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Dr M-B

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Dr M-B is a Geography subject specialist who believes academically rich resources should be the backbone of every lesson.

Dr M-B is a Geography subject specialist who believes academically rich resources should be the backbone of every lesson.
Informal Employment
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Informal Employment

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All economic measures fail to capture the fact that 1/3 of the worlds population work in the informal sector. This is an economy that is unregulated and widespread. If it was a country, the informal economy would be the third largest economy in the world. The lesson challenges students to assess the positives and negatives of the informal economy.
Causes of Desertification
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Causes of Desertification

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This resources explores the human and natural causes of desertification. It provides case study notes on the Sahel region, as well as the management solutions such as the Great Green Wall. The worksheet develops evaluative skills. Students must articulate which management solution they think would be the most and least effective in tackling desertification in the Sahel.
Carbon & Water Cycles  Amazon Rainforest
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Carbon & Water Cycles Amazon Rainforest

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This resource explores the rates, flows, and stores of carbon and water in tropical forests/Amazon. The resource develops good geographical skills by asking student to produce and interpret graphs. The resource works as a standalone worksheet that can be easily imported to Microsoft Teams and OneNote.
Impacts of Climate Change
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Impacts of Climate Change

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This resource explores the impacts of climate change on the planet. It focuses on changes to sea ice, sea-level, Antarctic mass, and Greenland mass. Students use real data to produce graphs that explore these changes. The resource develops geographic skills and numeracy.
Fragile Environments, Climate Change, Desertification, Deforestation
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Fragile Environments, Climate Change, Desertification, Deforestation

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This resource introduces the concept of Fragile Environments. It teaches students about the relationship between climate change, desertification, and deforestation. The resource works in full black and white for teacher ease and SEN students. The resource encourages students to think synoptically and connect their learning. The resource comes with teacher notes/answers.
Population Growth & Resource Demand
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Population Growth & Resource Demand

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The resources tackles the central theories that discuss the relationship between population and resources. The three central theories discussed are; Thomas Malthus - An essay on the principle of population Ester Boserup - The conditions of agricultural growth Club of Rome - The limits of growth Teacher notes/answers are provided.
Economic & Human Development
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Economic & Human Development

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This resource challenges students to think further about the links between economic and human development. It centers around the idea of Healthy & Wealthy and Poor & Sick. The resource builds good geographic skills and numeracy by making students producing, and interpreting a graph. The resource functions as black and white for teacher ease and to aid SEN students.
Economic Activity & Energy
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Economic Activity & Energy

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This bundle is a full set of worksheets for the Geography GCSE topic of Economic Activity & Energy. The resources are designed to be distributed as activities that can be completed independently. This resources work great as remote learning activities and are easily uploaded to Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote.
The Rising Demand for Energy
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The Rising Demand for Energy

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Since the industrial revolution the demand for energy has continued to increase. With a population predicted to peak at around 11 billion, the demand for energy is only going to continue. The resource examines the factors that are leading to the rise in energy (e.g., population growth, development, technological advancement). The resource builds numerical and geographical skills.
Natural & Human Causes of Climate Change
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Natural & Human Causes of Climate Change

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This resource explores the different drivers of climate change both natural and human induced. It provides a full introduction to the fundamentals of climate science and illustrates to students why current warming is not the result of natural processes. The resource combines comprehensive notes that will be valuable as revision material, short knowledge questions, and longer discussion/evaluative questions.
Causes of Deforestation
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Causes of Deforestation

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This resource introduces students to the causes of global deforestation. It challenges their geographical skills by requiring them to read and interpret a series of graphs. The resource works as good revision notes to stay with the students. Students are encouraged to think further about this issue by discussing the impact of a meat-based diet and the legal protections put on forests. The resource works in black and white for teacher ease and SEN students. Teacher notes and answers are supplied.
Economic Sectors
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Economic Sectors

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This is an introductory lesson focused on Economic Sectors. The resource comes with some basic reading and an interactive task. Students will finish the exercise with a strong understanding of the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sectors.
Socioeconomic changes
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Socioeconomic changes

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Geography is well placed to understand the social impacts of economic change. This resource challenges students to see the relationship between economic development and social development (e.g., health care, life expectancy, education). Students are forced to look beyond economic elements of the Clark-Fisher model and delve into its true meaning. The resource ends with a discursive evaluative question. This is a chance for teachers to develop good reasoning skills in their students. What is the minimum that must be achieved for a country to be considered a success?
Indicators of Economic Development - Clarke Fisher
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Indicators of Economic Development - Clarke Fisher

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This resource introduces students to some fundamental principles of human geography. Students will understand the difference between GDP and GNP. The resource focuses on development pathways using the Clarke-Fisher model. The resource works in black and white for teacher ease and SEN students. Teacher notes/answers are included.
Economic Activity and Location Factors
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Economic Activity and Location Factors

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The resource challenges students to understand why location is important positioning of various economic activities. Students will begin to understand why the location of some economic activities have changed through time. The resource builds on geographic map skills.
Over, Under, Optimum Population
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Over, Under, Optimum Population

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What does it mean for a country to be over or under populated? Can a country be said to have an optimum population? If so, how can this be maintained? The lesson challenges students to think about the relationship between resources and population in different countries of varying sizes. The lesson provides reading, questions, and discussion points.
The Importance of Economic Sectors around the world
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The Importance of Economic Sectors around the world

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This is a resource that builds numeracy and evaluative skills. It is a great tool for building geographic skills. Students will learn how the importance of economic sectors differ around the world based on the level of development in various countries. The lesson challenges students to produce economic pie charts for three countries. Students must then interpret these graphs through long form questions. Thee lesson builds on basic knowledge of the Clark-Fisher model.
Carbon and Water Cycle
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Carbon and Water Cycle

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This is an introduction to the carbon and water cycle. It explores why these cycles are important, the various stores, and the processes. The resource blends notes with activities.
Globalisation and a Global Economy
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Globalisation and a Global Economy

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This resource examines the way globalisation have changed the global economy and the ways that national economies are now interconnected. The resource develops evaluative skills. Students must first conduct some detailed reading and then complete a series a short questions. Students work towards completing an evaluative essay. "Globalisation creates more winners than losers". To what extent do you agree with this statement?" Teacher notes/answers are provided.
Access, Sphere of Influence, Decentralisation
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Access, Sphere of Influence, Decentralisation

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This resource examines the geography of economic activity. What does it mean to have access to markets? How does sphere of influence cause economic growth? How has technological advancement lead to decentralisation? The resource draws on knowledge relating to Central Business Districts and the Burgess Model. Students must complete some reading followed by a series of questions. The resource also comes with an exercise to create case study notes. This could be completed with online resources or as a homework exercise. Teacher notes/answers are provided.