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Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography
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Christmas Atlas Skills - Geography

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Fun and visually attractive, this Christmas themed atlas work sheet is great for end of term group activities. All you need is an atlas. A double sided Christmas themed activity sheet. Activities include: finding capital cities, finding countries, locating oceans, using data sets, drawing flags and using geographic language to describe locations - most with a festive theme. Also: draw a snowman, draw a Christmas tree and name all nine of Santa's reindeer. Included is a display slide with learning objectives and outcomes, an activity slide with instructions, teacher notes and a lesson plan. This resource was featured by the TES in their blog last year, and recieved a 5* review.
Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets
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Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets

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Two activity sheets intended to be used as part of a lesson. The theme of the lesson should be along the lines of ‘Life in a squatter settlement’, and could be taught with KS3 or KS4 students. Resource 1: the effects on peoples lives The main aim is for students to appreciate how the conditions / characteristics of a squatter settlement affect people’s lives. The task is for students to complete the sheet in a few different ways. There are nine problems / effects associated with living in a squatter settlement. For each effect, they must list the associated problems, and for several, also draw the problem. Ask the students the question – how would this affect your life if you lived there? There will be some repetition. There are three blank cards as well, these are intended for higher ability students, or for the teacher to edit so as to include a problem which may be appropriate to the theme of their teaching. Higher ability students can cut the cards out afterwards and glue them in their exercise books – this is an opportunity to identify links between the problems. There are several, and the whole activity is very open ended. Students could also sort their ideas into social, political and economic – they could use three different colours and a key to show this. There are some answers on the next sheet, although there are many more. Resource 2: the informal economy of a squatter settlement The main aim is for students to appreciate how people can earn money within a squatter settlement. The focus should be on how the work is informal and doesn’t contribute to the tax base / official figures. This kind of work can be contained within a squatter settlement, but not necessarily so. This is an opportunity to draw a strong link to rural-urban migration; how the residents are often uneducated and unskilled, but wanting and needing to work. The task is simple, for each form of employment, the student must draw an appropriate illustration. Model for lower ability, ask higher ability to include speech bubbles, or some form of written communication. Use as an opportunity to clear up any misunderstanding about what each term means. All reviews for our paid resources have been 5/5* (as of March 19th 2017)
Urban issues and challenges - Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation
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Urban issues and challenges - Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation

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AQA Geography Urban issues and challenges - Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation A whole lesson (possibly a double) which teaches students how rural-urban migration, and natural increase, is driving rapid urbanisation in LIC’s and NEE’s. There are a range of activities, and varied resources to aid in the teaching. A visual explainer has been included. All resources are ready to go. Whole lesson > Key concept starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Card sort > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach!
Geography - Natural hazards - Convection currents in the mantle
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Geography - Natural hazards - Convection currents in the mantle

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"Differentiated activity sheet to include as part of teaching how convection currents occur in the mantle. The end result is a colourful and sequenced diagram." An activity requiring students to draw an annotated diagram to show how and why convection currents occur in the mantel. The sheet has several activities built around this including; labeling the key features, adding arrows, explaining the processes, including a title and colouring it in. There are three versions to suit higher, middle and lower ability groups / students.
Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)
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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet) A double sided worksheet intended to use with pairs and small groups - all they need is an Atlas or two. Teacher notes are included with some suggestions. Basically, they are required to use an Atlas in several ways to find out a range of information (some of which is linked to Easter). There are a few other activities on the sheet (such as design an Easter egg). Great for end of term activities, and will work with KS3 and KS4 students. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of February 21st 2017).
Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment
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Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment

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Whole lesson / assessment - could be used to teach map skills or use as a stand alone assessment to use at the end of a map skills topic. The assessment requires students to read a list of instructions and complete a map of 'The Island'. Students can show and develop their skills with grid references, distance, direction and map symbols. The assessment element will show the teacher and student progress made, and also inform the student as to what they need to do to get to the next level. There is an extra activity which then allows students to show their understanding about human and physical features, this could also make a good link to a tourism topic and incorporates literacy. Teacher notes and a brief lesson plan included with extension and differentiation notes. This whole lesson is ready to go. All of our paid resources have received a 5/5* review as of 29th January 2017.
KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors
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KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors

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KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors A card sort activity which introduces / describes a range of push and pull factors and provides opportunity to explore links between them and how some factors are social, economic or environmental. Activity Aims and objectives Resources Display slide Teacher notes
Exam question technique sheet
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Exam question technique sheet

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The main aim is… This is an exam question answer planning tool. It was developed for lower ability students; to help them form an answer to a long exam question and to practise their exam technique. It is intended to help students see they do have the necessary understanding, but also answer the question correctly to achieve the higher marks. Key ideas and content… The students tackle an exam question in steps. The idea is the students have everything they need on the sheet in front of them, to help focus lower ability students and coach them in answering longer exam questions. Students can apply the same process to an actual exam. Students can develop their exam question technique (application of key terms, use of connectives, structure etc.) to access the higher marks. To differentiate… Work through the steps as a class, then allow the students to answer the actual question. If using a structure – give time for teach section (a minute per mark?). Before photocopying, provide subheadings to help students structure their answer. Several colour coded versions have been included to enable carousel activities / differentiated activities / group work etc. To extend… Higher ability students could write their own mark scheme for the question on the back. Attach SPaG marks. Use the sheet with the ‘structure’ box instead of the thought bubble. The students will have to draw the horizontal lines depending on the structure / number of paragraphs. Higher ability students could plan their answer on the lined graphic, and then write their actual answer on lined paper / on the back. To assess… Can be assessed by the teacher against the mark scheme. Provide students with a mark scheme and allow them to assess/see where the marks come from.
KS3 Geography - Settlement - 1 - Choosing a site
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - 1 - Choosing a site

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Whole lesson with all resources included. Learning objective: To learn why sites for settlements were chosen. A range of activities allow students to develop their understanding about how we choose sites / physical features for settlements. Whole lesson: Starter Discussion prompts Two main activities Plenary activity Lesson evaluation Homework activity Teacher plan Teacher notes All resources
KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function

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Whole lesson with all resources included. Learning objective: To describe different settlement functions. A range of activities allow students to develop their understanding about how settlements have a particular function, how this function might change over time and how it is linked to the physical environment. Whole lesson: Starter Discussion prompts Two main activities Plenary activity Lesson evaluation Homework activity Teacher plan Teacher notes All resources - differentiated worksheets
Geography - Atlas Scavenger Hunt 1
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Geography - Atlas Scavenger Hunt 1

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Whole lesson with instructions and teacher notes. Ideal for end of term. The main aim is… For students to work independently, using an atlas in several different ways to find out information about their chosen countries. It will also develop their spatial awareness, and skills in using geographical language. Key ideas and content… We can use an atlas in lots of ways, to find out lots of different kinds of information. Atlases contain a lot of information, but there are ways to find things out very quickly. Print in A3 - double sided.
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (managing urban growth - squatter settlements)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (managing urban growth - squatter settlements)

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A fully resourced and differentiated lesson teaching students about the development of squatter settlements in the context of Mumbai. Students will link characteristics and conditions (including the informal economy) to wider geographical processes. Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Storyboard activities > Photo analysis – progress check > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Visual explainers > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To establish the key characteristics of a squatter settlement. To explain how they develop and then evolve over time. To explain the difference between the formal economy and the informal economy. To link squatter settlements to geographical concepts; urbanisation, rural-urban migration natural increase Key ideas and content… Squatter settlements are areas of informal housing where an informal economy often develops. They evolve and change over time. There are unique social / environmental conditions with impact quality of life. They form because of a rapidly growing population. To differentiate… Several activities are differentiated – use the resources accordingly. Photo analysis tasks can be completed as a class / groups / pairs For the exam questions give lower ability students – display the connectives and key terms. The discussion can be completed as a class / group. To extend… For the exam questions give time for middle and higher ability students to decide on their own connectives and key terms. Provide a photo of a squatter settlement prior to the lesson – ask students to mind map what they know about squatter settlements. Add to / improve at the end. Higher ability could read the definition of a squatter settlement and then write their own. To assess… The exam questions should be peer assessed. There are several exam questions throughout the lesson, any of these could be given a mark and assessed. The discussion prompts allow for summative assessment. www.acornteachingresources.com
Geography - Meanders and oxbow lakes activity
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Geography - Meanders and oxbow lakes activity

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Ideal for KS3 and KS4. Could be used to teach or consolidate. Six tiles are jumbled up on the sheet - the students need to cut these out and arrange them in the correct sequence. The next task is to write a description underneath each tile - there is a word-box to help the students explain each stage. Prior knowledge / understanding will be needed to complete. Could be used as a mystery – see if students can work out why the oxbow lake formed before you explain. Two version are included; one in colour and one in outline black & white. Every review we've had for a premium resource has been 5/5* (As of February 21st 2017)
Geography - Coasts - Erosion - Coastal Landforms
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Geography - Coasts - Erosion - Coastal Landforms

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Three labelled PPT diagrams to include in a lesson, to help when teaching... - Cliffs and wave cut platforms - Caves, arches, stacks and stumps - Headlands and bays Three worksheets to help students learn or demonstrate understanding. The worksheets have several tasks to help the students complete the diagram and link it to the processes of erosion. As of the 20th January, every single review we've had for a premium resource has been 5/5*
Measuring hurricanes
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Measuring hurricanes

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A range of activities with the aim of teaching students about the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Visually attractive, differentiated and fully resourced for a range of abilities. Whole lesson: snappy starter, varied activities, key points, class discussion, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources included, along with lesson plan and teacher notes. This lesson has planned activities which show the teacher and the students their progress throughout.
Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)
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Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

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Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson) A whole lesson (possibly a double with lower ability groups) which enables students to explore how the balance between economic development, and conservation, can be managed in cold environments. There are a range of differentiated activities which teach students the strategies they're requires to know. Culminating in students developing a mark scheme and answering a GCSE style exam question. Whole lesson > Key terms starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Research activity > Exam style question with breakdown and structure > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Differentiated > The main aim is… To develop understanding of the issue between economic development and conservation. To discuss the balance of economic development, sustainable development and the need to protect wilderness areas. Key ideas and content… There are four strategies we need to know. There are advantages and disadvantages. Different people will have different opinions. To differentiate… See lesson plan, the notes in red are suggestions for lower ability groups. This lesson would certainly run over more than one session – for instance the exam style question work could be a lesson in itself with a lower ability group. To extend… See lesson plan, the notes in green are suggestions for higher ability groups. Introduce a research aspect to the main activity – students can research an example for each strategy. To assess… The summary activity can be assessed. The discussion points also provide assessment opportunities in lesson. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of 26th February 201&) www.acornteachingresources.com
Geography - The Africa Challenge
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Geography - The Africa Challenge

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Ideal for KS3, but could be used with KS4. Introduce the continent of Africa and develop their spatial awareness of this massive continent. These activities will help students develop their understanding about Africa as a continent of many countries. The main activity is a challenge, where students use clues to work out where African countries are – not as easy as it seems! There are also several extension questions which require students to use geographical language. Ideal as an individual, paired or group activity. Competitive element. Develops spatial awareness and geographical language skills. As of the 16th February, all of our premium resources have received a 5/5* review.