Geography Lesson Box: Geography Skills
The Geography Skills unit includes:
Observation, Using a computer, The Internet, Presenting your Work, Using Data, Which Graph, Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Age Sex Pyramids, Map Drawing
year 6 or 7, upper ks2 / lower ks3
Description / Objective / Linked materials
Use during introductory lessons at the start of a geography course. The presentation covers essential basic geography skills. The three short lesson units are ideal to prepare the students for a local geographical study. I have used this to introduce the skills then taken the students out to do some observation and recording of traffic close to the school with a short questionnaire before creating a concise group report using graphs, maps and annotated sketches. Use with the Draw a bar graph Differentiated Homework sheet. The Wealth graphs Homework sheet also works well if linking with the Kenya presentation or use the Changes to a High Street Differentiated Homework if developing observation and recording skills. Assess learning and understanding using the Revise and Test presentations included.
3 lesson units - observation, research and presentation.