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 - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

Geography - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

A range of practice activities to help students develop their sketching technique. Designed for the new AQA 1-9, but is relevant to other specifications and year groups. The lesson would be particularly useful to a GCSE group before they do their fieldwork, and will also be suitable for a KS3 class. There are also detailed 'key points' so students understand why they need to know how to sketch, and what technique makes it effective. On top of the field sketching there is a focus on application of key terms. The lesson has a range of visual resources, all relevant to the new 1-9 GCSE. A free wallchart is available to download at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/geography-geographical-skills-sketching-wall-display-11486949 The main aim is… To develop and practice field sketching / sketching from photographs technique. To effectively annotate and label sketches to show understanding. Key ideas and content… This is a practical lesson which would benefit from lots of student interaction and discussion. There are links to content, but it would work without – solely as a sketching lesson. To differentiate… Use the resources with the picture above a blank box for weaker groups. Focus on the same photos. Print the checklist. Display the photos on the board and discuss as a class. To extend… This lesson could be used several times in the same format. The teacher can add their own photos. Take the class on a local visit to practice the technique. Provide word banks for annotations. To assess… Peer assessment is woven into the main activity. Teacher should be able to see visual progress with the quality of sketching and level of annotations. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5 (as of 17th January 2017) www.acornteachingresources.com
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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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English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by the TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of February 22nd 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own Spring senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. This is a large lesson and could be taught over several sessions. The end result can be used for display work. Whole lesson: Starter including example poem Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Poetic devices explainers / practise Photo stimuli Display frames Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
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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 - Meanders and oxbow lakes activity

Geography - Meanders and oxbow lakes activity

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)
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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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River landforms - waterfall sequencing

River landforms - waterfall sequencing

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)
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Easter news article activity

Easter news article activity

Planning sheet and template for students to write an Easter themed newspaper article / front page. Included are four headlines, each with a planning sheet. Blank template and planning sheet also included. Print in A3 - make great display work. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 22nd February 2017)
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Easter Egg Design

Easter Egg Design

Aimed at D&T / Primary. 2 draft / design proposals - with sticky notes and drawing space. Easter egg template / packaging template - great for display work! Can be edited to include a theme / topic.
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The Acorn Easter Bundle

The Acorn Easter Bundle

Our Easter themed bundle includes a range of our resources, great for end of term activities. There is a literacy theme, but also a few resources to jazz up the classroom. Easter acrostic poems: examples and templates Easter bunting: print / colour and hang up! Easter card making bits & bobs Easter egg design: templates and design proposals Easter news article activity: newspaper templates and example headlines Spring Senses Poetry: a whole lesson with a range of differentiated activities
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Geography - The Water Cycle

Geography - The Water Cycle

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)
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China One Child Policy - research activity sheet

China One Child Policy - research activity sheet

Students are required to research the key features of the OCP. The sheet is structured to ensure students pick out the key features. This will require either a OCP resource / textbook or the internet. Intended to be completed in a pair, there are two sides to the sheet which the students cut in half. They complete half each and then join it together to make a completed case study. It will work as a single person activity too. It also has an opinion thought bubble for each student. Print in A3 All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of February 21st 2017)
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Geography - Reading Atlas Maps

Geography - Reading Atlas Maps

*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)
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Geography - Natural hazards - Convection currents in the mantle

Geography - Natural hazards - Convection currents in the mantle

"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.
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Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment

Geography - Map skills - The Island - Assessment

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.
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Geography - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

Geography - Geographical skills - Sketching (field and from photos)

A range of practice activities to help students develop their sketching technique. Designed for the new AQA 1-9, but is relevant to other specifications and year groups. The lesson would be particularly useful to a GCSE group before they do their fieldwork, and will also be suitable for a KS3 class. There are also detailed 'key points' so students understand why they need to know how to sketch, and what technique makes it effective. On top of the field sketching there is a focus on application of key terms. The lesson has a range of visual resources, all relevant to the new 1-9 GCSE. A free wallchart is available to download at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/geography-geographical-skills-sketching-wall-display-11486949 The main aim is… To develop and practice field sketching / sketching from photographs technique. To effectively annotate and label sketches to show understanding. Key ideas and content… This is a practical lesson which would benefit from lots of student interaction and discussion. There are links to content, but it would work without – solely as a sketching lesson. To differentiate… Use the resources with the picture above a blank box for weaker groups. Focus on the same photos. Print the checklist. Display the photos on the board and discuss as a class. To extend… This lesson could be used several times in the same format. The teacher can add their own photos. Take the class on a local visit to practice the technique. Provide word banks for annotations. To assess… Peer assessment is woven into the main activity. Teacher should be able to see visual progress with the quality of sketching and level of annotations. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5 (as of 17th January 2017) www.acornteachingresources.com
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Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur

Geography - Natural Hazards - How tsunamis occur

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
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Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity

Geography - Natural Hazards - Earthquakes - Mercalli Scale drawing activity

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.
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Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)

Geography - Design an Easter Egg (with a geographical theme)

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).
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History - Design an Easter Egg (with a historical theme)

History - Design an Easter Egg (with a historical theme)

Great end of term activity. The lesson includes teacher notes, as can be taught several different ways. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4. The lesson is ready to go, with visually attractive resources and checklists to keep students on track. The design sheet also has a section so students can 'show progress'. The end result makes great display work. www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our premium resources have been given 5/5 (as of 17th January 2017).
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English - Poetry - Winter Senses Poem

English - Poetry - Winter Senses Poem

Another theme from our Senses Poem lessons. Fully resourced and ready to go! Our Autumn Senses poem was featured by TES in their blog and received a 5* review. All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 27th 2017). A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own winter senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan Photo stimuli Display frame Created by Acorn Teaching Resources - www.acornteachingresources.com
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