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Tropical rainforest Management in the Amazon

Tropical rainforest Management in the Amazon

This is a great visual revision resource for GCSE AQA Spec, covering the basics on causes, effects and sustainable management strategies for the Amazon Rainforest case study. I initially gave students blank copies of a tree and asked them to fill in their own knowlege, then gave my filled out version to lower ability students. They then used this infomation to help answer a range of past paper questions on the case study. There are 2 exam questions below the work sheet to test their understanding.
victoriabennett
Nature Mapping

Nature Mapping

In this activity students work as a class to make a nature map of their school. Students take a walk around the school looking for signs of nature, drawing and taking notes about what they see and reporting back their findings to the class. They then create a new map that shows all the features of biodiversity they found in their school yard.
TheTeachersFriend
The circular economy and modern agriculture

The circular economy and modern agriculture

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Subject: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Biology, Chemistry Age range: 12-19 years Total time: 45-70 minutes Learning Outcomes: • To understand the challenges around conventional monocultures and soil quality • To explore the importance of seeing the whole system when designing solutions • To critically evaluate the challenges in modern agriculture and securing food supply for the future.
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Designing for a circular economy

Designing for a circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how our economy could work: a circular economy. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy is different from the status quo, and looks at the economic, environmental and social advantages of a new approach. Subjects: Economics, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design Technology Age range: 12-19 years Total time: 120 minutes Learning outcomes: • To learn about companies that have adopted the circular economy framework • To design a product or service based on the circular economy
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Exploring the circular economy

Exploring the circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Subject: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Biology, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design Technology Age range: 12-19 Total time: 60 minutes Learning outcomes: • to compare living systems with man-made systems • to critique our materials economy • to begin to investigate an alternative model: the circular economy
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how our economy could work: a circular economy. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy is different from the status quo, and looks at the economic, environmental and social advantages of a new approach. Subjects: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship Age range: 12-19 Total time: 60 minutes Learning outcomes: • To understand that environmental issues can be intrinsically linked to economic issues • To critique the flaws inherent in some common approaches to environmental education • To begin to investigate a different way of approaching environmental, social and economic issues
EllenMacArthurFoundation
CHINA- Creative and independent activities- SEN/ G+TFRIENDLY

CHINA- Creative and independent activities- SEN/ G+TFRIENDLY

Collection of lessons and worksheets that I created for a particularly challenging year 7, with a wide academic gap and poor literacy skills. The students really enjoyed learning about China and it’s particularly good to run the SoW over the Chinese New Year. Green Pen and reflective tasks to help the students progress alongside engaging topics and lot of high level vocab. All tasks scaffolded and ppts have teacher instructions and samples. Extension tasks with every lesson. Please review if you download! Thanks :)
sheppard2011
Chinese Panda Conservation- Geography Literacy based activity- fully SCAFFOLDED.

Chinese Panda Conservation- Geography Literacy based activity- fully SCAFFOLDED.

An independent entire lesson that I set as cover work. The students engage well with this activity and enjoy learning about the Panda’s and the vocabulary which is varied to challenge G+T students. There are 3 separate tasks, which have potential to be peer assessed and shared, the last task is arguing against a quote and with sentence starters success criteria. Please review if downloaded! Thanks!
sheppard2011
SEN friendly carousel featuring 4 different habitats of  CHINA. Fully DIFFERENTIATED.

SEN friendly carousel featuring 4 different habitats of CHINA. Fully DIFFERENTIATED.

Students consistently enjoy this lesson and enjoy learning about the unique animals and plants of each region. Depending on the class, this carousel could last 1-2 lessons and involves each student travelling to different habitats and completing a range of diverse and engaging tasks indepedently. You will need to set up the classroom into 4 large tables which can seat 1/4 of the class. I usually blue tack the sheets to the desks and surrounding walls and double print so that everyone can choose which tasks they’d like to complete at each station. Lots of potential for PA of answers and I usually put this work on display and talk through the IUCN red list/show them videos of the animals in China.
sheppard2011
The circular economy and modern agriculture

The circular economy and modern agriculture

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: • To understand the challenges around conventional monocultures and soil quality • To explore the importance of seeing the whole system when designing solutions • To critically evaluate the challenges in modern agriculture and securing food supply for the future ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 45-70 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Designing for a circular economy

Designing for a circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: • To learn about companies that have adopted the circular economy framework • To design a product or service based on the circular economy Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 120 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
GIS and the impact of climate change in our oceans

GIS and the impact of climate change in our oceans

A full lesson looking at how geo-stationary satelites are used to monitor the impact of climate change in our oceans and a worksheet with questions linked to an article on GIS technology within the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Written for year 9, but could work well with higher ability Ks3 classes.
victoriabennett
Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: To understand the urgent challenge that finite resources pose to our current economic system • To explore economic history since the industrial revolution through personal narrative • To critically evaluate our current consumption and production systems and explore better ways of dealing with resources. ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 45-70 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: To understand that environmental issues can be intrinsically linked to economic issues To critique the flaws inherent in some common approaches to environmental education To begin to investigate a different way of approaching environmental, social and economic issues ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 60 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Message from Antarctica - video animation on climate change

Message from Antarctica - video animation on climate change

Message from Antarctica https://nerc.ukri.org/planetearth/stories/1894/ This short animation on climate change was created by award-winning designer, author and illustrator Chris Haughton & Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Deputy Head of the Polar Oceans Team at the British Antarctic Survey. The video can be used as an introduction or plenary to a variety of topics in environmental science, including climate change and polar science. The video links well to the educational resources of the British Antarctic Survey: https://www.bas.ac.uk/science/science-and-society/education/
NERC
Geography KS3 Brazil - Whole module (8 lessons) including homework and assessment

Geography KS3 Brazil - Whole module (8 lessons) including homework and assessment

Geography KS3 Brazil - Whole module (8 lesson) including homework and assessment Differentiated for low, middle and high ability pupils Suitable for KS3 and early KS4 as revision material Lesson 1 - What is Brazil like Lesson 2 - Rainforest Lesson 3 - Plants of the rainforest Lesson 4 - Animals of the rainforest inc. homework Lesson 5 - Tribes of the Amazon Lesson 6 - Life in the favelas Lesson 7 - Improving the favelas Lesson 8 - Assessment
beneccersley93
Deforestation in tropical rainforests

Deforestation in tropical rainforests

This is a KS3 lesson on the deforestation in tropical rainforests however, this can be easily adapted to a KS4 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; the definition of deforestation, methods of deforestation (slash and burn, industrial clearing etc), the causes of deforestation and the effects of deforestation (on the climate, on the soil, on biodiversity and on people) Learning resources used in the lesson are; images (including a satellite image), map, video clips, analysis and writing task and a quiz. 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. If you have a textbook on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest then this can be used instead of the case study resources included on the ppt. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Layers of a tropical rainforest

Layers of a tropical rainforest

This is a KS3 lesson on the four layers of a rainforest. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; the four layers of a tropical rainforest, light distribution among the layers, species distribution among the layers. Learning resources used in the lesson are; True and false, images, sketch diagram, quiz, analysis and writing 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. If you have a textbook on rainforest layers then this can be used instead of the handout provided with the lesson. If not then use the handout. Just download and teach!
suddy23
DESERTIFICATION IN THE SAHEL OF AFRICA -CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

DESERTIFICATION IN THE SAHEL OF AFRICA -CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

In a world where populations pressures place strains on ecological systems the added strain of desertification adds an additional problem. The SAHEL of Africa is an area between the northern desert (Sahara) and the wetter climate zones of the savanna lands. It spans twelve African countries. Most of these have high levels of population pressure and growth. Through the use of maps, diagrams, photographs and selected situations this unit explains why the SAHEL is the major region where desertification is occurring. The unit explores the causes (natural and human) and recognises the consequences. Many of the pages are designed so that teachers can screen them and discuss them in class. The attachment pages are provided so that teachers can have flexibility in how they are used i.e., within the classroom or as individual home study activities. The story of the headman in the abandoned village of Northern Nigeria is provided so that students can gain some idea of the personal impact those affected by desertification experience. The pages providing posters (Oxfam and Unicef) indicate the emergency situationS faced by countries within the SAHEL. The aid programmes are created to assist in the short term. Coping with desertification in the longer term requires more complex and detailed planning.
KPolkinghorne
OCEAN PLASTIC- 3 whole lessons with IT based pairs activity- fully scaffolded & engaging!

OCEAN PLASTIC- 3 whole lessons with IT based pairs activity- fully scaffolded & engaging!

This resource could be used as part of an Environmental Issues SoW. The aims are to reduce the amount of plastic used in your school through the class creating persuasive adverts encouraging their peers to buy reusable bottles. Each lesson uses a variety of learning techniques based on enquiry and all video links are in the notes section of each slide. I will then display the students work around the school and see if it has any impact! Water consumption is incredibly important for concentration and should be encouraged within the school environment. These lessons could also be used to create cross curricular links in DT and Art and potentially provide the design for school merchandise! Please review if you download! Enjoy :)
sheppard2011
Middle School Geography - 5 Years of Teaching

Middle School Geography - 5 Years of Teaching

This bundle contains 304 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS2 and KS3 Geography at Middle School. Recommended sequence: Year 5 Bizarre Biomes Map Skills & The UK How We Live Where We Live Year 6 Planet Earth Crumbling Coasts The Problem with Resources Dangerous Earth Year 7 Rainforests Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Population Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Fragile Environments Year 9 The Gambia: Learning Through Enquiry Development Gap Energy China
thisisgeography
Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (IGCSE)

Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (IGCSE)

This bundle contains 310 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS3 Geography and the 1-9 IGCSE. Recommended sequence: Year 7 Map Skills Rainforests Settlement Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Fragile Environments Year 9 The Gambia: Learning Through Enquiry Development Gap Energy Population Year 10 Theme 1 Theme 2 Year 11 Theme 3
thisisgeography
Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (OCR)

Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (OCR)

This bundle contains 324 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS3 Geography and the OCR 1-9 GCSE. Recommended sequence: Year 7 Map Skills Rainforests Settlement Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Fragile Environments Year 9 The Gambia: Learning Through Enquiry Development Gap Energy Population UK in the 21st Century Year 10 Global Hazards Distinctive Landscapes Urban Futures Year 11 Changing Climate Sustaining Ecosystems Dynamic Development
thisisgeography
Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (Edexcel)

Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (Edexcel)

This bundle contains 319 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS3 Geography and the Edexcel 1-9 GCSE. Recommended sequence: Year 7 Map Skills Rainforests Settlement Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Fragile Environments Year 9 Development Gap Energy Population Hazardous Earth Year 10 Development Dynamics The UK’s Evolving Physical Landscape The UK’s Evolving Human Landscape Forests Under Threat Year 11 People and The Biosphere Consuming Energy Resources Challenges of an Urbanising World
thisisgeography
Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (AQA)

Geography - 5 Years of Teaching (AQA)

This bundle contains 322 lessons and is suitable for teaching the whole of KS3 Geography and the AQA 1-9 GCSE. Recommended sequence: Year 7 Map Skills Rainforests Settlement Rivers UK, Weather and Climate Year 8 Coasts Extreme Environments Tourism Natural Hazards Fragile Environments Year 9 The Gambia: Learning Through Enquiry Development Gap Energy Population The Challenge of Natural Hazards Year 10 The Living World Urban Issues and Challenges Physical Landscapes in the UK Year 11 The Challenge of Resource Management The Changing Economic World
thisisgeography
Small Scale UK Ecosystem - Formby Woods, Merseyside

Small Scale UK Ecosystem - Formby Woods, Merseyside

A independent research lesson on a small scale UK ecosystem (Formby woods, Merseyside). Useful for the Living World Unit of AQA Geography GCSE. Also, looks at the interrelationships within the ecosystem, balance of components and the affects a change can have on an ecosystem (squirrel pox - red squirrel population).
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