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What are the urban trends in the UK?   OCR A 9-1 GCSE Geography

What are the urban trends in the UK? OCR A 9-1 GCSE Geography

This is a lesson based upon urban trends in the UK as taught part of OCR A 9-1 GCSE Geography- People of the UK (Paper 1 Module 2). This lesson focuses upon the causes and consequences of suburbanisation, re-urbanisation and counter-urbanisation and has a detailed case study about Newcastle Great Park for suburbanisation (internet accesses/textbook needed). Includes a range of activities and a 4 mark GCSE question. All resources are attached.
adamac1
Lower Lea Valley: Urban Regeneration Case Study

Lower Lea Valley: Urban Regeneration Case Study

This lesson is for KS4 Geography and is a direct replacement for the London Docklands urban regeneration schemes. I teach this as part of OCR A 9-1 GCSE Geography- but this will apply to other exam boards. The lesson focuses upon the location of the Lower Lea Valley, why the area needed to be regenerated and how this was done. It also looks at the social, economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of the regeneration. Included is an exam style question with a self-derived mark scheme. All resources necessary are attached :)
adamac1
Japan SOLAP

Japan SOLAP

Here is a bundle of eight lessons focusing upon the country of Japan. This bundle includes: - Where is Asia? - Where is Japan located? - What is Japan like? - What is Tokyo like? - How has Japan changed? - What are the ecosystems of Japan? - What is the industry of Japan? - What is the population structure of Japan? All of the resources necessary for the lessons are attached. These lessons have been designed to implement skills needed for Geography GCSE into KS3 such as skills.
adamac1
How is Japan's population structured?

How is Japan's population structured?

This is a KS3 lesson which is taught as part of my Asia SOLAP. This lesson focuses upon the population structure of Japan- with the use of interpreting and describing population pyramids and defining key terms- all of which have been researched accurately. The challenges of Japan’s ageing population are also considered. A 4 mark exam style question is included with a support/framework for the less able/lower literacy skills. A peer assessment comment bank is also included.
adamac1
THE MEKONG DELTA SERIES  - PART 3 TRANSPORT PRESENT AND FUTURE

THE MEKONG DELTA SERIES - PART 3 TRANSPORT PRESENT AND FUTURE

The large bridges spanning the Mekong distributaries are part of the recent developments connecting the delta to to the urban centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Gone are the long queues of cars and trucks waiting at ferry terminals. Trucks, buses and cars now cross the water in numbers that are growing. Traditional methods of transport (animal drawn carts, bicycles and usual walks to local markets remain in the smaller more remote farm areas. In the delta cities and the larger towns mechanised transport is replacing traditional modes. The opening transport network map illustrates changes for the delta. The planned road extensions will remove the isolation experienced in parts of the delta.The rivers will continue to be major highways to the interior. The photographs indicate the variety of transport. The attachment provides an opportunity for students to recognise transport modes and pathways in given situations This unit can standalone supporting examples of transport or it can be used to broaden understanding of the delta when used with the other 3 titles in the series.
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
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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
Why Is The World's Urban Population Growing

Why Is The World's Urban Population Growing

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the world’s growing urban population (urbanisation). The main part of the lesson involves drawing a line graph to show the increase in the world’s urban population (based on World Bank Data Set) and describing the pattern using data, an interactive peer sharing task on the reasons for the growth in the urban population (they do this by explaining one reason they are allocated in the grid, with pointers to help them, and then share the information with their peers, big emphasis is placed on helping each other to develop their explanations), and lastly a written exercise assessing how influential they believe these reasons have been. To describe how the world’s urban population is growing. To explain the reasons for the growth in the urban population. To assess the importance of these reasons.
occold25
How Is Land Used In Urban Areas

How Is Land Used In Urban Areas

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how land is used in urban areas, paying particular attention to the Burgess Model. The main part of the lesson involves students drawing a sketch of the Burgess Model accompanied by a written paragraph describing what it shows, then working in pairs to study visual information sheets of each zone (CBD, Inner City, Inner Suburbs, Outer Suburbs) to explain the characteristics of each zone - this involves a very enquiry based approach and a heavy emphasis on them having to justify their answers based on the visual evidence provided). Learning Objectives: To describe the different zones that can be found in urban areas. To explain how these zones can be used and why they are located there.
occold25
What Different Functions Can A Settlement Have

What Different Functions Can A Settlement Have

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on settlement functions. The main part of the lesson involves a simple matching exercise of the different settlement functions, then complete a grid shading exercise of the different indicators of the various functions that a settlement can hold (they are required to justify what they consider the most important indicator for each function as part of this). Learning Objectives: To describe the different functions a settlement can have. To explain the indicators of each type of settlement function. To explore how the function of a settlement can be dependent upon the physical environment.
occold25