A set of display bricks featuring a range of key terms from the ‘living world’ unit in AQA GCSE Geography. Included are the key terms as specified by AQA, a range of key terms from the Acorn scheme of work and an editable slide to add your own key terms. www.acornteachingresources.com
A set of display bricks featuring a range of key terms from the ‘urban issues and challenges’ unit in AQA GCSE Geography. Included are the key terms as specified by AQA, a range of key terms from the Acorn scheme of work and an editable slide to add your own key terms. www.acornteachingresources.com
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)
A whole lesson intended to teach students the processes within, and the stages of, the water cycle. Includes varied activities, differentiated worksheets and animated diagrams. Lesson plan, teacher notes and a homework also included. The main aim is… To understand the processes of the water cycle To understand where and why these processes are taking place To understand the sequence / stages of the water cycle Key ideas and content… Evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, surface run-off The water cycle is continuous To differentiate… See lesson plan / use the varied worksheets Get the students up in groups to talk through the water cycle using the PowerPoint animation – before moving on to the diagram activities Students can act (see lesson plan – alternative activities) To extend… Set the summary activity as homework / or the research activity for higher ability groups To assess… Students could act out the stages – choose at random for higher ability. Use the summary activity as a piece of work to assess understanding. Every review we've received for a premium resource has been 5/5* (As of February 20th 2017)
Sequencing activity: River landforms - waterfalls This is suited to KS3 but does work with KS4 - you'll need to add more detail (processes of erosion etc.). There are four slides to help the teacher explain the processes involved and introduce the keywords. The activity sheet requires students to complete three activities. 1. Cut out and arrange the tiles. 2. Add the labels from the sheet. 3. Add the descriptions from the sheet. There is also an animated consolidation slide to allow teacher/students to check accuracy. For higher ability - ask the students to underline the key terms, add more key terms and write their own descriptions. Two version of the sheet are included; one in colour and one in outline black & white. Every review we've received for a premium resource has been 5/5* (As of February 20th 2017)
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
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
A range of activities allow students to develop their understanding about how the weather can influence what we buy and when. Whole lesson: Starter Two main activities Plenary Homework Discussion prompts Teacher notes All resources Mixed activities (sorting, drawing, discussion and writing)
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)
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.
Subject specific vocabulary resources Section A: The challenge of natural hazards A range of resources built around the AQA 9-1 Geography SSV for section A - The challenge of natural hazards. Includes - keyword bricks for display - bingo game - word mat - teacher notes All resources are included and are ready to print. Keywords are grouped and colour coded.
AQA GCSE Geography - Unit 2 Section A - Urban issues and challenges - The global pattern of urban change A whole lesson which teaches students how the world is becoming increasingly urbanised. Includes a range of differentiated activities, animated explainers, visuals and structured worksheets. Whole lesson > Differentiated resources > Snappy starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas >Map activities > Graph activities > Class discussion > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… To describe how the world is urbanising, and at what rate - key patterns / trends. To use geographical language and specific examples. Key ideas and content… The world is becomingly increasingly urbanised. Change occurs in different regions at different times. To differentiate… Activities are mostly differentiated. This lesson could be made more collaborative in many areas to aid lower and middle ability students. Model answers for higher students using L and M resources.
GCSE Geography - Urban issues and challenges - Urban trends in different parts of the world A whole session exploring how urban trends differ between HIC’s, NEE’s and LIC’s and the relationship with economic development. Whole lesson > Differentiated resources > Key concept starter > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Graph analysis > Annotated graphs > Class discussion > Storyboard activity > Learning evaluation > Summary activity > Homework > Lesson plan > Teacher notes > Fully resourced > Visually attractive and ready to teach! The main aim is… This lesson is really about exploring the world trends – particularly the difference between urbanisation in LIC, HIC and NEE countries. Reasons and explanation are picked up in lesson 4. Key ideas and content… There is a clear difference between levels of urbanisation in HIC’s, LIC’s and NEE’s There is a clear correlation between GNI and levels of urbanisation Urbanisation is occurring more quickly in LIC’s and NEE’s Urbanisation has already occurred in HIC’s and has slowed down Be careful with students confusing GNI per capita with GDP Industrialisation (as a concept) and the effect of urbanisation To differentiate… Several resource are differentiated. Provide support and scaffolding as appropriate Blow up and print the graphs for a carousel activity To extend… Students could locate our HIC, NEE and LIC countries on a world map and annotate to show levels of urbanisation and GNI. Students could use the GDP graph, and a blank world map to annotate levels of urbanisation / GDP in various countries around the world. To assess… The homework exam question could be used in lesson as an assessment The summary activity will demonstrate understanding / progress All or any of the graphs can be described / explained www.acornteachingresources.com
Urban issues and challenges - Mumbai (social opportunities - water supply and energy) A fully resourced and differentiated case study lesson teaching students about the social opportunities (water supply and energy) in Mumbai – linking the content to the characteristics of Mumbai, and the wider processes of rural-urban migration. Whole lesson > Photo analysis > Discussion prompts > Key ideas > Storyboard activities > Photo analysis – progress check > 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 explore how Mumbai offers social opportunities in the form of a water supply and energy provision Key ideas and content… There is a safe and reliable water supply in Mumbai (although it isn’t perfect) There is a reliable energy supply in Mumbai Water and energy improve quality of life Access to water and energy is significantly better in Mumbai than in surrounding rural areas Social opportunities drive rural-urban migration To differentiate… Discussion activities can be paired / completed as groups Storyboard activities could be paired work The card sort could be done together as a class Peer assess / improve any of the activities Model the ‘energy’ storyboard on the water format To extend… Higher ability students could write a letter / report about water and energy provision, instead of the storyboards. Students could write a mark scheme for the exam style questions To assess… Use the exam style questions Assess discussion prompts The summary table could be an assessment opportunity www.acornteachingresources.com
The Geography of Autumn gives students the opportunity to explore the interaction between people & environment and the Autumn season. Students will apply atlas skills and explore interactions including: Autumn tourism, the impacts of global warming, animal migrations and cultural celebrations. This is a structured and visually attractive lesson where the outcome is an informative piece of display work or a booklet. There are several ways the work could be completed over a range of time scales.
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.
*Requires an Atlas* Originally aimed at KS3 but can be used with KS4. Ideal for cover, and getting to know groups. Gives lots of opportunity to talk about physical and human features around the world. A series of activities to get students using the atlas in several different ways. The result is a colourful and informative map of the world. Whole lesson: Several activities > Discussion prompts > Literacy activity > Teacher notes and lesson plan > Differentiated activities > Homework > All resources included > Could be used with KS4 The main aim is… For students to use the atlas in several different ways to efficiently find information. To complete a colourful and informative map of the world. Every review we've had for a premium resource has been 5/5 (as of 2nd February 2017)
Print in A3 and stick on the wall somewhere.
Includes a set of display bricks, a set of pairing cards and a matching activity sheet for students to fill in. These are the command words as dictated by AQA for the new GCSE geography specification.