Video tutorial from BBC -
At three and a half million square miles, the Sahara is the biggest desert on Earth. It can freeze at night but in the day it gets so hot that the highest land temperature ever recorded - 58 degrees centigrade - was recorded here. But it was not always this way. Prehistoric rock paintings found in the Sahara reveal pictures of antelope, giraffe, wild goat and cattle, animals that can not live here today because of the lack of vegetation. This means that once upon a time there was sufficient vegetation to sustain not only wild animals but whole herds of cattle
This powerpoint explains scale and links this to how measure distances on a map, through a step by step giuide through the process. In addition to the PPT there is a distances work sheet with seperate answers that get increasingly difficult and recap other key skills, such as 4 and 6 figure grid references.. <br />
This is a more interesting alternative to textbooks to help students learn about the five stages of the Demographic Transition Model.
Give out the note frames (in A3) and then have students rotate the information about each stage around - this is a 'market place' style activity, but moving the sheets is easier than moving students!
Each stage also has information on a case study country. These were chosen to align with the popular Nelson textbook, so absent students can copy up with ease.
I would welcome feedback on how the resources could be improved!