Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

A whole lesson (possibly a double with lower ability groups) which enables students to explore how the balance between economic development, and conservation, can be managed in cold environments. There are a range of differentiated activities which teach students the strategies they're requires to know. Culminating in students developing a mark scheme and answering a GCSE style exam question.

Whole lesson > Key terms starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Research activity > Exam style question with breakdown and structure > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Differentiated >

The main aim is…
To develop understanding of the issue between economic development and conservation.
To discuss the balance of economic development, sustainable development and the need to protect wilderness areas.

Key ideas and content…
There are four strategies we need to know.
There are advantages and disadvantages.
Different people will have different opinions.

To differentiate…
See lesson plan, the notes in red are suggestions for lower ability groups.
This lesson would certainly run over more than one session – for instance the exam style question work could be a lesson in itself with a lower ability group.

To extend…
See lesson plan, the notes in green are suggestions for higher ability groups.
Introduce a research aspect to the main activity – students can research an example for each strategy.

To assess…
The summary activity can be assessed.
The discussion points also provide assessment opportunities in lesson.

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