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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 →

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 →

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 →

Geography EAL – Key words and mats

The link below is for a large number of EAL key words with images, brilliant to use around the classroom or event as bunting for display purposes. FREE resource - EAL key words Below is also list of various Geography EAL... Continue Reading →

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