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THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

This is the second unit in the series on the Murray-Darling Basin. It begins with maps indicating the size and variations of climate and landscapes. This is a major agricultural region of Australia though which a network of rivers flow into the major drainage systems of the Darling River (Northern Basin) and the Murray River (Southern Basin). This unit fits into studies of Inland water Basins; River studies; Agricultural studies; History of pre-colonial presence of Aboriginal people; colonial; history; water management systems; river flow modification and diversion ---in fact the more you encounter information the broader the study possibilities become. The pages are designed for classroom projection and discussion. The attachments are provided to give you the opportunity of providing copies (black and white/colour choice) for individual student use. This unit also touches on material covered in Coorong Studies of South Australia and River Realities of South Australia. Take your students into the Murray-Darling Basin by way of maps, data and photographs. There is a range of environments to encounter. The role of water - its availability, variability and quality is the resource foundation that will be the focus of Part 3 in this series.
KPolkinghorne
Urbanisation in the UK

Urbanisation in the UK

A lesson designed for KS4 following the EdExcel 1-9 GCSE within the Changing Cities topic. This lesson focusses on the uneven distribution of population within the UK and the different factors which have caused this to occur. This package includes a PowerPoint presentation, worksheet activities and success criteria to track progress through out the lesson as well as setting strengths and areas for improvement.
cbutcher07
Whats it like To Live In The Mountains?

Whats it like To Live In The Mountains?

Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. They are often employed by foreigners to help them to navigate the mountains, most famously Mount Everest. Using the information sheets the students fill out the answers on the Sherpas way of life and how foreign visitors may have impacted this both positivly and negatively.
WillsonEducation
'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation

'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation

Originally made for Edexcel B GCSE Geog- Batte for the Biosphere topic but can be applied to any syllabus teaching about the causes of deforestation. The students really enjoyed the lesson as it is very balanced between discussion and exam prep- suits a mixed ability group well and there's lots of room for creative higher level thinking. The lesson gets students to first of all think about the connection between a beef burger and the rainforest and then gets the students to discuss the various causes of deforestation through peer teaching of 3 different articles. There is a describe/explain answer builder sheet which worked well with low ability students and the articles can be differentiated when they are initially given out. There is also an exam question and sample answer for the students to then use to create their own. There's discussion of indigenous tribes living sustainably in the TRF through a brillian TED talk and ends with a quick MEAT the facts video which gets students to understand the links between deforestation and our meat appetite in economically developed nations.
sheppard2011
GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - managing rainforests (Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry)

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - managing rainforests (Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry)

This lesson is part of a series of lessons about the rainforest ecosystem and is available as part of a bundle. This lesson starts by recalling some of the threats to the rainforest. It then introduces the idea of shifting cultivation and how it is sustainable. Next there are a series of photos of reasons for deforestation e.g. logging, mining, ranching, faming. Students are asked to consider why this is not sustainable and why it would be difficult to regrow the forest. they are then introduced to two schemes designed to manage the rainforest the Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry. Firstly, they should read through the articles about one of the projects. then in a group of four should simplify the project into a mind map. The groups can then present their findings to each other. Next they are asked to simplify each project into a PEE paragraph. Finally, students should work as a group to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two projects and evaluate which is most successful. All resources are included at the end of the PowerPoint.
ReallyGoodGeography
How Are Mountains Used?

How Are Mountains Used?

The Alps are used in many ways, these worksheets have the students study these and discuss the environmental impacts these activities can have on the mountains
WillsonEducation