Geography KS1/KS2: The World

This video explores the key physical features of the Earth.

It explores the continents, the oceans, the poles and the equator and where they are located on the planet.

The video can help to develop pupils’ geographical understanding which can be built upon as they move through school.

Teacher Notes

This video is an ideal tool to help pupils learn about the physical geography of the world.

Teachers can use this video to introduce the geography of Earth: how the landmass is grouped into continents and the main areas of sea into oceans.

It is also an effective tool to reinforce pupils’ understanding of continents and oceans and where these are.

Points for discussion:

  • What are the seven continents?
  • What are the five oceans?
  • Can pupils place these features on a base map?
  • What is the weather and climate like in different areas of Earth? And why?*

Suggested activities:
After watching the video, teachers could use a base map to explore the make up of the world and where the features explored in the video are located.

Pupils could try match photographs of different places on Earth to their locations on a continent or ocean. Pupils can then explain why they believe these places are in the locations they have chosen.

When starting a new unit or topic that relates to a geographical location, teachers could use the video show the location on the globe.

The video is also a useful way to bring key location knowledge into every unit or topic studied.

Curriculum Notes

Suitable for teaching Geography at: KS1 and KS2 in England and Wales, Early and 1st and 2nd level in Scotland and Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland.

More from this series:

Cities, towns and villages
The United Kingdom
The seasons
The water cycle