Geography of China - A Key Stage 3 Unit of Work

Geography of China - A Key Stage 3 Unit of Work

A half price bundle of 7 lessons aimed at covering contemporary issues in China for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations. The topics covered are: 1.Geography of China 2. Chinese Culture 3. Rural Urban Migration 4. Manufacturing and the Multiplier Effect 5. Pollution in China 6. Working Conditions 7. One Child Policy
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GCSE Rivers Bundle

GCSE Rivers Bundle

This is a bundle of lessons focused on the study of rivers at Key Stage 4 - the content here can be used and adapted to any specification.
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Globalisation 2: Superpowers: Economic, Geopolitical and Cultural Influences

Globalisation 2: Superpowers: Economic, Geopolitical and Cultural Influences

This is a 2 hour ‘post-16’ lesson that investigates what a superpower is and what their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence is to A-Level and IB Diploma students, it is not A-Level exam board specific though the geography is universal and can be easily tailored. The lesson is the second in a unit on Globalisation. Key Question – ‘How Does Globalisation Vary Spatially?’ This lesson covers the following themes: What are global superpowers? What is their economic, geopolitical and cultural influence? What are two named examples of global superpowers? How do they differ? Concepts: Hard power Soft Power Neocolonialism Emerging Economies Military Industrial Complex Ease of use is the aim, the lesson includes a compact presentation with labeled, organised, handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. The pack also includes a selection of wider reading on Globalisation at A-Level and IB Diploma. I compress all my lesson materials to protect my work and also to make downloading easier - please see sample image. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom. :) Happy teaching!
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Resources 7: Impacts of the Russian Energy Economy (KS3)

Resources 7: Impacts of the Russian Energy Economy (KS3)

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates the pros and cons of its energy industry through social, economic and environmental impacts. The lesson is the seventh lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson on the country itself / natural resources. It is also included in a 3 part bundle on Russia. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I understand the social, environmental and economic impacts of Russia's energy economy' This lesson covers the following themes: - Recap of Russian geography - The environmental, social and economic impacts of the energy industry in Russia Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Extreme Weather 1: Heatwaves & Anticyclones (KS3)

Extreme Weather 1: Heatwaves & Anticyclones (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour KS3 lesson that introduces anticyclones & heatwaves as part of an 'Extreme Weather' unit at KS3, though it could easily be added to or reduced for different levels. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I can describe and explain how heatwaves occur.' Learning Outcome 2 - 'I can explain the social, economic and environmental impact of heatwaves.' In the lesson we look at: -High pressure systems & how they form -Anti-cyclones -Heatwaves & their effects (with video) Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :) Happy teaching!
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One Child Policy - Geography of China 7

One Child Policy - Geography of China 7

This is a full 1 hour lesson that introduces the One Child Policy to KS3 students. The lesson is part of a unit on the Geography of China, though it could easily be adapted to other place based examples or a general lesson on population control policies. The lesson includes 1 powerpoint and 3 worksheets. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand what the One Child Policy is and why it was needed.' Learning Outcome 2 - 'I understand the impact of the one child policy.' In the lesson we look at: - Causes and effects of the One Child Policy The lesson is designed to be visually appealing, with 'to the point' content that's easy to pick up and run with at short notice. Ease of use is my aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes fully referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :) Happy teaching!
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Globalisation 1: Measuring Globalisation - The KOF Index

Globalisation 1: Measuring Globalisation - The KOF Index

This is a 2-3 hour A-Level lesson that investigates how we measure globalisation to A-Level and IB DP students, it is not A-Level exam board specific though the geography is universal and can be easily tailored. The lesson is the first in a unit on Globalisation and contains 1 x presentation, 1 x 7 page handout, 1 x KOF Press Release. The handout contains all the figures and weighting information your students need. Key Question – 'How Does Globalisation Vary Spatially?' This lesson covers the following themes: - A recap on globalisation - A broken down explanation of the component parts of the KOF Index - Task requiring the students to use the ranking. - An evaluation of the effectiveness of the KOF Index. - An exam style question. Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. There is also a KOF press release thrown in for background reading. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom. :) Happy teaching!
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Chinese Factories: Working Conditions - Geography of China 6

Chinese Factories: Working Conditions - Geography of China 6

This is a full 1 hour lesson that introduces working conditions in Chinese factories to students aged 11-14 years. The lesson is part of a unit on the Geography of China, though it could easily be adapted to other place based examples or a general lesson on working conditions and factories. The lesson includes 1 powerpoint presentation and 2 worksheets. The lesson is primarily concerned with the issue of factory working conditions in developing countries and how it affects quality of life for the workers, the preceding lesson in the sequence covers the benefits of manufacturing and the following lesson in the sequence covers pollution. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand what it’s like to work in some Chinese factories' In the lesson we look at: - Who are Foxconn - Working conditions in their factories - Reasons why these jobs are still in demand - How this affects us Ease of use is my aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes fully referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course proof read. The lesson is designed to be visually appealing, with 'to the point' content that's easy to pick up and run with at short notice. Please take the time to leave me a quick review on how you found the materials. Happy teaching!
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Chinese Culture - Geography of China 2

Chinese Culture - Geography of China 2

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates Chinese culture and way of life to Key Stage 3 students. The lesson is the second lesson of a unit on China. This lesson is also available as part of a bundle on China. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I know what culture is, what Chinese culture is like and the way of life in China varies between places. This lesson covers the following themes: - An overview of culture. - An exploration of 3 different locations within China. - What life is like for Chinese children. Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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China: Introduction Lesson - Geography of China 1

China: Introduction Lesson - Geography of China 1

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that introduces China to Key Stage 3 students through a picture exercise and an atlas enquiry task. The lesson is the first lesson of a unit on China. This lesson is also available as part of a bundle on China. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I can describe China's location and key human and physical geographical characteristics and explain why they are important.' This lesson covers the following themes: - An overview of the physical and human geography of China - Map and atlas skills - Understanding and interpreting challenging geographic data relating to countries. Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Resources 5: The Geography of Russia  - Why it is a Global Power (KS3)

Resources 5: The Geography of Russia - Why it is a Global Power (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates the human and physical geography of Russia. The lesson is the fourth lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson on the country itself. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I understand the physical and human geography of Russia and why it is considered a global power.' This lesson covers the following themes: - Physical and human geography of Russia - Atlas work - Superpowers - Russia's future place in the world Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Rivers 5 - Flood / Storm Hydrographs - GCSE (2016)

Rivers 5 - Flood / Storm Hydrographs - GCSE (2016)

This is a full 1 hour GCSE lesson that investigates storm or flood hydrographs. The lesson is part of a unit covering 'Topic 3: Why is there a variety of river landscapes in the UK and what are the processes that shape them?' on the new Ed-Excel B spec, though it could easily be adapted to other specifications or graded down for KS3. Aim:- 'To be able to read a flood hydrograph and understand the human and physical geography reasons why areas flood.' This lesson covers the following themes: - Human and physical factors - How to read a hydrograph - How to identify different patterns in hydrographs - Exam practice question Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :) Happy teaching!
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Russia Map Starter Task

Russia Map Starter Task

This is a quick map task that can be included at the start of a unit or lesson on Russia. Students have a map of the country with key geographical features marked. On the screen there is a summary of the places they need to plot on to the map, with some brief information about each. This is intended to be done at the beginning of the class and requires little to know previous knowledge of the country. This task is part of a 3 part series of lessons and is included in a separate bundle on Russia and its natural resources. Please feel free to review my resources!
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Resources 6: Russia & Europe: Exporting Energy (KS3)

Resources 6: Russia & Europe: Exporting Energy (KS3)

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates Russia's vast wealth of oil and gas and European countries’ dependency on it. The lesson is the fifth lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson on the country itself. It is also included in a 3 part bundle on Russia. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I understand that Russia has great stores of oil and gas, making it a wealthy and powerful country. Learning Outcome 2 - 'I understand how Russia has recently gained an important role as an ‘energy superpower’, which influences its relationships with other countries.' This lesson covers the following themes: - Flow maps (reading and making) - Energy security & dependency - Russia - Oil & Gas Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Development 2: Rural Urban Divide in Ghana

Development 2: Rural Urban Divide in Ghana

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates the north-south divide between rural and urban life in Ghana. The lesson is the second lesson of a unit on development, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson on the country itself. This lesson is also available as part of a bundle on development / Ghana. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I can identify the challenges that exist living in urban and rural communities in Ghana.' This lesson contains 5 worksheets and a presentation. It covers the following themes: - An overview of northern and southern Ghana and their differences - An insight into what life is like in rural areas in northern Ghana - Development challenges that exist in northern Ghana Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Nutrition 1 - Food Types

Nutrition 1 - Food Types

This is a KS3 science resource covering food groups. Learning objectives are as follows: - Why should a balanced diet include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. - Why does a lack of some food types leads to deficiency diseases. - Why do deficiency diseases work and how can I explain how to modify an unhealthy diet.
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Development 1: Africa & Ghana

Development 1: Africa & Ghana

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates Africa and Ghana. The lesson is the first lesson of a unit on development, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson on the country itself. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘With detailed place knowledge, I can describe Africa and Ghana." This lesson covers the following themes: - An overview of Africa - A detailed study of Ghana - Development - Core and periphery (challenge) Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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Rivers 4 - Weathering & Mass Movement - GCSE (2016)

Rivers 4 - Weathering & Mass Movement - GCSE (2016)

This is a full 1 hour GCSE lesson that investigates different types of weathering and mass movement. The lesson is part of a unit covering 'Topic 3: Why is there a variety of river landscapes in the UK and what are the processes that shape them?' on the new Ed-Excel B spec, though it could easily be adapted to other specifications or graded down for KS3. Aim:- 'To develop my understanding of erosional and depositional features and processes of river valley's in the UK.' This lesson covers the following themes: - Biological weathering - Chemical weathering - Freeze thaw weathering - Slumps - Soil creep - Landslides Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :) Happy teaching!
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Extreme Weather 8 : Place Knowledge : New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina (KS3)

Extreme Weather 8 : Place Knowledge : New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that investigates place knowledge of New Orleans in terms of its human and physical geography with KS3 students. The lesson is part of a unit on Extreme Weather and part of a unit bundle and a two part bundle on Hurricane Katrina, though it could easily be adapted to other place based examples or a general lesson on weather. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand New Orleans wider physical and human geography and how this impacted on the city during and after Hurricane Katrina.' In the lesson we look at: - New Orleans location. - Its human and physical geography. - How inequality exacerbated the effects of the hurricane. The lesson is designed to be visually appealing, with 'to the point' content that's easy to pick up and run with at short notice. Ease of use is my aim for both teacher and student, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes fully referenced, handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please help me out and leave a review if you like my resources, they take a lot of time and effort to produce! :) Happy teaching!
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Extreme Weather 7 : Storms in the UK - Effects (KS3)

Extreme Weather 7 : Storms in the UK - Effects (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that investigates the effects of (mid-latitude) storms in the UK with KS3 students. The lesson is part of a unit on Extreme Weather and part of a unit bundle and a two part bundle on storms in the UK, though it could easily be adapted to other place based examples or a general lesson on weather. Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand the effects of (mid-latitude) storms in the UK.' In the lesson we look at: - Recap on the causes of mid latitude storms - Mapping - Key facts of mid-latitude storms - Coastal flooding - Wind damage - Place based examples of mid-latitude storms The lesson is designed to be visually appealing, with 'to the point' content that's easy to pick up and run with at short notice. Ease of use is my aim for both teacher and student, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes fully referenced, differentiated handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please help me out and leave a review if you like my resources, they take a lot of time and effort to produce! :) Happy teaching!
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Development 3: The Multiplier effect

Development 3: The Multiplier effect

This is a 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates the concept of the multiplier effect in a development context. The lesson is the third lesson of a unit on development focussed on Ghana, though the nearly all of the lesson is non-country specific and can easily be changed to suit another country. This lesson is also available as part of a bundle on development / Ghana. Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I can explain what the 'multiplier effect' is and how it positively This lesson covers the following themes: - An overview of northern and southern Ghana and their differences - An insight into what life is like in rural areas in northern Ghana - Development challenges that exist in northern Ghana Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :) Happy teaching!
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PSHE - Bullying in School

PSHE - Bullying in School

This is a full lesson on bullying for PSHE, it covers: - Why would I bully someone (with video) - How do I know if I am bullying? - Trust issues - Abusing power / influence - Humour - Cyber bullying - Conflict resolution - Behaviour change I hope you enjoy teaching the lesson as much as I did teaching it! Please feel free to leave a review as a lot of hard work went into this. Happy teaching!
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Rivers 1 - Long Profile of a River - GCSE (2016)

Rivers 1 - Long Profile of a River - GCSE (2016)

This is a full 1 hour GCSE lesson that investigates the long profile of a river through a place based case study of the River Severn. The lesson is part of a unit covering 'Topic 3: Why is there a variety of river landscapes in the UK and what are the processes that shape them?' on the new Ed-Excel B spec, though it could easily be adapted to other specifications or graded down for KS3. Learning Outcome 1 - 'To know how river landscapes change between the different stages of the River Severn.' This lesson covers the following themes: - Long profile of a river - The different stages of a river - A place based example of the River Severn Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes referenced handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :) Happy teaching!
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