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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.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Change 2020 - a Geography in the News Quiz
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Climate Change 2020 - a Geography in the News Quiz

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This is a 2020 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? As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. Group research. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 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. A weekly version of the Geography In The News quiz for Australian schools is available by subscription by following this link: https://www.geographyfocus.com/?page_id=204 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!
Australia's Capital Cities: word search and mapping exercise
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Australia's Capital Cities: 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 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.
European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #1
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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #1

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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.
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.
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'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.
World Search - famous geographers
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World Search - famous geographers

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A simple word search using the names of famous geographers from the past and present. An extension activity included at the end that invites students to investigate one of the famous geographers that they are interested.
European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #3
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European Countries Wordsearch and Mapping Exercise #3

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

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