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Jumpstart! Geography

Engaging activities for ages 7-12, 1st Edition

By Mark Jones, Sarah Whitehouse


114 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of the geographical skills of enquiry, outdoor learning, graphicacy and communication. Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of people, places and issues through being encouraged to ‘think geographically’ about the world they live in.

Areas covered include:-

    • Places in my world (personal geography)
    • Continents and oceans of the world
    • Human geography (including population, migration, towns and cities, and recreation)
    • Physical geography( including rivers, forests, coasts and deserts
    • Environment, Sustainable schools and global citizenship


All sections include information on some useful knowledge and reference to important key concepts or big ideas in geography that are being developed through the fun activities.

Jumpstart! Geography is an indispensable classroom resourcethatwill celebrate geography and give children the opportunity to experience the thrill of finding out about their world. It will be a lifeline to any classroom teacher looking to teach geography in a fun and exciting way.

Table of Contents

1 Places in my world 2 Where is this place? 3 What is the human world? 4 What is the natural world? 5 Living for a better world

About the Authors

Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at UWE. His teaching experience includes 17 years in local secondary schools before joining UWE to focus on Initial Teacher Education. He is currently the PGCE Secondary Geography Group Tutor, a Chartered Geographer (RGS-IBG) and active member of the Geographical Association.

Sarah Whitehouse has worked in the primary classroom for a decade and was the first teacher in Wales to be awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Geography for her school. She is currently PGCE Primary Programme Manager for Primary and Early Years (Humanities Specialist) at UWE in Bristol.

About the Series


The Jumpstart! books contain ‘quick-figure' ideas that could be used as warm-ups and starter exercises; as well as extended into lessons. Each book has more than 50 inspiring games and activities for Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classrooms. Practical, easy-to-do, and entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary school.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Classroom Management