This resource was created to address the demands of the first bit of content from Topic 5: Urban Futures of the OCR B (Geography for Enquiring Minds) specification.
The lesson helps students with the skill of describing information shown on graphs and charts that is so integral to the GCSE course. The main idea I use to help students is the acronym GCSE - General comment, Specific Data and Exceptions.
The lesson focuses on rates of urbanisation in contrasting countries and contains a fun higher / lower activity for the plenary. All resources for the lesson have been provided and it has a nice differentiated summary activity.
In the past students have created their own choropleth map using percentage urban data and have then described the patterns shown.