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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.
Australian States and Territories - word search and mapping exercise
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Australian States and Territories - word search and mapping exercise

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

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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.
Counties of England's north - wordsearch and mapping exercise
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Counties of England's north - wordsearch and mapping exercise

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

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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.
Tracking Hurricane Florence - a latitude/longitude exercise
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Tracking Hurricane Florence - a latitude/longitude exercise

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A simple worksheet that requires your students to plot the path using latitude and longitude of Hurricane Florence as it made its way from the mid-Atlantic to the US coast in the Carolinas. An answer key is provided. A good way to practice your students in plotting points using latitude and longitude, at the same time getting them to understand the relevance of this simple geographic skill to the real world.
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.
US Climate Graph Construction
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US Climate Graph Construction

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Three pages - first page is a table of climate statistics (temperature in fahrenheit, precipitation in inches) for seven US cities with different climate classification; second page is a worksheet for student to use the climate statistics to draw climate graphs for each city and to locate them on a map of the U.S.; third page is an answer key with graphs drawn and cities located on the map of the U.S.
Water in the World: the Water Cycle text and worksheets
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Water in the World: the Water Cycle text and worksheets

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This is a seven page package that include two pages of text that explain the basic operation of the water cycle and the processes within it. Five pages of activities are included that reinforce a basic understanding of the water cycle and its processes as well as extending your students’ thinking of the water cycle and how people have used and changed it. The package is designed for the Australian Curriculum (Geography Years 7/8) but could be used in other countries where the water cycle may be studied as part of a Geography or Science program in lower high school.
Weather and Seasons for lower primary
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Weather and Seasons for lower primary

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A collection of 21 activity sheets and posters designed to introduce lower primary school students to weather and seasons. A full preview of ALL pages in this resource can be found at: https://www.geographyfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Weather-and-Climate-Activity-Sheets-PREVIEW.pdf
Water Cycle - a practical exercise
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Water Cycle - a practical exercise

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This is part of my series called FastForward that places students in the role of a hydrologist who’s job it is to plan a new water supply for a town. Students will need basic topographic mapping skills to complete the exercise.
Climate Graph Exercises - UK Cities
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Climate Graph Exercises - UK Cities

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A three page set that includes: Page 1 - Tables of climate statistics for seven UK cities Page 2 - Climate graph blanks to fill in from statistics plus location map Page 3 - Complete climate graphs for teachers Cities include London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast, Liverpool
Weather Instruments Crossword
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Weather Instruments Crossword

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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.
Weather Instruments Word Puzzle Bundle
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Weather Instruments Word Puzzle Bundle

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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.
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.