Geography Pods

Last week I reviewed resources for History and although I didn’t find many, one that particularly stood out was Active History. Active history is written by a teacher from the International School of Toulouse and during my search I discovered another site from a different teacher working at the same school. Therefore today, I am happy to share with you, Geography Pods courtesy of Matt Podbury at the International School of Toulouse.



As with many sites created by teachers, resources are usually designed for the students of their own classes. As teachers are a generous bunch individuals, they are happy to share with others, and this is the case with Geography Pods. Geography Resources here are for all students from year 7 to those doing IB diploma or A-level. Year 7 is organised by topic with options such as Tornadoes, Map Skills and The Ice Man. IB topics include Patterns and Change and Global Interactions. All topics are packed with images, videos and worksheets. Best of all, they are free!


IB diploma Geography anyone?

Each topic is arranged lesson by lesson with learning objectives, starter activity, task information and worksheet or resources when required. This would be great for a new teacher, starting out or one with experience who just wants to try a different way of delivering a lesson. One thing uniquely different about Geography Pods to other sites I have reviewed are the selection of resources from other sites such as the numerous quality videos from YouTube. It is great to see a site that is well organised, has load of content for students and incredibly easy to navigate.


Just a sample of what is on offer.

As well as all the lesson resources, there is help with exam preparation for IGCSE and OCR. For the older students doing IB diploma there are also all the geography resources needed to do the extended essay, internal assessments and Theory of Knowledge lessons. Geography teachers may want to investigate the homepage to access the Geography Pods blog, get some copyright free images for their lessons or get links to other geography sites.

It would be great to hear what you think of Geography Pods, and if there are any other great geography sites please mention them in the comments section below.


2 thoughts on “Geography Pods

  • 16th August 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I already knew this site and absolutely love it! I don’t know any other Geography teacher who is this generous, thorough and innovative. Many hours saved planning lessons – thank you so much and keep up the good work! You showed me once again why I enjoy (teaching) Geography!

    • 16th August 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Being motivated about your subject as a teacher is so important and sometimes overlooked. Students can tell if you are interested in what you teach and that enthusiasm, I find is contagious. I am so pleased this helps; it would be great to hear from more Geography teachers about other resources and websites they use.


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