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MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

A series of dams have already been built in the upper catchment areas of the Mekong Basin . The largest are within the area of China but other countries (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia) have also constructed dams along the main Mekong or on tributaries of the Mekong. More are planned. These dams have both positive and negative consequences. On the positive side they store and control water flow which assist during dry seasons. They have the capacity to reduce the level of flooding in the lower basin. Negative impacts include the displacement of people as river valleys flood behind the walls of the dams in developing lakes. Of greater concern is the siphoning of water away from the Mekong and the reduction of sand/silt flows into the lower basin. In Cambodia the Tonle Sap Lake will reduce in volume and the reverse flows into the lake could cease. This annual reservoir of water which arrives when the Mekong is in flood may not be released into the lower rivers and the delta. Other concerns focus on the rising salinity levels within the waters of the delta which will impact on on crop yields. Global warming is another concern. As sea levels rise the impact of oncoming waves will affect the coastline. Already some coastal areas are retreating inland - although other areas are showing advances seaward. The ecological value of mangroves as buffer zones between the salt water environment and the fresh water distributaries is recognised. The rate of illegal mangrove clearance is a concern. This section covers a local village approach to protect and add to mangrove areas. The unit is summarised with a map and recognition of the top 10 world deltas. Clues are given so that students can cover the activity. A blank world map is provided and if help is needed a completed answer sheet is provided. However, don’t be too eager to use this. Allow your students to work through the clues to see how close they can get to the correct and complete table and world delta placements.
KPolkinghorne
Settlement Scheme Of Work

Settlement Scheme Of Work

This contains a scheme of work designed to cover the key content of settlement. It is aimed at KS3 to give students a good grounding in preparation for the more rigorous GCSE's and so contains demanding exercises in a fun, interesting and innovative fashion. Content covered: settlement hierarchies, services, site factors, settlement functions, Burgess model, urban land uses, urbanisation patterns and reasons. It should be taught in the following order: 1. What Is A Settlement? 2. What Makes A Good Site For A Settlement? 3. What Different Functions Can A Settlement Have? 4. How Is Land Used In Urban Areas? 5. Why Is The World Increasingly Urban? 6. Settlement End-Of-Unit Test
occold25
Settlement Test

Settlement Test

This contains an end-of-unit test that can be used to assess progress on the core content in a Settlement unit, aimed primarily at KS3 level. This test covers the following topics: settlement hierarchies, services, factors that can affect the site of a settlement, functions of a settlement, Burgess model and urban land use, urbanisation. It can easily be adapted to suit your own school’s local Geography if desired.
occold25
London Topic Vocabulary Pack

London Topic Vocabulary Pack

London! This 15 page London TVP will help bring to life your topic! The ninja has carefully selected 4 key areas to study and explore: People, Buildings, Geography and Transport! We have created exciting lists of topic-focused nouns, verbs and adjectives to enhance pupil writing. Researched etymologies of London related words for you to teach. The ninja has even provided a unique Vocabulary Ninja reward system (including certificates), branded display resources, and blank templates of Synonym Alley and Vocabulary Laboratory activities. The ninja has even supplied two pages of teaching techniques, helping you bring to life each resource.
VocabularyNinja
What is the Study of Geography?

What is the Study of Geography?

This resource introduces the different concepts involved in the study of Geography. It is a Prowise Presenter resource, which is an interactive whiteboard software that works on any device. By clicking the link on the PDF download sheet, you can create a free account to see if Prowise Presenter works for you and your students. If so, you can save up to five resources with the free account or upgrade to a Pro Account for unlimited storage and the ability to upload existing resources made in other interactive teaching softwares. Check out www.prowise.com for more information.
ELBacademy
Country Factfile Flags

Country Factfile Flags

Pupils research a country for basic information. 2 per page. Draw flag on the back. I used these for First Level (P2/3) with an atlas and online websites. Suggestions for use: Print on card so the research can be recorded one side and pupils can draw the flag of the country on the other. Then attach paper straws to one side to make a 'flag' for a great display!
snowglobe_eml1409
Geography Map Skills ICT Pollution Lesson

Geography Map Skills ICT Pollution Lesson

A lesson based around air pollution and most polluted cities by particulate matter concentration. The lesson needs access to the internet and an atlas. The aim is to research which cities are the most polluted, find them using the atlas index and then transfer that information to a map. Created by an experienced year 6 teacher and applicable to KS2. Please click on my name above for other resources and a wide range of SATs revision resources. This uses an ActivInspire (Promethean) flip chart.
andrewchown
Finding Melbourne - Episode 2 - 'Rollin' Down The River'

Finding Melbourne - Episode 2 - 'Rollin' Down The River'

This is the second episode in the 'Finding Melbourne' series which highlights the Yarra River which runs through the city and the countryside. Within this video, you will find the bustling excitement of the yearly Moomba Festival and the silence of the Bush where native flora and fauna have made their home. Ideal for any study of Australia and suitable for all age groups, will complement lessons, which, in turn, will promote interest and lively debate. The format is a simple youtube video and therefore accessible on both mobile devices and PC which allows students to watch at home or in school.
absolutelytravulous
Favelas of Brazil information text comprehension activity Slum Towns

Favelas of Brazil information text comprehension activity Slum Towns

Information text about the slum towns of Brazil known as the favelas. Comprehension questions to suit three ability groups. PDF and Word files (for editing) included. Edited video clip of favelas included. Super resource to aid learning about the culture and country of Brazil. Great geography topic resource.
oldham30