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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.
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 Measuring Area -
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Topographic Map Skills Measuring Area -

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Photocopiable handout that shows students how to measure/estimate area 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
Climate Statistics and Climate Graphs for Asian Cities
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Climate Statistics and Climate Graphs for Asian Cities

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A three page set that provides climate statistics for six Asian cities, a page where students can draw the climate graphs from the statistics (includes six climate graph blanks and a location map for the cities) and a third page with completed climate graphs for teachers . The cities are: Kolkata, Lhasa, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai.
City Silhouettes - a place geography exercise
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City Silhouettes - a place geography exercise

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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.
Topographic Map Skills 7 - Scale
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Topographic Map Skills 7 - Scale

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Photocopiable handout that introduces students to the various scales used on a topographic map and how to compare scales from one map to another. 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
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.
Topographic Map Skills
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Topographic Map Skills

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A set of photocopiable masters that takes students through the basic skills involved in reading topographic maps including: 1. Introduction and marginal information 2. Symbols and colours 3. Map direction and bearings 4. Height and slope 5. Landforms 6. Area reference and grid reference 7. Scale 8. Measuring distance 9. Measuring area 10. Constructing cross-sections 11. Gradient The bundle also includes a series of ten graded topographic maps and exercises which increase in level of difficulty as students progress through them. Answers are provided for all ten of the topographic map exercises.
Crossword - Population Geography
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Crossword - Population Geography

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This is a crossword puzzle that focuses on the important terms used in population geography. There are three crossword puzzles to allow differentiation in your classes: one for the better ability students (no clues), one for moderate ability students (first letter clues) and one for weaker students (consonant clues). Crossword puzzles are a great way to reinforce basic concepts of a topic. The clues for this puzzle will help reinforce your students knowledge of the terms used in a study of population geography… A solution is provided with the puzzle.
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.
Eastern Australia Floods March 2021
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Eastern Australia Floods March 2021

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A series of two synoptic charts and three worksheets that introduce students to floods and investigate the floods in Eastern Australia during March 2021. Worksheets are: Worksheet 1 - skills questions based on one of the two provided synoptic charts Worksheet 2 - questions based on a linked video on floods in general across Australia. Worksheet 3 - students gather information on the floods from media in three areas (Gold Coat, New South Wales mid north coast and the Sydney Basin) Mainly suitable for junior high school but could also be used as a simple introduction to flood hazards in upper high school. An answer sheet is provided.
Interpreting climate graphs
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Interpreting climate graphs

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A photocopiable handout that shows students how to read information on a climate graph and put that information into a written description of the climate.
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.
Where in Europe? - a latitude/longitude exercise
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Where in Europe? - a latitude/longitude exercise

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This is a latitude and longitude exercise that requires students to find capital cities of Europe indicated by latitude and longitude using this URL - http://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com OR an atlas. A blank map of Europe is also provided to allow the students to accurately locate and label the places using the latitude and longitude grid. Answers are provided for the benefit of teachers.
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.
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.
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.