographic perspective. The quiz is designed to suit the Australian Curriculum (Years 5 to 10) with questions based on Australian and world news. The quiz is placed on the TES website every Sunday at the beginning of the school week. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. (note: the map doesn't display in the previews it is on the second page but the standard of maps can be seen if you look at the preview of the UK versions of the quiz also on my store). The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. A separate answer file is included. The Geography in the News quiz for Australian schools is also available as subscription with the 2017 Semester 2 order form available from my website : www.geographyfocus.com How are schools using Geography in the News? 1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. 2. Group research. 3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. 4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. 5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 6. As a discussion starter. In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom. Comments from teachers using the quiz: "..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week". "Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world".
swintrek
World Solar Challenge - a geographical inquiry into outback Australia

World Solar Challenge - a geographical inquiry into outback Australia

This is a 3-page worksheet that requires students to investigate the 2017 World Solar Challenge in outback Australia. Students are taken to the world solar challenge website and asked to answer questions from the given information. Page 2 gives the students climatic data for Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide and gets them to construct climate graphs. Page 3 asks them to use the internet to find geographical information on the towns that the Challenge passes through in preparation for a class discussion.
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City Silhouettes - a place geography exercise

City Silhouettes - a place geography exercise

A simple worksheet that asks students to identify the silhouettes of cities from around the world and locate them on a world map. Two exercises are presented, one for the more able students with no clues, the second with the names of the cities at the top from which students can match up with each silhouette. A blank world map is included with each exercise. An answer sheet is also provided. Might be useful as a lesson filler/starter or homework exercise. Also could be used as a quiz night activity.
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Hurricane Irma Worksheet

Hurricane Irma Worksheet

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.
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Hurricane Irma Bundle

Hurricane Irma Bundle

A collection of worksheets that include: 1. Investigating Hurricanes 2. Tracking Hurricane Irma - latitude/longitude exercise 3. Hurricane Irma Worksheet
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Investigating Hurricanes

Investigating Hurricanes

A 2-page worksheet that requires students to find out general information about hurricanes from the internet (websites provided but you may want your students to go to other websites). Page 1 shows on the preview. On Page 2 there is a question on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a world map where students are asked to show those areas in the world where hurricanes occur, and responses individuals and families can make to hurricanes (before, during and after).
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Chiapas Earthquake - Mexico 8 September 2017

Chiapas Earthquake - Mexico 8 September 2017

A four page worksheet focusing on the Chiapas earthquake in Mexico on 8th September 2017. Page 1 - simple mapping question to familiarise students with the geographic setting of Mexico Page 2 - students to complete a fact file on Mexico 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 USGS website. Page 4 - students answer questions on the impact of the earthquake, the Mexican government's response and a question on past Mexican earthquakes. An answer key is provided for teachers.
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Name that Monument/Building - a place geography exercise

Name that Monument/Building - a place geography exercise

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.
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Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 16th October 2017

Geography in the News Quiz - AUSTRALIAN EDITION - 16th October 2017

The 16th October 2017 edition of a weekly quiz that focuses on world news of the week from a geographic perspective. The quiz is designed to suit the Australian Curriculum (Years 5 to 10) with questions based on Australian and world news. The quiz is placed on the TES website every Sunday at the beginning of the school week. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. (note: the map doesn't display in the previews it is on the second page but the standard of maps can be seen if you look at the preview of the UK versions of the quiz also on my store). The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. A separate answer file is included. The Geography in the News quiz for Australian schools is also available as subscription with the 2017 Semester 2 order form available from my website : www.geographyfocus.com How are schools using Geography in the News? 1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. 2. Group research. 3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. 4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. 5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 6. As a discussion starter. In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom. Comments from teachers using the quiz: "..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week". "Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world".
swintrek
Weather Instruments Word Puzzle Bundle

Weather Instruments Word Puzzle Bundle

A collection of word puzzles including: 1. Crossword 2. GeoBingo 3. Matchwords 4. Wordsearch All useful for revision, homework, work for fill-in teacher etc.
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Weather Instruments GeoBingo

Weather Instruments GeoBingo

Classic geography bingo game to reinforce students' understanding of weather instruments and the units of measurement associated with them.
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Weather Instruments Crossword

Weather Instruments Crossword

A simple crossword puzzle that focuses on weather instruments and the units of measurement. Three levels of crosswords are included for varying levels of ability in your class: 1. No hints 2. First letter hints 3. Consonant hints Useful for revision, extension work or homework exercises.
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Weather Instruments Matchwords

Weather Instruments Matchwords

An exercise where students match terms associated with weather instruments to their meanings. Useful as extension work, homework or revision before a test.
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Investigating Hurricane Harvey

Investigating Hurricane Harvey

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.
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The Water Cycle Word Puzzles

The Water Cycle Word Puzzles

A group of geography word puzzles that are a fun way to learn the terms associated with the water cycle. GeoBingo is a class activity whilst the crossword, word match and word search can be set as homework or class activities.
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Water Cycle GeoBingo

Water Cycle GeoBingo

A fun way for your students to become familiar with the terms associated with the water cycle. To help the teacher definitions are given on the second page.
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Water Cycle Word Match

Water Cycle Word Match

A fun way to get your students to learn the meanings of the terms associated with the water cycle. An answer key is provided on the second page.
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2017 South Asian Monsoon Floods

2017 South Asian Monsoon Floods

This is a worksheet (5 pages) that will get your students to investigate the 2017 South Asian Monsoon Floods. The first page students are taken to a website where they can answer general questions on the Asian monsoon. Page 2 has a map that shows the average arrival dates of the monsoon across the sub-continent as well as climate statistics for three cities (Mumbai, Dacca and New Delhi) that students are asked to create climate graphs in the grids provided. Page 3 has a climate table for students to fill in from the statistics on page 2, a question where they have to give a written description of Mumbai's climate as well as a creative writing piece about life before and after the arrival of the monsoon. On page 4 students will write notes on the impact of this year's monsoon on the countries of South Asia using information from weblinks provided. Page 5 has a number of questions that your more able students may want to investigate with again some useful weblinks. An answer sheet is provided for teachers as a separate file. You may want to give your students a couple of lessons to complete this worksheet or perhaps give it to them as a homework assignment.
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