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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.
Christmas themed newspaper articles
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Christmas themed newspaper articles

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- 11 Christmas themed newspaper templates with headlines and planning sheets - Includes a blank templates for students to create their own - Perfect for end of year Festive fun - Create a literacy link to any Christmas topic - Great display work
English - Book Day - Create a Story
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English - Book Day - Create a Story

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A series of resources to allow students to design a book cover, plan a story and write the blurb based on a book title. Ideal for a book day activity. There are ten template book covers with fictional book titles included, and an editable version. There is a story planning sheet, ready to print in either colour or black & white (best in A3). www.acornteachingresources.com All reviews for our paid products have been 5/5 (As of January 9th 2017).
English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem
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English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem

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A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own summer senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Ideal for supporting SEN pupils in the writing of a summer senses poem. This resource would be a great activity for the end of term. A great way to introduce poetry to KS1 or SEN learners. Whole lesson: Starter including example poems Differentiated writing frames Shared writing activity Differentiated resources Peer feedback opportunity Teacher notes / lesson plan
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.
The Geography of Autumn
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The Geography of Autumn

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

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

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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).
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)
English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson
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English - Poetry - Spring Senses Poetry - Whole lesson

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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
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.
Urban issues and challenges - The global pattern of urban change
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Urban issues and challenges - The global pattern of urban change

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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.
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)
Tricky Word Bundle
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Tricky Word Bundle

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A range of resources to teach the reading and spelling of tricky words (DfES Letters and Sounds Programme). * animated bingo game * colourful display bricks * colour coded display bricks (by phase) * word mat * tricky word tracker