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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 →

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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 →

Polaroid montage

A new element of the new AQA GCSE Geography specification, requires students to understand characteristics of coastal and river landforms. Therefore I wanted to create a number of resources which students would be enthusiastic to complete, rather than them passively... Continue Reading →

OS crime maps

In the hope of developing students' confidence of OS maps. I have attempted to embed a range of map skills across our key stage three curriculum. One of my favourite lessons involves students using six figure grid references to map... Continue Reading →

3D model challenge

This activity was completed by Key Stage 3 students as a homework competition, and I was blown away by the amazing work which was produced! Instructions: Choose a country, continent ¬†or landscape in order to design a 3D model. You... 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 →

Global atmospheric circulation

This week I had the pleasure of teaching 'Global atmospheric circulation' from the new GCSE specification. Although I wanted my students to understand this complex concept, I also wanted students to engage with the content and have an entertaining lesson.... Continue Reading →

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