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

Lots of information and games for you to explore here: Web Link

Chapter 14: The Fishing Industry In Ireland

Some basic facts about fish: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image These are great resources on how to integrate marine life into a lesson plan: Web Link

Chapter 15: Place Names

A super site with information on Irish placenames. Check out your own area: Web Link

Chapter 16: The Banana Story

Go bananas with all these facts! Web Link 1, Web Link 2
The story of the banana: Web Link
Lots of banana fun here: Web Link

Chapter 17: The European Community

A great site that provides you with maps of all the EU member countries: Web Link
Eurogames by the cartload! Web Link

Chapter 18: Ordnance Survey Map

Find out about maps from the past: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A good interactive whiteboard resource on mapwork: Web Link

Project: Water

Some handy sites to help you start thinking about water: Web Link 1, Web Link 2, Web Link 3

6th Class:

Geography Quest 6 – Web Links

Chapter 1: The Structure of the Earth

This is a great site. It shows various views of Earth’s major landforms from satellite photos: Web Link
Have a look at this short animation – it shows the way in which the continents would once have slotted together: Web Link
Nice site with detailed explanations of what’s inside the Earth – accompanied by colourful graphics! Web Link

Chapter 2: Storms and Weather Disasters

A challenging site about storms with some interactive games: Web Link

Chapter 3: The Peatlands of Ireland

An excellent site explaining formation and location of Irish boglands: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Scroll down to the bottom of this page to get to the resources/subject modules which you might wish to use. The Geography module is, unfortunately, a bit tedious but the art module is particularly good if you are planning a trip to the bog. Web Link

Chapter 4: The Netherlands

These short videos about Holland are a good introduction to this fascinating and varied country:
Holland and water: Web Link
Dutch windmills: Web Link

Chapter 5: Longitude and Latitude

Loads of information on this site – includes a quiz about hemispheres: Web Link

Chapter 6: Modern Industry in Ireland

This is the Intel website – it has some podcasts/videos where employees talk about their working life in Intel: Web Link

Chapter 7: Weather and Climate

A very comprehensive site on weather – well worth a look at! Web Link
Short but challenging weather quiz: Web Link

Chapter 8: The Seasons

This is an interesting, short quiz about the sun and its importance to life on Earth: Web Link

Chapter 9: Energy

This is a site with loads of information and interesting activities about energy: Web Link
Energy-saving games on this site – a lot of fun! Web Link

Chapter 10: Changes to the Landscape

Teacher Icon Image This is a very comprehensive site dealing with all types of natural disasters that have shaped our environment and changed the world: Web Link
A quiz about earthquakes: Web Link
Everything you ever wanted to know about volcanoes! Web Link

Chapter 11: Ordnance Survey Map

Information for students and teachers from the Ordnance Survey Service: Web Link

Chapter 12: Caring for the Environment

Test your knowledge of hazardous waste in your home: Web Link
A bit of fun – cleaning your room…so much easier on a computer than in reality! Web Link
Test how ‘green’ you are by playing this game: Web Link

Chapter 13: Africa

Excellent site with loads of videos, facts, photos – all about South Africa: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Lots of different types of maps of Africa here: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A printable crossword about Africa: Web Link
A colourful site about African way of life: Web Link

Chapter 14: The Burren

This is an excellent site dealing with flora, fauna, farming and changes to the Burren: Web Link
Just type in ‘Burren’ and lots of photos of the Burren will appear: Web Link

Chapter 15: Rivers of the World

This site is packed with facts, photos, games and lesson plans on the major rivers of the world: Web Link
A quick quiz covering basic river terms: Web Link

Chapter 16: Poverty and Famine

Teacher Icon Image Very good photos on this site of different foods from around the world with interesting and informative captions attached. Also includes lesson plans. Web Link
List of the 50 poorest countries in the world as well as trends in these countries: Web Link

Chapter 17: The Mediterranean Countries

Statetris, a version of the game Tetris, is designed to teach you the location of the countries of Europe. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the ‘country’ about. Web Link

Chapter 18: World Tour Prize

A short quiz about the world around us: Web Link

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Geography of the World & Continents