All Geography articles – Page 3

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    Spain: Endangered species

    This lesson plan teaches students about wolves, lynxes and other endangered animals, and highlights the importance of protecting the environment.

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    Spain: Climate and mountains

    A lesson plan with information-gap and mapping exercises on Spain’s different climate types and principal mountain ranges.

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    People and their environment: Rivers

    A lesson plan with matching and true/false exercises to teach about the course of a river and review the present simple tense.

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    People and their environment: Mountains

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the main features of mountains and key vocabulary words such as ‘climate’ and ‘vegetation’.

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    People and their environment: Cities

    This lesson plan teaches the main features of cities and the present simple tense.

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    Human habitats

    By meeting children from Mongolia, Greenland, Shanghai and Chile, pupils learn how the houses we live in reveal key information about our environment in this lesson plan. Key vocabulary includes: igloo, ger, skyscraper and farmhouse.

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    Comparing calendars: Spain and Australia

    In this lesson plan, pupils examine school calendars for Spain and Australia in order to understand the consequences of seasonal differences on the yearly school timetable. Includes true/false exercise and comprehension-check questions.

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    Time zones around the world

    This lesson plan has a challenging activity in which pupils label pictures of the Earth according to which parts are in sunlight at midday. They then examine a map and answer questions about different time zones in different parts of the USA. Includes step-by-step teacher guidance and project ideas.

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    The UK and capital cities in Europe

    Through engaging map-labelling activities pupils name the major capital cities of the European Union and the countries and cities that make up the United Kingdom.

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    Scale and map coordinates

    After completing this worksheet pupils will be more familiar with working with maps, understanding cardinal points and proportional scales. Two exercises encourage pupils to label a map based on given coordinates and predict where six children are going. Includes project ideas.

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    Properties of materials

    In this lesson plan, pupils match adjectives such as ’strong’, ’flammable’, ’transparent’ and ’waterproof ’ to their definitions. A chart activity asks them to tick the characteristics of common materials. Gap fill exercises consolidate vocabulary and concepts learnt. Includes project ideas.

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    Marine food chains

    This lesson plan is suitable for pupils already familiar with ecosystems and food chains. Pupils label pictures of sea creatures, compare land food chains with sea food chains and colour a picture of sea creatures according to whether they are producers, primary consumers or secondary consumers. Includes project ideas.

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    Maps

    This lesson plan helps young learners distinguish left from right, learn to read maps and practise everyday vocabulary. Pupils use directions to draw playground objects on a map and identify the position of objects in relation to one another.

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    Location

    In this lesson plan, pupils pinpoint objects from an aerial view, and draw and compare their own aerial map using a text description. Improves map-reading skills and reinforces vocabulary words for familiar places such as ‘library’, ‘classroom’ and ‘park’.

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    Landscape transformation

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the effect of the wind and the sea on the landscape. They see how a cliff is formed by the pounding of waves and how stones and rocks are broken down to make the sand on a beach.

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    Human intervention on landscapes

    A lesson plan for colouring-in and classifying activities, introducing the notion that humans can change the landscape by building houses, bridges and roads. Encourages pupils to distinguish between what is natural in their environment and what has been shaped by human intervention.

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    Houses, materials and environments

    In this lesson plan, pupils match pictures of materials to the correct labels, complete describing sentences with the correct materials and match houses to the correct weather conditions.

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    Deserts and rainforests

    A lesson plan with information-gap and word-ordering exercises on the Amazon rainforest and Sahara desert ecosystems.

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    Countries in Europe

    A lesson plan that consolidates the names of eight countries in the European Union by asking pupils to colour and label flags then label a map. Includes project ideas.

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    River action

    Show students how ox-bow lakes are formed while teaching them key subject vocabulary such as meander , erosion and alluvium .