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Recommendation – Twinkl Secondary Resources

Recently I’ve started to make use of the newly added Twinkl Secondary Geography resources.

The variety of resources is huge with 12 pages of material so far covering everything from tectonics and coasts to tourism and urban issues. The most common of geography topics all make an appearance.

At present there are plenty of resources for Key Stage 3 and a growing number for Key Stage 4 linked to the AQA, Edexcel and OCR specifications. Key Stage 5 is currently bare but an area for future development.

Each of the lesson packs are fully resourced, many of which have eco-print versions, as are many of the stand alone lessons or single activities.

Personally I really like the opportunity for differentiation in the lesson packs, they are a great starting point to differentiate up or down depending on your students. Some resources even have differentiated versions already. I wish they’d had these when I worked at my last school, they would have been of massive benefit and would have saved me so much time with planning, differentiation and scaffolding.

My personal favourites are

But don’t take my word for it, check the resources out for yourself over at Twinkl.co.uk

Mrs Humanities

 

 

 


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UK County Word Cloud Project by Alan Parkinson

You may have already spotted this project from Alan on twitter or on his site Living Geography since there have already been a solid number of responses.

If you haven’t, then you can read more about the project here. It’s a great link to this year’s Young Geographer of the Year theme and something that could be done in class.

Add your contribution to it by filling in the form below.

I look forward to seeing the results in the summer.


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New Geography Resource Site – Geog-on.weebly.com

Copy of Geog-OnIf you’re teaching AQA GCSE Geography, IBDP Geography or Geography as part of the Middle Years Programme you might be interested in my new resource site Geog-On.com or also known as Geography Online (like what I did there?)

It is currently in the creation process and at present my focus is on the AQA GCSE Geography. So far Section A – Hazards is complete with the exception of case studies. The other sections are being added to daily. Hopefully by the summer all of paper 1 will be completed.

Hope you can find it of use.

If you’d like to contribute in some way such as through providing resources or writing a page, then please feel free to get in touch. 

Mrs Humanities

 


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Resource – 3 Gorges Dam Information Collector Sheet

I love an information collector activity and use them regularly with KS5 in preparation for writing essays.

I haven’t used one in a while with KS3 so thought I’d make an activity for my year 8 classes this week. We are investigating the social, economic, environmental and political impacts of the 3 gorges dam.

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Students will be given a set of resources and will use them to fill in their sheets. Nice little task that encourages student inquiry. Students will then use the information they collect in an extended writing task.

I’ve compiled a selection of facts, statements and images from a variety of sources for the students to use.

You can download a copy of the resource here.

Hope its of use.

 

Mrs Humanities


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#TMWealdGeog – 09/02/17

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July 2016, over 40 teachers of geography turned up at Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells to discuss teaching geography. For me, it was one of the highlights of Term 6.

Guess what, it’s happening again in February (just days after my birthday). This time we’ll be focusing on fieldwork within the new GCSE and A-level specifications.

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To start with there will be 45 minutes of presentations from geographers and educators, followed by a 45 minutes breakout session before 15 minutes of so of networking.

During the breakout sessions, teachers will split into groups based upon the GCSE or A-level specs they are teaching. Experiences, good practice and ideas will be shared.

Finally we might make our way to the local bar for a bit of social networking.

If you’re located in the South of England, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, South London or South Essex feel free to head over to the Geographers in the Weald site to find out more and to sign up.