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My plan for our afternoon block is to keep to our normal schedule as much as possible. We will therefore be doing geography for the next week and a half, learning all about the world and natural disasters.


LI: I can map the world in different ways

For this lesson, you need a ball that you can draw on. If you have an old ball, excellent, use that! If not, be resourceful, see if you have anything sphere in your house. You could even scrunch up some paper and cover some celotape (then you would need a permanent pen to write on it). If you can’t get a sphere anywhere, then draw a circle and imagine it is 3D!


On your sphere (which is representing the Earth), I would now like you to draw the following lines around and label them. You may need to do some research.

  • Equator
  • Northern Hemisphere
  • Southern Hemisphere
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Arctic Circle
  • Antarctic Circle


For more information on this, see the document below.

Now that you have your representation of the Earth, answer the following questions in your books in full sentences:


  1. What does hemisphere mean?
  2. Which hemisphere has the largest population?
  3. Which hemisphere has the biggest percentage of water?
  4. Explain where the ‘tropics’ can be found
  5. With each of the following countries, state if they are on the equator, in the Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere.  Some may be in more than one category. You may wish to draw a grid for this.
  • England
  • France
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • China
  • Russia
  • Argentina
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt