Settlements

Settlements

Within the lesson, notes have been written underneath slides to guide teaching and learning - they are just some of the ways I approach the lesson with students. It also tells you which activities are guided towards higher ability and which are for lower - as I have included both within the lessons. Lesson 1 - Settlements – How do people decided where to live? Here students identify why settlements develop in certain areas and what features attract people to a new area. Students identify the advantages and disadvantages for 2 settlement sites and come to their own conclusion as to which site is the best location. A marking criteria for a peer or self assessment has been provided. Begin to look at settlement functions and the 3 different way settlements grow - nucleated, linear and dispersed. Lesson 2 - Settlement Functions and Hierarchy Here students look at settlement hierarchy and how settlements are ranked in terms of size. Students look at the good and bad points for each settlement - gives students the opportunity to begin to think about the services/facilities/issues each one is facing. We look at the 4 main functions as to why settlements have developed in the past and present and as a result the services that are found in villages, towns and cities. Lesson 3 - Settlement Growth Here students working on their key map skills by looking at changing images of cities growing over time - students can describe the change and trend of what they are seeing. The key task in this lesson is to construct a choropleth map for today' population broken down by borough so they can compare it to the choropleth changing map from 1801. Full breakdown and success criteria to show students how to do this - data for population provided and also blank London borough map. Look at the push and pull factors as to reasons why people are attracted to some areas or forced to leave. Lesson 4 - Land Use in Towns and Cities Look at land use maps and see how an area can have many uses - residential, industrial, open space, public areas etc. Students match up key terms which are associated with this particular lesson. Students focus on the Burgess model - use 5 colours to identify the areas on the model, then use the handouts to fill in the handout by writing down key information about why this area exists and features found here. Couple of independent tasks here that can be used as consolidation tasks or as homework sheets. Questions based on the worksheet information - answers are in red and can be used for self or peer assessment. Lesson 5 - CBD Problems Students look at population density in the city over time and how it has changed. Questions to support. Problems faced in the CBD - Higher ability tasks and lower ability tasks provided. Extended writing task with sentence starters and stretch options. There is an assessment criteria for marking.
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Africa

Africa

Please find attached a full scheme of work for an Africa unit: Lesson 1: Perceptions of Africa (challenging the misconceptions of students opinions on Africa). Lesson 2: Geography of Africa (looking at the physical features of the Africa continent including mountains and biomes) Lesson 3: The search for a Mythological Creature Lesson 4: South Sudan (Looking at the issues in SS and how we can improve the situation - letter is the mini assessment) Lesson 5 - The Horn of Africa
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Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

New unit of work created to meet the new updated National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Geography. It has been taught to Year 7 across the board and has some adapted worksheets for higher and lower ability. Below is a break down of lessons: Lesson 1 - Weather and Climate - Looking at the differences between these. Also to look at the main weather types and how these can be good and bad. There is a cloud cover octa section, I take students outside to examine cloud cover and do field sketches. Lesson 2 - Cloud Types - Assess the different clouds and where they are found in the atmosphere. Look at the different conditions that these clouds bring, e.g. rain. Lesson 3 - Formation of Hurricanes - How do they form (storyboard worksheet higher and lower using the link to fill in the blanks and create pictures to show this) and where are they found. Map work used to annotate locations of tropical storms around the world. Lesson 4 - Tornadoes - How are they created - conditions needed etc. Matching up statements of causes and then annotating them on a picture to show where they occur. Take a look at fujita scale and how it is used to measure strength and severity - twister clip used as descriptive audio purpose. There is also a chance to watch the film Twister and there is an analysis sheet to support. Lesson 5 - Britain's weather - reasons for why Britain experiences various different weather depending on where you are located - look at the various factors: distance from the sea, latitude, altitude etc. Lesson 6 - Droughts - Formal Lesson Obvs for me which was regarded as Outstanding. Lesson Plan provided.
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The UK's Evolving Human Landscape - Edexcel GCSE Geography Part 1

The UK's Evolving Human Landscape - Edexcel GCSE Geography Part 1

Challenging and engaging scheme of work part 1. The lessons use 2 GCSE books - Digby (Oxford) and Hopkin (Pearson). They follow in sequence and are aimed at middle and more able students. Each lesson comes with worksheets either in separate documents or on slides in the PPT. These can be adapted as needed to suit the needs of your class. If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please leave a review so that I can continue to improve and adapt resources.
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Global Geographical Issues - Hazardous Earth - Tropical Cyclones

Global Geographical Issues - Hazardous Earth - Tropical Cyclones

Included are 3 lessons for Component 1: Global Geographical Issues, Hazardous Earth. I will be uploading this topic in 3 sections so you can download as you wish. Lesson 1 - cloud formations, conditions needed for cyclones and their formation. Lesson 2 - Impacts - social, economic and environmental. Lesson 3 - Management of impacts in MEDC and LEDC areas. What can be done differently.
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Ecosystems

Ecosystems

A SOW with lessons and resources to teach the different ecosystems around the world. Please feel free to download but please leave feedback.
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Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

New unit of work created to meet the new updated National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Geography. It has been taught to Year 7 across the board and has some adapted worksheets for higher and lower ability. Below is a break down of lessons: Lesson 1 - Weather and Climate - Looking at the differences between these. Also to look at the main weather types and how these can be good and bad. There is a cloud cover octa section, I take students outside to examine cloud cover and do field sketches. Lesson 2 - Cloud Types - Assess the different clouds and where they are found in the atmosphere. Look at the different conditions that these clouds bring, e.g. rain. Lesson 3 - Formation of Hurricanes - How do they form (storyboard worksheet higher and lower using the link to fill in the blanks and create pictures to show this) and where are they found. Map work used to annotate locations of tropical storms around the world. Lesson 4 - Tornadoes - How are they created - conditions needed etc. Matching up statements of causes and then annotating them on a picture to show where they occur. Take a look at fujita scale and how it is used to measure strength and severity - twister clip used as descriptive audio purpose. There is also a chance to watch the film Twister and there is an analysis sheet to support. Lesson 5 - Britain's weather - reasons for why Britain experiences various different weather depending on where you are located - look at the various factors: distance from the sea, latitude, altitude etc. Lesson 6 - Droughts - Formal Lesson Obvs for me which was regarded as Outstanding. Lesson Plan provided.
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Cold Environments - Antarctica and The Arctic

Cold Environments - Antarctica and The Arctic

Full set of lessons exploring the features, opportunities and threats of the cold environments. Lesson 1: Location of the cold environments and what the climate is like in Antarctica. Climate graph exercise included in this lesson. Lesson 2: Features of Antarctica. Look at the different features you would see, we then focus on the penguins and their adaptations for the environment. Lesson 3: Food webs in Antarctica. Look at the complexities of food webs and the implications for a fragile ecosystem if one or more of the animals were removed. Lesson 4: Challenges and Opportunities in Antarctica. What are some of the impacts of human activities on the environment and how severe are they. Lesson 5: Tundra. Location and features of the Tundra using a video and question sheet. Look at the different resources available in the Arctic and where they are located. Direct focus on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline case study. Lesson 6: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Look at the consequences of oil spills and how the environment and society coped with the accident at the time and in recent years. Includes an extended writing assessment based on whether resource exploration outweighs the impacts experienced. Sentence starters and paragraph guide provided. In addition with a full success criteria marking sheet (grading/levelling column left blank - we go by colours so it is left for you to adapt your school's levelling/grading) Please leave feedback so that I can add/adapt to improve resource for teachers and the learning of students. Many thanks.
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Settlements

Settlements

Within the lesson, notes have been written underneath slides to guide teaching and learning - they are just some of the ways I approach the lesson with students. It also tells you which activities are guided towards higher ability and which are for lower - as I have included both within the lessons. Lesson 1 - Settlements – How do people decided where to live? Here students identify why settlements develop in certain areas and what features attract people to a new area. Students identify the advantages and disadvantages for 2 settlement sites and come to their own conclusion as to which site is the best location. A marking criteria for a peer or self assessment has been provided. Begin to look at settlement functions and the 3 different way settlements grow - nucleated, linear and dispersed. Lesson 2 - Settlement Functions and Hierarchy Here students look at settlement hierarchy and how settlements are ranked in terms of size. Students look at the good and bad points for each settlement - gives students the opportunity to begin to think about the services/facilities/issues each one is facing. We look at the 4 main functions as to why settlements have developed in the past and present and as a result the services that are found in villages, towns and cities. Lesson 3 - Settlement Growth Here students working on their key map skills by looking at changing images of cities growing over time - students can describe the change and trend of what they are seeing. The key task in this lesson is to construct a choropleth map for today' population broken down by borough so they can compare it to the choropleth changing map from 1801. Full breakdown and success criteria to show students how to do this - data for population provided and also blank London borough map. Look at the push and pull factors as to reasons why people are attracted to some areas or forced to leave. Lesson 4 - Land Use in Towns and Cities Look at land use maps and see how an area can have many uses - residential, industrial, open space, public areas etc. Students match up key terms which are associated with this particular lesson. Students focus on the Burgess model - use 5 colours to identify the areas on the model, then use the handouts to fill in the handout by writing down key information about why this area exists and features found here. Couple of independent tasks here that can be used as consolidation tasks or as homework sheets. Questions based on the worksheet information - answers are in red and can be used for self or peer assessment. Lesson 5 - CBD Problems Students look at population density in the city over time and how it has changed. Questions to support. Problems faced in the CBD - Higher ability tasks and lower ability tasks provided. Extended writing task with sentence starters and stretch options. There is an assessment criteria for marking.
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Mapping Crime in London

Mapping Crime in London

Here is a lesson created to map the crime in London by Borough and an assessment to support. We used Acton as this our school for when we looked at crime in our local area, but you can use any area. We had police officers come and give a presentation about the local area on which crimes are more common and when - e.g. phone theft is more common between 3 and 5pm due to students using them on the streets etc. Very beneficial and the students loved this talk. Here students choose 1 offence from the table and use this information to create a choropleth map to show different crime figures for London boroughs. There is a slide with a success criteria giving a guide on how to create a choropleth map and what is needed.
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Year 9 - Schemes of Work

Year 9 - Schemes of Work

Breakdown of each SOW can be found by clicking them. Here are 3 schemes of work for Year 9 students which have been adapted and made to suit the new curriculum changes for Key Stage 3. Please leave feedback so that I can update/improve the quality of resources for teaching and learning.
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Year 7 - Schemes of Work

Year 7 - Schemes of Work

Breakdown of each SOW can be found by clicking them. Here are 4 schemes of work for Year 7. All 4 have been implemented into the school and are adapted for the new curriculum. Please leave feedback to help improve/adapt resources for teaching and learning.
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Rivers

Rivers

Sequence of lessons for Year 7 students. This SOW is that of a couple of lessons which focuses on the journey of a river and the formation of some of it's landscapes along the way. Lesson 1 - Journey of a river from it's mouth to it's source. Begins by looking at the water cycle and how water is transported through the system. Lesson 2 - This is about the 4 main erosion processes and how they impact along the river. Lesson 3 - Formation of waterfalls, gorges, meanders and ox-bow lakes. Goes through each land form in detail. Worksheets are included and the book required if tasks need adding is GEOG.1.
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The Cold War

The Cold War

A small SOW based around the start of the Cold war and analyzing reasons for the origins. I also sometimes use the 20th Century World History textbook to support. However, this is not the main stimulus for lessons. I try to move away and use more interactive and independent tasks. Lesson 1 - Looks at Communism and Capitalism. Examines what the traits of each one is and some of the advantages and disadvantages for each . Students come to their own conclusion which on they think is best. Lesson 2 - Looks at the Berlin Crisis. What happened? How did the blockade and airlift affect relations between Russia and USA, do this through source analysis: videos, images etc. Lesson 3 - Berlin Wall: Creation and Collapse - Students look at why the Berlin Wall was created and how it affected the lives of people either side. Look at escape attempts by Peter Fechter and Conrad Schumann. Begin to assess the reasons why the wall was brought down.
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Africa

Africa

Please find attached a full scheme of work for an Africa unit: Lesson 1: Perceptions of Africa (challenging the misconceptions of students opinions on Africa). Lesson 2: Geography of Africa (looking at the physical features of the Africa continent including mountains and biomes) Lesson 3: The search for a Mythological Creature Lesson 4: South Sudan (Looking at the issues in SS and how we can improve the situation - letter is the mini assessment) Lesson 5 - The Horn of Africa
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Glaciation and Climate Change

Glaciation and Climate Change

A SOW of work based on Past Climate Change and Glaciation. Lesson 1 - Past Climate Change. Examines the evidence using ice cores, tree rings etc. We assess which one is more reliable. We also look at long, medium and short term changes in the climate. Lesson 2 - The Last Ice Age. Look at the cover of ice over the past 2.6 million years and the impacts that this can have. Also begin to look at the formation of glaciers. Lesson 3 - Glacial Advance and Retreat. Lesson 4 - Glaciation Processes Worksheets included and some tasks can be done from GEOG.1 textbook.
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Homophobia - Coming Out

Homophobia - Coming Out

A lesson based around how football makes it difficult for players to be gay - focus on Justin Fashanu and the impacts of media and family. Students generate discussions about how much sport and media plays a role in the ability for people to come out as gay.
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Development

Development

Here is a scheme of work looking at development. This is a 5 lesson SOW including an assessment with a level criteria that can be adapted to suit the needs of your school and class. This topic uses the GEOG. 1 and 3 textbooks at various times. Please feel free to download but please do leave reviews.
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Population

Population

A comprehensive set of lessons in line with the National Curriculum. It includes looking at world population, pyramids, the demographic transition model and migration. Lessons explore a range of skills like analysis, evaluation, and categorization. There is some GCSE element to stretch the younger students in Year 9 who are more able.
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Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Please find attached lessons based on Bloody Mary. Worksheets have also been translated in accordance with the language of EAL students in my class. The idea of using source analysis and categorization tasks.
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World War II

World War II

Lessons on the causes of WWII. Lesson 1 - Chronology Lesson 2 - Treaty of Versailles Lesson 3 - League of Nations Lesson 4 - Allies and Causes Lesson 5 - Hitler and his Policies Lesson 6 - Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1939 Some of these lessons go over two and provide high ability learning and stretching using skills like source analysis and evaluations.
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Brazil

Brazil

Here are some lessons based on Brazil - there are a variety of abilities and worksheets to go with them.
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