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Brazil Full SoW

Brazil Full SoW

I've written this for KS3 EBD boys. There are links on the lesson plans to websites. It is a full scheme of work with attached power points, worksheets and activities.

By asadler79

What is scale and how can we measure distances?

What is scale and how can we measure distances?

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..

By cmcdonnell

The Measurements of Fertility - Exploring Population and Global Fertility Rates

The Measurements of Fertility - Exploring Population and Global Fertility Rates

For GCSE and A-Level Human Geography studies. Global patterns of fertility and socio-cultural factors affecting birth rates across a range of countries. A range of Geography skills covered in this lesson with a variety of engaging activities.Key Question:What are the measurements of fertility and what affects fertility rates?Learning Outcomes:1- What the measurements of fertility are 2- How measurements of fertility are influenced by a variety of economic and socio-cultural factors.Starter:True or FalseDiamond Nine Card SortKey Word Task:Define DemographyGive students the key word sheet to try and help them use key words within their answers.Main:Discuss - Birth Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Infant Mortality Rate, Natural IncreaseStudent discussion around picture identification taskMap Analysis Activities with key questions - Describe Global Fertility Distribution and patterns and a Comparing Maps task.Plenary:Diamond Nine Card Sort - How has your opinion changed?Homework Research Task:Open ended research for students with an examination style question.Resources:Student Key Words hand out sheetDiamond Nine Card Sort ActivityPPT with a range of questions and tasks including True or False, Picture discussion, Map ActivitiesHomework Sheet

By nathanoj1

Exploring Fertility and Mortality Rates Bundle!

Exploring Fertility and Mortality Rates Bundle!

Fertility and Mortality Rates bundle. Exploring Global Population patterns with a look into Mortality and Fertility rates around the world. A range of engaging activities and resource materials included. See each lesson description for more detail. Enjoy!*You get a free Bell Task activity too! Great to focus students whilst they enter your classroom!*

By nathanoj1

Where in the World is Japan? Making comparisons with the UK

Where in the World is Japan? Making comparisons with the UK

Exploring Japan! A classic Physical and Human Geography lesson on the characteristics of Japan. A range of tasks. Students can then compile their finding on an exciting mapping project to display their learning.Key Learning Objectives:1- What are some of the main physical and human characteristics of Japan?2- How does Japan compare with the UK?Starter:Train Stuffing in Japan!...Video clip & DiscussionMain:Making comparisons with the UK - using the structured tables in the PPT.Internet Laptop / Computer Room Task. Comparing the north and south of Japan using the CIA Facebook website.Mapping Project. Students can complete in pairs or groups using the levelled criteria they can complete for Homework.Peer Assessment criteria grid is included into PPT. Students can judge each others maps.Plenary:True or False students design statements to test each other.

By nathanoj1

Paricutin Volcano

Paricutin Volcano

A year 7 Geography lesson on Paricutin Volcano as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the location and formation of the volcano and explores why it deserves to be a natural wonder. The main activity is a mystery solving exercise in which students work in groups to figure out what happened when Paricutin volcano appeared. Differentiated learning objectives and activities. Fully resourced.

By amac89

Preparing for an Earthquake! Earthquake proof buildings

Preparing for an Earthquake! Earthquake proof buildings

Students explore some practical Human Geography steps of preparing for strong earthquakes to prevent loss of life. Students will learn what the difference between preparing and protecting for earthquakes is.Learning Outcomes linked to levels:L4 – You will be able to describe some things a country and its people can do to prepare for an earthquake.L5 – You will be able to describe a range of ideas for protecting and preparing for an earthquake.L5/6 – You will give reasons for how different factors can prepare and protect against an earthquake. Starter:The characteristics of Earthquakes and Sports teams...Main Activities:Students explore items in a survival kit, discuss then create their own earthquake survival kitStudents consider the photos and design their own an earthquake proof buildingEither of these tasks could be finished for a Homework task.Plenary:Learning from the past taskAsk students to explain - What is the difference between preparing and protecting?

By nathanoj1

What is the Ultimate Geography Job?

What is the Ultimate Geography Job?

A great lesson to teach when students are choosing their options to help boost Geography GCSE student numbers in your department!Starter:What do the following slides have in common? Photo IdentificationMain:Spider diagrams and discussions from the picture stimulus.Design the Ultimate Geography Job in Pairs or Teams - using the range of Job Descriptions you can place and put up around the room. You can ask students how each of these jobs could be improved? This can help them come up with their better Geography Job.Plenary: Students present back to the class, What was the best job in the class justify why?

By nathanoj1

Tornado Alley and Storm Chasers! Exploring Natural hazards and Tornadoes

Tornado Alley and Storm Chasers! Exploring Natural hazards and Tornadoes

For KS3 Students exploring the dangers of living near Tornado prone areas. Students grasp an understanding of practical steps on how to prevent loss of life.The Big Picture:There are many hazards around the world that are taking lives and destroying property. We need to be aware of them and the impacts on the world’s population.Learning Objectives:1- to identify areas greatest at risk from tornadoes in the USA2 - to investigate storm chasing and tourist storm chasing tours in the USA3 - to consider the importance of the above to local communities Starter:You wouldn't get carried away because...? What re they standing in and why? What does it do? How does it work?Main:Map Skills and interpretationData Analysis and interpretation of data.Youtube Clip of Storm Chasers - DiscussionStudent lead learning - they can choose 1 of 3 tasks to complete. Leaflets, Adverts, Diary Entries.Plenary:Extreme Storm Chasers or Chase Tours for Tourists - Which job is most important for the locals? Explain and Justify why?Differentiation:A word fill task is included and can be used as Homework.

By nathanoj1

Could Sheffield Host the Olympics? Exploring Urban Development

Could Sheffield Host the Olympics? Exploring Urban Development

A Map Skills lesson where students explore Urban Planning and Development and the suitability of Sheffield for hosting Olympic games. The lesson materials easily be adapted by inserting a map of your own town/city with four differing labelled sites of your choice.Learning Objective: - To choose an appropriate site to host the athletic events in Sheffield.Starter:Map SkillZ QuiZ!Main:Spider diagram of factors to consider when locating a site- teacher and class discussion - student take notes.Students are going to decide whether Sheffield could host the Olympics or not. Students use maps and work in teams. Students are given have 4 potential sites, you need to help them decide where the best site is. Plenary:Students complete structured writing frame answers to give their reasons for their chosen site.Homework:Students can complete the included questionnaire to research the best location from a sample of people.Differentiation:This lesson includes 3x nice structured writing frames to help guide student answers.

By nathanoj1

Grid References Lesson and Activity

Grid References Lesson and Activity

Activities and Lesson Resources made for a Year 7 lesson on 4 and 6 figured Grid References. PowerPoint talks through how to work out the grid references (along the corridor and up the stairs) then activity sheets help to transfer the knowledge in a fun and engaging activity. The Treasure map activity is best printed on small squared paper to help students with the six figure grid references but can be used either way. Can easily be adapted up or down for both KS2 and KS4.

By helenrose94

Grid references

Grid references

These two lessons introduce 4 and 6 figure grid references to students is an easy and engaging way.This resource has been tried and tested. For teachers it is easy to use and contains clear instruction and consolidation tasks. There's nothing else you need to do with it.

By cmcdonnell

Factors affecting Mortality Rates -Exploring  Population & measurements of Mortality

Factors affecting Mortality Rates -Exploring Population & measurements of Mortality

GCSE and A-Level Human Geography. Exploring Population and factors affecting mortality. Key question what are mortality rates?Learning Outcomes:- Identify factors affecting mortality- To contrast mortality rates in two different countries- Why the mortality rates may differ in an MEDC and an LEDCA range of tasks in this lesson.Starter - Diamond Nine ActivityMain - Using handout students identify what would affect mortality rates.Sorting and analysing data on mortality rates in a range of countries.Online Research task - book a computer room or laptops.Whole class discussion - students share their points of learning with each other.Plenary - Diamond Nine - How has it changed

By nathanoj1

Geography landforms colouring sheet 1

Geography landforms colouring sheet 1

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landforms colouring sheet 5

Geography landforms colouring sheet 5

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landforms colouring sheet 3

Geography landforms colouring sheet 3

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landforms colouring sheet 2

Geography landforms colouring sheet 2

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landforms colouring sheet 6

Geography landforms colouring sheet 6

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landforms colouring sheet 7

Geography landforms colouring sheet 7

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 20

Geography landform colouring sheet 20

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 16

Geography landform colouring sheet 16

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 19

Geography landform colouring sheet 19

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 17

Geography landform colouring sheet 17

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 8

Geography landform colouring sheet 8

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 11

Geography landform colouring sheet 11

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 10

Geography landform colouring sheet 10

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 15

Geography landform colouring sheet 15

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation

Geography landform colouring sheet 13

Geography landform colouring sheet 13

A colouring sheet which can be used as an extension activity in geography lessons. This sheet depicts mountainous landforms. Also included is the photograph of the landform to help guide the student when applying colour.

By StartEducation