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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.
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.
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.
Mountain Landscapes - the Seven Summits Challenge
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Mountain Landscapes - the Seven Summits Challenge

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A mountain landscapes worksheet that requires students to investigate the “7 Summits Challenge” and in doing so identify the highest mountains on each continent and locate them on the world map on the second page. A useful worksheet for the Landscapes and Landforms unit in the Australian Curriculum and in other jurisdictions where mountain landscapes are included in their curricula. Worksheet is pitched at lower high school level.
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.
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 Michael - October 2018 (a geographical enquiry)
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Hurricane Michael - October 2018 (a geographical enquiry)

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This is a worksheet (3 pages) that will get your students to investigate Hurricane Michael (October 2018). The first page is a latitude and longitude exercise where the students will be the meteorologist and map the track of the hurricane from its beginning in the waters of the Yucatan Peninsula to its arrival at the Florida Panhandle. 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 Michael more closely. The worksheet is best suited for lower high school but could be used at a higher level. 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
Liveability
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Liveability

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This is a 5-page worksheet that requires students to investigate the 2017 Economics Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey of 140 of the world’s largest cities. Students are directed to a website that provides a summary of the 2017 from which they can answer the questions on the worksheet. It is designed for the Australian Curriculum Geography unit "Places are for Living "; but will suit other jurisdictions where a syllabus has a focus on liveability as part of an urban geography unit of work. Suggested answers are provided as a separate document in the package.
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.