Primary Geography: Overseas Localities

Quick activities to teach overseas locations in KS1/2 geography Teaching primary geography overseas localities can be a tricky topic. We hear three great lesson ideas from two geography champions that are simple, fun, effective and easy to replicate.

The Bingo Game has pupils playing with a partner. Each group has two cards with locations on the top – one local, one overseas. Images from home and abroad have to be sorted onto the correct card. By using some ambiguous photos, pupils can be ‘tricked’ into placing photos on the wrong board offering a real chance to combat stereotypes.
The Dice Game has pupils playing with dice covered in photos, some with overseas localities, some with local photos. By using guided questions pupils investigate how much they can glean from the photos and what they can’t.

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