Secondary Resources

Teaching resources ideal for use with secondary school students at key stages three and four.

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Being new

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An activity which explores how a student, who is new to a school, perhaps having moved from a different part of the country, or even within the same city, feels about their experience. It is also helpful for students to consider the feelings of those new to an environment, and ways they can welcome them.
All Key Stages | 30 / 60 Mins | Teacher led / Group / Individual

Stories about place

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Using stories to help learners explore the way people think and feel about where they live.

KS2/3 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

Local Headlines

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Using local newspapers to explore how where we live is represented in the local media.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

Virtual Communities

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An ICT activity in which learners think about the relationship between the Internet and their sense of community.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

Google my place

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Starter activity using Google Images (or Google Earth) to see our place (the local) from a global perspective.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

Mapping Who We Are

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A simple mapping activity that encourages learners to think about the places that determine who we are.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

A Boxful of Us

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A show and tell activity, that supports a class to explore who they are.

KS2/3 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

A creative activity that gets learners to think about the ways in which we visually represent ourselves and learn about other groups.

KS2/3 | 30 Mins | Group

What’s in my Backpack?

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A critical thinking activity that gets learners to think about themselves and explore their own make-up through the metaphor of a backpack.

KS2/3 | 30 Mins | Individual

A quiz-style activity that uses photographs and mysteries to explore how we tell who somebody is.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Teacher led