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2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-5 Bundle [including SEN]

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-5 Bundle [including SEN]

The Development SOW is renewed for 2017 and Year 8. It contains exam skills like the Mapping development task below. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary tasks and puzzles for students to work out. It contains activities such as a scenario of throwing paper for the recycle bin., comparing lives with students around the world for their own age and mapping development. Please see the example below. Save 40% with the bundle!

By GJDavis27

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-4 Bundle [including SEN]

2017 Development SOW Year 8 Lessons 1-4 Bundle [including SEN]

The Development SOW is renewed for 2017 and Year 8. It contains exam skills like the Mapping development task below. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary tasks and puzzles for students to work out. It contains activities such as a scenario of throwing paper for the recycle bin., comparing lives with students around the world for their own age and mapping development. Please see the example below. Save 40% with the bundle!

By GJDavis27

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 5) Ghana Fact File WITH ANSWERS

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 5) Ghana Fact File WITH ANSWERS

This lesson is an introduction to Ghana and to make students aware of the physical and human landscape. I use the Geog.3 (coffee cup version). The settler to the lesson is to create two questions to test the student's peers in the starter. This is a team-based game called Butt Head where students ask questions to win balls to throw at a cap worn on the student's head. I have put instructions on the slide. The main (seen opposite) is a series of questions to hook the students about the lack of lights in rural Ghana. The questions have marks and ANSWERS on the next slide to peer or self assess. The main activity in the lesson is to create a poster on Ghana as a fact file in pairs using page 10-15 of the Geog.1 book. There is an extension of an empathetic diary entry of resident living in poverty. The development is a conundrum using a keypad as a puzzle for students. The plenary is called 'Mr Right or Mr Wrong' whereby students have to judge whether the facts are right or wrong. ANSWERS are provided to self or peer assess.

By GJDavis27

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 4) Colonization of Africa WITH ANSWERS

Year 8 Spring-Summer SOW 2017 Development 4) Colonization of Africa WITH ANSWERS

The lesson has a work booklet and introduces students into the historical past of the colonisation of Africa. It has source work and questions from a video link- seen opposite is the ANSWERS. #CHANGED FOR AN OFSTED INSPECTION- RATED OUTSTANDING! The lesson starts with a political cartoon and key questions to discuss in pairs. The starter is GeoSingStar whereby students create a poem, rap or song on 6 facts about Africa- this uses the new edition of the Geog.1 textbook or the pages of the Longmans School Atlas. The mini-plenary can be a task before the starter whereby students work independently to discover facts on Africa using the two textbooks cited. They then use this as a think-pair-share task. This will help with the factual knowledge for the GeoSingStar the following lesson. The main activity is a video link with questions for the scramble for Africa. The challenge task is analysis of political cartoons. Both activities has a mark scheme. The main activity uses the pages of the Geog.1 textbook to create a story board on the colonisation of Africa (the video link can be also be used). This works on the 'because' technique (SEE LEARNING WALL RESOURCES). The development is anagrams with an extension task, which is followed by hot potato. You can use the alternative plenary of GeoSingStar.

By GJDavis27

Africa 1-7 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

Africa 1-7 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

The Africa Bundle is the summer SOW for Year 7 focusing on the human and physical Geography of Africa. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary activities. These lessons focus on introducing students to exam questions such as location. It includes mapping activities, maths questions and group presentations. Have a look at the Biomes of Africa lesson. The bundle also includes OFSTED RATED OUTSTANDING! Save 40% on this Bundle!

By GJDavis27

Year 7 2017 SOW Spring Term Africa 7) Biomes of Africa [SEN and High ability] WITH ANSWERS

Year 7 2017 SOW Spring Term Africa 7) Biomes of Africa [SEN and High ability] WITH ANSWERS

This lesson centres around biomes of Africa. Each question within the PowerPoint has ANSWERS and relates to the NEW Geog.1 textbook at KS3 but in this lesson we use the documents attached. The lessons begins with a simple food chain for Africa. The second settler is called 'Street View' with students creating a food chain using key terms. This aims to introduce new terminology and is also suitable for low ability. Both activities have ANSWERS. Before the starter, to hook students into learning play them the video attached 'The Very Best of Walk on the Wild Side'. The starter is Continental Dash is using the World Map and post-it notes with the different biomes put on them. The students need to find the post-it notes and place on the World map in the correct place before the timer ends. Use the Geog.1 books to aid them or the IWB to aid low ability learners. This activity can be used as a settler the following lessons to recap learning. The main is a group-based activity (seen opposite). For low ability pair higher students with SEN. I target the roles with certain students but give higher ability more choice. The aim is to use the three different biomes attached as worksheets to create an A3 concept map in the students' group. There are role cards for the activity and a chance to find out the facts from the other biomes. I usually give two lessons to do this activity with mini-presentations (see my FREE presentation template). There is an extension activity for higher sets introducing them into distribution questions for GCSE with ANSWERS and SUCCESS CRITERIA. The other development is proclaim and explain in group presentations. The plenary is Anagrams with an Odd one out. ANSWERS are in the notes on the slide.

By GJDavis27

Africa 1-6 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

Africa 1-6 and Ofsted Outstanding Bundle

The Africa Bundle is the summer SOW for Year 7 focusing on the human and physical Geography of Africa. The lessons contain innovative starter and plenary activities. These lessons focus on introducing students to exam questions such as location. It includes mapping activities, maths questions and group presentations. Have a look at the Population of Africa lesson. The bundle also includes OFSTED RATED OUTSTANDING! Save 40% on this Bundle!

By GJDavis27

Geography in the News quiz - No.30 21st August 2017 - AUSTRALIAN EDITION

Geography in the News quiz - No.30 21st August 2017 - AUSTRALIAN EDITION

The 21st August 2017 edition of a weekly quiz that focuses on world news of the week from a geographic perspective. The quiz is designed to suit the Australian Curriculum (Years 5 to 10) with questions based on Australian and world news. The quiz is placed on the TES website every Sunday at the beginning of the school week. The quiz is made up of five mapping questions plus fifteen multiple choice questions + answers. (note: the map doesn't display in the previews it is on the second page but the standard of maps can be seen if you look at the preview of the UK versions of the quiz also on my store). The quiz is a PDF that you can download and print for your classes. A separate answer file is included. The Geography in the News quiz for Australian schools is also available as subscription with the 2017 Semester 2 order form available from my website : www.geographyfocus.com How are schools using Geography in the News? 1. As a quiz that can be completed in as little as 6 minutes. 2. Group research. 3. As homework exercises that students can research the answers from a range of news websites. 4. Weekly group competitions within the class over a term or the year. 5. Weekly school geography competitions to promote the subject. 6. As a discussion starter. In whatever way Geography in the News is being used it has been seen to engage students in Geography and improve their geographic knowledge by taking them beyond the classroom. Comments from teachers using the quiz: "..... I have received only positive feedback from my Geography teachers. The students look forward to it each week and it has motivated them to become more aware of world events and current affairs. It doesn’t take too long before they make an effort to watch the news in order to win the title of Geo Hero for the week". "Fantastic idea. My students have become so engaged with world news and learning how geography is applied in the real world".

By swintrek

KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template

KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template

KS1 & 2 Geography – A trip to……. blank template. A quick Travel Agency type information gathering resource for pupils to use to research a specific country and find out specific information about location, flag, population, things to do, places to visit, geographical features, temperature and how to get there and places of interest. Space to write short sentences or bullet points of key information. Great for class display and for starting points in a country based subject or as a final assessment of knowledge gained throughout a topic. Link to cross curricular Geography topics on Australia, African countries, Russia, India, USA etc. Role play as Travel Agents.

By newromantic

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template

KS1 & 2 History/Geography /Science– ‘Very famous person’ blank template. A quick information gathering resource for pupils to use to research a specific famous person and find out specific information about nationality, flag, birth/death dates, education, famous work and reasons this person is well known. Space to write short sentences or bullet points of key information and a summary of how this person has helped or changed the world. Great for class display and for starting points about a famous person based subject or as a final assessment of knowledge gained throughout a topic. Link to cross curricular History/Geography/Science/Art topics and ‘Inventors’, ‘Explorers’, ‘Victorians’ and similar topics.

By newromantic

THREE YEAR 9 SCHEMES OF WORK

THREE YEAR 9 SCHEMES OF WORK

Bargain. Three schemes of work aimed for KS3 but can easily be adapted for KS4. Each scheme uses imaginative and creative teaching strategies and have assessments built in. Climate Change Global Inequality The Future of food

By joshcarmody

Lesson 3: Colonisation of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

Lesson 3: Colonisation of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

Begin with: - A review of Africa quiz and mention award winners. Then: 1. Go through the definitions of key terms, coloniasation, colony and imperialism. Pupils to match up correct definitions and write it down. 2. Go through the context of colonization in Africa. 3. Followed by pupils completing word fill task with regards to the context. 4. Pupils read through statements of the effects of colonisation and arrange these statements into advantages and disadvantages. Could complete this in groups to encourage discussion. 5. Pupils complete writing task, the effects of colonisation on Africa. 6. Once complete, MAS to think about other key questions, if Africa wasn’t colonised and their overall view about colonisation. 7. Pupils move onto map work “who colonised Africa” Shade and label countries colonised by Britain. 8. Extension: do the same but this time shade and label countries colonised by France. 9. H/W: Pupils play simulation game “Scramble for Africa” and complete the follow up worksheet.

By Geo_Marz