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Welcome to my shop! I have lesson resources here for all age groups in secondary education. All my resources are all in one ppt lessons. That means they all have starters, different learning activities, reading resources (if required) and plenaries. Most of the lessons also have model answers for learning tasks which can aid your marking or promote self-assessment. The lessons are reviewed regularly so they are continually being improved. Just download and teach!

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Welcome to my shop! I have lesson resources here for all age groups in secondary education. All my resources are all in one ppt lessons. That means they all have starters, different learning activities, reading resources (if required) and plenaries. Most of the lessons also have model answers for learning tasks which can aid your marking or promote self-assessment. The lessons are reviewed regularly so they are continually being improved. Just download and teach!
Top down & bottom up development
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Top down & bottom up development

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This is a GCSE lesson on top down and bottom up development strategies. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. The lesson explores the differences between top down and bottom up development projects. 2. The lesson analyses the pros and cons of top down and bottom up approaches to development. 3. The lesson uses two different case studies to develop students understanding of top down and bottom up approaches; High Speed 2 and Sparc India. 4. The lesson is based on the new GCSE specifications. It can be adapted for A-level studies as well. 5. The lesson is designed to challenge students analytical skills and provide them with an opportunity to use evidence in their explanation and writing. However, there are still differentiated activities for students who need this support. 6. It's a complete lesson with all the resources you need to deliver it – the learning activities from starter to plenary as well as the case studies resources (minus images). All you will need is the ppt which I've attached. Just teach!
Map scales
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Map scales

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This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on using map scales. As with most map skills lesson this is a practical lesson which will engage students at any level. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Explanation of what a scale does, common scales used on maps (ratio, word and line scales), how to use scales, how to scale objects up and down, practice tasks. Learning resources used in the lesson are; map task, scaling things up practice task sheet, scaling things down practice task sheet, peer learning. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
Map symbols
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Map symbols

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This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on OS map symbols. It is an excellent lesson to peak students’ interest in maps and to pass on valuable map skills. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term map symbol, identification of symbols for human and physical geographic features on a map, using symbols to collect facts about an an area on a map. Learning resources used in the lesson are; map quiz, sketching task, map symbol story task and a short writing task. The lesson is planned in detail and most of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You will need copies of the OS map symbol key which can be found in textbooks or on OS maps. Now just download and teach!
Contours
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Contours

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This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on reading contours. It is a very good practical lesson that will get students really involved in map work. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term contours, how to use contour lines, practice giving height using contours, how do contours show steep and gentle slopes, creating your own map with contour lines. Learning resources used in the lesson are; quiz, contour map work using grid references, matching contour lines with shape of land task, drawing contour lines on a map. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
Map skills lessons - complete set
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Map skills lessons - complete set

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There are seven (7) lessons in this bundle. It’s the complete set of map skill lessons that is usually taught to year 7s at the beginning of the school year. This bundle will cover your planning for entire first half-term. All the resources to deliver the lessons are included in the ppts. The ppts are very easy to follow and answers to practice tasks are included to make it easy for non-specialist who might be teaching this topic. The lessons are very practical so students will be doing most of the work while the teacher can provide one-one attention. The lessons included are: Qualities of a good map Map symbols Map scales Compass coordinates Grid reference Relief Contours A description of each lesson can be found on my page for each individual lesson.
Tropical rainforests' location, climate and characteristics
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Tropical rainforests' location, climate and characteristics

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This is an GCSE lesson on the key characteristics of tropical rainforests including their location and climate. It is suitable for all specification but specifically designed for the Edexcel B specs, Paper 3; Forests under Threat. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Distribution of tropical rainforests. Climate of tropical rainforest. Relationship between temperature and rainfall in tropical rainforest regions. Key characteristics of tropical rainforests. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz with answers. Rainforest distribution map analysis with answers. Analysis of a climate chart of a tropical rainforest region. Video clip analysis. Written tasks. Exam focus question. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with all resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Students however, should be encourage to use their standard GCSE text book as background reading. Now just download and teach!
Haiti 2010 earthquake case study
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Haiti 2010 earthquake case study

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This is a case study lesson on the Haiti 2010 earthquake. The lesson is planned to GCSE standards but can be used for KS3 as well. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. The content covered by the lesson are; location of Haiti, identifying the plate boundary that caused the earthquake, the primary and secondary impact of the earthquake, analysis of the economic, social and environmental impact, short and long term response to the earthquake, an analysis of the response to the earthquake. 2. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Map task to identify the location of Haiti and it’s boundary, case study worksheet throughout, factsheets on different aspects of the earthquake, a group work task, a writing task and a quiz. I’ve included a suggested homework task as well which can be given to students before or after the lesson. 4. Differentiation used in the lesson are: challenge tasks and differentiated information sheets and group discussion. 5. The lesson is planned in detail and all the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Just download and teach!
Managing tropical rainforests sustainably
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Managing tropical rainforests sustainably

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This is a GCSE lesson on sustainable management of tropical rainforests. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; the concept of sustainable management of rainforests, some strategies used to management rainforests namely selecting logging, debt for nature swop deals, replanting, conservation, public education, international hardwood agreements (FSC) and ecotourism. Learning resources used in the lesson are; a quiz, a video clip, management strategies hand out and analysis activity, peer learning. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. If you have a textbook on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest then this can be used instead of the case study resources included on the ppt. Now just download and teach!
Shape and height of land on maps
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Shape and height of land on maps

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There are two lessons in this bundle on relief. The 1st lesson introduces the three techniques used to show height and shape of landscapes on maps (spot heights, colour shading and contours). The 1st lesson focuses on spot heights and colour shading in detail with good practical activities that will engage students. The 2nd leson focuses entirely on contours and how they can be used to describe the height and shape of the land. Here they are also goo pratical engaging activities. Both lessons are planned in detail and all the learning/teaching resources are included in the ppt. Just download and teach!
Land use in urban areas
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Land use in urban areas

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This is a GCSE lesson on urban land use. It covers the main land uses in urban areas and links this with the Burgess land use model. It is suitable for all specifications but specifically designed for the Edexcel B specs, Paper 1; Global Geographic Issues. What is the content covered by this lesson? Different types of land uses. The Burgess concentric circles model. Characteristics of land use in each zone. Factors that influence land use in different zones. Some changes in urban land use. What learning tasks are used in this lesson? Starter question. Picture analysis and creating a diagram task. Video clip task. Peer discussion task. Exam practice question with tips on how to complete it. Reading and speech bubble task. Answers are included with the tasks for ease of marking or to be used for self assessment. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail with a clear outline from starter to plenary. All resources and activities (including answers to tasks) are on the ppt. Students should be encourage to use their standard GCSE text book with the lesson however, enough resources are included nonetheless. Now just download and teach!
Global atmospheric circulation
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Global atmospheric circulation

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This is a GCSE lesson atmospheric circulation. It is suitable for all GCSE specifications. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Differential heating caused by distance from the equator. The Albedo effect. Air pressure. Global air pressure cells (Hadley, Ferrel and Polar cells). Impact of air pressure cells on climates. Isobars. Ocean currents and their impact on heat transfer around the planet. Learning tasks used in the lesson are; Starter. Video clips task. Use of diagrams. Keyword bank included with one writing task. Writing frame included with another writing task. Recap quiz. Map work task. Exam practice question. Answers are included with the tasks for ease of marking or to be used for self assessment. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail with a clear outline from starter to plenary. All resources and activities (including answers to tasks) are on the ppt. Students should be encourage to use their standard GCSE text book with the lesson however, enough resources are included nonetheless. Now just download and teach!
Floods - causes and effects
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Floods - causes and effects

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This lesson is on the causes and effects of flooding. It’s suited for year 9s as well as a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: The lesson starts by using a video clip to introduce the definition and nature of floods. Then there is a task that help students to learn about the human and physical causes of floods. Finally the lesson explores the effects of floods using a couple of really engaging activities. The lesson has a range of learning activities suitable to different types of learners; there are video clips and photos to make real the nature of floods. There is an animation clip to reinforce learning on the causes of floods. There is also an activity where students have to extract information from a still photo clip and a no commentary video clip. This task will really develop those interpretation skills that are key to a geographer. The lesson was designed to introduce aspects of the new GCSE specifications in year 9. However, it will easily suit the learning needs of a GCSE group as well. It's a complete lesson with all the resources you need to deliver it - a starter, learning activities, plenary etc. All you will need is the ppt which can be downloaded then just teach!
Strategies to increase food supply
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Strategies to increase food supply

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This is a GCSE lesson on the strategies to increase food supply. It meets the AQA specification however, it can be adapted easily for other exam boards. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Explanation of the various technological strategies to increase food supply such as irrigation, aeroponics, hydroponics, green revolution, bio-technology (GM foods) etc. Analysing the advantages for and against each of these strategies. Sustainability as a concept in farming. Explanation of the various sustainable strategies to increase food supply such as organic farming, permaculture, urban farming, seasonal foods etc. Analysing the advantages for and against each of these strategies. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz, matching tasks, video clips, analysis and evaluation tasks, and a past paper question. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. However, students should be encouraged to use their text book to broaden their understanding. Now just download and teach!
Burgess model
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Burgess model

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This is a KS3 lesson on the Burgess concentric circle model. It introduces concepts that lay the foundation for the new GCSE specifications. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Burgess model land use zones, land uses in cities, Bristol example of the Burgess model. Learning resources used in the lesson are; diagrams, map task, quiz, discussions and writing tasks. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. However, students should be encouraged to use their text book to broaden their understanding. Now just download and teach!
Tourism in Kenya
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Tourism in Kenya

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A complete ppt lesson for teaching/learning about tourism in Kenya. The ppt has differentiated resources for mixed ability classes.
Managing earthquakes and volcanoes
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Managing earthquakes and volcanoes

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This is a KS3 lesson on managing earthquakes and volcanoes. The lesson can be easily adapted for a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. The content covered by the lesson are; explanation of instruments used to predict volcanic eruptions, ways of predicting earthquakes, strategies/tips used to plan for earthquakes and earthquake proof buildings. 2. Learning resources used in the lesson are; images of earthquake and volcano damage, problem solving task, video clip, writing task, model making task and collecting information by moving around the classroom. 3.Differentiation used in the lesson are: challenge tasks and model answers. 4.The lesson is planned in detail and all the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Just download and teach!
Plate tectonics
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Plate tectonics

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This bundle has three lessons. The first lesson is on the earth's formation and structure. The second lesson is on the plate tectonics theory and evidence of tectonic movement. The final lesson is on plate boundaries and what happens at each boundary. The lessons are all planned in detail with everything you need to deliver them. This bundle as designed for KS3 but the lessons can be adapted easily for GCSE.
What's driving India's development?
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What's driving India's development?

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This is a GCSE lesson on the factors driving India’s development. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. The lesson explores the site and situation of India and how this has influenced its development as a emerging country. 2. The lesson also examines the other factors (political, historic, economic etc) influencing India’s development over the past 30 years. 3. The lesson is the first in a series of case study lessons on India’s development as an emerging economy. This is a requirement of the new GCESE specifications. 4. The lesson is designed to focus students thinking and discussion skills rather than them reading long texts to extract facts. 5. The lesson is differentiated through group work, a card sorting activity and a quiz. 6. It's a complete lesson with all the resources you need to deliver it – the learning activities from starter to plenary. All you will need is the ppt which I've attached. Just teach!
What happens in an earthquake?
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What happens in an earthquake?

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A complete lesson with resources on the nature of earthquakes and their destruction. The first part of the lesson helps students understand the phases of an earthquake and what it feels like to be in an earthquake. The second part of the lesson is a problem solving activity on how to manage the immediate problems after an earthquake. There is also an AFL activity in the lesson.
Kenya's Development
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Kenya's Development

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Resource on Kenya's devlopment level. Lesson includes use of development indicators such as HDI indicators. Lesson also utilises video clips to describe development.