Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (managing urban growth - squatter settlements)

A fully resourced and differentiated lesson teaching students about the development of squatter settlements in the context of Mumbai. Students will link characteristics and conditions (including the informal economy) to wider geographical processes.

Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Storyboard activities > Photo analysis – progress check > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Visual explainers > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach!

The main aim is…
To establish the key characteristics of a squatter settlement.
To explain how they develop and then evolve over time.
To explain the difference between the formal economy and the informal economy.
To link squatter settlements to geographical concepts; urbanisation, rural-urban migration natural increase

Key ideas and content…
Squatter settlements are areas of informal housing where an informal economy often develops.
They evolve and change over time.
There are unique social / environmental conditions with impact quality of life.
They form because of a rapidly growing population.

To differentiate…
Several activities are differentiated – use the resources accordingly.
Photo analysis tasks can be completed as a class / groups / pairs
For the exam questions give lower ability students – display the connectives and key terms.
The discussion can be completed as a class / group.

To extend…
For the exam questions give time for middle and higher ability students to decide on their own connectives and key terms.
Provide a photo of a squatter settlement prior to the lesson – ask students to mind map what they know about squatter settlements. Add to / improve at the end.
Higher ability could read the definition of a squatter settlement and then write their own.

To assess…
The exam questions should be peer assessed.
There are several exam questions throughout the lesson, any of these could be given a mark and assessed.
The discussion prompts allow for summative assessment.


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