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Qualities of a good map

Qualities of a good map

This is a lesson introduces students to the main ingredients of a good map. Students will then get a chance to apply their learning by creating a sketch map using these qualities. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. All the resources for teaching the lesson are included. The ppt has everything from starter to plenary including all the teaching resources for the lesson. Download and just teach! 2. The lesson is differentiated with support for learners of varying abilities. 3. The lesson is a map based lesson however, there are opportunities for discussions and reflection on the use of maps. 4. The lesson is a very practical - students will be engage in a kinaesthetic activity throughout.

By suddy23

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

Our place in the world

Our place in the world

This is KS3 lesson designed to expose students to the use of maps in understanding our place in the world. It’s essentially a map skill lesson where students move from local to global using different maps. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. All the resources for teaching the lesson are included. The ppts have everything from starter to plenary including all the geography resources for delivery. Download and just teach! 2. The lesson is differentiated with support for learners of varying abilities. 3. The lesson is a practical lesson so students will be engage in active learning throughout.

By suddy23

What is geography?

What is geography?

This is a year 7 introduction lesson to geography. It’s ideal for the first lesson of the term. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. All the resources for teaching the lesson are included. The ppts have everything from starter to plenary including all the geography resources for active learning. Download and just teach! 2. The lesson is differentiated with a range of learning activities i.e. there are video clips, picture study, a word search task and written tasks. 3. The lesson will challenge students at varying ability level and will generate discussion and debate which will engage students in their learning.

By suddy23

OCR A Level Geography - Disease Dilemmas Part 1b

OCR A Level Geography - Disease Dilemmas Part 1b

This set of resources and activities covers the content from the OCR A Level Geography specification as follows: There is a relationship between physical factors and the prevalence of disease which can change over time. • Global patterns of temperature, precipitation, relief and water sources and how they affect patterns of disease. • Physical factors can influence vectors of disease such as the prevalence of mosquitoes in warm, humid areas close to water sources. • How seasonal variations influence disease outbreaks such as periods of drought or monsoon rains. • Climate change provides the conditions for emerging infectious diseases to spread to new places and new hosts such as West Nile virus, tsetse fly and tick seasons. • The conditions for zoonotic infectious diseases such as bird flu or rabies to establish and spread from animals to humans. The reading handouts are structured to cover each of the above bullet points in detail, and evaluative links are made throughout. Th activities are designed to challenge students to draw together knowledge from these readings (and can also be used in conjunction with Part 1a - also on TES). Many different maps and statistics are included - no extra research/resources would be needed.

By ve209

OCR A Level Geography - Disease Dilemmas Part 1a

OCR A Level Geography - Disease Dilemmas Part 1a

These resources form reading packs and activities to go with Part 1a of the OCR A Level Geography specification for Paper 3: Geographical Debates, focusing particularly on the Disease Dilemmas topic. The content covered in the reading packs is as follows (as in the specification): Diseases can be classified and their patterns mapped. The spread of diseases is complex and influenced by a number of factors. • How diseases can be classified, including infectious and non-infectious, communicable and noncommunicable, contagious and non-contagious, epidemic, endemic and pandemic. • Patterns of disease, including global distributions of malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. • Disease diffusion and spread to new areas (Hägerstrand model), including the phases of diffusion, physical and socio-economic barriers. Five different activities are included within these resources, including a card sort of key words, low tariff examination question practice, and more evaluative thinking skills. Evaluative comments are included throughout in order to build up the content for the essays and synoptic questions.

By ve209