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OS crime maps

In the hope of developing students' confidence of OS maps. I have attempted to embed a range of map skills across our key stage three curriculum. One of my favourite lessons involves students using six figure grid references to map... Continue Reading →

5 a day

A strategy which can be used as a starter, plenary and even for revision. Its primary purpose is to review previous lesson content as a means of interleaving. I like to give students an A5 worksheet containing five question boxes,... Continue Reading →

Tug of war

Inspired by a previous tweet from @HHPhilandEthics, I decided to trial 'tug of war' this week in two contrasting lessons. First of all, this strategy was used with my Year 9 students to explore various stakeholder opinions of globalisation. Students... Continue Reading →

Socratic questioning

I have recently been introduced to the concept of socratic questions, as a means of exploring ideas in depth. The concept of socratic questioning is to allow students to examine their ideas logically and/or to challenge their understanding further, linked... Continue Reading →

3D model challenge

This activity was completed by Key Stage 3 students as a homework competition, and I was blown away by the amazing work which was produced! Instructions: Choose a country, continent  or landscape in order to design a 3D model. You... Continue Reading →

Walking talking exams

What is a ‘walking talking exam’? A walking talking exam is a strategy which teachers can use in a number of formats: Taking your students through the exam step by step whilst they complete each question following advise from the... Continue Reading →

Water cycle rap’s

After exploring the processes which operate within the hydrological cycle, I gave students a chance to demonstrate their understanding in a more creative and cross-curricular manner. Students were instructed, in pairs or small groups, to design a rap which demonstrates their... Continue Reading →

Pop-up drainage basin

Instead of asking students to illustrate the traditional model of a drainage basin, I always create this classic (oldie, but a goodie) pop-up version. Once created students are very proud to open their book to watch their drainage basin pop-up.... Continue Reading →

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