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Making Connections - Welcome to Geography

Making Connections - Welcome to Geography

This bundle contains a complete unit of work titled Making Connections. This is aimed for year 7's and is an ideal unit to begin the academic year. It looks at the different types of geography, the UK's physical and human features, locating continents and oceans, how to use an Atlas and some fieldwork based within your own school grounds.

By Lemonellie2000

Planning an Investigation - Presentation, Analysis and Conclusion

Planning an Investigation - Presentation, Analysis and Conclusion

This lesson aims to get students to think about how to present, analyse and draw conclusion from data they have collected in the field. This is the 2nd lesson and links to planning an investigation. It gets students to pick appropriate presentation methods, describe and explain their results and to draw conclusions of their investigation. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: How can we present your findings? What do our findings show? What reasons are there for our findings?

By Lemonellie2000

Planning an Investigation

Planning an Investigation

This lesson aims to get students involved in the planning of their own investigation. This is aimed at year 7, completing their very first piece of fieldwork. The fieldwork is based around locating the most unsafe location within their school. It gets students examining different data collection methods, and the sampling strategies they will use. Although this lesson mentions a school, it is easily adaptable to mention your own individual school. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: What is a hypothesis? How can we collect data? Which data collection technique is the best? What are the different types of sampling strategies?

By Lemonellie2000

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

This lesson aims to get students thinking about the term sense of place, by looking at their local place. In this case Potters Bar. Although this lesson is based around Potters Bar, it can be easily adapted to fit your own individual place. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: What is meant by a sense of place? What are the human and physical features of Potters Bar? Why would someone choose to live in Potters Bar?

By Lemonellie2000

Geography in the news

Geography in the news

This lesson aims to get students thinking about how geography is represented in the news, whilst also ensuring students understand the difference between social, economic and environmental. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: What does social, economic and environmental mean? How does geography link to the news? What types of geography are located in the news?

By Lemonellie2000

UK Human Geography

UK Human Geography

This lesson aims to get students to think and learn about the location of key cities/towns across the UK. In addition to this it also ensures students have a clear understanding of the differences between: Great Britain, The United Kingdom and The British Isles.

By Lemonellie2000

UK Physical Geography

UK Physical Geography

This lesson aims to get students use to the location of the different mountain regions and the main Rivers located across the UK. This is used mostly for year 7's but can also be adapted to use with the new AQA GCSE Physical Landscapes Topic.

By Lemonellie2000

Atlas Challenge

Atlas Challenge

This lesson aims to get students use to using an atlas and being able to identify countries, towns, cities and oceans using the index of an Atlas. In addition to this it teaches students how to write an accurate geographical description. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: How do we use an atlas to find places? How do we write a geographical description?

By Lemonellie2000

Where in the World (Continents and Oceans)

Where in the World (Continents and Oceans)

This lesson aims to get students to gain a better understanding of the continents and oceans and their location in the world. In addition to this it gets student to think about the way in which a 2D map is created and therefore the representation of continents/countries on a map. By the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following key questions: What is the difference between countries, continents and oceans? Where are the continents and oceans located? What are the different map projections and why are they used?

By Lemonellie2000

Types of Geography

Types of Geography

This lesson aims to show students the 3 different types of geography: physical, human and environmental. Students will be able to answer the following key questions by the end of the lesson: What are the different types of geography? What is the differences between the types of geography?

By Lemonellie2000

Welcome to Geography

Welcome to Geography

An introduction to Geography for year 7's. This lesson will allow students to answer the following key questions: What is considered to be geography? Why is geography important?

By Lemonellie2000