Homework Gnome: Geography
Help with primary-school geography homework
As well as being a compulsory national curriculum subject, Geography is a really important and exciting area of learning and your child will cover a variety of different topics throughout primary school. A new national curriculum for geography was introduced in September 2014.
From studying the local area to learning about other places in the world and comparing the lives of people who live there, as well as examining different natural habitats, your child will be encouraged to do their own research and use a variety of different resources.
At some stage, you'll need to support your child with their geography homework, perhaps helping them research a topic, create a poster or presentation, look at maps together or even visit areas of local interest or museums.
Whatever topic your child is learning about in KS1 geography or KS2 geography, Homework Gnome is a great place to start! You'll find pages on many of the geography topics commonly taught in primary school, all covered in an age-appropriate style, with information, images and videos suitable for primary school children*.
To get started, just look through the list below to find the geography topic your child is studying at school now.
Find out about the different types of places that humans live, the features that all human habitats share and how they adapt their habitat to the local environment.
Discover the secrets of the rainforests, what trees, plants and animals live there, and why they are so important to the planet.
How cold does it really get in polar regions? How do animals survive there? And why is global warming such a danger?
They cover 70% of the earth's surface and are teaming with plants and creatures... find out what's going on under the water.
There's more than just grass to discover in grassland habitats. Read about the different types of grassland habitats and what animals call them home.
Learn about the difference between coniferous and deciduous forests and the creatures that live amongst the trees.
They have lots of sand and not much water.. but there is a lot more to deserts than meets the eye. Find out more...
Find out about the flora and fauna of this widely diverse habitat.
Learn about the types of food we need to eat to stay health and where the food we eat comes from.
The natural world
Uncover fascinating facts about mountains – how they form, the different types of mountains and what it's like to live on a mountain.
Discover how a volcano is created, what they are made of and what happens when they erupt!
Find out where rivers come from, why they curve and bend and why some rivers flood.
Do you know how islands and continents are formed? Can you name the different types of island? How many islands and continents are there? Read on to find out...
Find out what causes earthquakes and see the devastating effects.
Discover why water is vital for all living things and what the water cycle is.
Countries and festivals
Read all about the country, the people who live there, the languages they speak and the religions they follow.
Pandas, chopsticks, emperors and the Great Wall... discover amazing facts about China here.
Fascinating facts and did-you-knows about the main Chinese festival of the year.
Find out all about this South American country, what it's like to live there and meet some famous Brazilians.
Home to high-rise cities, thousands of shrines and temples and mountainous national parks, Japan is an Eastern Asian country in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.
Tagines... lions... souks... deserts... and goats. Find out all about Morocco.
Head "Down Under" on the world's largest island / smallest continent.
The "Rainbow Nation" is home to world-famous wildlife reserves, national parks and a huge coastline and is the southern-most country of the continent of Africa. Statesman Nelson Mandela was South African.
The largest nation in the world, with land in both Europe and Asia, Russia is one of the world's richest and most powerful countries. Find out more about the huge changes it has undergone in the last century.
A leading economic and political power, the USA is the fourth-largest country in the world. Find out more about the 50 states and the diverse landscapes, cultural traditions and people who live in the United States.
An enormous country with the longest caostline in the world, Canada offers vast, beautiful landscapes, from the empty frozen north to the populated cities of the south.
What does it mean if a plant or animal is in danger of becoming extinct and how do we protect them?
We only have one planet and it's important that we protect it. Find out how we can keep the Earth healthy and see how green you are.
Look anywhere in the world and you'll find animals that have adapted to even the harshest environments. Discover how and why they do it.
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and is the most northerly country in the UK. World-famous for kilts, bagpipes, haggis and outstanding natural beauty, Scotland is a country that boasts much culture and tradition.
The country of Wales (or Cymru in Welsh) is part of the United Kingdom. It is a country famous for its hills and mountains with Mount Snowdon being the highest and most well-known peak. The capital city is Cardiff.
The largest country in the United Kingdom (UK), England is rich in history and culture and boasts some of the most famous writers, singers, scientists and sports personalities worldwide.
The smallest country in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland is part of the UK along with England, Scotland and Wales. It takes up one-sixth of the island of Ireland, while the rest of Ireland is an independent nation, the Republic of Ireland.
The "Emerald Isle" of Ireland, with its wide expanses of lush, green fields, is Europe's second-largest island after Great Britain. The Republic of Ireland covers most of the island of the same name but one-sixth is Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
There's more to Italy than pizza and spaghetti. Find out about the country they call 'the Boot'.
At the geographical heart of Europe, Germany is one of the world's richest nations, one of Europe's largest countries and Europe's leading industrial power.
A large country in Eastern Europe, Poland has borders with seven other European countries and a population of almost 40 million people. Today it is known for its music, food and beautiful cities.
France is the third-largest country in Europe, about twice the size of the United Kingdom. It is the most visited country in the world, with more than 80 million tourists a year!
A land of beautiful landscapes, rich culture and wonderful food, Spain is a large country in south-west Europe. Two groups of Mediterranean islands, the Balearics and the Canaries, also belong to Spain.
Portugal is a country in western Europe. It has a long history of world exploration and discovery; in the 15th and 16th centuries the Portuguese Empire stretched from south America to parts of China.
The largest country in Scandinavia, Sweden is a place of outstanding natural beauty, famous for its lakes, mountains, forests and islands.
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