This page on the GA website was originally set up in response to floods in the UK in 2014, but the resources can be used to teach about flooding in general. This page contains information, case studies and links for teachers, including the use of GIS, maps of UK weather patterns responsible for the storms, causes and effects of flooding and possible links to climate change.
This worksheet requires pupils to give four-figure and six-figure grid references on various locations featured in the Simpsons. It also includes a section on describing routes between places.
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A fully resourced lesson on how the UK is linked with the rest of the world (interdependance).<br />
*Starter- Students listen to the story of Lizzie, and how morning routine is linked to products worldwide.<br />
*Main- Students produce an ideas map showing how the UK is linked to the rest of the world, categorising those links.<br />
*Main- They then use the task sheet to create an informative poster to explain why countries are reliant on each other for food.<br />
*Plenary- What might happen if we cut off our links to the rest of the world?
A fully resourced lesson used for an observation lesson on river processes. In the starter they have to decide which type of material would be the easiest to move downstream, create diagrams to show how material can be eroded, and includes a practical designed to show the settling rates of different size materials (sand, gravel, and clay). The instructions for that are contained on the powerpoint, and could be easily adapted to make a task sheet for students to carry out group work! Finally, they then make observations to analyse what they observed from the practical.
A fully resourced lesson on the popualtion density of the UK. The lesson is as follows:<br />
* Starter- They imagine McDonalds want to open a new store, but only in areas with the greatest concentrations of people. What factors might they look for?<br />
*Main- A class demonstration on what we mean when we talk about population density.<br />
*Main- Produce a chloropleth map on the UK's population distribution.<br />
*Main- Answer a set of questions examining why people choose to live in certain locations.<br />
*Plenary- Pass the ball!
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!