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Tectonic plate boundary jig saw puzzle

Maps are an invaluable resource in Geography. Therefore I try to incorporate jig saw puzzles into schemes of work forcing students to access and recall their locational knowledge and spatial awareness. I have found this strategy (with kinaesthetic aspects) reinforces students... Continue Reading →

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Contour models

From all the map skills students are required to understand according to the curriculum, contours are what some of my students struggle to grasp the most. Although I would love to invest in a augmented reality sandbox my department lacks... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Irma tracking

This term I was finally able to use Kelly Campbell's (@K_M_Campbell) Tracking Hurricane Irma worksheet, previously shared on twitter. The worksheet involves a serious of tasks for students to complete throughout the lesson in order to understand the path and destruction Hurricane... Continue Reading →

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 →

Reverse location descriptions

Example 1: ' Mexico is next to the USA.' Example 2: 'Antarctica is at the bottom of our planet.' Example 3: 'Spain is left of France. '   You yourself may have also come across a similar examples when asking... Continue Reading →

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 →

Geography display ideas

It is close to that time of year, OPEN EVENING, and therefore time to refresh displays. I have dedicated a large portion of my time over the last two years to revamping our department displays. I have included a photo... Continue Reading →

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