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Investigating Rivers

Investigating Rivers

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Thinking about the different ways we use water

Thinking about the different ways we use water

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). The presentation asks children to think about all the different ways we use water and where we get it from. Are these uses necessary (needs) or luxury (wants)? Children then categorise these uses as commercial/industrial, agricultural, recreational or community. Lastly, they are asked to consider how we can balance human water requirements with those of Earth’s wildlife. In the activity children sort photos of different water uses into six different categories. The extension then challenges them to classify each water use as either necessary or luxury and explain their reasoning. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Population density

Population density

This is a KS3 lesson on population density. It is also a good lesson for a KS2 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population density, explanation of the concepts densely and sparsely populated, UK population density, world population density and factors that influence population density. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz, sketching task, picture study, cartograms (UK and world) and short writing tasks. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Migration - introduction

Migration - introduction

This is a KS3 introduction lesson on migration. The content and skills lay the foundation for further studies in the new GCSE specs. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of migration key terms (migration, in-migration, international migration etc), types of migration, push and pull factors etc. Learning resources used in the lesson are; unscramble the word task, picture study task, writing task, quiz etc. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
ks3 gcse 1-9 geography carbon footprint calculator science environmental climate global warming

ks3 gcse 1-9 geography carbon footprint calculator science environmental climate global warming

A lesson that gets pupils to calculate their own carbon footprint based on a series of life style questions. There are lots of on-line versions, but I wanted one that didn’t need any IT access. Pupils create a pledge that demonstrates ways that they will try to reduce their own carbon footprint. There is also a more complex GCSE style question that promotes an understanding of the global picture & why more developed countries would have a larger carbon footprint than developing countries. Or this may be set to change in relation to (often more costly) energy saving devices. Used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

A lesson that explores the social, economic & environmental impacts of the Elan Valley to Birmingham water transfer scheme. Students use the information sheet (no need for books). Promotes independent learning. Pupils have a choice of tasks. Assessment task also provided. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(5 resources) development geography ocr aqa gcse ks3 push pull sustainable city delhi

(5 resources) development geography ocr aqa gcse ks3 push pull sustainable city delhi

A lesson that explores why people migrate, problems caused & sustainable solutions. Students use the information sheet (no need for books). Promotes independent learning. SPaG sheet included & quick test. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

(6 resources) ks3 gcse 1-9 geography synoptic food resource production population water people

A super lesson that explores the impact the global food production could have upon the planet. Issues such as water, transportation & population growth are covered. A great synoptic task. GCSE style question added to test understanding. 2 styles of teacher feedback (marking) included to save time. Just print off & do yourself or get pupils to peer assess. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create an information sheet. I normally use a large piece of sugar paper & get pupils to work on their own. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(5 resources) geography gcse ks3  rural effects responses tourism human impacts lake district uses

(5 resources) geography gcse ks3 rural effects responses tourism human impacts lake district uses

A super lesson that explores the cause, effects & responses of tourism in the Lake District. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create a cartoon strip. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

1-9 gcse geography ks3 india data statistics development industry population energy

A resource that includes all of the key information related to the energy, population, resources and industry in India. I had my pupils create a mindmap about each key heading. Promotes independent work and allows the teacher to support students as they work. I printed this on A3 & in colour & laminated them. This way they can be kept & used for many years.
andymcstump
development 1-9 gcse ks3 geography developing country study india OCR AQA edexcel

development 1-9 gcse ks3 geography developing country study india OCR AQA edexcel

A lesson designed to give an overview of India. Sheet needs printing in A3. This is best done at the end of the development unit due to coverage of many key areas (Rostows, Industry etc). Pupils use the information in each section to outline the key learning for each section. I allowed students to just get on with the parts that they could complete & then topped up their learning as I walked around. This is specifically designed fir the 1-9 OCR A spec, but could be easily adapted as a case study for any exam board.
andymcstump
Settlements - Introduction

Settlements - Introduction

This is a KS3 / KS2 introduction lesson on settlements. It is an excellent lesson for teaching students about their local area. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term settlement, discussion of different types of settlements (including the international space station and refugee camps), definition of site, factors that influence the site of a settlement (basic introduction of sustainability here) and description of the site of their local settlement. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Unscramble the keyword task, picture study, sketch map analysis task, a short writing task and a fill in the blank task. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

full SOW (over 25 resources) unit of study geography development 1-9 gcse

This includes dozens of very high quality resources that have taken an estimated 30 hours to plan & create. Lessons have been designed to be fun, creative and promote a high level of independence. It has all of the learning needed for coverage of the new 1-9 gcse geography specification. Includes lessons on: HDI Rostows Why uneven development in the world? Why uneven development in the UK? Development indicators Also includes a full SOW for paper 1 (Living in the UK) of the OCR 1-9 specification.
andymcstump
full SOW for ecosystems geography gcse 1-9 habitats rainforest reefs (over 25 resources)

full SOW for ecosystems geography gcse 1-9 habitats rainforest reefs (over 25 resources)

This includes dozens of very high quality resources that have taken an estimated 30 hours to plan & create. Lessons have been designed to be fun, creative and promote a high level of independence. It has all of the learning needed for coverage of the new 1-9 gcse geography specification. Includes lessons on: The great barrier reef (uses, importance & sustainable management). The Amazon Rainforest (uses, importance & sustainable management). Water cycle Nutrient cycle Biotic & abiotic components of ecosystems. Also includes a full SOW for paper 1 (Living in the UK) of the OCR 1-9 specification.
andymcstump
Settlement pattern

Settlement pattern

This is a KS3 lesson on settlement functions. It is also an excellent lesson for a KS2 group learning about settlements and their local area. The lesson also uses various map and geographic skills to study settlement patterns which makes this an ideal skills lesson as well. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of settlement pattern, the three main settlement patterns (linear, nucleated and dispersed), using grid reference to identify the different settlement patterns on a OS map, predicting how a settlement pattern will develop overtime. Learning resources used in the lesson are; image analysis (including satellite imagery), OS map, grid reference, model making, sketching and a short writing task. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
full SOW (over 10 resources) london geography unit of work growth character changes urban sustainable management 1-9 gcse

full SOW (over 10 resources) london geography unit of work growth character changes urban sustainable management 1-9 gcse

This bundle contains all of the resources and materials to teach all of the key content related to the GCSE 1-9 specification. Over 15 resources that took an estimated 20 hours to plan and create. Lessons include: growth & character of london Problems facing the city sustainable solutions Lessons are creative and engaging and designed to allow independent learning. Mark sheets are often included to allow for simple & quick teacher feedback.
andymcstump
full SOW (over 20 resources) modifying the landscape for food and water gcse geography 1-9 unit of study

full SOW (over 20 resources) modifying the landscape for food and water gcse geography 1-9 unit of study

This bundle contains all of the resources and materials to teach all of the key content related to the GCSE 1-9 specification. Over 20 resources that took an estimated 25 hours to plan and create. Lessons include: Trawling for food Water transfer scheme Mechanisation of farming Hedgerow removal. Lessons are creative and engaging and designed to allow independent learning. Mark sheets are often included to allow for simple & quick teacher feedback.
andymcstump
water management resource geography science 1-9 gcse ks3 modifying the landscape social uk

water management resource geography science 1-9 gcse ks3 modifying the landscape social uk

A great lesson that covers the human, social and environmental impacts of water transfer schemes in the UK. 8 resources in total (took about 10 hours to create). This is based on the gravity scheme that transports water from the Elan valley to Birmingham. Pupils have a choice of tasks and promotes independence & creativity. I have also included marking sheets that just need printing off. The GCSE links really tests their understanding. Covers most new 1-9 gcse geography specifications.
andymcstump
Settlement functions

Settlement functions

This is a KS3 lesson on settlement functions however, it can be easily adapted for a KS2 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of settlement function, description of different types of settlement functions and map analysis skills. Learning resources used in the lesson are; picture analysis, maps, short writing tasks and quiz. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Development unit of work year 7

Development unit of work year 7

These groups of lessons are aimed at year 7 with the focus on development, poverty and fair trade with assessments. What is development? How is development measured? What is fair trade and how can it reduce the development gap? What are the SDGs and how can it reduce the development gap? What is oxfam and how can it reduce the development gap?
carolinemcleggan5
SPAG lesson resources activities practice spelling corrections 1-9 gcse ks3 (13 resources)

SPAG lesson resources activities practice spelling corrections 1-9 gcse ks3 (13 resources)

A wide selection (13) of geography topics covered, but activities can simply be modified for any subject. The tasks take roughly 15 minutes. Pupils generally spot any SaG errors, copy out incorrect words & use tricky words to create a new paragraph. Te MRI tasks are a bit more specific to geography and allow pupils to put key terminology and SPaG corrections into a more structured GCSE answer.
andymcstump
people 1-9 gcse geography gcse ks3 uk urban trends urbanisation counter

people 1-9 gcse geography gcse ks3 uk urban trends urbanisation counter

A great lesson that covers a variety of urban trends. I based this on the pupils local area, but it could very simply be adapted to your own area. The GCSE Q & A really tests their understanding. Covers most new 1-9 gcse geography specifications, but terminology may need slightly altering. A great lesson that covers key geographical content and statistical analysis and explaining.
andymcstump
AQA OCR edexcel 1-9 uneven development across the uk diversity infrastructure

AQA OCR edexcel 1-9 uneven development across the uk diversity infrastructure

A great lesson that covers a variety of aspects related to diversity across the UK, with a specific focus upon London & Newcastle. Students play a game in pairs and use the game cards to add to their GCSE style question (some counters/tokens are needed for the game). I’ve included marking & feedback sheet that just needs printing off & cutting to save you loads of time & give great personalised feedback. Covers most new 1-9 gcse geography specifications, but terminology may need slightly altering.
andymcstump