We have put this bumper collection of 9 CDs together as the perfect resource for teaching Geography at Key Stage 2, as it covers a wide variety of topics. The CDs themselves are an essential teaching resource as they contain hundreds of ideas for lesson activities, detailed notes on how to execute these lesson activities, their relevance to the topic and all the background information required by the teacher. The CDs contain an array of photocopiable worksheets and the content can be viewed in a handy PDF format, making them straightforward to reproduce. Each worksheet has a companion answer page, so all information is conveniently located. These CDs can also be used in conjunction with the relevant books from Curriculum Visions. The photography is of a typically high quality, the data is relevant and useful and each CD comes with its own site license. Includes:
Caring for our Environment
The Volcano and Earthquake
Where we Live
Weather around the World
The Rivers Teachers Guide:
Describes the way that rivers work and how they erode the landscape. Explains terms such as waterfall, meander, oxbow and flood plain. The book also looks at the way people use rivers and floodplains and the hazards that this causes. There is a section on field studies. There are 2 CDs. The project CD contains movie clips showing fieldwork and describes many of the world's rivers. (KS2/3).
Caring for our Environment Teachers Guide:
Describes a wide range of environmental issues including misuse of the countryside, how to save energy and how to reduce waste. (KS2/3).
The Coast Teachers Guide:
Describes the processes at work on the coast, hazards of living by the sea and the way in which people can affect coastal environments, including pollution. Material includes two CDs. (KS2/3).
The Mountains Teachers Guide:
Describes the earth processes at work in forming mountains and the sculpting of mountains by ice and frost. There are sections on climate and mountains, wildlife zones, and how people adapt to mountain environments including coping with hazards such as blizzards. Having a safe time in a mountain environment and protecting environments from tourists are also featured. (KS2/3).
Rainforest Life Teachers Guide:
A simple and straightforward approach to an important aspect of our environment. It begins by asking what a rainforest is, looks at rainforest weather, the many layers of the forest, and the animals that occupy every niche from canopy to soil. It then considers the effects of people, including producing jungles, slash and burn, rainforest replacement and how to save the pristine rainforest that remains. (KS2/3).
The Volcano and Earthquake Book Teachers Guide:
Describes the reasons why volcanoes and earthquakes occur and the physical events that take place when eruptions and earthquakes happen. Gives descriptions of all of the physical forms produced by both kinds of event. Includes case studies of major disasters. Explains who is at special risk and how to predict events. (KS2/3)
The Water Teachers Guide:
Describes the nature of water supply and how both clean water and sewerage pipes are required. Describes the way that water supply became more polluted over the ages and how various civilizations tried to get fresh water. Explains about the events that eventually led to an understanding of water-borne diseases. Looks at reservoirs and the need to plan for water in developed and developing world locations. (KS2/3).
Weather around the world Teachers Guide:
Climate chaos looks at the nature of the atmosphere, what is meant by greenhouse Earth, the effect of carbon dioxide, the way summers and winters will change here and elsewhere, whether we can balance our use of carbon and how this all affects the developing world and the possible alternative scenarios we have. (KS2/3).
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