Mapping Our World

Use this online mapping tool to help pupils view the world in a new light...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 5mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subject: Geography

Resource Overview

This unique interactive tool, created by Oxfam, works with maps and globes to transform how learners understand the world! The winner of a Geographical Association Gold award and a BAFTA award for primary learning, this fantastic program allows learners to flatten a globe, turn a map into a globe, and merge different map projections. The nine structured activities come with teachers' notes, and are designed for whole class learning on an interactive whiteboard or PC. Help your pupils view the world in a whole new light, through the magic of technology, and develop their geographical understanding at the same time.

Find out more here: Oxfam Mapping Our World

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Oxfam Mapping Our World

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting information.
  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.