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Free Geography KS3 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers
What KS3 Geography Entails
At Key Stage 3, pupils learn where places are, how landscapes and places are formed, the interaction between people and the environment and how countries and localities are connected.
Pupils ask geographical questions and collect, record and display information that helps to answer these. They are encouraged to use different tools when engaging in fieldwork, such as digital cameras and sensors to collect information. Pupils continue their use of atlases, globes, satellite images and data when investigating places and environments. They construct maps and plans as part of their enquiry.
KS 3 pupils work at a variety of scales. They study personal, local, regional and national geography as well as international, continental and global geography. This provides a range of investigations focusing on places, themes or issues. Physical geography is considered, such as weather and climate, and human geography, such as migration.
Learning about the UK
It is suggested that KS 3 pupils’ study of Geography includes learning about key aspects of the UK. This involves human, physical geography and current issues in the UK related to these so pupils can place themselves within their current citizenship and how this fits into the global picture.
Resources and Materials
The materials in this section can be used to support planning and resourcing schemes of work that meet the requirements of the Key Stage 3 programme of study.
Discovery Channel provides an interactive Volcano Explorer. It is easy to use and very informative. It explains tectonic plates, volcano types and more which is explained in short paragraphs and detailed images.
Met Office is a fantastic site to use when teaching about the weather. There are lesson plans, weather data, posters, videos and publications covering 4 different topic areas. As well as providing lesson plans and worksheets it also informs about what is needed in the lesson to go with the plans.
19 Key Free Teaching Resources
Generation Green is British Gas’ education programme; teaching children about sustainability, inspiring a nation of energy innovators and providing energy makeovers for schools across Britain
IFAW offers animal welfare and conservation-themed teaching resources and films aligned with UK curricula. This year’s theme, Elephants Never Forget, explores the world of elephants and the challenges they face.
Learn about nutritious school meals and global hunger with the story of a Kenyan school girl named Molly, who can stay in education thanks to the meals she receives at school.
Inspiring resources on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and global learning
Download free lesson ideas, people’s stories and images to promote global learning
Met Office Education provides KS1, 2 & 3 lesson plans as well as in-depth information and data that can be used in Geography classes.
The NHM offers resources, online videos and activities for both Science and Geography in Primary and Secondary School learning.
Mapzone offers various teaching resources as well as homework help and an interactive section for students to use.
Helps archaeology students develop their skills, gain activity ideas and understand the subject in more detail.
A brilliant site for Geography teachers who need resources for a range of topics.
Facts, Guides and Interactive Resources about Geography from the Royal Geography Society.
Google SketchUp is a downloadable piece of software that can be used to construct and design multiple ideas and also can be used in many school subjects.
A site that provides different Geography Lesson Plans for students at KS3 level.
A Geography site containing plenty of interactive resources.
Online Mind Mapping App from SpiderScribe for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4
An online Geography interactive resource on exploring Volcanoes.
Human Geography Poster from Lancaster University