Geography teaching resources: People and environment

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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

Flooding

Flooding

Flood response task and flooding case study Cockermouth in the Lake District, also includes a lesson on how to prepare for a flood in a group style lesson delivery

By leighbee23

Stages of the Demographic Transition Model

Stages of the Demographic Transition Model

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!

By ryanbate

Key Stage 3; Population homework booklet

Key Stage 3; Population homework booklet

This booklet contains 7 varied homework activities to complement a scheme of work related to population. The aims and instructions of each tasks are clearly laid out at the start of the task. At the end there are options for teacher, peer-assessment and self-assessment and either grading or attitude to learning (effort) marks to be awarded. There is also space for WWW and EBI comments.

By kath1nunn

Should we build on the green belt? Eduqas Theme 2 and AQA Urban environments

Should we build on the green belt? Eduqas Theme 2 and AQA Urban environments

This lesson considers many of the key terms and skills associated with this key question in the syllabus. Students have the opportunity to locate and annotate green belt areas, particularly those close to the CBD and consider the challenges of this. Students make links with previous learning regarding the housing crisis and consider a range of evidence using the A3 task sheet to decide if green belts should be used for housing developments. There is also a consolidation homework task to be completed. All resources are attached, the lesson and the task sheet. This lesson is part of a sequence of lessons that can be found in my shop on rural and urban areas.

By Jillylo12

Success Building Blocks (Exam command words scaffolding sheet).

Success Building Blocks (Exam command words scaffolding sheet).

This scaffolding sheet is made to enable students to access exam questions by breaking the question down with a focus on command words. This particular resource is made with the AQA GCSE Geography exams in mind, but can be applied to other exam boards and other subjects. Marks have been applied to each command word which are linked to the questions found in the AQA examinations.Students can use this when attempting exam questions. Firstly, they must find the command word along the left hand side of the sheet. They then have to work from left to right completing each 'building block' and as such, building up their answer. Instructions on how to use the sheets are found on the sheet itself.A glossary of key words is found on the reverse of the sheet to aid students, including words such as 'features' and 'characteristics'. As such, this resource is useful for GCSE students, but also KS3.

By jonathan_law

Mount Rushmore with Google Earth Tours

Mount Rushmore with Google Earth Tours

Tour Mount Rushmore with Google Earth ToursMake a virtual field trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota and visit Mount Rushmore. You will be using Google Earth to watch a pre-recorded tour of the world famous landmark. Learn all about the giant sculpture and its interesting history. The product includes a document of about 30 talking points and interesting facts about the historic tourist attraction. The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at. For example the document says at, “2:23 – 2:36 – The camera zooms in even closer.a. Behind the four heads there is a cave. The cave is called the “Hall of Records” and it houses a vault.b. The vault contains copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, a history of the monument, biographies of the presidents and more.c. The idea behind the hall is to provide information to future civilizations, which have long forgot about us, about Mount Rushmore and the United States. d. It is currently inaccessible to the public.The tour begins with a view of North America from outer space. You are then brought closer above the U.S., next above South Dakota, and finally the camera zooms down to the monument and flies around to see it from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the structure’s location, as well as, its physical relationship to its surroundings. Finally, you are taken back out to a long shot of North America.* Your computer must have Google Earth to watch these tours.Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in North America.1. The Golden Gate Bridge (3:29)2. Chichen Itza (5:38)3. Niagara Falls (2:10)4. Panama Canal (3:02)5. Statue of Liberty (2:07)6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1:06)6. Mount Rushmore (3:02)Here are some European landmarks.1. Stonehenge (3:29)2. The Acropolis (5:38) 3. The Colosseum4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (3:28)5. The Eiffel Tower (3:15)6. Big Ben (5:12)Tour some African sites.1. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza (3:15)Please feel free to email me directly at r_nyg@yahoo.com if you need any assistance.The cover photo is by jbpic and has a Creative Commons license The photo can be found @ https://pixabay.com/en/mount-rushmore-rock-monument-740713/Google Earth Tour Map AttributionMap Data: Google, Image Landsat / CopernicusData SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCOImage IBCAOImage U.S. Geological SurveyUS DEPT of State Geographer

By RyanNygrenRKN

GCSE LIVING WORLD REVISION SESSION, HUGE LESSON & RESOURCES

GCSE LIVING WORLD REVISION SESSION, HUGE LESSON & RESOURCES

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for double lesson or a longer stints on living world.The powerpoint has a range of whole class tasks or pair work tasks to keep students engaged.The example exam ques can be printed off and laminated and swapped around the room if completed in pairs while you circulate to check on the learning. Really successful and energetic revision resources that keep your students on their toes. The snake resources are optional and content might need adapting depending on which case studies you have taught, the idea is you print the slides out and give them out one each to your class, they then must arrange themselves to form a line (snake) of questions and answers.

By jeam

AQA GCSE Changing Populations Revision Sessions / Lessons & Resources

AQA GCSE Changing Populations Revision Sessions / Lessons & Resources

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for double lesson or a longer stints on Changing Population.The powerpoint has a range of whole class tasks or pair work tasks to keep students engaged.The example exam ques can be printed off and laminated and swapped around the room if completed in pairs while you circulate to check on the learning. Really successful and energetic revision resources that keep your students on their toes.

By jeam

Geography of Sport 5: Olympic Venues (KS3)

Geography of Sport 5: Olympic Venues (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that is focused on using ICT to locate and describe the geography of the London 2012 Olympic venues. The interactive nature of the lesson is enjoyable for students and builds on ICT and mapping skills previously developed. This is the fifth lesson of a ‘Geography of Sport’ unit at KS3. It is also part of a bundle pack available in my shop.In the lesson we look at:- Location of sports venues around the UK- Their surrounding geography- Use of geographic terminology to describe place-OS map skillsPlease feel free to leave a review :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

AQA GCSE Tourism Revision Sessions, Lessons & Resources

AQA GCSE Tourism Revision Sessions, Lessons & Resources

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for double lesson or a longer stints on Tourism revision.The powerpoint has a range of whole class tasks or pair work tasks to keep students engaged.The example exam ques can be printed off and laminated and swapped around the room if completed in pairs while you circulate to check on the learning. Really successful and energetic revision resources that keep your students on their toes. The snake resources are optional and content might need adapting depending on which case studies you have taught, the idea is you print the slides out and give them out one each to your class, they then must arrange themselves to form a line (snake) of questions and answers.

By jeam

AQA GCSE Changing Urban Environments Revision Sessions & Resources

AQA GCSE Changing Urban Environments Revision Sessions & Resources

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for double lesson or a longer stints on Changing Urban Environments.The powerpoint has a range of whole class tasks or pair work tasks to keep students engaged.The example exam ques can be printed off and laminated and swapped around the room if completed in pairs while you circulate to check on the learning. Really successful and energetic revision resources that keep your students on their toes.

By jeam

United States Research: Kentucky

United States Research: Kentucky

Discover Kentucky with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Maryland

United States Research: Maryland

Discover Maryland with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Massachusetts

United States Research: Massachusetts

Discover Massachusetts with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

Geography of disease

Geography of disease

Looks at an introduction of the geography of disease. Worksheets are included in the powerpoint and so can be printed from this. Several different activities including mapping disease and looking at key terms. A good introduction. Have also included a glossary, not part of the lesson but can be used to put in their books for the topic.

By chloemarshall93

Birmingham Regeneration

Birmingham Regeneration

Regeneration of Birmingham, creating posters using the information provided. Last task is an exam question where they can work in groups and then switch around the get best possible answer.

By chloemarshall93

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Brief introduction to what a hurricane is, then looks at Hurricane Katrina. Students map the progress of Katrina and track it and then look at the effects. Worksheets attached. The sheet referred to on the first slide is just the question on the first slide.

By chloemarshall93

Barton-on-Sea Case Study

Barton-on-Sea Case Study

How can cliff collapse cause issues for people and the environment? GCSE Case Study of Barton-on-SeaAn example of the impacts of cliff collapse on humans and the environment to be used with GCSE. Location, summarised table and exam question.

By alicemay921

AS/A2 Rebranding - Sri Lanka Case Study

AS/A2 Rebranding - Sri Lanka Case Study

An engaging and fully resourced lesson on rebranding and regeneration. Pupils are able to:1) Investigate why Colombo needs to rebrand2) Examine how Colombo has rebranded so far and what future plans there are3) Analyse the methods Colombon has planned to implement and decipwhere whether these have been/will be effectiveAttached lesson place will guide you through lesson with youtube clip.

By alicemay921

OS maps - use features to describe a route

OS maps - use features to describe a route

- Contains a starter activity in which three different sorts of maps are compared for their different audiences and uses- Powerpoint outlines the lesson plan and activities. Explains the role of contour lines.- Main activity: use a map of Tarn Hows to describe a mapped route, and create a piece of descriptive writing.

By lindsayjon

Resources 4: OPEC & The UAE (KS3)

Resources 4: OPEC & The UAE (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates what 'OPEC' is and the implications OPEC/controlling oil reserves has on the world. The lesson is the fourth lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson.Learning Outcome 1 – ‘What and where is the UAE and why is it important?'Learning Outcome 2 - 'Who are OPEC and what are its advantages / disadvantages?'This lesson covers the following themes:Place knowledge of the Middle East regionKnowledge of OPEC and 'cartels'Oil demand, supply and consumptionGlobal problems and outcomesEase of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read.These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

Oil & Natural Resources Bundle- A KS3 Bundle

Oil & Natural Resources Bundle- A KS3 Bundle

A bundle of lessons aimed at covering Oil & Natural Resources, for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations.

By HotForest

A Level; case study and landform revision card sorts - coasts, tectonics / hazardous earth

A Level; case study and landform revision card sorts - coasts, tectonics / hazardous earth

These are 3 card sorts, designed to make it easy for students to learn factual information to use in their answers. These can be made into card sorts and solved. Once pupils are familiar with them they can also be given blank grids and asked to fill them in from memory. Card sort 1- coasts case studies (Dubai, Abbotts Hall Farm, Papa Stour and Farewell Spit)Card sort 2 - tectonics and coastal landform facts, to be used in landform explanation questionsCard sort 3 - tectonics case studies (Mt Pinatubo, Mt Ontake, Haiti, Japanese tsunami)

By kath1nunn