We have gathered your home-schooling resources to keep our children learning all about our wonderful geographic world.
The Royal Geographical Society with IBG provides a collection of resources for primary and secondary school students studying geography at home, including:
The RGS-IBG also lists a range of support and resources offered by other providers.
Ordnance Survey offer several educational resources for map reading and increasing one’s understanding of place, including:
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park developed a Literary Landscapes education resource in partnership with Cairngorms National Park to explore the place names of Scotland’s National Parks. Free activity worksheets are available for download.
Natural Resources Wales offers a range of learning resources for primary and secondary school students that can be searched for by topic (from sustainable development to mathematics and numeracy outdoors), Key Stage or site.
Esri UK provides students studying for their A Levels and GCSEs with home and revision resources, including story maps and videos.
UNEP & Ted Ed launch Earth School, a free and immersive 30 day adventure for students, aged 5-18, to connect with, explore and celebrate nature.
Ordnance Survey offer a selection of puzzles from their two Puzzle Books to challenge young map reading skills. All are available for download in PDF format, and answer sheets are supplied.
Mini Map Makers provide fun resources to keep primary school children occupied with geography and mapping exercises. They offer free mapping activities for download as well as workbooks available for purchase.
Get Kids into Survey offer a variety of free resources to help primary school children learn about the world around them. These include colouring sheets and comic strips to download and print, along with posters and associated activity sheets.
British Geological Survey’s OneGeology Kids allow primary school children to explore geological themes, from fossils to earthquakes to water, on this interactive website. BGS also offer geological map resources - everything from a customisable UK geology map to 3D maps in Minecraft; geoscience craft activities and games; and a new series of videos on geology experiments you can try at home.
Bruce Gittings' Gazetteer for Scotland provides information on the geography and people of Scotland, and is ideal for exploring the country or taking quizzes. For other historical maps, visit: Old Maps Online and David Rumsey Map Collection.
Lindsey the GIS Professional is available for purchase and is perfect for encouraging spatial thinking for Grades 1-5! There are also free activity sheets available to download to help children become more aware of the world around them.
Ordnance Survey’s Get Outside – Inside is a collaborative campaign to keep families entertained and inspired while self-isolating. The new hub offers:
Beano offers a variety of fun map and geography quizzes.
World Geography Games has a plethora of quizzes that let children play and learn about geography.
Geospatial resources for schools, by Thierry Gregorius
The Geospatial Commission and the Government Geography Profession have put together an interactive homeschooling newsletter on geography and STEM resources for all ages.
Lauren Holland's webinar explaining Land Surveying for Kids can be viewed for free and is a great way to inspire the next generation!