These are the first 9 lessons for Edexcel International A Level Geography (A2) Weather and Climate at PowerPoint Presentations with reference to exam-style questions and with quiz tests and written class and homework. This will help those of you who struggled to find resources to start the course for September 2017. Lessons include basic intro, atmospheric layers and gases, humidity, condensation, precipitation, instability, insolation, heat budgets and transfers - enough to prepare you for 9 lessons and give students a good base on which to build.
IGCSE Geography 9-1 - Edexcel - River Environments: Flooding -Causes, Effects, Control. A 40 slide presentation which covers the unit requirements to teach the above.
Also includes classwork as you progress through the presentation and exam-style extended answer homework with a brief guide on how to answer correctly and maximise marks. Extra information and video links from The Guardian, BBC and Met Office and case study brief notes on MEDC/LEDC comparison using Boscastle/Bangladesh.
The urban challenges faced by developed countries. Using Hong Kong as a case study, this presentation incorporates information provided by Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 syllabus plus extra info from The Guardian, CIA website, South China News and other sources. The presentation looks in detail at Social, Economic and Environmental aspects of the problems faced in Hong Kong. There are good video links (The Guardian, FT and RT - a skateboarder on a HK hi-rise!)
IAS Geog - Week 1 - World at Risk - Global hazards and causes
65 slide presentation with video links for clear explanation and classroom activities
Enquiry question: What are global hazards and what causes them? IAS Geography / Topic 1: World at Risk
When does a hazard become a disaster?
Natural hazards are caused bygeophysical processes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslides, Tsunamis.
Natural hazards are caused byhydro-meteorological processes: Cyclones, Depressions, Weather associated with a depression, Hurricanes, Drought, Floods, Tornadoes, El Niño explained.
Disaster risk can be explained bythe relationship between hazards,vulnerability and capacity to cope (The Disaster Risk Equation)
Global Warming: Causes of global warming, The major sources of greenhouses gases, Predicted Effects of Global Warming for the year 2100, What have we done about it so far? UNFCCC – 20 Years of Effort and Achievement, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, Bonn climate change conference (COP 23)
Context and chronic hazards
Presentations and classwork/homework for Atmosphere and Weather Systems Compulsory Unit of IA2 Edexcel Geography but also good for other boards and legacy units. This bundle incorporates the first 9 lessons of Climate and Weather with clear explanations of the meteorological science, good video links and further reading suggestions.
Also included is the material covering Extreme Weather Hazards - prediction, adaptation, mitigation and management AND Ocean Currents and climate - with all the necessary detail for IA2.
The Changing Economy of the UK: The Secondary Sector for IGCSE Geography
After the Industrial Revolution
Decline of the UK shipbuilding industry - Impacts of the decline
Why UK is still attractive to foreign car producers
Power Point presentation to cover week 2 of SOW for lessons on Biodiversity Under Threat including: Key ideas: Ecosystem services is an important concept and Key processes operate within ecosystems maintaining their health.
What are the major reasons why we are losing so much biodiversity?
The range of threats, The ‘eco-squeeze’, The value of the Amazon
Perceptions on biodiversity, Ecoregions
Classwork on above.
Case study: The Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot
Energy flow, Food Web of the Tropical Rainforest
Case study: Californian kelp forest
Case study: Chinese mitten crab
Case Study: Protecting the giant panda
Biodiversity patterns - Key Ideas: Biodiversity can be defined in different ways ; The distribution of biodiversity depends on a range of factors. Presentation with set classwork and homework, links to short videos on themes covered and links to resources for further study.
Presentation on the changing nature of sea warfare for History IGCSE (edexcel) with emphasis on Submarines,
Battle of the Atlantic and Battle of the Pacific. Also describes Allied/German successes during WWII as outlined in the syllabus.
Specifically made for the new Edexcel International A Level syllabus, but also suited to legacy units and other boards, these presentations and past paper questions cover the necessary knowledge and concepts for this compulsory Unit 3 topic.
Very clearly presented with tasks and good video links, it is good for the first 2 weeks of IA2 teaching on the subject of Biodiversity and threats to it.
Understand how prediction and monitoring technology can reduce the impact of some disasters but not others.
Notes for A Level (IAL / AS) Geography students of all boards.
Word Document and pdf file of 5 pages that includes information on volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes.
Making urban living more sustainable - Edexcel IGCSE Geography 9-1 and other boards and legacy GCSEs .
45 slide presentation to teach:
What does urban sustainability mean and how can it be achieved?
Explanation of external and internal actions and the range of activities we focus on to improve sustainability.
We look at 3 case studies: Mazdar City in Abu Dhabi, Curitiba in Brazil and Mazdar-I-Sharif in Afghanistan.
Notes are presented from the Edexcel Student IGCSE 9-1 Textbook as well as supplementary information from The Guardian, AFP, GCSE BBC Bitesize and others.
Students are given 3 exam-style questions and further reading as a follow up.
There are links to good quality videos for all case studies
Tropical Cyclones - A level - Formation, Source and track, Hazards. A presentation for IA2 Edexcel A level for compulsory unit: Atmosphere and Weather Systems. This presentation covers tropical cyclones as a major short-term weather hazard, Source and track, cross-section of a tropical cyclone, formation and
associated hazards. There are a couple of past paper questions taken from other examining boards to cover student breadth of knowledge and links to many external YouTube videos to help get a good background in tropical cyclone formation. Specifically designed for International A Level students (Edexcel) but suitable for all other boards too. (This presentation may take over 2 full lessons to complete as there are over 40 slides and the above-mentioned video links)