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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 →

Jail bars: Who’s to blame?

In 2015 I read a brilliant article in Teaching Geography (*shout out to Hannah Campion) whereby students are asked to solve a geographical enquiry based on the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. This enquiry is ideal for developing problem solving... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Earthquake distribution: Proportional circles

This term my Year 9 students have been following our newly amended Earthquake scheme of work to incorporate GCSE cartographic and graphical skills. During one of the lessons I decided to incorporate the concept of proportional circles by introducing them... Continue Reading →

Would you like fries with that?

This week my Year 11's made chips, but not in the traditional sense. Students were give a portion of chips and a wrapper template to either: Write and define key words, by the end they had a portion of topic... Continue Reading →

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