Helpful Websites

Geography on the www

Television broadcasters' geography sites

Up to date weather forecasts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Activities, games and stories about Barnaby Bear's travels for KS1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear

Newsround world current events

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/default.stm

Newsround UK current events

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk

KS2 geography support materials

http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/E/essentials/geography/qmenu.shtml

 

Environmental themes

The children’s section has many useful facts, activities and animations and includes sections on: air, energy, land, climate change, people and lifestyles, resources and waste, water and wildlife.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/?lang=_e

 

Mapping

An introduction for key stage 2 on how maps work and how to interpret them. It includes these 8 sections: starting mapping, symbols, compasses and directions, grid references, understanding scale, measuring distance, relief and contour lines and compass bearings.

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/index.html

Local street maps including a ‘find my nearest’ function, which can be used to locate features e.g. schools, list them and link them to a map.

http://www.upmystreet.co.uk/

Search for local street maps by postcode, OS grid reference, place name or street name. Maps are extendable in eight compass directions.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

Online mapping site which includes eye level 'Streetview'

http://maps.google.co.uk/

Maps resized to show population sizes, income, etc.

http://www.worldmapper.org/

Distant locations

Very child-friendly site for understanding development issues.

http://www.globaleye.org.uk/

Excellent site for global citizenship issues. Children’s pages include details of the history, geography and environment, people and society and a fact file for 14 countries), ‘children’ (exploring the lives of children in less developed countries) and ‘food’ (issues such as farming and fair trade).

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/index.htm

Includes a range of resources for information supporting distant locality studies.

http://www.actionaid.org.uk/

 

Images

The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographical photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=41689877

Photographic images of countries which can be selected by continent, then by country.

http://www.travel-images.com/

UK, Europe and USA images

http://www.freefoto.com/

Panoramic images

http://www.panoramas.dk/

 

 

 

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