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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

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

Three types of Rainfall

Three types of Rainfall

The objectives of the Powerpoint, animation, video and various worksheets are to identify the three different types of rainfall (frontal, convectional and relief). To investigate and understand the mechanisms behind the different types of rainfall, and to identify and explain the link between areas of high altitude and relief rainfall.

By mullarkey

The Netherlands and Belgium in 35 historical maps (1480-2010)

The Netherlands and Belgium in 35 historical maps (1480-2010)

This Historical e-Atlas of The Netherlands & Belgium (116 pages) shows the changing shape of the country through a series of maps made by the most important cartographers of their time. From the earliest known manuscripts and first printed maps to contemporary computer-generated images. When did the country appear on the (world) map for the first time and how did it get its name? The e-Atlas also includes a general introduction to the history of cartography (timeline) and describes how and why maps were/are made. It marks the most important discoveries and advancement in technology of mankind: from inventions as the magnetic compass and the printing press to modern mapping techniques like satellite remote sensing. The e-Atlas is made up of duo pages; the right page displays the map of a given period, the left page contains text describing its creator and other details. It is suitable for presentations in classrooms: teachers can zoom in on maps, compare maps from different periods etc.

By tomaps17

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

Key Stage 3; tectonics homework booklet

Key Stage 3; tectonics homework booklet

This booklet contains 7 varied homework activities to complement a scheme of work related to tectonics. 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 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

A Level; Tectonics- rift valley formation

A Level; Tectonics- rift valley formation

I designed this lesson to make teaching a complicated landform more accessible. there are lots of different activities, which gradually build up the students understanding, to the point that able they are able to write their own explanation. The lesson includes a number of images and maps to develop a sense of place.There is also an atlas maps skills homework activity included in the lesson and a separate rift valley homework answer sheet to help give feedback to the students.

By kath1nunn

A Level; Coasts - beaches

A Level; Coasts - beaches

This lesson builds up the students knowledge of beach features using diagrams and photos. It also ensures that they understand the processes operating to change to shape of the beach. Towards the end of the lesson there is an examination question on the location of beach features, with structured plans for answering this question.

By kath1nunn

Global Literature- Introduction to Africa

Global Literature- Introduction to Africa

Lesson focuses on introducing students to the multi-faceted nature of Africa and looks at the dangers of stereotyping. The introduction is a quiz centred on establishing students’ prior knowledge of the continent and their perceptions of Africa. Main activity encourages students to work in groups and research into different African countries. The lesson is versatile and can be used across a range of subjects.

By connie93

A Level; Coasts - spits, bars and tombolos

A Level; Coasts - spits, bars and tombolos

This lesson starts with coastal terminology bingo. It then combines diagrams and photos to build up descriptions and explanations of the formation of spits, bars and tombolos. OS Maps are included. there is a word bank and a sequence chart to support he students in writing their explanations. There are also additional details about other factors that may have formed the bars and tombolos in Dorset and Devon, which is aimed at A/A* students.

By kath1nunn

A Level; Coasts - Headlands and Bays

A Level; Coasts - Headlands and Bays

This lesson develops the pupils understanding of how headlands and bays are formed on concordant and discordant geology coastlines. It then goes onto coves and geos. There is a mark scheme to assess the pupils At the end there is a Swanage Map quiz with answers.

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

AQA GCSE COASTAL REVISION SESSION & RESOURCES

AQA GCSE COASTAL REVISION SESSION & RESOURCES

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for double lesson or a longer stints on coastal 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

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 RESTLESS EARTH REVISION LESSONS / SESSIONS & RESOURCES

AQA GCSE RESTLESS EARTH REVISION LESSONS / SESSIONS & RESOURCES

This powerpoint and resources are ideal for a series of lessons or a long revision session on Restless Earth.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

States and Capitals Unit: Northeast Region

States and Capitals Unit: Northeast Region

These task cards are a great way for students to practice identifying the States and State Capitals of the Northeast Region of the United States. This product includes the following 11 States:Connecticut - HartfordDelaware - DoverMaine - AugustaMaryland - AnnapolisMassachusetts - BostonNew Hampshire - ConcordNew Jersey - TrentonNew York - AlbanyPennsylvania - HarrisburgRhode Island - ProvidenceVermont - Montpelier

By ScienceSpot

United States Research: Idaho

United States Research: Idaho

Discover Idaho 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: Iowa

United States Research: Iowa

Discover Iowa 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: Illinois

United States Research: Illinois

Discover Illinois 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: Indiana

United States Research: Indiana

Discover Indiana 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