Resources and support from the RGS-IBG and beyond for teaching and learning #geographyathome
Over the coming months we will be producing further resources to support the teaching and learning of geography at home, plus online events, training and lessons. This page will provide an overview of the Society's support and resources, plus highlight other online geography-related learning opportunities that you might find useful.
You can find out about new resources and events via our Twitter @RGS_IBGschools. You can also find more resources on Twitter using #geographyathome
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Podcasts focusing on topics from wildfires, weather and the high street to plate tectonics, cities and the carbon cycle. These are perfect for your students to listen to current geographical themes and keep up to date with their subject knowledge.
A wide range of articles and case studies based on geography in the news - these link directly to specification content and can help your students to read around topics presented in your online lessons.
Our catalogue of online lectures by leading geographical experts for you and your students to watch, some of which are supported by resources that can be used to teach a lesson based on the lecture.
You might like to encourage your students to think about geographical fieldwork within their home space. We have selection of ideas for school grounds fieldwork which could be adapted, plus ideas for creating your own fieldwork equipment at home.
Use this opportunity to get to grips with GIS and pre-plan some lesson content to use with your students. We have a range of support for GIS, plus some information about using data sets.
Our news roundup will help students stay aware of geographical stories in the press.
Why not think about how you are presenting careers with geography to your students? We have a wealth of careers resources; this is an ideal time to show students how geography works in the real world.
Our animations and interactives explain geographical processes and concepts in a visual way - excellent for getting parents to get to grips with the concepts your students are learning about at home.
Our resource modules span Key Stages Two to Five and are perfect for getting students to work through at home with their parents - they provide background information about the topic, lesson plans and all the resources needed to teach up to six lessons.
Remember to check our events pages for students and teachers for details of online event opportunities.
Discovering Antarctica / Discovering the Arctic / Discovering Galapagos / Discovering Britain.
Explore the Society's film collection on BFI Player.
Geography at Home worksheets and ideas for teachers
Check out our brand new Geography Directions schools enrichment resource portal. Our Geography Directions blog applies geographical insights to better understand and explain contemporary issues. Each blog post is written by a relevant expert geographer and many draw directly on the latest research, as published in the RGS-IBG journals, book series, and beyond. This schools enrichment resource portal filters this content into easily accessible streams, based on topic areas at A-Level and GCSE, which can be used by teachers to enhance their knowledge, or shared with their students as part of their course materials and to provide stimulus for their NEAs.
Esri UK have a huge range of resources for ArcGIS online including tutorials, as well as resources to learn about COVID-19
Maps skills and more from Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey Map colouring sheets
Ordnance Survey GetOutside Inside
Digimap for Schools activities
Digimap for Schools webinars
Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council: Fieldwork live
OpenLearn from The Open University
Online Weather and climate courses for teachers, trainee teachers and A Level students from the Royal Meteorological Society
Wildlife and ecology with Steve Backshall
Wildlife and nature with Chris Packham
Where on Earth do you live? with Dr Anjana Khatwa
Educational Recording Agency
Dynamic Earth Online
The Earth Museum
Royal Canadian Geographical Society's online classroom
Wildlife Aid Foundation
Geoblogy - Geology inspired activities
The curious geographer YouTube channel
Ideas from Geographical Magazine
Jurassic Coast Trust homelearning activities
Loch Lomand Literary Landscapes
World Geography Games
Mini Map Makers
Get Kids into Survey
The Geospatial Commission and Government Geography Profession Geo themed resources
Teaching Times World Environments classroom resource
TEDEd Earth School
London Learning at Home
Frozen themed glaciology from Celeste Labedz
Example of digital fieldwork from University of Reading
While it is not possible to go on fieldtrips at the moment, the Discovering Oman lesson plans provide a useful way of developing other important skills that are relevant to outdoor learning. In particular, focusing on something we all need – resilience. Outward Bound Oman lessons in resilience
I'm a scientist, stay at home!
The Ocean Show
Walking tours of Birmingham
Bringing wider reading in reach of your students, useful resources linked to Origins by Lewis Dartnell and Disaster By Choice Ilan Kelman. These resources can be adapted, but link directly to the books to engage students in accessing popular geographical texts. Aimed at KS4 & KS5.
PTI online lectures
Antarctica In Sight
Scott Polar Research Institute resources
Post-16 distance learning resources for Welsh geographers
Earthwatch Europe teaching resources and YouTube channel
Census Education Resources Programme: There is a Primary School Education Programme Let’s Count! which includes 14 adaptable lesson plans covering key areas of the English and Welsh curriculum. The Secondary Education Programme includes more in-depth activities specific to curriculum topics like maths, geography and history. These resources will allow students to learn about the relevance of the census to these specific subjects. The programme aims to excite and educate young people aged 11-18 about the importance of the Census, for them and their communities and inspire with flexible, free activities, developed with young people and teachers, that highlight the power students have to make change happen through the Census.
Chester Zoo learning resources
Create Earth competition : Creative Earth is an art competition for people aged 16 and under from across the UK, run by the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in collaboration with WWF. Enter the competition to be in with a chance of having your artwork displayed at COP26 and show the rest of the world your vision for the future.
Glasgow virtual field trail from Glasgow Caledonian University: Rethinking, Renewing or Reinforcing our Understanding of Glasgow: The City Field Transect
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