The Geography of Conflict

This module introduces students to the topical issue of conflict, a concept that can be challenging to teach. A particular focus of the module is the extent to which conflict can influence, and be influenced by, geography

Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate

Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems

Glaciation and geological timescales

A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time

This module will take you on a journey through the way that London, a fascinating city, has been presented and represented over the years

International Women's Day 2017

A collection of geographical news stories covering International Women's Day 2017 - exploring how women are changing places, politics and development

The US presidential election 2016

A collection of geographical news stories covering the US presidential election - an important geopolitical event that shapes people, place, and nation

What is Brexit? The UK and EU relationship 2017

A collection of geographical news stories covering the UK's departure from the EU. What does Brexit mean for society, environment and politics?

Impossible places

This module explores how human activity can create or change places that can be considered to be "impossible"

New India

The purpose of this module is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India'

The geography of science

The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change

Our place in history

This cross-curricular unit links geographical and historical study to enable students to research, understand and develop an affinity with the history of their local area

Russia's regions and roles

A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!

Lake District

The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park

Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon

The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history

London 2012 Olympic Park

Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games

Who do we think we are?

A cross-curricular unit linking Geography with Citizenship

You are what you eat

Introducing students to some of the wide ranging topical issues related to food and food production

Changing faces, shaping places

This module focuses on the theme of migration, the permanent or semi-permanent change of a person's place of residence - or simply, the movement of people from one place to another

Geography: The language of Europe

This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe

Mapping festivals

This module develops students' map skills through the contemporary topic of Music Festivals

Are you flood ready?

This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding

Glacial environments

The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments

Who wants to live forever?

This unit of work explores important demographic themes

Changing climates

The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future

Adventure landscapes

This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them

Risky world

The purpose of this module is to explore the world of risk from a personal scale to a global scale

Who wants to be a billionaire

The richest one per cent of adults in the world own 40% of the world's wealth, and about half the world's population live on less than US$2 a day

Fantastic places

The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places

Africa- a continent of contrasts

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the huge variation in geography that exists within the complex continent of Africa

Paradise Lost

This module is about tourism in contemporary Thailand

London 2012

The build up to the Olympics in 2012 hosted in London provides an excellent hook to engage Key Stage 3 students with many geographical themes on a range of scales

Local fieldwork toolkit

Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities

The geography of my stuff

This unit of work focuses upon the interconnections and inter-relationships that link teenage consumers living in the UK with societies and environments overseas, where the goods they purchase are made

Discovering megacities

By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities

Globalisation of manufacturing in post-war Britain

Examining the processes by which the British were encouraged to become part of the geographies of manufacturing

World Ocean's Day 2017

To celebrate World Ocean's Day on June 8 take a look at a collection of geographical news stories exploring the key challenges facing seas around the globe today.

Millennium Development Goals 1-4

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

Millennium Development Goals 5-8

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

What is globalisation?

Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet, established through trade, politics and cultural exchanges, and helped by technology and transport

Exploring Everest

Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?

A Short Introduction to Quantitative Geography

This report provides a short introduction to quantitative geography and why geography without quantitative methods just does not add up

Weather and climate Poster

A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum

Sketching and photography

Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation

Sampling techniques

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

Coasts fieldwork techniques

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

Rivers fieldwork techniques

This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments

Ecosystems fieldwork techniques

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

Rural investigations

There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character

Human impact studies

Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more

Weather and climate resources: Key Stage Three

This section contains a selection of teaching resources and case studies that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14)

Weather data

Find out more about weather in the UK and worldwide, plus information and data to supplement your teaching

Afghanistan - Moving stories

Afghanistan has a rich and complex history, a diverse cultural heritage, but has been and continues to be the centre of political, social and economic struggles

Journeys - Caribbean stories

This theme explores the history of the Caribbean in the 1900s through images which illustrate everyday life

Brazil cityscapes - Rio de Janeiro

What images do you have of Brazil? Carnival, football and coffee? Did you know that Brazil is urban, that more than a dozen of its cities have more than a million residents

Passport to the Poles

Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources

Investigating the geography of crime

Produced by Raphael Heath, Head of Geography at the Royal High School Bath, as part of an Innovative Geography Teaching Grant from the RGS-IBG

Teaching the Census through GIS

Created for an RGS-IBG Innovative Teaching Grant, this resource is a collaboration between Paul Turner (Head of Geography at Bedales School) and Dr Adam Dennett (UCL Lecturer)

Quality of life

Investigating variations in quality of life between different localities

Urban studies ideas

Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas

Free GIS and maps for fieldwork

Supporting high quality fieldwork using free maps and GIS from the internet

Google Earth as a fieldwork tool

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

Examples of Schemes of Work - KS2 and KS3

These are a sample of schemes of work that reflect the new 2014 curriculum changes

Data Skills in Geography – Useful Links

A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography

Climate 4 Classrooms

Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils

Quick and easy fieldwork ideas

You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date

Inclusive Fieldwork

Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school

Map skills ideas

Ideas for fieldwork using maps

School grounds ecosystems study

This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds

Stars in your lives

This activity has been designed to be a stimulating and fun way of practicing map skills using the free OS maps for schools

Road Race

This activity encourages students in Key Stage 3 to practice and develop their map skills using their free OS maps of the local area

What's in a name?

This activity encourages students to develop an understanding of how history has influenced cultural heritage in their local area

Place profiling

Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit

Sustainable shopping

Trolley Talk: A fieldwork activity to investigate local supermarkets and sustainable shopping

Sustainable communities

A virtual fieldwork project to assess whether Milton Keynes is a sustainable community

The case for qualitative fieldwork

Making the case for using qualitative techniques in geography fieldwork to encourage your students to engage in insightful geographical thinking

Travel, tourism and leisure

"I’ve always had a fascination with the world around me, from reading as a child and discovering far-off wonders and different cultures and ways of life"

The physical environment

"I really enjoyed studying geography at school and my teachers encouraged me to continue through A Level to university"

The business world

"Throughout school I decided to study the subjects I enjoyed the most, taking geography, history, law and maths for A Level. I really enjoyed geography at this level and this prompted my application for a BA in Geography at the University of Durham"

Development and global issues

"Geography was always my favourite subject at school. I had a great teacher who was able to bring every topic alive in some way, and continued my interest on to study at Royal Holloway, University of London"

The built environment

"I studied BSc Geography with Economics at London School of Economics, and then to further enhance my skills studied a Master’s in Project and Enterprise at University College London"


"I studied geography at GCSE, A Level and through to BA Geography at Plymouth University"

Geographical Information Systems

"Geography was my favourite subject at school. I decided to study for a BSc in Environmental Science, at the University of East Anglia, which is a more focused physical geography degree"

Policy and Government

"I studied Geography at GCSE and A Level and went onto graduate in 2007 with a 2.1 in Geography with Ecology (BSc Hons) from Sussex University"

Air quality survey

Lichens and Pollution: A fieldwork activity using lichens as bio-indicators to assess air quality in the local area

Conflict and peace

What is conflict and how does it impact sustainable development? This subject knowledge animation explores the global impact of violence and the promotion of peace and justice