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Tarsia puzzles

Tarsia puzzles can be used in a variety of ways such as revision, key word definitions and topic recaps. I decided to use this strategy with my Year 10's, who are currently completing the AQA GCSE topic 'Ecosystems and Tropical... Continue Reading →

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El Nino & La Nina pop-up diagram

I am currently trawling though Edexcel's 'Water Cycle and Water Insecurity' topic with my Year 13's, currently focused on the causes of drought, both meteorological¬† and hydrological. In my first lesson of the week, I introduced the concept of synoptic... Continue Reading →

Rocks vs Food

Two key ideas within the new Edexcel A-level course require students to understand the geological structure and lithology based on its influence on coastal recession rates and landscapes. So this week my Year 12's explored the lithology of various rocks... Continue Reading →

Colour chart: Chains of reasoning

I am currently teaching my Year 10 students ecosystems from the new AQA GCSE (2016). With one of my first lessons being to explore 'The balance between components. The impact on the ecosystem of changing one component' (AQA GCSE Geography... Continue Reading →

Tectonic plate balloons

The first homework task of this academic year for Year 9 was to create and label a balloon to show the geographical distribution of tectonic plate boundaries. The objective behind this homework was to enable students to demonstrate their spatial... Continue Reading →

Cartoon of a geographer

In the last few years I have found students transitioning between the primary and secondary curriculum to have a varied knowledge and understanding of geography as a subject. Whilst some students can demonstrate extensive geographical understanding, others can be polar... Continue Reading →

Bingo: Getting to know your geographers

At the beginning of each academic year I find it is crucial for all classes to get to know each other! One of the very first activities in my Geography lessons I introduce is a geography themed 'bingo' getting to... Continue Reading →

Polaroid montage

A new element of the new AQA GCSE Geography specification, requires students to understand characteristics of coastal and river landforms. Therefore I wanted to create a number of resources which students would be enthusiastic to complete, rather than them passively... Continue Reading →

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