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If geography was…

Out of the box questioning is a fantastic strategy to promote and challenge students critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. 'If geography was...' is just one example of lateral thinking, as a means to describe questioning requiring out of... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Earthquake resistant buildings

This has to be one of my favourite lessons when teaching earthquakes. Students love the creative and hands on learning experience when asked to design their own personal earthquake resistant building. In pairs, students are given thirty toothpicks and mini... Continue Reading →

Earthquake comic strip

This activity was completed by Year 9, where students were asked to complete a comic strip to illustrate and explain the formation of an earthquake. Students were instructed to be as creative as they wanted providing their completed comic contained all... Continue Reading →

Volcano mocktails

Inspired by the hurricane mocktail from a recent blog post, I have created another variation for different types of volcanoes; composite, hotspot and supervolcanoes. This creative worksheet, much like the hurricane mocktail, allows students to understand the location, structure and... Continue Reading →

Hurricane mocktail

A creative worksheet for students to understand the distribution, formation and features of a hurricane with a 'mocktail' theme. This idea was inspired by @montserrat2901 on twitter. This activity was completed with low ability Year 8 students, who found each... Continue Reading →

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