CLIL with lapbook – Geography


Programmes and materials for primary school

Two language versions available: English and German

English version

Third grade: Geography and its tools; Water environments; Land environments
Fourth grade: The weather and climate; Water environments in Italy; Land environments in Italy
Fifth grade: Italy and its regions; The region we live in; Europe and the world


German version

3.Klasse: Was macht ein Geograf?; Gewaesser; Landformen
4.Klasse: Wetter und Klima; Gewaesser in Italien; Landformen in Italien
5. Klasse: Italien und seine Regionen; Die Region, in der wir leben; Europa and die Welt



CLIL WITH LAPBOOK (CLIL MIT LAPBOOK in the German version) is the first CLIL-based programme specially designed for years three to five of primary school for teaching science according to the CLIL approach. Developed by a team of Erickson experts, it is a complete programme that meets the needs of the teachers who already use or intend to use the CLIL methodology. It contains both material for pupils and a teacher’s guide.

Student’s Lapbook

Student’s Workbook

Teacher’s Guide

Teacher’s Guide

The presentation of the subject contents occurs in an innovative multisensorial and collaborative workshop-type setting. Using the Student’s Lapbook, pupils develop their linguistic and didactic competences by creating a sort of folder in which they will insert minibooks or templates regarding the main concepts discussed in class.

Student’s Lapbook

Student’s Lapbook

The project was developed around ten key points:

  1. Material made by the pupil
  2. Material that organises content
  3. A complete curricular programme
  4. Attention given to the cognitive component
  5. Material that contains different languages and is highly visual
  6. Digital support tools
  7. Templates for linguistic knowledge
  8. Material that encourages reflection and meta-cognitive strategies
  9. Material that envisages the co-building of knowledge through group work and pair work
  10. Inclusive material which is accessible at a graphic and general level