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Main subject: Geography
related subject: Geography, History
Duration: 45 minutes.
Age groups: Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Jana Hermanussen, Germany

Learning objectives:

The students learn the demands of a human being on a geographical area (basic needs). The students can structure their knowledge of the basic need in a concept map.

Implemented digital tools:

Digital device with the MindMap App (or similar app to make concept maps). Internet connection isn`t necessary. If there are not enough devices, two students can work together.

Supported digital competence for student:

Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration, Digital content creation

Elaboration of the competences:

The students structure a concept map with the key aspects basic needs and add their own experiences. Learn how to make a concept map.


The students must have access to a digital device with a concept map programme maybe in groups of two.


The teacher gives a short introduction of the lesson topic. In the first step the students have to think about what they will take with, themselves when they have to go to a lonely island. Every student has to choose three things. After that the students forms groups of four and share their results and write down the most important things on a little sheet of paper and collect them on the board. In the next step the things will be sorted in the basic needs and named.


The students develop a concept map and add things and activities. The main keywords have to be the basic needs. If it is necessary the teacher gives a short lecture about the used app.


The students present and compare their finished concept maps and gives feedback to each other. In a short conclusion every student can reflect their own result and maybe improve it.

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