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Mystery Christmas puzzles

Last year I took the time to develop a number of Christmas puzzles to give students the opportunity to practice grid references. For each puzzle students were required to colour various squares in with a specific colour. Once completed the Christmas... Continue Reading →

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Geography career top trumps: GUEST POST BY @geography_meg

“Miss, would Geography help me if I want to be a pilot?” Aside from direct jobs related to Geography, conversations revealed that some of my students did not see the links between skills learned in Geography and a variety of... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Progress: Ready, set, race!

One of my most recent lessons required students to understand how cold environments can be managed effectively. There was a large amount of content I wanted each student to get through during the lesson, all of which needed to be... Continue Reading →

Merry ‘Geography’ Christmas!

Before the Christmas holidays I always like to end my year with a quiz or geography related Christmas activity. This year I decided to have a Christmas 'geography skills' theme, where students could practice locational knowledge, time zones, grid references,... Continue Reading →

Revision pong

Two teams go head to head. Each team take turns throwing ping pong balls into the other teams up. When a ball lands in the cup that team must answer the question in the cup, but if they get it... Continue Reading →

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