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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.
Functionalism Crossword (Theory & Methods)
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Functionalism Crossword (Theory & Methods)

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This crossword is for AQA A Level Sociology, and covers key ideas on Functionalism for the Theory & Methods section of Paper 3. Concepts and theorists covered include Durkheim, functional prerequisites, Parsons, anomie, Merton, value consensus, organic analogy, evaluation points plus lots more. With 20 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 causes gap-fill worksheet
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Climate change causes gap-fill worksheet

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This worksheet on the causes of climate change covers a range of natural causes and human causes. There are also a couple of questions at the end on the effects on people and the environment. This would be suitable for a number of GCSE Geography 9-1 courses.
"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 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.
"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.
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).
Quiz quiz trade: social action theories
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Quiz quiz trade: social action theories

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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 social action theory, including labelling, Goffman’s dramaturgical theory, Mead, phenomenology, ethnomethodology 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Neoliberalism model essay task
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Neoliberalism model essay task

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This is an answer to a possible 20 mark Global Development essay question on evaluating neoliberalism. It is aimed at AQA A Level Sociology students. The first version of the essay has 20 errors for students to correct. The second version shows what the 20 errors are, but without correcting them. The third version is fully corrected, and invites students to find the features which make it a good essay, e.g. the evaluation points and use of theorists. The actual question being answered is “Evaluate the view that neoliberal theory and policies have had a positive impact on developing countries” (20 marks).
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.
Global atmospheric circulation crossword for Edexcel
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Global atmospheric circulation crossword for Edexcel

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With 22 clues, this crossword comprehensively covers many important ideas on the global circulation of the atmosphere and the redistribution of heat by the circulation cells and ocean currents, with clues about the cells, convection, wind belts, jet streams, high and low pressure, warm and cold ocean currents, the thermohaline circulation, the effects of latitude on solar radiation and much more. It is designed for GCSE pupils, specifically those studying Edexcel specifications, as it covers key ideas 2.1a and 2.1b from the Edexcel A spec and key idea 1.1a from the Edexcel B spec. 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.
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.
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.