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Explaining global inequality, Investigating the development gap, Global inequality, Unequal world
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Explaining global inequality, Investigating the development gap, Global inequality, Unequal world

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In this 2 hour KS3 lesson pupils investigate why the global development gap exists. Carefully selected video clips are used to highlight the origins of inequality. Students analyse sources to discover social, political, geographical, historical and economic factors that have influenced development. A differentiated worksheet is included, in which pupils are required to explain the various causes of this pressing issue.
Investigating Africa's ecology, African climate zones,  Using climate graphs,
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Investigating Africa's ecology, African climate zones, Using climate graphs,

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In this 2-3 hour KS3 lesson, pupils will learn about Africa’s diverse climate and physical environment. Students are introduced to the various biomes that exist across the African continent and learn how animals and plants adapt to the harsh conditions. Geographical skills are developed within the lesson as pupils analyse the climate graphs of four contrasting biomes.
Assessing China's development, Development indicators, How developed is china
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Assessing China's development, Development indicators, How developed is china

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This 2 HOUR KS3 LESSON teaches pupils how to assess development. Pupils are taught how countries are classified into LIC’s, NEE’s and HIC nations. Pupils make an initial judgement on China’s development, before delving deeper, using development indicators to reflect on China’s development. The lesson uses a fun kinaesthetic ‘Top Trumps’ style game to engage learners.
The Sahara, Hostile environments, Investigating Africa's physical landscapes
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The Sahara, Hostile environments, Investigating Africa's physical landscapes

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Please leave me review! This 1 hour KS3 resource investigates the Sahara desert as a hostile environment. Pupils start by identifying patterns in the distribution of hot deserts, before considering their conditions. Students develop Geographical skills, using climate data to produce climate graphs. The atmospheric circulation model is used to help pupils understand why desert environments have such hot dry weather. A diamond 9 exercise is used to help pupils evaluate the challenges faced in desert environments.
Rain fall types, Why does it rain?
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Rain fall types, Why does it rain?

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In this 2 hour KS3 lesson pupils learn about relief, convection and frontal rainfall. Students map how rainfall varies across the UK and investigate the reasons for this. Interactive sides allow the processes to be easily visualised. Three exercises are used to aid the understanding of these various rainfall types.
Chinese population distribution, Analysing choropleth maps
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Chinese population distribution, Analysing choropleth maps

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This 2 HOUR KS3 lesson teaches pupils to create and analyse choropleth maps. Pupils use population data to create distribution maps which they later describe and explain using satallite source images. Writing frames are provided to support and guide weaker learners as well as differentiated worksheets.
Environmental impacts of urban growth,  Overpopulation
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Environmental impacts of urban growth, Overpopulation

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This 2 HOUR KS3 lesson teaches pupils about the detrimental impacts of rapid urbanisation. Pupils start the lesson describing the location of Chongqing, Chinas most polluted city. A video and question worksheet is used to set the scene. Pupils then learn how to elaborate statements through a mix and match exercise. A card sort tasks is used to evaluate the causes and effects and of overpopulation, as well as potential solutions.
Shanty towns, Slum
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Shanty towns, Slum

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This 2 hour KS3 resource investigates where squatter settlements develop, as well as the impact they have on the people that live there. Pupils use source analysis to describe living conditions and use this knowledge to annotate images of shanty dwellings. A head and tails card sort is used to teach pupils how to add depth to descriptions, when writing answers independently. Various video links are provided relating to both African and India slums.
Fair trade, Reducing the development gap
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Fair trade, Reducing the development gap

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In this 2 hour KS3 lesson students learn how fair trade can help improve the lives of producers in developing countries. Pupils plot the sources of global foods on a world map and investigate, through role play, the reality of the trade chain. The lesson provides video case study links, highlighting the benefits of fair trade to banana farms in the Caribbean.
Comparing quality of live, Inequality, The development gap, Ghanaian case study
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Comparing quality of live, Inequality, The development gap, Ghanaian case study

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In this 2 hour KS3 resource pupils contrast the quality of life in Ghana with that of the UK. Pupils are first taught how to describe the location of Ghana at various scales. Source analysis is used to stimulate discussion regarding living conditions within Ghana. Pupils read an interview of a girl living in Ghana and consider how her quality of life will be affected by her living conditions. The text is annotated with prompt questions to stimulate discussion and allow pupils to complete the worksheet activity. The learning is later assessed through a extended independent writing task. A writing frame is provided to guide pupils and improve structure.
Measuring development, Development indicators
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Measuring development, Development indicators

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In this 2 hour KS3 lesson, pupils learn how development indicators can be used to evaluate a countries level of development. The lesson teaches pupils how to identify global patterns in wealth. Model answers are included to improve pupils understanding of how to use and analyse sources. Pupils learn that not all development indicators are reliable, and evaluate the effectiveness of death rate, GNI and HDI.
Investigating Chinas physical & human features, Chinas diverse landscapes
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Investigating Chinas physical & human features, Chinas diverse landscapes

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This 1-2 HOUR KS3 lesson teaches pupils about the diverse landscapes that exist across China. Students learn to classify human and physical features and use satellite images to identify Geographical diversity. A mapping from memory exercise is used to familiarise pupils with China’s varying landscape. An source task is including, prompting pupils to consider how Geography influences population distribution.