Educational Resources

Free resourses available for teachers and educators.


Moorland Discovery Teacher Pack

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Moorland Discovery teacher Pack CoverThis teacher pack is designed to give information and ideas for lesson on the Moorland areas of the Peak District National Park. The pack supports class and field-work from Key Stage 1 to 4 on the following themes: organising a visit, Geology, Peat, Ecology, Water, Moorland Management, Recreation, Climate Change, Histories and Stories


MoorLIFE Learning

NEW 2013- Lessons plans and assembly PowerPoint presentations available for free. These new lessons have been created to raise awareness of moorland issues. There are lessons for primary and secondary students. Many of the recourses are usable across all key stages; including BOG top trumps cards, habitat sheets, and two fantastic videos made by young people.

Paws on the Moors Teaching Resources

A series of lesson plans (Citizenship, English and Drama) and assembly ideas can be downloaded from - a website developed by Moors for the Future to promote responsible behavior on the moors. Many of the resources focus on a fun, 15 minute animation (also on the website) about 5 dogs discovering the moors.

Secondary activities on moorland fires and careers in the National Park

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These lessons were developed for the Geography Association. The lesson is a role play highlight the different organisations and decisions made in managing wild fires in the Peak District. These are also resources on careers in the Peak District.

Moorland Association – The Keeper

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A short film highlighting the role of a game keeper in managing the moorland landscape.

Field Guide to Sphagnum mosses chart

Field Guide to Sphagnum Mosses

The illustrated guide provides an introduction to Sphagnum mosses and is suitable for people without prior knowledge of the subject.

It also provides information on the role of Sphagnum in building bogs and how bog ecosystems work.

The guide can be ordered from the FSC website.


The Peak District National Park Authority


The Peak District National Park Authority has a number of free downloadable resources for educators on a range of topics for village bingo to hydrology spread sheets.


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