A KS3 Geography lesson exploring living conditions in the Dharavi slum, India as part of an Investigating India SoW. Students complete a senses board and group labelling activity to explore the characteristics of housing in Dharavi. They the work in groups to create a labelled model of a Dharavi house with Play-Doh. Challenge tasks for more able and writing frames for SEN students. Fully resourced.
A lesson originally taught to year 10 GCSE Geography students (for AQA). It introduces the two earthquakes and allows students to see how levels of development affect the scale of the damage. The lesson includes a card sort activity, peer teaching and examination practice. This lesson could also be adapted for KS3 Geography classes. Fully resourced.
Third lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers the distribution and characteristics of the worlds biomes. Factors affecting their distribution are also covered. Peer teaching activity included. Fully resourced.
A KS3 Geography lesson introducing the location and human and physical features of Antarctica. The lesson includes video clips, a map from memory activity and incorporates atlas skills. Differentiated learning objectives and challenge tasks included. Fully resourced.
A year 7 Geography lesson on Rio de Janeiro Harbour as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the location, characteristics and human impacts on the harbour. The main activities include map work, paired work and a carousel activity. Differentiated learning objectives and activities. Fully resourced.
This is a one hour lesson taught as a 'taster' for Geography during year 6 transition week in Secondary school. It was taught to a large, mixed ability class of year 6 students to inspire an interest in Geography. The lesson focus is on animal adaptations, looking at the reason for adaptation and examples of it. The tasks are very collaborative including a 'draw what you hear' paired activity and an animal design activity. Fully resourced.
A year 7 Geography lesson on the Grand Canyon as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the location, formation and impacts of tourism in the Grand Canyon. The main activities include map work, video clips and a card sort. Differentiated learning objectives and activities. Fully resourced.
The first 3 lessons in the Living Word section of the new AQA GCSE. Lesson 1 - Introduction to ecosystems. Lesson 2 - A small scale ecosystem. Lesson 3 - Global Biomes Fully resourced.
A year 7 Geography lesson on Mount Everest as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the location, characteristics and hazards associated with Mount Everest. The main activities include atlas work, video clips and peer teaching. Differentiated learning objectives and worksheets. Fully resourced.
A year 7 Geography lesson on the Northern Lights as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the location, appearance and causes of the Northern Lights. The main activities include map work, code breaking and group work. Differentiated learning objectives and activities. Fully resourced.
This booklet covers the entire sub-unit of Cold Environments for the new AQA Geography GCSE. It was created to help save some time and get through the content quickly. It is split into 5 lessons that cover all of the content from the specification: 1. Characteristics of Cold Environments 2. Plant and Animal Adaptations in Cold Environments 3. Opportunities and Challenges in Svalbard 4. Cold Environments Under Threat 5. Managing Cold Environments There is an accompanying PowerPoint with extra challenge tasks, links to video clips and answers to many of the tasks. Should take no more than 5 hours to cover this section as large amounts of information have been supplied to reduce wasted time taking notes in class. Practice examination questions have been included throughout. No need for any other materials to deliver this sub-unit.
A year 7 Geography lesson on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the characteristics of the GBR and the human impacts on the ecosystem. Main activities include video clips, a significance activity, fact file creation and creating a TV advert. Differentiate learning objectives and worksheets.
A KS3 Geography lesson on the impacts of climate change in Africa as part of an Investigating Africa SoW. The lesson was taught to a mixed ability year 7 class but could be taught across all of KS3. Students investigate the different impacts of climate change and locate them on a map. Differentiated worksheets are provided and challenge tasks are incorporated into the PowerPoint. Fully resourced.
A KS3 Geography scheme of work on the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Despite looking at natural wonders, the interactions between humans and the environment are explored in each lesson. Lesson 1 - The Great Barrier Reef Lesson 2 - Mount Everest Lesson 3 - Victoria Falls Lesson 4 - The Northern Lights Lesson 5 - The Grand Canyon Lesson 6 - The Paricutin Volcano Lesson 7 - Rio de Janeiro Harbour The SoW contains a wide variety of learning activities such as card sorts, peer teaching, video activities, carousels and mysteries. Each lesson contains differentiated learning objectives, worksheets and activities. Taught to year 7 but could be used with any KS3 class. Fully Resourced.
An introduction lesson on the living conditions in Kibera slum, Kenya. Includes a wide range of activities including a senses board, video clip activity and a silent conversation. Originally taught to a year 10 Geography class but could be easily adapted for KS3. Progress indicators throughout and differentiation incorporated through scaffolding resources and challenge tasks. Used in an interview lesson and I was offered the job. Fully resourced - all worksheets included.
A year 8 Geography lesson exploring India's caste system. Was included in an India SOW and could be taught to any KS3 class. The lesson covers the structure of the caste system and how prevalent it is in India today. The main task has a choice of 3 activities - differentiated. Also includes a fact file activity and video clips. Fully resourced lesson.
Lessons 4 - 6 of the Living Word section of the new AQA Geography GCSE. Lesson 4 - The characteristics of Rainforests Lesson 5 - Rainforest adaptations Lesson 6 - Indigenous tribes and rates of deforestation Fully resourced.
A booklet on the LIC/ NEE case study of rapid economic development for the AQA GCSE Geography course. The booklet is on Nigeria and covers all aspects of the specification. The 8 sections of the booklet include: Location and Importance of Nigeria Political, Social, Cultural and Environmental context Changing industrial structure of Nigeria Role of TNCs Changing political and trading relationships Role of International Aid Environmental impacts of economic development Effects of economic development on quality of life in Nigeria The supporting PowerPoint provides all information, images and video clips necessary for the completion of the booklet. The booklet can be completed in lesson or as a homework (as long as access to the PowerPoint is provided). It is particulalry useful if you are short of time to complete the course. Fully resourced.
Created as part of the AQA GCSE Geography Tropical Rainforests Unit (Living World). A set of homework tasks in the style of a restaurant menu. Each course has a specific focus: Appetiser - key words revision Starter - recall 3 facts activity Main - 9 mark question Dessert - skills question (based on maps/ graphs/ photographs) To finish - A research task to further expand their knowledge and understanding Students have a choice of question and can be set a certain task/ combination of tasks depending on the focus of the homework e.g. practicing 9 mark questions. A popular homework with students and a versatile resource for teachers. Could also be used as an extension resource for more able students during lessons.
A lesson on erosional landforms in the Coastal Systems and Landscapes unit of the new AQA A Level Geography specification. This lesson covers headlands, bays, concordant and discordant coastlines and wave cut platforms. Students make notes on the accompanying A3 worksheet.