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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.
Extreme Weather Case Study: East Coast Low - eastern Australia 4th to 6th June 2016
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Extreme Weather Case Study: East Coast Low - eastern Australia 4th to 6th June 2016

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This worksheet is an extreme weather case study that gets students to investigate an east coast low pressure system that impacted the eastern seaboard of Australia between 4th and 6th June 2016 causing an immense amount of property damage as well as beach erosion and flooding in the hinterland. Students are take to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's website where they will be able to obtain information about east coast lows and an Australian news' website where they will get information of the impact of this extreme weather event.
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.
Geography Lesson Fillers No.1
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Geography Lesson Fillers No.1

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A series of five worksheets with answers that will help you fill in that extra few minutes you might have left at the end of a lesson or for those keen students who simply zoom through their set work and need a little extra to keep them engaged. Worksheets include: 1. Place Geography - a list of nicknames of world cities that students have to identify and place on a world map. 2. Country Silhouettes - outlines of countries that students have to identify. 3. Geography True or False - a list of geographical statements that students have to decide whether true of false. 4.Weather and Climate Odd One Out -rows of four to do with weather and climate, students have to decide which of the four is the odd one out. 5.Easy Geodoku - based on sudoko but using topographic map symbols instead of numbers
Topographic Map Skill 1 - Introduction and marginal information
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Topographic Map Skill 1 - Introduction and marginal information

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A handout that introduces students to topographic maps and the information provided in the margins of topographic maps. Also available in a bundle of all topographic mapping skills plus 10 graded exercises (with answers) at this link:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topographic-map-skills-11564811
Topographic Map Skills 3 - Map direction and bearings
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Topographic Map Skills 3 - Map direction and bearings

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Photocopiable handout that introduces students to determining map directions and bearings. 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
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
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
What is Geography?
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What is Geography?

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An introduction to Geography - a simple one page worksheet that gets students to think about what Geography is and by using photographs divide the subject into its two major areas, physical and human geography. To best use this worksheet get the students to answer the first question, "What is Geography?" and then discuss their answers as a class. Then let them study the photographs drawing out the various elements and deciding for themselves whether each landscape is more focused on physical or human geography.
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.
Geographical Enquiry: Asking geographical questions
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Geographical Enquiry: Asking geographical questions

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A five page handout that takes your students through the initial step of geographical enquiry, developing their own geographical questions. The first page gives students an idea of what types of questions are geographical ones and the last four pages practise students in developing their own geographical questions by studying photographs from Pompeii, Santorini, Cappadocia and Greenwich.
Climate of London
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Climate of London

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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 London's climate.
Geography Crossword Puzzle - Mountain Landscapes
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Geography Crossword Puzzle - Mountain Landscapes

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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 landforms found in mountain landscapes as well as the major mountain ranges of the world. A solution is provided with the puzzle.
Investigating Hurricanes
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Investigating Hurricanes

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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).
Hurricane Irma Worksheet
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Hurricane Irma Worksheet

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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.
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
European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #2
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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #2

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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.