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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 creative lesson to teach GCSE students how waterfalls are formed. Created for the new AQA GCSE Geography specification. The main activities include annotated window sketches and play-doh sequencing. Challenge tasks included for stretch and challenge. 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.
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.
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.
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 generic Geography quiz that is ideal for a fun end of term activity. The quiz is suitable for both KS3 and KS4 classes and has 5 rounds consisting of: Famous Landmarks Flags of the World Geographical Movie Titles Country Outlines Megacity Locations The answers are provided at the end of the presentation and there is a worksheet that students can complete. The total marks for the quiz are out of 50.
Second lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson focuses on an example of a small scale freshwater pond ecosystem. Food webs, food chains and the impact of change within an ecosystem are explored. 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.
Sixth lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers the causes of deforestation in Malaysia. Students are required to locate Malaysia in the world, create a mind map of the causes and design a riddle to help them remember the causes. Homework task included on Palm Oil. 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.
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 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 revision activity used as part of a Year 11 easter school session. This resource provides an overview of the key concepts of coastal landscapes. The first activity requires students to ‘calculate’ how confident they are with the Coasts unit. Students then complete an A3 revision sheet that is guided by the PowerPoint. Very useful as a short, intense revision activity.