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Year 6  Mayan city-building  game  and teaching notes

Year 6 Mayan city-building game and teaching notes

This is an exciting city-building game set at the height of Mayan civilisation in which children strive to build the most extravagant temple through expanding their cities. This game will give children a hands-on experience of how settlements develop, especially the interdependence that is present in large human settlements. It provides children with human geography objectives as well as providing a great basis for some non-fiction writing afterwards (ideas, templates and activities are provided). This pack includes game rules, game tokens, ideas for non-fiction writing, templates for non-fiction writing.

By jetc

Brazils world cup

Brazils world cup

This lesson examines the recent developments in Brazil following the world cup. The objective of the lesson is to decide whether or not the world cup benefited or caused the country problems problems . It uses a range of AFL techniques and creative tasks for the students to complete. I was seen teaching this lesson during an oftsed inspection and was given OUTSTANDING.

By joshcarmody

Lesson 2: Challenging perceptions of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

Lesson 2: Challenging perceptions of Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

1. Pre-starter task “How many legs does the elephant have?” followed by “What can you see?” 2. Begin discussion that not everything is quite as we see it – link to perceptions of Africa. 3. Pupils write down three words on three post-its associated with Africa. This will be used towards the end of the lesson to reflect on. 4. Discuss the actual size of Africa – bring in idea of Mercator maps and size disparities of continents. 5. Mental images task – pupils look at the images and complete their work sheet. 6. Define stereotype – follow up with the infographics of Africa to further challenge the stereotypes. 7. Pupils rewrite three words on another set of posts it notes – has these words changed from their original ones? Why? If it hasn’t, why not? 8. Africa Quiz – to complete individually. H/W for MAS – Extended writing task. Describe how perceptions and images of Africa can be misleading. Please review :)

By Geo_Marz

Women and the development process; a view from Sri lanka

Women and the development process; a view from Sri lanka

This is a short case study based on a visit made by the author in 2014 to a self help group working out of Colombo. It focusses on the notion of empowering women in communities in order to advance personal development and help to brdge the substantial gender gap which exists in Sri Lanka today. Development Studies and Geography students will find this useful as an example of the kind of initiatives gaining traction in South Asia but it may also be interesting as a cross curricular theme. The language and ideas are suitable for both A level and GCSE students.

By philbrighty1

Investigating Cities - Shenzhen, China

Investigating Cities - Shenzhen, China

This is a 4-page worksheet that gets students to investigate the city of Shenzhen in China which has grown from little more than a fishing village in the 1970s to an expanding metropolis of 11 million people today. Shenzhen is commonly known as the "Silicon Valley of China". The worksheet has some mapping questions that look at Shenzen's location and changes in land use over time, some statistics on the climate of the city, and a series of questions on the growth of the city and its impact that can be answered from the BBC News (link is provided). An answer key is provided for teachers. The worksheet would be useful for the Australian Curriculum unit on Liveability and for those jurisdictions where urban development if a focus, perhaps from lower to upper high school Geography.

By swintrek

KS1 Ice Explorers Bundles

KS1 Ice Explorers Bundles

A collection of resources which could be used as part of a KS1 topic about ice explorers. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Lesson 1: Where is Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

Lesson 1: Where is Africa - KS3 Geography Africa Unit 2017

1. Two-minute thinking followed by discussion of the difference between a country and continent. 2. Once definition is secure, pupils label the seven continents. 3. Whole class discussion describing the location of Africa, try to illicit key terms. 4. This is followed by pupils writing a description of the location of Africa. Peer asses. 5. Present data on the continents population and land mass and discuss with class any comparisons that can be made. 6. This is followed by pupils completing the true/false statements based on the data. 7. Using an atlas, pupils try to determine the African countries using the clues. 8. Extension activity: pupils plot a graph comparing population by continents. Homework: pupils try to learn as many of the African countries and their capital cities as well as their flags for a quiz following lesson. Includes differentiated worksheets for Lower Ability Students.

By Geo_Marz

A Case Study; The Women's Co-operative Bank; Colombo

A Case Study; The Women's Co-operative Bank; Colombo

This case study fits into both the Geography A Level Curriculum and the Development Studies A level Curriculum and looks at how micro-finance can be used to improve the lives of the urban poor whilst giving communities the opportunity to develop confidence and community leadership skills. You can also use it in gender studies to show how the empowerment of women leads to measurable improvements in the quality of life for all.

By philbrighty1

A Case Study: Re-housing the poor in Colombo Sri Lanka

A Case Study: Re-housing the poor in Colombo Sri Lanka

This is a s detailed case study / review of recent developments in Colombo where a government re-housing program for the poor was accompanied by forced evictions in a manner not dissimilar to what happened in the UK in the 1950's and 60's. It can be used to accompany the item "A profile of under-served settlements in Colombo." It is suitable for A and AS Level Geography students and Itcan be a starting point for research to compare with re-housing projects in other countries in the developing world

By philbrighty1