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Geography from home

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This page was created for school students, parents and carers to access geographical ideas, activities and quizzes from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers will also find resources here for setting remote work for their students.

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The geography of COVID-19
Learn more about the geography of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geographical investigations around the house, garden, local area and school grounds

First-hand observation and investigation is part of the essence of geographical knowledge. Learn to look a little differently at your surroundings, using a geographer’s toolkit!

Preparing for A level geography

Guidance for year 11 students preparing to begin their A level studies in 2020-21.

Making the transition to university

Guidance for year 13 students preparing to start a geography-related degree course in 2020-21.

Geography Lockdown

Teachers share their experiences of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ideas for delivering high quality geography education whilst in a lockdown. 

 

Further links

Home learning resources for Primary geography

table of links related to home learning for primary geography compiled by the GA and HES School Improvement services.

TeachitGeography

Now that the site is free of charge for several months, explore the content here. There is a useful document containing 20 ideas here as an example of the work on the site, which contains hundreds of adaptable resources for all age groups.

Foster and Partners

Has created an #architecturefromhome project. Build your own city or fantastic sustainable skyscraper.

Start by exploring the ‘What makes a building‘ e-book – useful for younger students in particular

National Geographic

There are many teaching ideas ideas here.

Free kindness calendar from British Red Cross

The British Red Cross have produced a new teaching resource to emphasise to young people the importance of kindness. By taking part in the power of kindness calendar activities, children and young people will learn about the power of kindness and consider how they can be kind to themselves and others.

AXA Arctic Live: 4-15 May

Broadcasting to homes and schools worldwide live, AXA Arctic Live offers teachers a fresh way to build knowledge, practice working scientifically, inspire STEM careers and develop environmental stewardship. Over 20 live lessons focusing on life and work in the Arctic and the issues facing this fragile ecosystem.

Digimaps for Schools

Digimaps for Schools offers a 30-day free trial for new customers. It has resources for home schooling and daily webinars to guide you through on how to use this fantastic tool!

Geography at home – RGS-IBG

The Royal Geographical Society have put together their own collection of support and teaching materials for home learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

Education for all home learning unit – Discover Ltd

This unit of work has been designed to support students in years 7-9 to learn about the impact that a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Education For All Morocco (EFA) is having not only upon the education of secondary school aged girls in rural communities in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, but also on the wider community and society as a whole.

Discover the World Education

Our strategic partner, Discover the World Education have a range a Free resources available to you, covering multiple topics. Plus, don’t miss their free series of virtual geography webinars.

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