Teaching resources on the last British-Irish Ice Sheet

On this page is a list of resources on the BIIS. Most are freely available.

Britice Webmap

The BRITICE project, led by Prof. Chris Clark, has resulted in a number of teaching resources on the glaciation of Britain.

Here, there is an online webmap (no ArcGIS licence required) where you can view and explore the landforms of the last BIIS. What glacial landforms are in your neck of the woods?

BRITICE V2 (Clark et al., 2017)

BGS poster maps

The BGS have a number of poster maps for sale.

They have also produced Anglesey i-Map, which allows users to explore the geology and glacial landforms of Anglesey.

The BGS also have some useful pages on Ice Age Britain.

Field guides

Looking to lead a field trip? Look at the field guides produced by a number of organisations, including the Quaternary Research Association.

The QRA have also compiled a list of the Top 50 UK Quaternary Sites, and produced a booklet. Perhaps inspirational for fieldwork?

Virtual Glaciers

The Virtual Glaciers website offers a number of virtual field trips to sites around the UK. At time of writing there were three field trips available to the Lake District.

Virtual Glaciers field trip

Videos and films

There are several videos available on Time for Geography about Glaciation, with some specific examples of landforms from the UK.

The Yorkshire Geological Society have also produced a series of virtual field trips to various parts of Yorkshire.

Royal Geographical Society

There are a number of teaching resources available on the RGS website. This helpful page includes lesson plans and additional resources.

Teachit Geography

Many helpful glaciation teaching resources here. Resources are available for key stages 3-5.