Geography in the News Quiz - UK Edition - 11th December 2017

Geography in the News Quiz - UK Edition - 11th December 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. The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. A separate answer file is included, answers are on the second page of the file that is not displayed on the TES website (so students can't do a search of the TES website to find the answers!). 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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Climate of Sydney, Australia

Climate of Sydney, Australia

A one page worksheet that provides the climate statistics for students to construct a climate graph. Students are then to write a written description of Sydney's climate.
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Climate Change News quiz - 2017

Climate Change News quiz - 2017

This is a 2017 special edition of my fortnightly Geography in the News quiz. This quiz focuses on the latest news on climate change and can be used at any time during the school year when it fits your teaching programme. I intend to publish this climate change edition each year updating it with the latest available climate change news. This quiz will suit students from upper primary school to upper high school. Great way to help students investigate the latest news available on climate change. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. Answers are on the second page of the answer sheet file so that students can't take a sneak look at them on the TES website. 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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Counties of England Bundle

Counties of England Bundle

Set of Wordsearches with accompanying map exercises for the regions of England. Each of the six sets of regions has three differentiated word searches for the varying abilities of students in your class (a total of 18 wordsearches in the bundle). These wordsearches and map exercises are a fun way for your students to learn the names and locations of the counties of England.
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Counties of England's north - wordsearch and mapping exercise

Counties of England's north - wordsearch and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of England's north (Northwest, Northeast and Yorkshire and the Humber. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Counties of England's West Midlands - word search and mapping exercise

Counties of England's West Midlands - word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of England's East Midlands. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Counties of England: East Midlands - word search and mapping exercise

Counties of England: East Midlands - word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of England's East Midlands. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Australian States and Territories - word search and mapping exercise

Australian States and Territories - word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the states and main territories of Australia. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the states/territories but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Australia's Capital Cities: word search and mapping exercise

Australia's Capital Cities: word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the capital cities of Australia. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Counties of England:  the Southeast - word search and map exercise

Counties of England: the Southeast - word search and map exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of Southeast England. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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Counties of England: the East - word search and mapping exercise

Counties of England: the East - word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of the east of England. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
swintrek
Counties of England: the Southwest - word search and mapping exercise

Counties of England: the Southwest - word search and mapping exercise

Wordsearches (a.k.a. word maze) are a fun way for your students to learn the counties of southwest England. The wordsearch is coupled with a map that encourages your students not only to learn the names of the counties but also their location. The puzzles have three levels of difficulty: Easy - Medium - Hard. This will allow you to differentiate according to the abilities of students in your class. Each of the three puzzles has its own answer key. A large map (A4 size) is also provided in the file should you need to use a larger map for your students rather than the smaller one provided in each word search. Altogether there are 7 pages in this file: 3 word searches, 3 answer keys, 1 A4 sized map.
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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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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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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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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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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #1

European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #1

Students are required to find the names of 10 European countries on the grid and then locate them on the map of Europe at the centre of the grid. Also available as part of a bundle of three European country wordsearches. An answer key is provided on the second page.
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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #2

European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #2

Students are required to find the names of 10 European countries on the grid and then locate them on the map of Europe at the centre of the grid. Also available as part of a bundle of three European country wordsearches. An answer key is provided on the second page.
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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #3

European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #3

Students are required to find the names of 10 European countries on the grid and then locate them on the map of Europe at the centre of the grid. Also available as part of a bundle of three European country wordsearches. An answer key is provided on the second page.
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