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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (population growth)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (population growth)

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GCSE Geography - Urban issues and challenges -Mumbai (population growth) A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson. Students explore the pattern of Mumbai’s population growth and then use information to explain the growth in the context of rural-urban migration and natural increase. Whole lesson > Visual mind-map activity > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Graph activities > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Visual explainers > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… For students to describe the scale of population growth in their NEE case study of Mumbai. To explain the growth (link to rural-urban migration and natural increase) specific to Mumbai. To understand how rural-urban migration and natural increase are driving urbanisation in their city Key ideas and content… Rural – urban migration drives population growth Population growth drives natural increase Most migrants are young (natural increase) Mumbai is a dominant and important city which attracts migrants (rural-urban migration) The growth of Mumbai can be explained by a series of events in the history of the city Rural-urban migration and natural increase are linked NEE’s are likely to experience rapid urbanisation / population grown in cities because of their socio-economic contrasts To differentiate… Use the differentiated resources as appropriate. Include discussion prompts and time the lesson accordingly To extend… Students can peer assess / improve their exam questions or photo analysis answers. Change/adapt the exam style questions Students can develop their own questions with mark schemes. Higher ability should be given the opportunity to link the statements about Mumbai to one another To assess… The photo analysis offers some assessment opportunity if a focus is given to linking concept/theory to what’s happening in Mumbai The line/bar graphs aren’t suitable in terms of content, however as a skill they could be assessed for accuracy The exam style questions offer a summative assessment opportunity for the lesson.
Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)
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Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)

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End of term group activity to design an Easter egg with a geographical theme. Will work as one lesson (with only the design proposal sheet completed) or two lessons (with completed designs on the templates). Competitive element. The group worksheet also has a 'Things we now know' to show progress'. The teams have to work together to research and design an Easter egg with a geographical theme, this could be a place, landmark or something they've learned in lesson (more options given in lesson). All resources are included. There is a pin board style slide to leave on the screen. Laptops and atlases aren't essential, but will certainly help with the research (one per group). www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 15th 2017).
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (social opportunities - healthcare and education)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (social opportunities - healthcare and education)

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A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson teaching students about the social opportunities (health and education) in Mumbai – linking the content to the characteristics of Mumbai, and the wider processes of rural-urban migration. Whole lesson > Key word starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Comprehension / fact file task > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Mini plenary > Extension opportunities > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… For students to explore how Mumbai offers better social opportunities in terms of healthcare and education to it’s citizens and people migrating there. To apply specific information about healthcare and education in Mumbai. Key ideas and content… Mumbai offers social opportunities people cannot find in surrounding rural areas. Healthcare and education are both much more accessible in Mumbai than in surrounding rural areas. These opportunities drive rural-urban migration. To differentiate… Several resources have been differentiated so all students can take part in each activity. Paired and group work might be appropriate for the graph work. WAGOLLS and model answers for writing a comparison. Peer assess the plenary phone, using something such as two stars and a wish. To extend… Students could remove the Mumbai hospitals from the Maharashtra state total, and explain the significance of this upon rural-urban migration. Essentially this further proves the point about access to healthcare because Mumbai props Maharashtra up in terms of number of hospitals. Students could form sentences using the key terms from the starter. Instead of the plenary phone, students could write a formal letter allowing for more detail and application. Students could develop their own mark scheme for the exam style questions. To assess… Use the exam style questions or the discussion prompts. The plenary phone offers a mini-plenary assessment opportunity.
KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites
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KS3 Geography - Settlement - Brownfield and greenfield sites

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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
Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)
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Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

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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)
Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity
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Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity

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A whole lesson which will introduce students to the Mercalli scale, teach them the characteristics of each level and allow them to demonstrate their understanding in several different ways. Whole lesson: Starter/plenary with ‘Hinge’ element to show progress / demonstrate understanding. Photo analysis Group activity Varied individual activities Peer assessment Teacher notes & plan Lesson evaluation The main aim is… For students to create an appropriate drawing for each level of the Mercalli scale, based on the descriptions. For students to learn the main levels of the Mercalli scale. For students to recognise how the scale changes between impacts on humans and impacts on the build environment. To use / apply the Mercalli scale. Key ideas and content… The Mercalli scale has 12 levels. The Mercalli scale measures the effects of an earthquake (and not the strength / energy like the Richter scale). It is based on visual observations, and is split between effects felt by people and effects on the build environment. To differentiate… Help lower ability students by modelling some examples. Underline the key terms in each description, and focus the drawings on these. Encourage the use of thought bubbles and speech bubbles to add more depth and detail to the drawings. Complete the drawing activity first, and then ask more able students to highlight main differences between each level. To extend… Play a Pictionary type game. Give the student a level from the scale which they then draw on the board. The class must then decide which level it is. To assess… Peer assessment included. Check drawings for features unique to each level of the scale. Use the Pictionary type game as a whole class assessment. The photo analysis is intended as a Hinge for the learning, they come back to the original photo analysis and show / demonstrate their learning by filling in the post-it notes.
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)
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!
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
Features of squatter settlements - differentiated activities
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Features of squatter settlements - differentiated activities

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Two differentiated activities to include as part of your teaching of squatter settlements. A photo analysis activity Develop understanding of squatter settlements Practise photo annotation skills A table activity to extend understanding Make links to living conditions and effects on the lives of people living in squatter settlements. Activity planning guide Teacher notes
Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur
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Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur

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Resource 1: Drawing activity to use when teaching the causes of tsunamis. Resource 2: Differentiated activity sheet to include as part of teaching how tsunamis are caused, and how they develop. The end result is a colourful and sequenced diagram. All of our premium teaching resources have received a 5/5 star review (As of 22nd January 2017) www.acornteachingresources.com
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.
Tropical storm formation - differentiated activity sheets
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Tropical storm formation - differentiated activity sheets

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Several differentiated activity sheets. Suitable for a range of abilities and learning styles. Teacher notes included. An attractive and sequenced piece of work showing the key stages in tropical storm formation. This resource will help in the teaching of tropical storm formation at a range of ages and abilities.
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (location and importance)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (location and importance)

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A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson. Students will be able to describe the location of Mumbai, explain features of it’s regional, national and international importance, and then link these to rural-urban migration and international migration. Whole lesson > Geographical language activity > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Card sort / Venn diagram activity > Photo analysis > Exam style questions > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To apply knowledge of Mumbai as a case study of a city in a NEE. To locate Mumbai using geographical language and explain features of it’s regional, national and international importance. To link features of reginal, national and international importance together. To explain how features of regional, national and international importance drive urbanisation in Mumbai. Key ideas and content… Mumbai is a city in a NEE (India), experiencing urbanisation. Mumbai is important (regionally, nationally and internationally). These features drive urbanisation. Physical and human features drive urbanisation. To differentiate… Several activities have differentiated resources. Provide support / model answers for the exam questions. Photo analysis, Venn diagram and table activities could be undertaken in groups. To extend… Access to the internet would allow students to find out more specific facts. Students could overlay key features of Mumbai onto a map of the city / region. To assess… Photo analysis Explain and link column on the table Group discussion Exam style questions www.acornteachingresources.com
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (urban challenges - water, sanitiation and energy)
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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (urban challenges - water, sanitiation and energy)

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Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (urban challenges - water, sanitiation and energy) A fully resourced and differentiated lesson teaching students about the challenges in providing adequate access to water, sanitation and energy in Mumbai. Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Differentiated activities > Summary activity > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Card sort activity > Key term starter > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To explore the challenges in providing water, sanitation and energy in Mumbai (case study) Key ideas and content… There are serious social challenges in providing water, sanitation and energy. Water and sanitation are linked to health and social well being. People living in squatter settlements (because of rapid urbanisation and poverty) are less likely to have adequate access to amenities such as water, sanitation and energy. Mumbai is a good example of a city where people don’t have adequate access to amenities such as water, sanitation and energy. To differentiate… Work through the card sort activity as a class. Students could complete the discussion, linking activity and photo analysis in groups / pairs. Pass the photo analysis around, students improve each other’s work. To extend… Students could form their own sentence starters (and share them). To assess… The photo analysis and the summary activity offer assessment opportunities. Class discussion and evaluation prompts. www.acornteachingresources.com
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.
AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet
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AQA Geography A - The Restless Earth - Revision Sheet

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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.