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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.
Affluent Workers Revisited, Crossword
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Affluent Workers Revisited, Crossword

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This crossword contains all the important ideas on Fiona Devine’s “Affluent Workers Revisited” for GCSE Sociology. 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 (such as privatised instrumentalism) as well as Devine’s findings and the earlier research by Goldthorpe and Lockwood. A separate teachers’ answer grid is included. This crossword can be used in many ways: to reinforce the learning of a vital key study, as a knowledge retrieval exercise, as a homework task, or for revision purposes.
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).
"Examine" 8-mark rivers question task
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"Examine" 8-mark rivers 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. 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 how the UK climate affects river processes and landscapes. 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.
"Examine" 8-mark coasts (stack) qu task.
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"Examine" 8-mark coasts (stack) 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 physical processes involved in the formation of a stack. 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 evidence and processes. Pupils could attempt the question for homework or as an assessment activity.
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.
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).
"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 revision crossword
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Global development revision crossword

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With 20 clues, this crossword covers plenty of different aspects of the Global Development section of Edexcel’s specification A GCSE Geography (9-1). It can be used as homework or in class, and it is very useful for revision of key words and key ideas. The completed answer grid is provided in the second page of the document.
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.
GCSE rivers revision dominoes game
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GCSE rivers revision dominoes game

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This is a set of 30 dominoes, each having a question and an answer to a different question. They are designed for revising key ideas on rivers for the Edexcel A GCSE Geography specification (9-1 version). The game can be played by pupils individually, in pairs or even as a whole class (with one domino per pupil). It is a great revision activity. Questions cover a variety of content. For example the answers include discharge, helicoidal flow and slumping. For the teacher the answers are easy to find on the resource, since every answer comes on the domino which is next in sequence to the one with the question. Every domino carries the answer to the previous domino’s question.
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.
Heidensohn GCSE Sociology bundle
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Heidensohn GCSE Sociology bundle

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This bundle contains four useful high quality resources for teaching Heidensohn’s social control view of women’s lower crime statistics, as outlined in “Women and Crime” (1985). There is a crossword, a worksheet for translating her ideas from Cockney rhyming slang, a matching task with sentence starters and endings, plus a worksheet for spotting spelling errors in a version of her theory. Correct sets of answers are included with all the items. The materials are designed for AQA GCSE Sociology, but would also be fine for Eduqas as well.
Crossword: Cohen's Delinquent Boys, 1955
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Crossword: Cohen's Delinquent Boys, 1955

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This GCSE Sociology crossword contains all the main ideas on Albert K Cohen’s subcultural explanation of crime by young working class males, as expressed in his 1955 work “Delinquent Boys”. Although designed for the AQA course, it is also suitable for Eduqas. The crossword has 17 different words to fill in, with the clues covering the relevant key terms and concepts such as status frustration, criminal subculture, peer group and cultural deprivation. This resource can be used in class or as homework. It is a good way to revise and review Cohen’s work. A correct answer grid is included in the second page of the document.
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.
River meanders in cockney rhyming slang
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River meanders in cockney rhyming slang

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This is designed for KS3 or KS4 Geography. There is an explanation of meander processes which has been written in cockney rhyming slang. Pupils can translate this using the glossary included. More able pupils could be asked to translate it without the glossary. Alternatively they could create their own rhymes for words that don’t have any cockney slang, or suggest alternative rhyme words for the existing ones. As well as being obviously geographical, this activity is a chance for some cultural education as well (SMSC!)
Crossword on the Personal Life Approach
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Crossword on the Personal Life Approach

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This crossword is for AQA A Level Sociology, which includes the Personal Life Approach as part of the Families and Households unit. With 18 missing words, this crossword is great for homework, knowledge retrieval, part of a revision lesson, a starter and lots more. The answers are included as well.
GCSE exam-style question, climate change
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GCSE exam-style question, climate change

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Ever wish there were more GCSE past papers for the 9-1 specs? This resource is an exam-style GCSE question on climate change with a separate accompanying mark scheme. The focus is on 1 to 4 mark responses, with a number of mathematical calculation skill questions and some explanation questions included. In terms of content and question style, this resource has been designed to be useful for both Edexcel A and Edexcel B specifications for GCSE Geography, and it may be fine for other specifications too. This resource could be used as an assessment activity (teacher-assessed or pupil-assessed) or as a homework.
Personal life approach linking activity
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Personal life approach linking activity

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This worksheet is designed to help students see how the personal life approach could be used when answering questions about other topics within the Families and Households unit of AQA’s A Level Sociology. There is a list of 11 ideas from the personal life approach and a list of other topics within the unit for students to make links to. An example has been done to illustrate a possible link. (The example shows how people viewing pets as part of their family could be related to changing patterns of childbearing. This activity could prove helpful for revision purposes to show how the personal life perspective could be used in ten mark questions on almost anything, or to evaluate/explain aspects of other topics.
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.