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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 short knowledge test that covers the first 5 lessons of the new AQA Geography A Level (Coastal systems and landscapes unit). The main themes in the test are coasts as a system, types and formation of waves, coastal zones and tides and ocean currents.
First lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson introduces ecosystems and focuses on the interrelationships within them. Lesson includes a glossary for the section, worksheets and a card sort. Fully resourced.
Year 7 Geography lesson introducing Brazil. Could be adapted to any KS3 class. An interactive lesson covering the main physical and human features of Brazil. Activities include maps from memory, paired drawing activity and a peer assessed map work. Includes differentiated learning objectives and worksheets. 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 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.
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.
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 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.