TEMPEST is a database of historical weather extremes in the UK. Bring these stories to your classroom with our user guide.
The aim of this unit is to develop the essential qualities and skills of young geographers through geographical knowledge and geographical enquiry relating to the physical and human environments of The United Kingdom
Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways
Guidance and support in developing high quality primary geography
This six-lesson unit on map skills is designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one through six
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Australia
Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Brazil.
This module comprises six lessons or half a term's work, and focuses on global trade
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition
This module, comprising of six lessons takes a ‘zoom lens’ approach to studying the Mediterranean region within Europe
This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on the United States of America
This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term's work, focuses on the city of Hong Kong
An insight into Shackleton's Endurance expedition.
An overview of symbols, compass and direction, grid references, scale, contours.
An overview of the geography of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
An overview of Key Stage Two geography
Find out about the historic 1953 expedition and discover what the impact has been on the people and places of the Himalaya region.
In 1895, the International Geographical Congress claimed 'the exploration of the Antarctic region is the greatest piece of geographical exploration still to be undertaken'.
Kenya has long been renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and its unique animal life
China is a country that is rarely out of the headlines, whether for its rapid industrial growth, its politics or more recently the advent of the Beijing Olympics
India has long sparked the imagination of many an explorer and adventurer, from the ancient temples and rolling heat soaked plains of the south to the chilling beauty of the Himalaya
Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?
A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum
Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation
Data is gathered on a small part of the whole parent population or sampling frame, and used to inform what the whole picture is like
A range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in coastal environments
Microclimate data can be collected in any location, including the school grounds
This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments
The fieldwork techniques introduced in this section are geared towards a range of different ecosystem settings, ranging from coastal sand dunes to woodlands and inland waters
There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character
Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more
Investigating the impact of tourism and recreation
Investigating landuse and function
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Two (ages seven to 11)
Find out more about weather in the UK and worldwide, plus information and data to supplement your teaching.
A selection of ideas for creating your own weather instruments in the classroom or at home
Who were the explorers who explored all parts of the world in the nineteenth century?
Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
Google Earth, the free to download satellite imagery package from Google provides an excellent starting point for students to organise and present their fieldwork data
Support with your curriculum planning
These are a sample of schemes of work that reflect the new 2014 curriculum changes
Supporting you to undertake KS2 fieldwork in London
Geotagging photos to share fieldtrips with the world
Supporting Fieldwork at KS1 and KS2
Immersing yourself into the acoustic environment
Fieldwork techniques using transport
Interview surveys and questionnaires
We asked a range of experts who work on issues surrounding Antarctica to tell us why Antarctica matters to them…
We asked a range of organisations and individuals to tell us how they think Britain is changing...
You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date
Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school
Ideas for quick and easy fieldwork in your School Grounds
Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit
How do geographers research volcanoes? Dr Tom Pering explains in this podcast
We speak to Professor Esther Eidinow about the role future scenarios play in our perception of risk.
When places change how do young people negotiate space to maintain their sense of home and belonging?
In this podcast, we discuss the carbon cycle and ice shelves with Professor Grant Bigg.
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast Dr Ann Rowan joins us to discuss how glacier surfaces evolve over time.
In this podcast with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, we discuss glaciers, ice-caps and the Weddell Sea Expedition.
In this podcast, Terri Freemantle discusses how earth observation data helps us to understand locational change.
In this podcast, we hear from Professor Jason Dittmer about the role of comic books in national identity and superpowers.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Steve Millington to discuss place-management.
In this podcast we look at the role of humour plays in political geography in Southern Africa.
In this podcast, we discuss how TV and Media have constructed representations of rural life in Britain.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Emma Mawdsley to discuss global development, and how international aid really works.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Pat Noxolo to discuss the ways in which Caribbean people deploy creative energy to live with the everyday effects of insecurity, poverty, inequality and violence
In this podcast we discuss migration, homliness, belonging and the methods that geographers use to explore these issues through qualitative data.
In this podcast we explore how sand mining is contributing to erosion.
In this podcast we find out about 16 low-economy Puerto Richan families and how they recovered from a Hurricane.
In this podcast we discuss geopolitics and the role of Russia as an influential climate actor.
In this podcast we discuss how migration, trade, and tourism has shaped the rural landscape in England and Wales.
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
Colouring London aims to collect information on every building in London, to help make the city more sustainable.
Ideas for further reading from books, higher education publications and the press mixed in with resources from the education team at the RGS-IBG
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