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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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5 a day

A strategy which can be used as a starter, plenary and even for revision. Its primary purpose is to review previous lesson content as a means of interleaving. I like to give students an A5 worksheet containing five question boxes,... 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 →

Eighty fieldwork techniques

With increasing emphasis on fieldwork being a requirement from Key Stage 1 up to Key Stage 5, there will never be a better opportunity to introduce students to a range of geographical fieldwork techniques at a variety of contrasting locations.... 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 →

NEW KS3 assessment ideas (without levels)

The Geographical Association published a document called ‘An assessment and progression framework for geography’ at the beginning of 2016 (access it here), using this I have designed a number of rigorous assessments specifically for Key Stage Three. Each assessment incorporates a... Continue Reading →

Weather mystery: Why do our Facebook photos go to Sweden?

This  lesson requires students to make synoptic links between various pieces of information in order to answer the mystery question. Step 1: Categorising evidence Students categorise the statement provided. These can be categories such as climate, weather, economic, environmental. However... Continue Reading →

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