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20 part lesson series exploring the human and physical geography of China. This module focuses on a range of relevant geographical issues whilst building essential GCSE geography skills. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons and homeworks - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS3 (Y9 or high achieving Y8). For more resources visit Lesson sequence: 1 – Introduction to China 2 – What is China like? 3 – Describing and explaining China 4 – How is China changing? 5 – Made in China 6 – Industry problems and solutions 7 – ICT fake goods 8 – One child policy 9 – Consumers in China 10 – Progress test 11 – Three Gorges Dam 12 – Contrasting China 13 – Is China a LEDC or a MEDC? 14 – Communism 15 – History of China 16 – Sustainable China 17 – Environmental issues 18 – ICT mystery 19 – Revision 20 – End of unit test
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Pollution in China - Geography of China 5

This is a full 1 hour lesson that introduces pollution in China to 11-14 year old students. The lesson is part of a unit on the Geography of China, though it could easily be adapted to other place based examples or a general lesson on the causes and effects of urban and industrial pollution. The lesson consists of 1 powerpoint and 5 worksheets including a differentiated resource - please see the sample images. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand the causes of environmental pollution in China.' Learning Outcome 2 - 'I understand the negative social effects of environmental pollution in China.' In the lesson we look at: - Causes and effects of pollution in China - A drama based activity that requires imagination and group work - An extended piece of writing The lesson is designed to be visually engaging, with 'to the point' content that's easy to pick up and run with at short notice. Ease of use is my aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes fully referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a quick review as these lessons take a lot of time and effort! Happy teaching!
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China's One Child Policy

This lesson explores China's One Child Policy - the background, issues and different opinions. This lesson includes a range of activities, in particular reading through a short passage on the policy and blacking out irrelevant information, rather than highlighting the relevant - this is a really good activity if you want to challenge them! I had originally planned this as one lesson, but students become so fascinated in the topic that it is much better to spend time debating the policy and spread over two lessons. Used for 7th grade, but am also going to be using these activities with 9th grade too so could easily be adapted for other grades and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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Powerpoint presentation providing information about China.
Geography of China - A Key Stage 3 Unit of WorkQuick View

Geography of China - A Key Stage 3 Unit of Work

A half price bundle of 7 lessons aimed at covering contemporary issues in China for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations. The topics covered are: 1.Geography of China 2. Chinese Culture 3. Rural Urban Migration 4. Manufacturing and the Multiplier Effect 5. Pollution in China 6. Working Conditions 7. One Child Policy
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KS3 China Assessment

This is a test on China which is best suited to Key Stage 3 students. It has questions on population distribution, the One Child Policy, air pollution and development. It runs to six pages.
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IGCSE Edexcel history - China

Notes covering the specification for the IGCSE Edexcel unit on China between 1911 and 1989 Includes information on causes, events and results of things including the revolution, the May the Fourth movement, Mao Zedong's rule, the CCP, the Chinese civil war, Mao's five year plans, Mao's reforms, and China under Deng Useful, concise but complete revision notes
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China & FDI

This lesson looks at what we mean by FDI and what it involves. It is supported by the Edexcel (orange textbook). It looks at what China is doing in Africa and the impacts of this. Students are to mark on areas where China is working on a map of Africa.
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China 2: "MADE IN CHINA"

Powerpoint inspired by the RGS scheme of work "China Today". Whole lesson, includes starter (multinational companies), comparison of Shenzhen in 1970 with today, Geographical mystery about Apple's involvement ion China (WHAT were the reasons for moving iPhone production to China? HOW were the Foxconn workers treated? WHY are there nets outside Foxconn factory windows? WHO benefits from Apple products being made in China? ), differentiated questions (Explain why Apple was so interested in making its products in China; Compare the opinions of a Foxconn worker in China with an Apple customer in the UK. Then give your opinion of Foxconn/Apple; Describe the living and working conditions inside a Chinese factory like Foxconn) and plenary (the suicide of Ma Xiang Qian )
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China Three Gorges Dam - Geography

LESSON COVERS: the location of the dam, how a dam works, the advantages and disadvantages of the dam and how it may impacts people and the environment. LESSON INVOLVES: students first generate questions for themselves about the dam which they then come back to answer later. The dam is then located by slowly zooming in on google earth (students to identify when they can see it). There is a video to make notes from on how a dam works, then a video for students to collect advantages and disadvantages (each video is hyperlinked if you click on the screen grab once in slide show mode). Students then read people profiles and plot each person on a graph to show how they are effected by the dam (differentiated). The final task is to write a letter as the president to the dam designer arguing for or against the dam's construction in the first place. RESOURCES There is an extra information sheet for any students wanting ore information. Please review with any feedback :-)
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The Economy of China- 'Why is everything made in China?'

The lesson was taught within a SoW on China for year 9 but could be adapted for all secondary years. Although this lesson contains lots of information and key vocab, all activities are visually stimulating and engaging. Works very well with groups that loathe writing or when you need to mix up your teaching but you still need your students to learn what many may find a boring topic. This is a discovery based lesson and will require you to demonstrate very clearly how to use the living graph and mind map effectively. The living graph is an excellent activity as it encourages visual and kinaesthetic students to engage and the mind map allows artistic but perhaps not academic students to design and scribe with their peers. Homework task at the end works well as I made sure they understood that they would not be able to engage well in the next lesson if not completed. I had them hand it in before the next lesson so I could chase any missing cards and by the day of the lesson, I had them all back. Hope you enjoy.
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China - One Child Policy

Comprehensive lesson for the Geography staple! Includes resources for 3 activities and a homework resource. Highly detailed lesson suitable for KS3 or 4. Can be taught quickly over 1 lesson or for a deeper understanding over 2 lessons. For more resources visit
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Life in China Bundle

China is a vast and fascinating country. These resources are intended to give your students a greater insight into life in China and learn more about Chinese customs and culture.
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Impact of growth in China - A level Business / Economics

This double lesson introducers learners to China's growth. Case studies to develop knowledge and understanding of China. Exam questions from previous spec with examiner report comments included. Still relevant to develop AOs.
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Lessons for an entire unit with resources, SoW and assessment. Planned for Year 9 but could be adapted.
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Lesson 2: China's physical features

To start with students need to complete the activity Human or Physical - this is when they look a features of China and decide which are physical. From this students work in groups completing the activity 'Home and Away'. This is where one person from each group goes to collect information from a station and returns to tell the rest of their group what they have discovered; this activity has four different stations. Students are to then use a atlas/map of China to mark the physical features of China on their own map. To end students are to sketch a quick map of what they have just completed highlighting the physical features of China.
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Exploring China - Lesson 2 - China's Population

Second Lesson on the termly SOW Exploring China, this lesson covers China's huge population, density and the One Child Policy. Lesson is based on a 100 minute session. Thanks to the TES Contributers on the Mai Ling mystery and the population density map/data.
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Dongtan Eco City - Sustainability in China

A KS3 lesson about sustainable development in China. Uses SOLO outcomes and hexagons for pupils to find links in sustainability. Engages the pupils and really gets them thinking about what makes an eco-city work! Extensions and homework included. Included : Detailed lesson plan SOLO hexagons PPT Homework activities Used for outstanding observation lesson
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Lesson 1 - Exploring China

First lesson in a term SOW on Exploring China. This lesson explores where China is in the World and features (both human and physical). Links to the GA SOW. Lesson is based on 100 minute sessions. Thanks to the TES Contributor for the China Worksheet!