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Quality resources for teaching Geography and Sociology.

Quality resources for teaching Geography and Sociology.
Global Development: NGOs ppt
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Global Development: NGOs ppt

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This powerpoint presentation is designed for the AQA A Level Sociology option unit Global Development which is assessed in Paper 2. It defines NGOs, explains why they have grown in importance, and evaluates their role in global and local development. Six NGOs are included as case study examples (covering a range of scales and types), with links to video clips. There are also sociological arguments from theorists and different theoretical perspectives on NGOs. Possible ten and twenty mark questions are included, with some guidance on possible answers for one of the ten-markers. Overall it is a high quality resource for a lesson.
"Examine" 8-mark flooding question task
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"Examine" 8-mark flooding question task

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This resource is designed for Edexcel’s Geography GCSE A specification (9-1) paper 1, which has 8-mark “Examine” questions on the UK Landscapes section only. This is an exam-style question based on a photographic resource, and there are hints given to support pupils in developing their response. There is also a full-page writing frame if required to support pupil responses. Lastly there is a model answer which follows the writing frame’s structured approach, but would be strong enough to score a top-band mark. The actual topic of the question is the impacts of river flooding. The materials here could be used in a range of ways. For example pupils could be given the model answer to mark against the generic Edexcel descriptors. Pupils could be asked to highlight which parts of the model answer are evidence derived from the source, and which parts of the answer are explanations of the evidence. Pupils could attempt the question for homework or as an assessment activity.
Global Development: Education ppt
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Global Development: Education ppt

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This presentation is designed for the AQA A Level Sociology paper 2 option Global Development. It covers the role of education in the development process, including the benefits and challenges associated with universal education policies, as well as the opposing views of different perspectives over whether developing countries should imitate the education systems of developed countries. This presentation includes real world examples, as well as possible exam questions (10 marks and 20 marks).
Global development: environment ppt
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Global development: environment ppt

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This powerpoint presentation is designed for the AQA A Level Sociology option unit Global Development which is assessed in Paper 2. It covers the relationship between the environment and development, including the debate over which should be prioritised by developing countries. Possible ten and twenty mark questions are included, with some guidance on possible answers for one of the ten-markers. There is plenty of focus on sociological theory, theorists, perspectives and real world examples, with links to useful video clips too. Overall it is a high quality resource for a lesson.
"Examine" 8-mark question tasks: pack of seven
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"Examine" 8-mark question tasks: pack of seven

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This bundle has SEVEN 8-mark “examine” GCSE-style questions which are modelled on the requirements of Edexcel’s specification A GCSE Geography (paper 1). There are three coastal questions, three river questions and a glaciation one too for good measure. Each of the seven resources has an exam-style question (including a source such as a photograph), plus tips for pupils to answer it, and a model answer that would reach the top band of the mark scheme.
Crossword on Social Action Theories (Theory & Methods)
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Crossword on Social Action Theories (Theory & Methods)

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This crossword is for AQA A Level Sociology, and covers key ideas on Social Action Theories for the Theory & Methods section of Paper 3. Concepts and theorists covered include Mead, ethnomethodology, Goffman, phenomenology, Cooley, the dramaturgical model, labelling, the looking-glass self, breaching experiments, Weber’s ideal types of social action, evaluation points plus lots more. With 19 missing words, this crossword is great for many uses including knowledge retrieval, homework, a starter or plenary, independent study work, or as part of a revision lesson. The answers are included as a completed grid which is on the second page of the document.
Climate change crossword puzzle for GCSE
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Climate change crossword puzzle for GCSE

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With 28 clues, this crossword covers plenty of different causes and impacts of climate change. It is designed for GCSE pupils and can be used as homework or in class. The completed answer grid is provided in the second page of the document.
UK Challenges revision question activity
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UK Challenges revision question activity

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This resource is created for the Edexcel A GCSE Geography specification. It is useful preparation for the Paper 3 “UK Challenges” section, which does include some short questions (1 to 4 marks) designed to test candidate knowledge. There are 11 questions in this activity sheet, all of which are original and not copied from a textbook or past exam paper. The questions cover a range of different topics from across the specification’s four different UK Challenges. Pupils have to match the questions to the answers. Then they have to mark the answers, giving reasons for their choices. As well as a pupil worksheet there is a teacher’s answer sheet which includes the marks and the reasons for the marks. To stretch more able pupils, they could be asked to create improved answers to the weaker responses.
"Examine" 8-mark flood defence qu task
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"Examine" 8-mark flood defence qu task

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This resource is designed for Edexcel’s Geography GCSE A specification (9-1) paper 1, which has 8-mark “Examine” questions on the UK Landscapes section only. There is an exam-style question based on a photographic resource, and there are hints given to support pupils in developing their response. There is also a full-page writing frame if required to support pupil responses. Lastly there is a model answer which follows the writing frame’s structured approach, but would be strong enough to score a top-band mark. The actual topic of the question is the changes in the river landscape caused by dams and reservoirs as examples of hard engineering flood defences. The materials here could be used in a range of ways. For example pupils could be given the model answer to mark against the generic Edexcel descriptors. Pupils could be asked to highlight which parts of the model answer are evidence derived from the photographic source, and which parts of the answer are explanations of the changes in the landscape. Pupils could attempt the question for homework or as an assessment activity.
"Examine" 8-mark coastal defence qu task
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"Examine" 8-mark coastal defence qu task

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This resource is designed for Edexcel’s Geography GCSE A specification (9-1) paper 1, which has 8-mark “Examine” questions on the UK Landscapes section only. There is an exam-style question based on a photographic resource, and there are hints given to support pupils in developing their response. There is also a full-page writing frame if required to support pupil responses. Lastly there is a model answer which follows the writing frame’s structured approach, but would be strong enough to score a top-band mark. The actual topic of the question is the changes in the coastal landscape caused by hard and soft engineering. The materials here could be used in a range of ways. For example pupils could be given the model answer to mark against the generic Edexcel descriptors. Pupils could be asked to highlight which parts of the model answer are evidence derived from the photographic source, and which parts of the answer are explanations of the changes in the landscape. Pupils could attempt the question for homework or as an assessment activity.
Global Development: Industrialisation ppt
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Global Development: Industrialisation ppt

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This presentation is designed for the AQA A Level Sociology paper 2 option Global Development. It covers the role of industrialisation in the development process, including the impacts and challenges associated with it, as well as the opposing views of different perspectives and theorists over whether developing countries should attempt to industrialise. This presentation includes Ethiopia as an example, as well as possible exam questions on industrialisation (10 marks and 20 marks) and enough material to construct answers.
Desert survival groupwork simulation lesson
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Desert survival groupwork simulation lesson

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This lesson involves pupils working in groups to survive after a plane crash in the desert. They decide their group roles, then make a sequence of survival decisions, earning points depending on their choices. The following good quality original resources are included: 17-slide powerpoint; map of the desert area; decision-making record sheet for pupils to fill in and calculate their points; and teacher’s notes including ideas for questioning and additional information. The ppt ends with a debrief and reflection slide for evaluating the groupwork and decision-making processes. All of the materials are original and have been used successfully with classes at KS3, including on Year 6 transition days. This lesson would easily fit into a unit of work on deserts, hostile environments, survival geography etc. As well as the survival aspects, there is plenty of geography too, including desert landforms on the map (e.g. wadi and playa).
Heidensohn social control matching task
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Heidensohn social control matching task

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This matching task involves pairing up 19 split sentences which explain and evaluate Heidensohn’s use of social control theory to explain lower female crime statistics, as outlined in “Women and Crime” (1985), a key study for AQA GCSE Sociology, although it would also be suitable for the Eduqas GCSE. A separate answer sheet with correct matches is included. A range of different concepts are included such as separate spheres, sexual harassment at work and teenage daughters developing bedroom culture. This resource could be used in class or as homework.
Crossword on Marxism (Theory & Methods)
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Crossword on Marxism (Theory & Methods)

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This crossword is for AQA A Level Sociology, and covers key ideas on Marxism for the Theory & Methods section of Paper 3. With 18 missing words, this crossword is great for many uses including knowledge retrieval, homework, a starter or plenary, part of a revision lesson and lots more. The answers are included as well in a grid on the second page of the document. Concepts covered include humanistic and scientific Marxism, ideological state apparatus, false class consciousness, hegemony, superstructure and infrastructure, evaluation points plus lots more.
Global atmospheric circulation crossword for AQA
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Global atmospheric circulation crossword for AQA

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With 18 clues, this crossword comprehensively covers many important ideas on the global circulation of the atmosphere and the redistribution of heat by the circulation cells, with clues about convection, wind belts, jet streams, high and low pressure, the effects of latitude on solar radiation and much more. It is designed for GCSE pupils, specifically those studying the AQA specification, as it covers the general atmospheric circulation model which forms part of the Weather Hazards unit. This crossword can be used as homework or in class, including as revision or for intervention. The completed answer grid is provided in the second page of the document.
Edexcel B rainforest & taiga adaptations
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Edexcel B rainforest & taiga adaptations

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This matching task involves pairing up 19 split explanations of how plants and animals are adapted to conditions in the rainforest and the taiga (boreal) forest for Edexcel B spec GCSE Geography. Also the worksheet has a key for pupils to colour-code which ideas relate to the rainforest and which are about the taiga. An answer sheet with correct matches and colour-coding is included. A range of different adaptations are explained including drip tips, camouflage by snowshoe hares, sloths (green algae), thin needle leaves, buttress roots and thick bark. This resource could be used in class or as homework.
Crossword: Walby's Theorizing Patriarchy
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Crossword: Walby's Theorizing Patriarchy

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This GCSE Sociology crossword contains all the main ideas on Sylvia Walby’s view of patriarchy as expressed in “Theorizing Patriarchy” (1990). Although designed for the AQA course, it is also suitable for Eduqas. The crossword has 16 different words to fill in, with the clues covering the relevant key terms and concepts such as patriarchal structures, slut-shaming, housework, male violence, public and private patriarchy etc. This resource can be used in class or as homework. It is a good way to revise and review Walby’s work.
Quiz quiz trade: Marxism (AQA Sociology)
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Quiz quiz trade: Marxism (AQA Sociology)

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This resource is a set of 30 different quiz-quiz-trade cards. Each card has a question and answer on an aspect of Marxism, including false class consciousness, alienation, Gramsci’s humanistic Marxism, Althusser’s scientific Marxism, evaluation points and lots more. The content is designed for the AQA A Level Sociology Theory and Methods unit. There are enough cards for a class of 30, or for smaller classes students could have more than one card each. This active and engaging Kagan cooperative learning activity is useful for reviewing and revising learning. There are so many cards that the activity could be used in more than one lesson with a class by changing which of the 30 cards are used or not used on each occasion. All the cards are attractively designed with clear text and marked scissor lines to assist with cutting up.
Davis and Moore spelling error worksheet
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Davis and Moore spelling error worksheet

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This worksheet is designed for teaching the functionalist explanation of social stratification according to Davis and Moore, as required for AQA’s GCSE Sociology (Paper 2). The main task is to identify ten spelling errors hidden within the text, plus there are a couple of short questions to develop understanding and application. There is a teacher’s answer sheet showing correct spellings for the ten errors. This worksheet can be used in class, as well as for homework.
Crossword on urban traffic issues
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Crossword on urban traffic issues

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This crossword is aimed at KS3 Geography pupils. It has 15 clues covering different causes, effects and solutions for urban traffic issues in the UK. It could be used in class or as homework. As well as the crossword grid and clues, the document also includes an answer grid.