Geography (S.E.S.E.)

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Junior Infants:

 

Senior Infants:

1st Class:

Geography Quest 1 – Web Links

Chapter 1: The Farmer

Learn more about farms by exploring Snayfwickby Farm: Web Link
This site has lots of games and information about farms: Web Link

Chapter 2: Look All Around You

Read about habitats – there’s a fun quiz too! Web Link
There are a few games on this site about your local area: Web Link

Chapter 3: The Weather

Play an Eco-Game for each month of the year: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Sun

Learn all about weather here: Web Link

Chapter 5: Homes and Shelter

Find out about homes in Ireland today: Web Link
Design your own house: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 6: Let’s Look at Stone

A fun building game: Web Link

Chapter 7: Water

Find out about the water cycle: Web Link
You can have lots of fun with water: Web Link

Lots more information on this site too!!

http://www.partstap.com/the-parts-of-the-water-cycle.aspx

Chapter 8: City and Countryside

Have fun building your own city: Web Link
Find your way through this maze: Web Link
Build a city: Web Link

Chapter 9: People at Work

Enjoy playing these games about people at work: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 10: Caring for My Locality

Learn how to care for your locality: Web Link

Chapter 11: Lunch

Shoot each of the foods from the catapult into the appropriate barrel: Web Link
Help Sally Squirrel collect nuts for the winter: Web Link

Chapter 12: Transport

Race a pirate ship: Web Link
Travel on the Magic School Bus: Web Link
Complete the shape train: Web Link

And these sites are just for fun:

Make your own dangerous animal: Web Link
Lots of games here: Web Link

2nd Class

Geography Quest 2 – Web Links

Chapter 1: Keeping in Touch

This is a great site with lots of information on the history of communication: Web Link
This site allows you to choose and send e-cards, a very modern way of communicating! Web Link

Chapter 2: Caring for the Environment

Sort each object into the correct recycling bin: Web Link
Help Kung Fu Trash Master kick the recyclable materials into the recycling bin: Web Link

Chapter 3: What are Homes made from?

A useful site showing different types of homes in Ireland: Web Link
A fun matching game showing homes from different parts of the world: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Lots of photos of different types of homes/houses. The text is a bit difficult but the photos speak for themselves and should stimulate discussion. Web Link
A few games about ‘My Home’: Web Link

Chapter 4: Mapping a Story

Teacher Icon Image Lots of printable mazes here: Web Link
Here are a couple of online mazes for you to try out! Web Link 1, Web Link 2
Help Molly find her way around town: Web Link
From Sammy the Seagull’s point of view high up in the sky, guess what the objects are down below: Web Link

Chapter 5: The Shopping Centre

Never Keep a Python as a Pet – it’s a game where you have to match a tool to a character who uses it where they work: Web Link
Learn more about shopping centres: Web Link

Chapter 6: The Story of Chocolate

Lots of chocolate fun! Web Link

Chapter 7: Directions

A quick game to to help you learn compass skills: Web Link
Help the boy find his way home: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This is a fun exercise to consolidate pupils’ knowledge of cardinal points: Web Link

Chapter 8: At the Seaside

This site has photos of beautiful beaches from around the world – choose your favourite beach and explain why: Web Link
Photos of people on beaches from the end of the 19th century up until 1988. Lots to discuss here: Web Link

Chapter 9: Clouds, Rain and Wind

This is a fun game – weather symbols are placed on a map: Web Link

Chapter 10: Poland

Lots of information, facts and photos all about Poland: Web Link

3rd Class:

Geography Quest 3 – Web Links

Chapter 1: Water

Lots of facts about water: Web Link
Learn how to save water around the house: Web Link

Chapter 2: Transport

Play some games to help you learn about road safety: Web Link 1, Web Link 2
Test your knowledge of transport in Ireland: Web Link
Find out about Irish passenger ships… Web Link
… and some Irish passenger planes: Web Link
Have some fun with these games: Web Link 1, Web Link 2
Play this label game and think about what kinds of transport are used where you live: Web Link

Chapter 3: The Weather

Look up the weather forecast from the experts: Web Link
Learn how to make a rain gauge: Web Link
A useful lesson where you match homes to their locations: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Royal County

Complete this jigsaw puzzle of the counties of Ireland: Web Link
Find out about fun things you can do in Meath… or any county in Ireland! Web Link

Chapter 5: The Food we Eat

Find out about healthy eating while completing your mission for Food Force One: Web Link
Play this game to learn about foods that give you energy: Web Link
Help Arianna and Marcus eat the right foods so they have a balanced diet: Web Link
Find out about the Food Dudes: Web Link

Chapter 6: Plans and Maps

Lots of map work for you to do: Web Link

Chapter 7: Organising and re-using Waste Materials

Solve this mystery and learn how your school can produce less rubbish: Web Link
Help Anita clean her room and learn how to reuse and recycle objects around the house: Web Link

Chapter 8: Looking at our School

Go on a treasure hunt: Web Link
Map games for you to try: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image You might like to use this one on the whiteboard: Web Link

Chapter 9: Ireland – Provinces and Counties

Teacher Icon Image Plenty of activities here – all based on Ireland! Web Link
Click on this map to find out information about your county: Web Link
Test your knowledge of Irish counties in this game: Web Link

Chapter 10: Homes

This is a game to play at home: Web Link
Help some animals find their homes: Web Link
Build your own home with Daisy’s Construction Crew: Web Link

Chapter 11: Getting to know your Local Area

Explore countries of the world here and then think about what makes your own area special to you: Web Link
How does Mexico City or Belfast compare with your local area? Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Download and use the free software on this site to make a map of your local area: Web Link

Chapter 12: Directions

A lesson on compass directions: Web Link
Have fun with this interactive map – zoom in and find the street you live on! Web Link
Follow directions to solve the puzzle: Web Link

Chapter 13: Bridges

There’s lots of information here about famous bridges all over the world: Web Link
Find out about the three main types of bridges: Web Link
A bridge building game: Web Link

Chapter 14: Australia

Some activities for you to do in Oz if you’re lucky enough to go there on holidays: Web Link
Loads of information on Australia: Web Link
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Australia: Web Link

Chapter 15: Around our Coast

Lots of information about shorelines (coastlines): Web Link
Explore this virtual rocky shore! Web Link
Learn more about islands: Web Link
Quizzes, games. photos, project ideas – all about the seashore! Web Link

Chapter 16: Apples from the Orchard

Apples are really good for you! Find out about some other foods that keep you healthy: Web Link
Lots of games to play here with the Fruit and Veg gang! Web Link
…and this site is just a bit of fun! Web Link

4th Class:

Geography Quest 4 – Web Links

Chapter 1: Spot the Changes

This site takes a bit of exploring but it has lots of information and images about natural forces of all kinds: Web Link
Read all about hurricanes and storms and the changes they make to our natural environment: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This site shows you how to make a model volcano – integrates well with science: Web Link
Spot the changes that have taken place in a rural scene over the last century: Web Link

Chapter 2: We Live in a Community

A good site exploring rural/urban habitats: Web Link

Chapter 3: The Clothes we Wear

On this site you have to match the appropriate clothes to the region in the world you are visiting: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Water Cycle

A simple animation of the Water Cycle which illustrates the process very clearly: Web Link
Another useful little animation explaining the Water Cycle: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This lesson on the Water Cycle integrates well with science: Web Link

Chapter 5: The Story of a River

Lots of information about rivers here: Web Link
This site includes a short animation of how rivers flow: Web Link

Chapter 6: Ireland – Rivers, Lakes and Mountains

Drag and drop rivers of Ireland to their correct locations: Web Link
Drag and drop mountains of Ireland to their correct locations: Web Link
Drag and drop lakes of Ireland to their correct locations: Web Link

Chapter 7: Towns and Cities

A nice game to test your knowledge of the location of cities in Ireland: Web Link

Chapter 8: My County

Quiz about County nicknames: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Here are some worksheets off www.scoilnet.ie. Print and complete.

Teacher Icon Image My County worksheet: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A handy blank map showing counties of Ireland: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Order the counties into their provinces: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image How to play GeoPictionary: Web Link

Chapter 9: Our Capital City – Dublin – Baile Átha Cliath

Have a look around this site where you will find vintage photos of old Dublin (and indeed photos of many other counties in Ireland): Web Link
This project about the River Liffey by Elanora Heights Primary School gives lots of information on the river that divides Dublin in two: Web Link

Chapter 10: Potatoes

Take an interactive tour of a village in Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine: Web Link
Lots of games, recipes and activities on this site – all about potatoes! Web Link

Chapter 11: Tourism

Excellent short video from Discover Ireland showing range of activities for tourists to enjoy: Web Link

Chapter 12: Communications

This link has a very detailed timeline showing the history of communication: Web Link

Chapter 13: The GAA at a Glance

An excellent site with loads of resources on the GAA: Web Link
This site gives you all the details about how the GAA was set up: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Print these sheets off and use them to test students’ knowledge of GAA crests:
Teacher Icon Image Connacht: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Leinster: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Ulster: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Munster: Web Link

Chapter 14: Volcanoes, Rocks and Earthquakes

All you ever wanted to know about Pompeii is in this site: Web Link
Have a look around this site to find out all about volcanoes – they even have a volcano of the month! Web Link
All about earthquakes – another site worth exploring: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This site has lots of possible lessons on the subject of earthquarkes and volcanoes: Web Link

Chapter 15: Making Maps

A fun site that teaches us lots about scale on maps: Web Link

Chapter 16: The Earth’s Place in Space

Help these aliens find intelligent life out in the universe! A fun and informative game: Web Link
This is a brilliant website showing different images of Earth from satellite photos: Web Link

Chapter 17: China

There are loads of resources on China to explore here: Web Link
This is a really good site showing photos, maps, videos and e-cards about China: Web Link
Learn all about the Chinese year and horoscopes: Web Link
A game designed to teach the various regions of China… take the easy option! Web Link

5th Class:

Geography Quest 5 – Web Links

Chapter 1: Ireland – Physical Features

Teacher Icon Image Read these interesting facts about the Irish landscape: Web Link
You might find photos of your local area on this site: Web Link
Good quizzes on map work:
Mountains Web Link
Rivers Web Link
Lakes Web Link
See Ireland from space: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 2: The Weather

Some games testing your knowledge of the weather: Web Link
This site is packed with information about all kinds of weather! Web Link
Look at the weather from space: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A lot of information about Irish weather and climate: Web Link
Get all the weather jargon right in this game: Web Link
Climate change… time to get serious. Lots to look at here: Web Link

Chapter 3: Around Our Coast

Look at Ireland’s islands: Web Link
Learn how coasts change over time: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Provinces, Counties and Towns of Ireland

Test your knowledge of the location of Irish counties: Web Link
…and cities: Web Link
Click on your county to find out some facts about it that you might not know: Web Link
Another clickable map of Ireland with the flags of each county: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Install Google Earth and bring a map of Ireland to life to show your class! Web Link

Chapter 5: Let’s Investigate Where People Live

This website has some useful facts about castles: Web Link
Look at houses from around the world: Web Link

Chapter 6: Maps

Fun with map reading: Web Link
Draw a map of your own county: Web Link
Have some fun with maps on this site: Web Link
Match the map symbol to its description: Web Link
Simple matching game to help you learn symbols and keys: Web Link
A nice interactive world map. Move your mouse over any country to find out information about it: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This is the Ordnance Survey Ireland site. It has worksheets and a quiz you can use in class: Web Link

Chapter 7: Clouds

Facts about clouds: Web Link
Different types of clouds: Web Link
Loads of pictures of different kinds of clouds: Web Link

Chapter 8: Let’s Investigate Rocks and Soils

A great site for kids who think rocks… rock! Web Link
Lots of fun with soil without getting your hands dirty: Web Link
What do you think it would be like to live underground? Explore this site and find out! Web Link
Another rocky website for you: Web Link
Time to learn about soil and rock testing: Web Link

Chapter 9: Caring for Our Environment

Lots of activities to teach you how to care for the environment: Web Link
More about recycling: Web Link

Chapter 10: Great Britain: Our Nearest Neighbour

Quick facts about Britain: Web Link
The CIA website is packed with information about any country in the world! See what they know about Great Britain: Web Link

Chapter 11: Farming in Ireland

Look at the history of farming: Web Link

Chapter 12: The Sun

Teacher Icon Image Facts about the sun: Web Link
Play a solar system jigsaw: Web Link
Loads of information here about the sun: Web Link

Chapter 13: Europe

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