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Geography display ideas

Is OPEN EVENING approaching? Is it time to refresh a few displays? I have dedicated a large portion of my time over the last few years to revamping our department displays, so here are photos and a small blurb as... Continue Reading →

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Effect-o-meter

A versatile activity which can be used for a number of topics such as natural disasters and climate change. Most recently I decided to use this activity whilst studying the impacts of deforestation in the tropical rainforest with Year 7.... Continue Reading →

Word clouds

At the end of a topic, or even the academic year, I like to get students to collate every geographical term they have been exposed to. This allows students to see how many geographical words we have learnt or used... Continue Reading →

UK physical features

UK physical features is a new addition to a number of new GCSE specifications. Creating a model is a fantastic opportunity to allow cross-curriculum links with Art, Design and Technology. Students are provided with a range resources (such as foam, cardboard, string,... Continue Reading →

Geological time in 24 hours

We simply do not have enough time to explore geological time, considering it goes back 4.5 billion years. Therefore, a more manageable approach would be a 24 hour perspective. This activity allows students to explore the concept of geological time... Continue Reading →

3D ecosystems challenge

Completed by Year 7 as a homework competition, and I was blown away by the amazing work which was produced!

Gasp-o-meters

These are regularly produced and shared on twitter when new documentaries or episodes are broadcast, such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet II. So I decided to introduce this concept to my Year 7 students, as an activity to complete... Continue Reading →

Rainforest triarama

In previous years, when exploring plant adaptations in the rainforest, students have created their own 3D tree (see previous blog post HERE). So this year I wanted to do something different and create a rainforest triarama. This task allowed students to... Continue Reading →

Structure of the rainforest poem

I have finally been able to use Sarah’s (@sarahcnokes) structure of the rainforest poem, previously shared on twitter. The activity requires students to first read the poem and identify any descriptive words associated with the layers of the rainforest. A... Continue Reading →

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