There are also a number of websites where you can download
digital images. One of the best is Freefoto.com, if you
don’t like any of the images provided on the Key
Geography website go to Freefoto and choose your
own, the collection of images appear in categories. Once
you have selected the image you want to use for this activity,
you can easily copy it into a Word file, or save the image
on your computer.
- 1.3 Describing places
Copy and paste two digital images from the collection
of digital images of different places, into a desk top
2. Use the software’s tools to label the images,
your labels should answer the key questions.
3. You could label physical, human and environmental features
in different coloured fonts.
Activity Sheet 1.7 - How good
is your world place knowledge ?
A really fun site can be found at http://www.triv.net/qmenu.htm
There are over 20 geography quizzes, one of the best is
the map quiz, where you identify a country from its shape.
Each quiz is set up like the TV quiz “Who wants
to be a millionaire”, allowing you to go 50-50 or
ask the audience and so on.
Activity Sheet 1.9 - Places
in the News
BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/
Guardian Unlimited http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Yahoo News http://dailynews.yahoo.com/
CNN News http://www.cnn.com/
ICT Activites - Weather
and Climate (Unit 2)
sheet 2.3 - Online enquiry about the weather
you are journalist for a national newspaper. Your editor
has asked you to write a feature article about weather,
of about 500 words. You will need to use the internet
to research your article. The article should be produced
using desktop publishing software or a word processor.
Include labelled illustrations in your weather article.
questions to investigate
• What is the weather?
• How do we measure the weather?
• What different types of weather forecast can be
found on the internet?
• Why is it important to have weather forecasts?
• How does the weather affect people?
to get you started:
This site provides a wide range of topical weather data
for areas of the UK but also all over the world. There
is a wide range of data and services, which are shown
clearly on their home page. This site provides the latest
satellite images and weather charts for the UK. Visit
the Learning area to find out about weather forecasting.
The services for business section will help you investigate
the last two key questions.
This site is clearly set out, the home page provides the
latest weather images as shown on the TV broadcasts. The
site also includes an animated satellite sequence. This
website is packed with information about the weather,
providing online guidance about the basic elements of
the weather, as well as how weather information can be
used. There is also a links page to other weather related
School Weather data project
This is a site developed for primary schools in Staffordshire,
demonstrating how to measure the weather and to share
data. It provides some excellent advice and includes a
collection of pictures of weather instruments.
Activity Sheet 2.4b - Cloud
your own collection of digital images of the different
types of clouds, shown on activity sheet 2.4a, using the
following links to websites about clouds.
New Hampshire USA
This website has developed a gallery of images of different
cloud types. The site also explains cloud classification.
An educational site about clouds, which includes a
glossary of terms and an excellent collection of digital
images of different types of clouds
the websites, download images of clouds and save them
in a folder on your computer called clouds.
You could use your digital images of clouds to create
a cloud spotting chart, see Activity sheet 2.4b.
Sheet 2.8 - Online Enquiry: What is the latest weather?
1 Downloading the latest satellite image
Click on the link to the latest satellite image from the
Met Office website below, this will take you straight
to the latest satellite image:
2 Copy and paste the satellite image into DTP software
1. Move the mouse over the satellite image and click the
right mouse button.
2. Select the copy function, and click the left mouse
3. Open a file in your desktop publisher software, and
click on the paste tool, the satellite image should appear
in your DTP page.
3 Labelling the key features shown on the satellite image
1. Re-read pages 24 and 29 in the pupil’s book.
These will provide you with ideas about the things to
label on your satellite image.
2. Look carefully at the latest satellite image in your
DTP file, compare it with the images shown on pages 26
and 28 in the pupil’s book. What type of weather
system is shown on the image - a depression or anticyclone?
3. Use the software tools to label the satellite image,
showing the characteristic features of the weather system.
4. Write a title at the top of your DTP page, include
the date as part of your title.
4 Finalising this task
1. When you think you have finished your page, print off
2. Remember to save your work at regular intervals
5 Extra activity
1. Below your labelled satellite image in the DTP file
type a short weather forecast for the next 24 hours.
2.Compare your forecast for tomorrow, with a national
forecast on television or in a national newspaper. Who
was the most accurate?
ICT Activities - River flooding
Activity Sheet 3.4 - The
impact of the 2000 floods
here to download the newspaper front-page template for
this activity sheet.
Activity Sheet 3.6 - Using
the Environment Agency’s Floodline website
Explain how the agency uses the internet to inform people?
2. The Environment Agency's Indicative Floodplain Maps
provide a general overview of areas of land in natural
floodplains and therefore potentially at risk of flooding
from rivers or the sea. The maps indicate where flooding
from rivers, streams, watercourses or the sea is possible.
The Agency is making these maps widely accessible to make
it easier for people to find out if they are in a flood
risk area and what local flood warning arrangements exist.
Type in your postcode in the box provided on the Floodline
A map will download showing any flood risk areas in your
Copy and paste the map of your local area into a DTP software
program and label any flood risks.
Activity Sheet 3.8
- Bangladesh flood enquiry
will find the following websites useful in conducting
government website about the 1998 flood disaster
A picture agency in the unlikely location of Dhaka, the
capital of Bangladesh. Named Drik, the Sanskrit word for
vision. This website includes a wide range of articles
about world poverty focussed on Bangladesh. There is an
impressive array of digital images. The site includes
collections of images of flooding in Bangladesh in 1998
ICT Activities - Settlement
Activity - How were the sites for early settlements chosen?
(pages 54-55 of Pupil Book)
on the link to Multimap, after you have read the following
instructions for this online activity
aerial photograph C on page 55 of the pupil’s book
shows Warkworth, a village in Northumberland.
Go to the Multimap website and type in Warkworth in the
2. Once a map of the area has downloaded, select 1: 25000.
Look carefully at the Ordnance Survey map that has downloaded,
and compare it with aerial photograph C on page 55 of
the pupil’s book. In which direction was the camera
pointing when photograph C was taken?
3. Using the tools on Multimap, select 1:10 000 and then
click on the aerial photograph button.
4. You should now have a vertical aerial photograph of
Warkworth, which you can export to a DTP file.
5. Using the DTP tools, label the advantages of Warkworth
as a site for settlement. Give two advantages under each
of the following headings –
| Food and water | Building materials
| Building land
Using a different coloured font, label how some of Warkworth’s
original site factors are no longer so important.
7. Type your name on your labelled aerial photograph,
add a title and print out your work.
Extra Activity - How do settlements
change with time? (pages 60-61 of Pupil Book)
on the link to Ordnance Survey’s website, after
you have read the following instructions for this online
Once on the OS website select Get-a-map.
2. Enter the name of a local village near your school
into the search box.
3. Select 1:50 000 scale map of the village and export
the map into a DTP file.
4. Click on the link to Historical maps, this will download
a 19th century map of the village.
5. Compare the two maps of your local village. List at
least 10 differences between the village in the 19th century
and the village today. You could label these differences
onto the maps.
Activity sheet 4.7 - Create a DTP poster
showing land use zones for a town or city
will find the following websites useful as part of your
research for this activity:
You can download OS maps and aerial photographs from this
You can use this site to obtain property details as well
as maps and neighbourhood data about the surrounding area.
where you can find details of houses often linked to a
map to show their location within a settlement.
What are the main types and patterns of urban land
use? (pages 60-63 of pupil Book, also pages 60-61
These activities are to be used with the four online digital
photographs, shown as thumbnails below, together with
the following pages in Key Geography pupils' books:
Why are there different land use patterns in towns? (pages
What are the main types and patterns of urban land use?
OS map of Scarborough area (page 55)
New Foundations - Why are there different land
use patterns in towns? (pages 62-63)
Extensions - What are the main types and patterns
of urban land use? (pages 60-61)
The four digital photographs shown below are thumbnails
of the four main types of land use outlined in the pupils'
these activities by working through the following instructions:
If you move the cursor over image A and click the left
mouse, the image will appear full size on your computer
(ii) Copy the full-size version of image A. To
do this move the cursor over the full-size image and click
the right mouse button. A pop-up box will appear.
Move down the box to Copy, which will become highlighted.
Click the left mouse button. The image has now
been copied to the clipboard of your computer.
(iii) Open a new file on the DTP software on your
computer, click on the Paste tool, and the full-size digital
image should appear on the page (if it does not, go back
to the web page and copy it again).
(iv) Resize the image on your DTP page, allowing
enough space for the other three images.
(v) Now copy and paste the other three images into
your DTP file.
(vi) Using the DTP tools, add titles to each of
your digital images. You will need to decide which images
match the four land use zones shown in the pupils' books:
· central business district
· inner city
· inner suburbs
· outer suburbs.
(vii) Use the DTP tools to label the images to
show their characteristic features. The following will
help you with this:
New Foundations pages 62-63 (diagrams A, B and
C and Activities 2 and 3)
Extensions pages 60-61 (diagrams A, B, C and D)
(viii) Include an overall title for your DTP page.
For example, 'What are the main types and patterns of
urban land use?'
(ix) Save your work!
The four digital images that you have labelled were taken
in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Extensions page
55 has a 1:50 000 Ordnance Survey map of Scarborough.
Use this together with your DTP page to complete the activities.
(a) Each digital image is located at one of the
following 6 figure grid references. Match each land use
zone to each grid reference. Type your choice, or copy
and paste each grid reference, alongside the relevant
image on your DTP page.
Use the OS map on page 55 of Extensions to describe
the layout of roads and the situation within Scarborough
for each of the locations. You could type this in a text
box alongside each of your digital images on your DTP
Extensions page 60 (diagrams A, B, C and D) will
help you with this activity.
There are a number of ways that your pupils can
attempt these activities:
Online straight from the Key Geography website.
They will need to download all the images in one
go into their DTP page and then move between the
online instructions and their DTP file. The problems
with this approach are related to the level of internet
access in your school, the cost of the telephone
bill, and the time it may take to download each
image, particularly if you are intending to develop
this activity for the whole class in the computer
A better approach may be to download the whole task,
including the full-size images, onto your school
intranet site, if you have one. Once downloaded
you can produce your own electronic activity, altering
the activities to suit the individual needs of your
pupils. The images would also be available for pupils
to use much more quickly as they will be coming
from the hard drive of the school's fileserver,
rather than off the internet. Ask your school's
ICT Coordinator for support with this.
You could copy and paste the text for the activities
into a wordprocessing file, edit the text and design
your own activity sheet, which each pupil can then
use as they work through the tasks at the computer.
Alternatively you could download the images and
text into a wordprocessing or DTP file to produce
your own activity sheet. Print out the images, duplicate
them, and issue them to your whole class for them
to work through in conjunction with the New Foundations
and Extensions pupils' books. This can then
form a normal classroom or homework activity without