Teaching Geography with 2Simple

Oct. 24, 2023

Locational Knowledge

Within this topic area, students should name and locate the seven continents and five oceans, as well as the countries of the world and countries and cities within the UK. They should also be able to identify the position of latitude, longitude and areas created from these.

Bring a little interactivity into your geography lessons with online quizzes and writing templates on Purple Mash, like the World Continents Quiz. With a subscription to Purple Mash, students and teachers also get access to DK Learning information texts, with new ones added each term.

Place Knowledge

This topic area links to Human and Physical Geography and ensures students will understand similarities and differences of contrasting places in the world.

Human and Physical Geography

For the human aspect of geography, students will study types of settlements, economic activity and distribution of natural resources.

Within the physical aspect of this topic area, students should describe and understand climate zones, biomes, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.

With Purple Mash, students can learn about trade through the Fair Trade resources, and can compare homes in different parts of the world. They can discover features of physical geography including mountains and volcanoes.

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Within this topic area, students will use maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate countries, use compasses and grid references, symbols and keys. They will also conduct fieldwork in the local area.

Bring some fun to these lessons with Purple Mash - try playing the Map Symbols 2Pairs game, or label the compass points.

Fiction Books with a Geographic Twist on Serial Mash

If you're looking for a story book to read with your class which fits your geography topic, there's a selection on Serial Mash, our online library for reading and comprehension:

Around the World in 80 Minutes - travel to far flung countries and cities in this exciting adventure story.

Just the Beginning - A earthquake tests friendships in this dramatic book.

The Sleeping Volcano - Take your class on a school trip to a dormant volcano...

When the Brim Burst - Two feuding boys have to work together to save their village from a flooded river.

Serial Mash is available for just £200 a year, and you can get a free trial.