Geography in the Summer 2013
A general resource to help pupils reflect upon some of the Geographical events around the world in the summer of 2013.
Hurricane Sandy Starter 2
Another picture reveal to introduce Hurricane Sandy. This image shows the power cuts across the city of New York.
Hurricane Sandy Starter
This picture reveal is a boat sunk by Hurricane Sandy. It is the boat built for the film Mutiny On The Bounty and later used in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films.
Hurricane Sandy Presentation
This presentation focuses on the cause and effects of Hurricane Sandy in the USA and the Caribbean.
Olympic legacy presentation
This presentation gets pupils thinking about the impacts of the Olympics on the UK and the lasting legacy it will leave.
Olympic legacy hoopshoot game
This basketball style game is a 1 or 2 player quiz, with questions about the Olympic legacy. There is also a time challenge game. Ideal for ending a lesson or recapping a previous lesson.
2012 UK drought mystery
These clue cards and follow up questions ask pupils to consider the reasons for hosepipe bans at a time when precipitation has been double the monthly average.
2011 Van (Turkey) earthquake quiz
This 10 question quiz accompanies the earthquake presentation. Some prior knowledge of tectonics would help the pupils.
2011 Van (Turkey) earthquake
This presentation focuses on the 7.2 magnitude quake which struck Van, Turkey on the 23rd October.
Hurricane Irene catchphrase and anagram starter
This starter will get pupils thinking about hurricanes and the study area prior to looking at the Hurricane Irene presentation.
Hurricane Irene picture reveal
In this resource, pupils need to choose squares on the screen. They need to try and guess what the image is behind the squares. It is a good starter, prior to looking at Hurricane Irene.
Hurricane Irene presentation
This presentation looks at the recent hurricane in the Caribbean and North America, in addition to tropical revolving storms in general.
2011 Horn of Africa famine presentation
This presentation looks at the cause and issues surrounding the summer famine in the Horn of Africa.
US tornadoes updated presentation
We have updated the 2011 US tornadoes presentation to include footage of the Joplin tornado. There is also an alternative link to the BBC website if YouTube is blocked in your school and the video doesn't run.
This presentation looks at the recent Lorca earthquake. It would work well if used in comparison to the Haiti, New Zealand or Japan earthquakes.
US tornadoes April 2011 presentation
This presentation focuses on the tornadoes in the USA in April 2011. This record month for tornadoes has cost over 340 lives already.
Royal Wedding Worksheet
To complete this worksheet pupils need to watch the Royal Wedding route video (click here to access) and/ or the Google Earth tour. Pupils then annotate the line with physical and human features for the route, before moving onto the questions/ extension..
Royal Wedding Google Earth tour
This Google Earth tour accompanies the worksheet. It can either be played by clicking the play button in the menu on the left (just underneath the tour), or by double clicking each of the points in the route. It will work best if 3D buildings are enabled..
Japan earthquake and tsunami Google earth tour
This is a Google Earth tour, looking at key places in the events of the earthquake and tsunami. To play the Google Earth tour, click the link. When Google Earth has loaded, click the play icon half way up the screen on the left hand side (bottom..
Japan earthquake and tsunami activities
These are interactive activities for pupils to use. There are three pages in total although the next button will not work until the activity has been attempted. The mark and feedback buttons both give pupils an idea of how they have performed. ..
Japan earthquake and tsunami presentation
This presentation focuses on the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It includes video footage of the disaster. If your school servers stop the video from running properly, then use the BBC's coverage as an alternative.
New Zealand earthquake 2011 worksheet
This worksheet accompanies the New Zealand 2011 presentation.
New Zealand earthquake 2011 presentation
This presentation looks at the cause, effects and rescue for the 2011 New Zealand earthquake. There is also an accompanying worksheet.
Queensland flood movie
This movie follows on from the previous resources about the Queensland floods. There are several images showing the threat to Brisbane. To play full screen, click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Queensland floods starter
In this starter game, pupils need to type in the definition or answer before the 30 seconds is up!
Queensland floods presentation
This presentation gets pupils thinking about the causes and effects of the flooding in Queensland, Australia. It has some interactive elements and some more traditional tasks.
Mt Merapi eruptions 2010
This presentation looks at the recent Mt Merapi eruptions, looking at the cause, volcanoes in general and the events that have led to loss of life and homes.
Indonesia earthquake, tsunami and volcanic alert 2010
This presentation looks at the recent earthquake in Indonesia and the resultant tsunami. It also looks back at the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the potential eruption of Mount Merapi.
Mexico Landslides 2010
Click here for link to resource
New Zealand earthquake 2010
This presentation gives pupils a good set of images to watch to music, highlighting the damaged caused by the Canterbury earthquake. It has several tasks and finishes by comparing earthquake to the Haiti earthquake, earlier in 2010.