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Zombie Apocalypse Atlas and Map Skills SoW


I have a confession, I really like post-apocalyptic fiction.  Last year I wanted to take some of this enjoyment and create some tension and fun in the classroom.

I decided to make my favourite resource of all time, a geographical scheme of work based on the concept of a disease spreading around the world, through Europe and into the UK. I wanted to add a sense of excitement and tension through challenges that led to learning and the practice of key geographical skills.

I spent a number of hours last summer creating the perfect project and thoroughly enjoyed teaching it. Unfortunately my students at the time didn’t quite get my enthusiasm and eagerness, oh well.

Within this scheme of work is a booklet, as students work through the activities they have challenges to complete in order to find their way to safety.

They start with 12 hours (6 lessons), each mistake they make in the work costs them 1 day. Their challenge is to make it to the end with as many ‘days’ left as possible.

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Ideally students work in groups to complete the challenges, sharing the workload and supporting one another through the tasks. Each mission is essentially a lesson depending on the ability of your students.

Missions look something like this…

Mission Objective 1 – Map Infected Cities across the World
Mission Objective 2 – Decode the message, find the identified locations
Mission Objective 3 – create a map to show the spread of the disease in the UK
Mission Objective 4 – Locate supplies and feed directions to the team on foot
Mission Objective 5 – Locate and Find Survivors
Mission Objective 6 – Locate to Safety

There’s plenty of room for extension for your more able students with Missions to Extend at the end and possibility for differentiation throughout.


In addition each mission has success criteria and resources for self/peer assessment.



So I guess here’s the part you’re waiting for… the resources.

Yes… they’re coming.

You can find them here for free, all I ask is that you do not edit and share.

download here

Feedback is welcomed!!!

Hope you can make use of it.

Mrs Humanities

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31 thoughts on “Zombie Apocalypse Atlas and Map Skills SoW

  1. Fantastic resource which has saved me hours of work. Thank you!

    I’m going to trial this with my year 8 groups this half term.


  2. This is really exciting work for students and really helps with that extra bit of magic! I too have written a SoW for Year 8 geography. If you would like a copy please email me I can forward resources that I have developed too.


  3. These look fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait to deliver to my year students.

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  4. This looks great fun, is the picture on the front of the booklet from a clip that can be watched or has it been mocked up


  5. Hi Mrs Humanities,

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing this incredible resource. I’m just wondering for mission objective 1 do you have a link to the report? Is is a youtube video?
    Thanks again!


    • It’s part of the Powerpoint that’s included. The PowerPoint had everything you need to run alongside the booklet. V.


      • This resource is more than amazing! I am excited to use this in Sept with Year 7. I am just wondering where I can find the PPT?

        Thank You!


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      • The PowerPoint is in the same folder. 😀


      • This is awesome! I have an Intensive English class so am looking forward to using this! Thanks very much for sharing your work – very collegial! As for the first broadcast for Objective 1, I can’t see it in the Powerpoint I’ve downloaded – is there a separate link for it?


  6. This is great and will form part a great introduction when lessons resume! is there a scheme of work that comes with it? I cant seem to find it on the link.

    Thank you,

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  7. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing these resources they look fantastic.

    I am struggling to find the map that would enable my students to provide grid references and distance (M.O 4). How can i locate this?

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  9. This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing:)


  10. Hello, this looks amazing and so engaging! I’ve downloaded the resource so I can aspire to reach this outstanding level as I’m not yet a teacher. Hope that’s ok and thank you.

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  11. This is great! I have a SEN KS4 option group who will love this so thanks very much!


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  13. Perfect activity for my lockdown bubble.


  14. It’s kind of scary to do this during the pandemic!


  15. Great resource! I am looking for a fun revision activity to pull together map skills with my year sevens and this hit the mark. I tried to access the Google Drive folder with all the resources, but it seems restricted though. Is there any way to gain access?


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