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Geography

Geography by Scoilnet

Find out about rivers, islands and all things related to caring for our planet. This themepage was created to help introduce ICT into the teaching of Geography.


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The Big Questions

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/big-questions/ Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

NASA site that looks at the big environment questions facing the world today. Very graphic and designed for children. Covers climate change, the greenghouse effect and impact on the oceans. Great site!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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What is it Like Where You Live?

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A very child friendly look at the major biomes (natural vegetation regions-Tundra, Taiga etc.) of the world as well as a look at freshwater habitats and the oceans. Created by students investigating the animals, plants and peoples of the various regions. Links to external websites for further information.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Suggestions for use: A look at the natural vegetation regions of the world.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Water Cycle

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html Added: 11 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

An interactive animation where the pupil is shown the story of the Water Cycle. Very visual guide - American voice over.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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What is the Weather?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Interactive look at weather for the younger geographer. Explores wind direction, wind force, precipitation, temperature, sunshine visibility and cloud. It also looks at how people adapt to local weather conditions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Interactive look at weather

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Scoilnet Maps

http://maps.scoilnet.ie/ Added: 06 Feb 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Tool

Provides access to detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) maps, including historical maps, and aerial photographs. Enables easy comparison between maps and images. Also allows user to create, copy and adapt resources for their particular use. Two versions available - one for iPads/tablets and a Flash-based version for IWB and PCs/laptops. The World Maps viewer contains superb satellite images/photos of Ireland and is fully accessible from inside and outside the Schools Broadband Network (SBN). The OSi Maps viewer is restricted to the SBN but teachers with a Scoilnet Account can access via log-in.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
Geography

Strand: Practical Skills

Strand unit: Map Interpretation

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Numeracy

Strand: C3 GI and Skills

Strand unit: Map & Aerial Photograph Interpretation

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Fun Facts on the Seasons

http://www.met.ie/education/pdfs_eng/YP%20Fun%20Facts%20Seasons.pdf Added: 04 Jun 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Met Éireann factsheet for younger classes. Short explanation for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. (PDF)

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Buildings: What? Where? When? Why?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educa...wwww/buildings/standard/index.shtml Added: 11 Sep 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Lovely website where children undertake activities to discover more about the variety and uses of various buildings within a town.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Children can undertake the activiites on their own or teacher can use it on the interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Interactive Geography Quizes - Toporopa

http://www.toporopa.eu/en/index.html Added: 28 Mar 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Train your brain using these interactive Geography quizzes. Quizzes included are on countries, capitals, sea, islands, mountains, rivers, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Island, Cities in Ireland & UK, Ireland, counties of Ireland, counties of England, districts of Northern Ireland, countries, rivers, flags, mountains, seas, the EU, capitals, monarchies, regions, islands, the eurozone, battles, volcanoes and lakes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features

Suggestions for use: Very visual resource which would be ideal for the IWB or class computer. Get the children to call out the correct answers or target individual children for answers. Children could also use independently but there are a lot of countries so it could take some time.

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Very visual resource which would be ideal for the IWB or class computer. Get the children to call out the correct answers or target individual children for answers. Children could also use independently but there are a lot of countries so it could take some time.


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the names and approximate location of a small number of major world physical features
  • learn about a small number of the major natural features of Europe

Suggestions for use: Very visual resource which would be ideal for the IWB or class computer. Get the children to call out the correct answers or target individual children for answers. Children could also use independently but there are a lot of countries so it could take some time.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Make Your Own Weather Station

http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/stufftodo_earth/weather_main.php Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Clear instructions with step-by-step guides and images on how to make a wind vane, barometer and rain gauge.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • record and display simple weather observations in systematic way using graphs, charts and common meteorological symbols
  • study weather variations during the year and their influence on plants, animals and humans
  • use analysis of weather recordings to begin to associate simple descriptions of clouds, amount of cloud cover, wind direction and other conditions with particular types of weather; make and test weather predictions
  • use simple equipment to observe and record weather phenomena

Suggestions for use: Materials required for each component are clearly listed. The activities need a little planning but they are very practical and should engage the pupils.

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Mapzone Games

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/index.html Added: 08 Aug 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Large selection of interactive Flash games on maps, maps of Europe and the world. Some adventure (Treasure Hunt and Mystery Island) games test mapping skills.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Interactive Mapping games - Flash required

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Interactive Mapping games - Flash required

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Met Eireann - Primary Resources

http://www.met.ie/education/ Added: 03 Jun 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Factsheets, lesson plans, quizzes and experiments on weather related topics. Covers rain, sunshine, snow, thunder and global warming.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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My Locality: A Project inspired by Scoilnet Maps

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/6641/6440.pdf Added: 09 Jan 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A lesson plan and accompanying activities that require children to discuss and locate places of interest and areas within their locality on Scoilnet Maps.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Local

Suggestions for use: Dedicate two forty five minute classes to this and allow time for work to be carried out at home and on a field trip. The use of this lesson plan and accompnaying activites are outlined in the lesson plan itself.

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Local

Suggestions for use: Begin with whole class instruction / discussion. After discussion, groups of 4 could work on projects, research and present together.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Scoilnet Maps: Fill the Gaps in the Maps

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/3359/3261.pdf Added: 01 Dec 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A lesson plan and associated activities based on recognising features on a map and adding to them using photos, art and Scoilnet Maps.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Groups of children at stations; photos, features, IWB searching and zooming, completing a worksheet.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:


Geography

Ever wonder where things are and why?


Water Cycle

The water cycle is how water moves around earth.


Maps

Those that create or study maps are called a cartographer.


Seasons

The year is typically divided into seasons based on the weather.

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