Measuring hurricanes

Measuring hurricanes

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.
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AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet

AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet

Double sided A3 revision sheet built around the AQA Geography A Restless Earth module. The sheet is structured around the Key Ideas, and has a range of activities. Essentially, they're just populating the sheet as a revision tool Does require exercise books / internet / textbooks. Ideal as module revision, exam revision or lesson cover.
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Geography Revision - AQA Geography A - Tourism Revision Sheet / Booklet

Geography Revision - AQA Geography A - Tourism Revision Sheet / Booklet

A double sided A3 revision sheet / A4 revision booklet with instruction slides to extend and consolidate learning from the Tourism (AQA Geography A) module. The end result is a concise revision tool. Double sided A3 worksheet or 5 page A4 booklet > Built around the AQA Geography A specification > A range of activities > Does require exercise books / textbooks > Ideal for revision & cover lessons The main aim is… To revise and extend learning from the module by working through a structured revision sheet. The sheet has been built around the outgoing AQA geography A specification. Key ideas and content… The whole module!! Tourism is a case study heavy module, so the revision material has ended up with a lot of tables to simplify the key ideas. To differentiate… Model examples and provide support. Break down into timed sections to allow progress checks. Students should be encouraged to draw links between sections. Next steps… I use this before the module exam. Use to practise answering some exam questions. www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 4th March 2017)
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Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

Geography - AQA 1-9 - The Living World - Protecting Cold Environments (Whole lesson)

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
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Geography - The Africa Challenge

Geography - The Africa Challenge

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.
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Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

Geography - Easter Atlas Skills (scavenger hunt activity sheet)

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).
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Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson) A whole lesson with a range of differentiated activities aimed at teaching students the features of, and differences between; linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes. Includes: snappy starter, animated explainers, key points, class discussion, differentiated activities, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources are included, along with a lesson plan and teacher notes. The main aim is… For students to learn the features of, and differences between linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes. Key ideas and content… Nucleated, linear and dispersed are all settlement shapes. Settlements grow in different shapes for different reasons. Nucleated settlements will grow around a feature. Linear settlements will grow along a feature. To differentiate… There is differentiation in the lesson. Provide the essential words for the summary activity. Students could work on the photo analysis together. To extend… Use the superstar activities. Get the maps out / photocopy and cut out to pick out actual settlement shapes. To assess… The photo analysis and the summary activity allow progress to be demonstrated and assessed. The homework could also be assessed. All reviews for our premium products have been 5/5* (As of 21st February 2017)
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Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land

Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land

Whole lesson / Revision - Geography - AQA Geography A - Water on the Land Long and cross profiles, erosion, transportation and deposition. A revision lesson looking at - key idea: the shape of river valleys changes as rivers flow downstream due to the dominance of different processes. Several activities which result in written work or annotated diagrams - perfect for revision! Key points, diagrams and animations help explain / revisit learning. Whole lesson: Snappy starter > Key points explained > Animated diagrams > Transportation poster > Literacy activity > Diagrams > Teacher notes / lesson plan > Fully resourced and ready to go! All of our premium resources have received a 5/5* review as of 25th January 2017! www.acornteachingresources.com
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites

KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites

KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites A whole lesson which will teach students the difference between a greenfield site, and a brownfield site. Whole lesson: Varied activities Visual starter Lesson plan Teacher notes Homework Lesson evaluation Differentiated resources – all included Assessment points
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GCSE Geography - AQA - Living with the physical environment - Types of natural hazard

GCSE Geography - AQA - Living with the physical environment - Types of natural hazard

New 9-1 AQA Geography Living with the physical environment A whole lesson intended to start Paper 1 ‘Living with the physical environment’ natural hazards section. The lesson will ensure students have a firm understanding of what a natural hazard is, and what the likely effects will be. All resources included. Teacher notes. Differentiated activities. Mixed activities. Clear outcomes. Discussion prompts. Homework. Learning evaluation.
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function

KS3 Geography - Settlement - 2 - Settlement function

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
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KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors

KS3 Geography - Activity - Migration - Push and pull factors

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
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - 1 - Choosing a site

KS3 Geography - Settlement - 1 - Choosing a site

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
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Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets

Geography - Living in squatter settlement - Activity sheets

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)
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Geography - Coasts - Erosion - Coastal Landforms

Geography - Coasts - Erosion - Coastal Landforms

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*
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Geography - What is Geography?

Geography - What is Geography?

An introduction to the subject – whole lesson. There are a range of activities which will show progress and develop vocabulary throughout the lesson. The main aim is… An introduction to the subject of geography. To appreciate there are lots of topics within geography. Key ideas and content… Place is the main theme, and ties the subject together. We study both the natural and the man made. There are links and connections between the different topic areas. To differentiate… See lesson plan – red for lower and green for higher. The acrostics could be used instead of the literacy activity. Students could add to the word box as a pair or table. To extend… See lesson plan. Students could research other topic areas and create their own activity. This is intended as an introductory lesson – other activities could easily be included to further develop understanding. To assess… Use the literacy activity. www.acornteachingresource.com All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 3rd March 2017)
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Types of rainfall (animations and activity sheets)

Types of rainfall (animations and activity sheets)

Types of rainfall (animations and activity sheets) These are lesson elements intended to be used in the teaching of weather/climate and types of rainfall. - Three colourful animations to introduce / teach convectional, frontal and relief rainfall. - Three activity sheets with diagrams / written work. - Three outline activity sheets which can be used with higher ability students, or to assess. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5 (As of February 20th 2017)
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