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.
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 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 coastal hard and soft engineering strategies. It was originally taught to a mixed ability year 8 class but could easily be adapted for GCSE. The lesson includes a carousel activity and a paired decision making activity. The carousel activity has been differentiated - the worksheets are colour coded to allow lower ability students to access the information easily. The decision making activity incorporates numeracy into the lesson as students are required to work within a budget. Fully resourced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fifth lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers animal and plant adaptations in the rainforest. Video links, worksheets and examination practice included within the lesson. 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 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 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 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.
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.
The fifth lesson in the Coastal Systems and Landscapes unit of the new AQA A Level Geography specification. This lesson covers tides and ocean currents. Students make notes on the accompanying A3 worksheet.
The second lesson in the Coastal Systems and Landscapes unit of the new AQA A Level Geography specification. This lesson reviews the structure of geographical systems and introduces the concept of the coastal system. Students make notes on the accompanying A3 worksheet.