StoryMap Collections Scheme of Work

As an additional teaching resource to complement the StoryMap Collections are four unique scheme of works. These have been tailored to KS3 teaching, highlighting the take-home messages from each collection and individual StoryMaps.

Each table has a starter and main task, and in some of the StoryMaps, has plenary activities. They also highlight some of the key geographical skills gained using each StoryMap. They have been designed for a 50 minute lesson and have been closely tied to the 2014 National Curriculum.

These tables can be found below and can be downloaded for use. They have been uploaded in a Microsoft Word format to allow teachers to adapt them if they wish.

Schemes of Work

You can find the scheme of work for the ‘An Introduction to the Physical Geography of Antarctica‘ StoryMap Collection here. You can find the link to the collection here.

You can find the scheme of work for the ‘Wildlife of Antarctica‘ StoryMap Collection here. You can find a link to the collection here.

You can find the scheme of work for the ‘Climate Change and Antarctica‘ StoryMap Collection here. You can find a link to the collection here.

You can find the scheme of work for the ‘People And Antarctica‘ StoryMap Collection here. You can find the collection here.

Teaching Geography article

You may also find the article that we have written in Teaching Geography of use for planning your teaching.

The Antarctica StoryMap Series is produced in collaboration with a large number of experts, including scientific consultants, pedagogical experts, and the ESRI UK Educational Team. It has been reviewed by teachers and designed with teachers and learners in mind.

Collaborations for the Antarctic StoryMap Collections

Free Talk about teaching glaciers and glaciation in schools: Seds Online, 14th July

AntarcticGlaciers.org: a tool for teaching Glaciers and Glaciation to high school and college students”.

Dr Bethan Davies – Royal Holloway University of London

4 PM LONDON, Tuesday 14th July 2020

Information here: https://sedsonline.com/events/ . You must register (for free) with Seds Online to watch the webinar. The link will be available on the website 10 minutes before the start of the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and can be viewed later by registered users of Seds Online.

This talk targets teachers and college lecturers who will be delivering Glaciers and Glaciation as part of Geography or Geology at High School or College (post ~16 years). This could be as part of the UK A-Level syllabus, for example.

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Improvements to AntarcticGlaciers.org

Here at AntarcticGlaciers.org we have been busy making many updates to the website. We are particularly keen to update the website to bring it in to line with the reformed A-Level syllabus, and also to update and rewrite some of the older content, and improve the website as a resource to promote public understanding of glaciers and climate change.

Since AntarcticGlaciers.org was founded 6.5 years ago, we have undergone substantial improvements and learned a lot over the years. This outreach endeavour, motivated by a desire to publicly communicate the risks that climate change and rising sea levels pose to our world’s glaciers and ice sheets, has evolved into one of the premier sites on this subject. This website aims to inspire both interested adults and also young people and school children with geology and geomorphology, and specifically targets teachers to supply them with engaging, original content that they can use in lesson planning.

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