Below are free Geography teaching resources for teachers in UK schools to help you save time spent on lesson planning for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Primary or secondary school Geography teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.
Key Stage 1
Ideal for interactive whiteboards, Where We Live helps you learn about types of home lived in by UK residents. As a Welsh site, it includes a section specific to Wales, but is mostly applicable to the whole of the United Kingdom.
With a huge pool of lesson plans and activity sheets, the TES site is an extraordinary resource that KS1 teachers should make full use of.
Key Stage 2
Children’s encyclopedia Glossopedia is for 7 to 12 year olds and provides colourful images from around the globe.
Pupils can learn about energy with Climate Cops, which is designed for 7 to 11 year olds and includes a range of activities.
Key Stage 3
National Geographic Forces of Nature is an interactive guide to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanoes. It includes maps, pictures and more.
The National Maritime Museum Your Ocean site is designed for 11 to 14 year olds. Pupils can learn about energy, waste, climate and materials.
The Rainforests Education website has information on the people, landscapes, plants and animals of rainforests across the world.
Key Stage 4
The Royal Geography Society’s Discovering Antarctica website is an interactive collection of teaching and learning resources. It includes images, videos and information.
Google Earth is a satellite imagery website that is fully interactive and is exciting to use for adults, as well as children of any age.
The Young Commonwealth site is a guide to each of the member countries, as well as how they interact with each other.
We hope you find these free teaching resources for Geography teachers to be very useful when lesson planning for Key Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4.