The Japan Society

Geography of Japan

Subject: Geography
Level: Key Stage 3
Age: 11-15 years
Resource Type: Schemes of Work

The Geography of Japan is a 7 lesson unit for KS3 designed to give students an introduction to both the human and physical geography of Japan. It is pitched at Year 7 and 8 classes but could be adapted for other year groups.

Over the course of the unit, students will learn about Japan’s location, climate, wildlife, population, and natural hazards. In addition to the main topics covered in each lesson, other cultural topics are introduced throughout the scheme, giving students a deeper insight into Japan. 

Download the Geography of Japan Scheme of Work and All Lesson Resources (Zip File 33.6MB) or visit the lesson pages for more detailed information or to download individual resources. 


Lesson 1 - Location and Resources

Lesson 2 - Climate

Lesson 3 - Animals

Lesson 4 - Population

Lesson 5 - Volcanoes

Lesson 6 - The Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Lesson 7 - Japanese Buildings