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Glacial features on an OS map
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Glacial features on an OS map

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PowerPoint slides to discuss how to identify glacial feature on an OS map. Corrie, Arêtes, Pyramidal Peak, U-shaped Valley, Truncated Spurs.
Sea Level Rise in the Maldives and East England
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Sea Level Rise in the Maldives and East England

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PowerPoint and resources to be used for AQA A - Rising Sea Levels. A comparison of the impacts of sea level rise on both the Maldives and the UK. Pupils can annotate facts around a map of the Maldives, create a table of the social, economic, environmental and political impacts of SLR. Pupils can use the ripple diagram, to identify, global, regional and local scale impacts. Compare to the issues that could result if sea levels rise in East England, and answer an exam style question with mark scheme.
Biome Card Sort
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Biome Card Sort

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A biome card sort with coniferous forest, desert, mountain, Mediterranean, savannah, temperate grasslands, temperate deciduous forests, tropical forests and tundra
AQA A Distribution of Ecosystems
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AQA A Distribution of Ecosystems

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Lesson following the AQA A GCSE syllabus - 5.3 Distribution of Ecosystems. Starter: Imagine you are going on a journey from the North to South Pole - how would the places you visit change as you travel. Pupils are using information cards to complete a carousel activity of the 8 different types of biomes. Exam questions Location of biomes in North America with model answer Distribution of temperate deciduous woodland with model answer. Distribution of tundra ecosystem with mark scheme.
Should the UK use wind power?
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Should the UK use wind power?

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Starter activity using peoples opinion of wind power - who do you most agree with? Card sort activity / worksheet whereby information is categorised into facts and statistics surrounding wind power, advantages or disadvantages. Pupils evaluate if the UK should use wind power - written task Finish with an opinion line - pupils stand up/ post it note where they fit along the line. Lesson used with top set and middle set and bottom set Year 8 pupils in the topic of Resources. Additional SEN resources - colour code, facts statistics, advantages and disadvantages also a writing frame.
Random Geography Facts Display
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Random Geography Facts Display

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Random facts about our world that are displayed on my classroom wall to inspire pupils. I have them laminated and backed on different coloured paper and added a title “Did you know…” I frequently refer to them in lessons, for example when discussing the deepest hole ever dug, or the distance from Land’s End to John O Groats.
AQA A GCSE Reducing the risk from tectonic hazards
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AQA A GCSE Reducing the risk from tectonic hazards

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AQA GEOGRAPHY OXFORD TEXTBOOK NEEDED FOR THIS LESSON. Lesson following the AQA A textbook looking at how to reduce the risk during a tectonic hazard. Lesson using the textbook for higher pupils. For lower ability pupils, they can complete a fill in the method and if it is for earthquakes or volcanoes. Exam question and marks scheme. BONUS - Resources for Living with Tectonic Hazards looking at Iceland.
Weather Hazards Revision AQA A Geography GCSE
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Weather Hazards Revision AQA A Geography GCSE

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Revision booklet for pupils to complete independently on the topic of Weather Hazards from Paper 1 using their exercise books/ textbooks. The case studies included are: Typhoon Haiyan and the Somerset Levels
AQA A Chile and Nepal Earthquake Effects and Responses
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AQA A Chile and Nepal Earthquake Effects and Responses

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AQA OXFORD GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOK NEEDED FOR THIS LESSON. Lesson comparing the primary effects, secondary effects, immediate responses and long term response to the 2010 Chile earthquake and 2015 Nepal earthquake. Starter - what do you already know about Nepal and Chile. Using indicators HDI and GDP what can we find out about these countries. Introducing new vocab. Videos demonstrating the effects of the earthquakes. Pupils are creating fact files about the two earthquakes using the textbook. Two exam questions for pupils to answer. Also looking at how the primary effects, secondary effects, immediate response and long term response to volcanic eruptions differ to earthquakes. Worksheet to colour code. Video to create a case study of Montserrat 1997.
What are natural hazards?
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What are natural hazards?

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New resource for the new AQA A Geography Specification for Teaching in September 2016. First lesson looking at What are Natural Hazards? Definition Types of natural hazards Factors that increase hazard risk Practise exam style question Geographical skills - drawing pie charts/divided bar graph and describing pattern on a map. Also included are key words that will be used in the Tectonic Hazard topic.
AQA A New Spec - Plate Margins
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AQA A New Spec - Plate Margins

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Geography AQA A Plate Margins for first teaching in 2016, exams in 2018. Starter: A bridge between two continents video of Iceland. What is happening here? how are the plates moving? Building on prior knowledge, pupils to identify the different ways in which plates can move. Main Task: Pupils are to use information sheets to label diagrams of the different plate margins. Task is modelled. Feedback on slides, discussing/ensuring pupils diagrams are correct. Plenary: Exam Question - with model answer.
Command Word Match Up Task for AQA A GCSE Geography
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Command Word Match Up Task for AQA A GCSE Geography

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I have used this task at the start of a revision session with my KS4 pupils. Pupils have the definitions of the 15 main command words used by AQA and have to match up the definitions with the command words. Answers are included. PDF is purely a copy of the Word document. I have also included the command words which I have pupils stick in the front of their exercise books.
AQA A GCSE 5.1 What is an ecosystem?
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AQA A GCSE 5.1 What is an ecosystem?

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Lesson following the AQA A GCSE OXFORD TEXTBOOK. What is an ecosystem? Lesson looking at defining an ecosystem, abiotic and biotic features, producers, consumers and decomposes, nutrient cycle, food webs and food chains, examples of UK ecosystems, pond ecosystem. Exam question worksheet for pupils.
Introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes
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Introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes

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Lesson used with Year 9 pupils as the first lesson in the series on The Restless Earth. Choice of starter activities - word search used with lower ability ability, and an image with the 5 Ws used with higher ability pupils. Pupils begin by looking at 7 images of earthquakes and volcanoes, pupils have 30 seconds to view the images and have to record down 3 words to describe the image. Main Task: Pupils look at BBC articles of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that have occurred in 2016. Pupils have to record down information from the articles on a table worksheet. Feedback - all text boxes link to videos about the earthquake or volcanic eruption. Mapping activity if time. Exit ticket plenary.
Coastal Transportation
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Coastal Transportation

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Lesson used with a mixed ability Year 7 Class. Starter: Sequence the formation of a sea stack. Main: How is material transported - Salutation, Traction, Suspension, Solution - pupils to draw diagrams into books and explain how the material is being moved. Longshore Drift - explain process, drawn into book. Plenary: What would happen if longshore drift continued? - linked to depositional features. Summary what has been learnt in today's lesson in 20 words.
Features of Coastal Erosion
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Features of Coastal Erosion

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Lesson used with a mixed ability Year 7 class. Content Covered: Starter: Name these coastal landforms What is erosion? Pupils to jumble definition 4 types of erosion - pupils drawing sketches of the diferent types of erosion based on description. Formation of cave, arch, stack and stump - pupils to complete a back to back activity and then draw diagram with annotation into books. Exam style question - Explain the formation of a sea stack - with mark scheme Extra slides on headlands and bays.
Hardest Geography Questions Geography Display
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Hardest Geography Questions Geography Display

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Interative Geography Classroom Display based on the questions in this quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/the-most-infuriating-geography-quiz-youll-ever-take?utm_term=.ha963BAKW#.aqOdLDMxW 19 questions in total and answers. Example Questions Include: Name a country that ends in the letter T Name a four letter country that is NOT in Asia Name a EUROPEAN country that contains a double letter Name a US STATE that contains just four letters Name a country that ends with an R Word document should be printed back to back. "Flip pages on the short edge" option I printed mine on card not paper I used velcro dots (from amazon) to secure the answers. Questions black font, blue border, answers on the inside, black font, green border.
GCSE A-G 1-9 Equivalent
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GCSE A-G 1-9 Equivalent

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Poster to display in the classroom to make pupils aware of the changes to grades. What the old A-G grade equivalent is in the new 1-9. (I have it printed in A4 by my desk, and A3 around the room)