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Conserving Nature: KS3 - Dam Dilemma

Conserving Nature: KS3 - Dam Dilemma

Technological development in low income countries such as Uganda is important for improving the economy and providing a better quality of life for its population. However, quite often these developments carry a risk of negatively affecting the environment and the lives of local people. The work of researchers at The University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) aims to ensure that new developments not only ‘do no harm’, but actively bring benefit to both biodiversity and local communities. In this activity students look at the positive and negative impacts of building more hydroelectric dams on Ugandan rivers. They use this information to write a balanced argument. Learning outcomes: Students learn what conservation is and how it can protect biodiversity loss Students learn to write a balanced argument, considering environmental, economic and social issues See more at: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/conserving-nature
OxfordUniversity
The development of China

The development of China

The development of China Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: use a range of sources of evidence. categories information. draw conclusions using evidence. This lesson has knowledge checks. The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB. This lesson is differentiated using hard, harder, hardest tasks
carolinemcleggan5
Dubai a coastal area development and location

Dubai a coastal area development and location

Dubai a coastal area This is a lesson used to map and describe th geographical location of Dubai but also to discover why they have managed to develop so quickly. My students are a bit obsesed with Dubai and loved this lesson. There are some exam style comprehension tasks also. Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to) : WALT: Describe the attraction to a coastal city. Explain how areas change over time. Present information graphically The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word.
carolinemcleggan5
Rio a world city

Rio a world city

Rio a world city. WALT: suggest the criteria of a world city, describe why Rio is a world city. This lesson allows students to define, describe and map world cities with an emphasis on Rio. There is a differentiated map on for the less able and a differentiated list of world cities to locate with various levels of challenge. There is also a slide modelling what students are being asked to complete. The main lesson is in Smart notebook and resources are in PPT and PDF.
carolinemcleggan5
Solution to water shortages-speech and language day.

Solution to water shortages-speech and language day.

Solution to water shortages-speech and language day. Main lesson is in smart notebook Strong oracy focus with set roles such as builder, clarifier, instigator… The use of group work and development indicators is a strong focus. Heavily differentiated with writing frames, examples, different roles, organisation of ideas grid…
carolinemcleggan5
Investigating Rivers

Investigating Rivers

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. 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. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Thinking about the different ways we use water

Thinking about the different ways we use water

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). The presentation asks children to think about all the different ways we use water and where we get it from. Are these uses necessary (needs) or luxury (wants)? Children then categorise these uses as commercial/industrial, agricultural, recreational or community. Lastly, they are asked to consider how we can balance human water requirements with those of Earth’s wildlife. In the activity children sort photos of different water uses into six different categories. The extension then challenges them to classify each water use as either necessary or luxury and explain their reasoning. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Population density

Population density

This is a KS3 lesson on population density. It is also a good lesson for a KS2 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population density, explanation of the concepts densely and sparsely populated, UK population density, world population density and factors that influence population density. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz, sketching task, picture study, cartograms (UK and world) and short writing tasks. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of Zimbabwe and the events leading to last week’s election, (3) A crossword all about Zimbabwe - where is it? What are its neighbouring countries? What are its lakes, mountains, and rivers? (3) A crossword all about India which was also in the news last week. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened last week? On Lombok (in Indonesia) about 500 stranded tourists were rescued after an earthquake, but then another very large earthquake struck about a week after the first, prompting. a tsunami warning for the region. Wildfires continued in California and Europe experienced a heatwave. Students in Bangladesh protested for better traffic and street safety. Evidence of a 2000 year old library was uncovered in Cologne. A plane crashed in Mexico. A helicopter crashed in Siberia. And a plane crashed in the Swiss Alps. A new government was elected in Zimbabwe and 6 people were killed in protests following the result. The boys who were rescued from the cave in Thailand returned home after their 9 days as novice Buddhist monks. And someone kidnapped a shark, disguised as a baby in a pram, from an aquarium in Texas.
BFP
Migration - introduction

Migration - introduction

This is a KS3 introduction lesson on migration. The content and skills lay the foundation for further studies in the new GCSE specs. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of migration key terms (migration, in-migration, international migration etc), types of migration, push and pull factors etc. Learning resources used in the lesson are; unscramble the word task, picture study task, writing task, quiz etc. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Urban Environments - Edexcel IGCSE

Urban Environments - Edexcel IGCSE

Full unit of work for Urban Environments. Specifically designed for the new Edexcel IGCSE. This is to be taught alongside rural environments and economic activity & energy. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. Lesson sequence: 1 - An increasingly urban world 2 - The emergence of megacities 3 - Burgess model and the CBD 4 - Rio de Janeiro 5 - Social challenges in Rio 6 - Economic challenges in Rio 7 - Managing squatter settlements 8 - Planning for Rio’s future 9 - The future of cities 10 - Where do people live in the UK? 11 - Introducing Bristol 12 - How can urban change create social opportunities 13 - Bristol’s economy 14 - How can urban change affect the environment? 15 - Environmental challenges and change in Bristol 16 - Social inequality 17 - New housing in Bristol 18 - The Temple Quarter regeneration 19 - Rural service provision 20 - Urban service provision 21 - Nigeria 22 - Exploring Nigeria 23 - Nigeria in the wider world 24 - Manufacturing in Nigeria 25 - Aid to Nigeria 26 - Managing environmental issues 27 - Quality of life in Nigeria 28 - Life in Nigeria (Documentary) For more resources visit This is Geography. Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel IGCSE and Eduqas. As well as over 200 lessons for KS3 and KS2. Want something bespoke designing? Email us for further details info@thisisgeography.co.uk
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Brazil

Brazil

Three lessons as a part of a SOW about Brazil which was created for a weak ability KS3 group.
cerian123
Inequalities in Brazil

Inequalities in Brazil

This is a whole lesson for a weaker abilities KS3 group. There are fill in the blank activities and simple understanding of what inequalities are.
cerian123
Asia 2018/2019

Asia 2018/2019

This is a brand new SOW that studies many aspects of Asia It is current and contemporary. It contains lots of new and up top date research, which uses a myriad of data presentation types. There are GCSE questions and strategies to help answer them. There are lots of different activities, many of which are demanding and require independent thought. Lessons include Where is Asia? Causes and effects of tsunamis , using The Boxing Day/Japanese tsunami as detailed case studies. The impacts of tourism on Thailand. Causes and effects of The Monsoon in India Where are the Asian tropical rainforests? Why are the Asian rainforests valuable? How can we protect Asian rainforests ? The problems of rising population in Mumbai How does rising population in Mumbai affect quality of life? Comparing development in an AC (Japan) and an LIDC Afghanistan What are the benefits and challenges of building the Three Gorges Dam? How does oil influence development? Using oil in Dubai nas a case study.
haraley12
Counter-urbanisation

Counter-urbanisation

Whole lesson with lesson plan on counter-urbanisation. The focus in on the town of Ilkley (this could be used as a example for a GCSE topic). Could be used for KS3 or KS4.
cerian123
What is globalisation?

What is globalisation?

This is a resource which is to introduce a KS3 geography class to the idea of globalisation and what it means. It could be used as a first introduction lesson to the idea of globalisation or as a recap for GCSE (KS4) group.
cerian123
Climate Change in Urban Areas: Bangladesh Case study

Climate Change in Urban Areas: Bangladesh Case study

*Designed by Dr Joanne Jordan and Victoria Hewett * Subject/Standard Key Stage 3 Geography (ages 12-14) England and Wales: Year 8/9 and Northern Ireland: Year 9/10 (Republic of Ireland: Junior Cycle, 2nd/3rd year and Scotland: S2/S3) Lesson objectives To explore the effects of climate change in Bangladesh. To understand how the effects of climate change impact the lives of low-income people in Bangladesh. Time frame Approximately two hours, plus homework. Overview The aim of this resource is to engage learners in the impacts of climate change on low-income people in Dhaka. The resource focuses on the experience of three residents of Duaripara informal settlement in Dhaka, with their experiences of living with flooding, waterlogging, drainage congestion, and heat stress being portrayed through three films. Resources included in this pack Lesson objectives Resources Key terms Suggested classroom activities Homework ideas Background information for teachers Further reading and information for teachers How to use this resource Print or share resources 2-4 with students to allow them to explore the area of study. Watch the videos with students to provide insight into the experiences of climate change for low-income people. Undertake all or some of the suggested classroom and homework activities. Complete the teacher survey[http://bit.ly/GDIpotgansurvey1] (see p.2). Encourage students to complete the survey and submit their homework [http://bit.ly/GDIpotgansurvey2] (see pp.8-9). Please note: This resource is based on research and therefore technical language has been used throughout to support learners access to academic geographical vocabulary. A glossary has been included to support learners, however teachers may wish to pre-teach or provide further resources to aid understanding.
joanne_jordan1
The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to buy and download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of wildfires such as the ones occurring in California and some parts of Europe, (3) A crossword all about Cambodia, in the news this week for the flooding caused by a collapsed hydro-dam, and an election that is unlikely to have any effect because opposition and criticism have been prevented by the incumbent prime minister of 30+ years, and (3) A crossword all about climate change which was in the news again - a heatwave in Europe, wild fires in Greece and USA, flooding in Japan, and extreme monsoon rain in Myanmar. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened in last week’s news? Social media was in the news again. Facebook’s shares crashed. Belgium’s tourist board wrote to Mark Z complaining about the censorship policy was blocking famous paintings. A Kuwaiti make up artist used social media to whine that her maid was now entitled to…, wait for it…, one day’s leave per week. And the employer now isn’t allowed to retain the employee’s passport. The make up artist promptly lost sponsors Max Factor Arabia and Shiseido. And a US swimmer posted a photo of himself receiving an illegal ‘infusion’ and was then banned from competition for 14 months. Wildfires caused extensive property damage and killed many people in Greece and California. Flooding occurred in Japan, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. A Penn State Professor said this is the face of climate change. Elections were or will be held in Cambodia, Pakistan, and Mali. This resource, used on a weekly basis, is an excellent way to ensure your students’ are ‘internationally minded’ (a fundamental requirement of any of the IB’s 4 programmes).
BFP
ks3 gcse 1-9 geography carbon footprint calculator science environmental climate global warming

ks3 gcse 1-9 geography carbon footprint calculator science environmental climate global warming

A lesson that gets pupils to calculate their own carbon footprint based on a series of life style questions. There are lots of on-line versions, but I wanted one that didn’t need any IT access. Pupils create a pledge that demonstrates ways that they will try to reduce their own carbon footprint. There is also a more complex GCSE style question that promotes an understanding of the global picture & why more developed countries would have a larger carbon footprint than developing countries. Or this may be set to change in relation to (often more costly) energy saving devices. Used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

A lesson that explores the social, economic & environmental impacts of the Elan Valley to Birmingham water transfer scheme. Students use the information sheet (no need for books). Promotes independent learning. Pupils have a choice of tasks. Assessment task also provided. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(5 resources) development geography ocr aqa gcse ks3 push pull sustainable city delhi

(5 resources) development geography ocr aqa gcse ks3 push pull sustainable city delhi

A lesson that explores why people migrate, problems caused & sustainable solutions. Students use the information sheet (no need for books). Promotes independent learning. SPaG sheet included & quick test. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

A super lesson that explores the impact the global food production could have upon the planet. Issues such as water, transportation & population growth are covered. A great synoptic task. GCSE style question added to test understanding. 2 styles of teacher feedback (marking) included to save time. Just print off & do yourself or get pupils to peer assess. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create an information sheet. I normally use a large piece of sugar paper & get pupils to work on their own. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(5 resources) geography gcse ks3  rural effects responses tourism human impacts lake district uses

(5 resources) geography gcse ks3 rural effects responses tourism human impacts lake district uses

A super lesson that explores the cause, effects & responses of tourism in the Lake District. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create a cartoon strip. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
Sustainable Buildings: Project-based learning

Sustainable Buildings: Project-based learning

This is a really engaging resource that takes a project based learning approach to students designing and presenting a sustainable building. There is a series of 4 lessons, including one piece of homework. The first lesson comprises of a comprehension activity to inform students about the different types of sustainable building design. The second lesson focuses on students preparing a presentation to read in front on the class in the third lesson. The fourth lesson tests students on what they have learned about sustainable building design. The resource is ideal for KS3, however could be easily adapted for KS4. Objectives: Identify a range of sustainable features Explain how the features are sustainable Start to evaluate which feature is the most sustainable
rwood77
Regeneration in Salford, North West

Regeneration in Salford, North West

A worksheet for mixed ability students to identify positive impacts of regeneration at Salford Quays, in Manchester, North West England. Students have to identify social, economic and environmental impacts and sort the statements in to the correct categories on a venn diagram.
rwood77
1-9 geography delhi india case study developing solutions urban transport AQA OCR edexcel push pull

1-9 geography delhi india case study developing solutions urban transport AQA OCR edexcel push pull

A resource that includes all of the key information related to a Delhi case study. I had my pupils create a mindmap about each key heading (outline included), but pupils could create a city guide or newspaper articles too. Promotes independent work and allows the teacher to support students as they work. I printed this on A3 & in colour & laminated them. This way they can be kept & used for many years.
andymcstump
1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

A resource that includes all of the key information related to the energy, population, resources and industry in India. I had my pupils create a mindmap about each key heading. Promotes independent work and allows the teacher to support students as they work. I printed this on A3 & in colour & laminated them. This way they can be kept & used for many years.
andymcstump
development 1-9 gcse ks3 geography developing country study india OCR AQA edexcel

development 1-9 gcse ks3 geography developing country study india OCR AQA edexcel

A lesson designed to give an overview of India. Sheet needs printing in A3. This is best done at the end of the development unit due to coverage of many key areas (Rostows, Industry etc). Pupils use the information in each section to outline the key learning for each section. I allowed students to just get on with the parts that they could complete & then topped up their learning as I walked around. This is specifically designed fir the 1-9 OCR A spec, but could be easily adapted as a case study for any exam board.
andymcstump
Settlements - Introduction

Settlements - Introduction

This is a KS3 / KS2 introduction lesson on settlements. It is an excellent lesson for teaching students about their local area. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term settlement, discussion of different types of settlements (including the international space station and refugee camps), definition of site, factors that influence the site of a settlement (basic introduction of sustainability here) and description of the site of their local settlement. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Unscramble the keyword task, picture study, sketch map analysis task, a short writing task and a fill in the blank task. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

This includes dozens of very high quality resources that have taken an estimated 30 hours to plan & create. Lessons have been designed to be fun, creative and promote a high level of independence. It has all of the learning needed for coverage of the new 1-9 gcse geography specification. Includes lessons on: HDI Rostows Why uneven development in the world? Why uneven development in the UK? Development indicators Also includes a full SOW for paper 1 (Living in the UK) of the OCR 1-9 specification.
andymcstump