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Tectonic hazards

Tectonic hazards

This 7 WEEK full scheme of work provides all the teaching and learning materials needed, to deliver the AQA tectonic hazards specification for exams from 2018 onwards. This high quality package starts with an insight into natural hazards and hazard risk. The scheme then investigate the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics, to provide the required background knowledge. The location of both earthquakes and volcanoes in relation to plate boundaries is covered; as well as the physical processes taking place at constructive, conservative, destructive and collision boundaries. Case studies of earthquakes in two counties of contrasting levels of development is included, to show both primary and secondary effects, as well as short and long term responses. Pupils are later taught why people continue to live near these hazards despite the risks, and consider how monitoring, prediction and protection can mitigate their effects.

By gy07lc

Plate tectonics, Our cracked Earth

Plate tectonics, Our cracked Earth

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1 HOUR resource teaches pupils about the characteristics of the crust. There is a jigsaw based task to illustrate the cracked nature of the planets surface as well as a worksheet to name the main plates. A video and writing guide is provided to help pupils explain mantle convection.

By gy07lc

Croatia Wordsearch Country Geography Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Croatia Wordsearch Country Geography Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Croatia'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Why did Britain's population 'explode' from 1750 - 1900?

Why did Britain's population 'explode' from 1750 - 1900?

These resources have been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900. They can be used with the full spectrum of ability as they include a range of tasks and activities which can be selected in whole or part to suit your classes. When you purchase this lesson you will be able to download a worksheet, PowerPoint and a card sort. There is enough work to fully engage a normal class of students for two lessons. The PowerPoint facilitates the lesson and includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, a snowballing starter or an alternative picture activity. The next section explains the historical controversy and sets up the task for the first lesson using the worksheet. The next part prepares students for the card sort. This is followed up with an optional assessment activity with pupil mark scheme and feedback sheet which can be easily adapted for your school's assessment criteria. The worksheet, includes an introduction which sets the scene and five sources that look at the issues of why Britain's population increased. The first question gets students to summarise what they can learn from each source about why the population increased, whilst the follow up questions look deeper into the underlying causes and get students to compare and contrast them. The final question sets the scene for the next topic by getting students to draw up a list of the pros and cons of an expanding population. The card sort includes 14 headings which need to be matched with 14 statements to explain why the 'birth' rate increased and the 'death' rate decreased. There are follow up tasks that can be used to help students do the assessment task if you wish. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900? Understand: What factors caused this change? Evaluate: How far was the population increase due to a decline in the death rate? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why the population increased in size? Explain: What factors caused this change? Analyse: Make a judgement on how far the increase was due to an increase in the birth rate. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes

Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 HOUR lesson looks at how the damage from natural hazards can be reduced. A card-sort task is used to provide examples of prediction, protection and planning. A research task is used to look into how retrofitting and modern building techniques can reduce the chance of structural damage. An 8 mark exam question is included, with guidance and a basic writing frame for weaker pupils.

By gy07lc

Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes

Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1-2 HOUR lesson uses pupil led learning to investigate the hazards volcanoes pose. The lesson then considers how tourism, farming, geothermal energy and resources can encourage people to live near these hazards despite of the danger they present. An independent decision making task is used to test pupils understanding.

By gy07lc

Comparing 2010 Haiti (LIC) earthquake to 1995 Kobe (HIC) earthquake (Causes, effects and responses)

Comparing 2010 Haiti (LIC) earthquake to 1995 Kobe (HIC) earthquake (Causes, effects and responses)

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1-2 HOUR lesson teaches pupils the skills needed to compare earthquakes in countries of differing economic development. The lesson looks at the earthquakes causes, as well as their contrasting effects and response. The resource includes information sheets on the two case studies (Haiti and Kobe), as well as a comparison table. An A3 information collection sheet is used to consolidate the case study information. This can also be used alongside documentaries on the two events.

By gy07lc

Earthquake case studies, Earthquake research task, Earthquake in HIC compared to LIC

Earthquake case studies, Earthquake research task, Earthquake in HIC compared to LIC

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 4 HOUR resource includes two lessons; a case study of an earthquake in a LIC (Haiti), as well as one in a HIC (Christchurch). The lessons use internet based research to teach the case studies through pupil led learning. A worksheet to direct research is included as well as scene setting PowerPoints and video clips.

By gy07lc

An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale

An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 hour lesson investigates what an earthquake is, as well as how they are measured and recorded. A map task used for pupils to reflect on where earthquakes occur. A flow diagram task is included on the causes of earthquakes as well as interactive slides of how seismometers work. A student led role play task is used to teach the Richter scale and card sort task for the Mercalli scale. Additional homework task included.

By gy07lc

Exploring St Lucia

Exploring St Lucia

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit Exploring St Lucia. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Exploring St Lucia - medium term plan

Exploring St Lucia - medium term plan

This is the medium term plan for the KS2 Geography unit Exploring St Lucia. A topic cover page is also included. The presentations and activities described in the planning are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray