Geography in the News
Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.
A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.
Our eigth homework is based on an article on the BBC news website examines the tornadoes that have occurred in Lee County, eastern Alabama, USA. View the article.
If you are looking for a more open-ended approach to setting home Geography in the News homework take a look at our new template.
If you like Geography in the News please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. We regularly publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:
- exam technique
- 4/6 figure grid references
- sketches from photographs
- height on a map
- longitude and latitude
- mean, median & mode
- range & interquartile range
- gradient, contour & spot height
- the direction a photo has been taken in
- pie charts
- bar graphs & histograms
- line & compound graphs
Homework Plus assignments also come with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self assessment.
In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to our weekly GEOGREVISE. Each week we publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack includes:
- A four-step guide to revision
- A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
- 10 strategies for revision
- 95 retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
- Answers to all retrieval practice questions
- An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision
This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.
You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics.
Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.
Download: Geography in the News 8
By downloading the document you agree not to edit the document header and footer before issuing to students. You also agree not to redistribute the document on a public forum e.g. TES, Schoolology or similar. You are welcome to share with students on services such as Show My Homework, however, do not make the document available to other users.
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