Interested in how to bring the Jurassic Coast into your classroom? Here you will find a range of resources that you can download free of charge for use in your school or college.
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Jurassic Coast: Rocks and Fossils
This is a cross curricular science unit which focuses on why the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and what types of rocks and fossils can be found along it. Suitable for teaching at KS2 and KS3, and delivers learning objectives for Science, Geography and Citizenship.
World Heritage in Your Classroom
World Heritage Sites are places that are internationally important for their cultural and natural heritage. Through the UNESCO World Heritage programme, these special places are identified and protected for all of humanity, for now and for the future. The following resources can be adapted for a wide range of key stages in geography and citizenship lessons.
Investigating the Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast is an ideal topic to use for the Geography Key Stage 2 curriculum unit 'Investigating Coasts' . Download a free scheme of work which will give you some creative ideas on how to deliver this unit of work in the classroom.
Case Study on Lyme Regis
Why would you think twice about retiring to Lyme Regis in 50 years time? In this case study, pupils are presented with a mystery that they must solve in order to answer this question. Suitable for Geography at KS 3-4. Written in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society .
MSC Napoli Disaster Case Study
On the 18th January 2007, a 62,000 tonne cargo ship 'The MSC Napoli', was beached near Branscombe, on the Jurassic Coast. This case study focuses on the effect of the environmental disaster. Suitable for Geography and/or Citizenship at KS2 and KS3.