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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 →

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 →

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 →

Revision: Snooker

In pairs, students complete to pot all the balls gaining points - much like the traditional game of snooker. Pot a red then select a colour, then go back to red and so on... until all have been potted. Access... Continue Reading →

Illustrated geography dictionary

A fellow colleague inspired me to create this resource due to low ability and EAL students struggling with key geographical vocabulary on regular basis. Designed for Key Stage 3 and even Key Stage 4 the dictionary includes a range of... Continue Reading →

Revision: Snakes and ladders

A popular and engaging way to summarise a topic or get students revising. Based on the classic game of snakes and ladders, students answer the question successfully to roll the dice and move around the board. The aim of the... Continue Reading →

Strategies to learn geographical vocabulary

We all know that geographical vocabulary is crucial for every topic studied at GCSE. So here are a few quick ideas: Idea 1: Knowledge trading Source: AQA Outstanding lessons CPD, 2015 Students are given 30 cards (10 x red, 10... Continue Reading →

Revision games

Geography rapidough A great group revision task – students model the diagram, graph or landscape for their partners to guess. The more you get right the more of the other teams dough you can pinch, the team with no dough... Continue Reading →

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