Coasts - Coastal Management Decision Making Task

Full lesson covering coastal management strategies including a decision making task that can be used as an assessment. Students will be able to identify and categorise hard and soft engineering strategies and explain how they work. Students will also consider the advantages and disadvantages of them.

The location studied for the decision making task is Godrevy in Cornwall. Students will need to describe its location and will study the social, economic and environmental importance of the location, along with the challenges that erosion brings. Students will then work in small groups to research and decide upon the strategies they will use along this coastline, and they must justify why they have chosen them in a short piece of writing worth 9 or 12 marks.

Aimed at KS3 but has links to the AQA GCSE specification. Can be differentiated for low and high ability students with opportunities to stretch and challenge students. Suggestions can be found in the notes section at the bottom of each slide.

Resources for the group task are included, as well as a mark scheme for the writing. Research sheets for each type of management strategy can be found at the end of the powerpoint.

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Created: Sep 30, 2019

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