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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Zoning Decision Making Exercise
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Flood Zoning Decision Making Exercise

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Decision making exercise looking at flood zoning. "Town Planners" Pupils are to decide where several aspects of the town should be built in relation to a river that has been known to flood. Pupils have to justify how they have planned the town. Used with a Year 7 mixed ability set. The river document was printed on A3 paper and pupils had to draw on the scale of past flood levels. They also cut and stuck their decisions around their town. Differentiation via the different roles involved - Team Leader, Land Advisor, Architect, Reporter
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.
Pakistan Floods 2010
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Pakistan Floods 2010

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Lesson used with Year 9 looking at flooding events in Pakistan in 2010. Starting with a 5Ws of an image of flooding Locating Pakistan and writing a description of location Causes of flooding Video clip to show impacts Impacts of flooding -categorise statements into social, economic and environmental impacts Immediate aftermath of the flooding again with a video clip. Plenary - Is Pakistan a risky place? Also include a document that I used with my lower end.
Tropical Rainforests Revision Booklets AQA A Geography GCSE
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Tropical Rainforests Revision Booklets AQA A Geography GCSE

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Revision booklet for pupils to complete independently on the topic of Tropical Rainforests from Paper 1 Section B using their exercise books/ textbooks. (Page numbers relate to blue Oxford University Press Textbook). Case study included is Deforestation in Malaysia. Thought Quilt covers the topics of tropical rainforests and hot deserts – answers are included.
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.
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
Coastal Management - Hard and Soft Enginerring
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Coastal Management - Hard and Soft Enginerring

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Lesson using with mixed ability Year 7 pupils. Starter: Jigsaw for pupils to solve - what can they see in the image, what is the purpose of what they can see. Main Task: Using the information sheets pupils are to complete a carousal activity of the 8 different types of management strategies onto their A3 worksheet. Plenary: If you had to pick a type of engineering strategy to protect a stretch of coastline which would you pick and why.
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.
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.
Geog your memory for Paper 1 AQA A GCSE Geography
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Geog your memory for Paper 1 AQA A GCSE Geography

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10 “Geog your memory” worksheets with answers for Paper 1 AQA A Geography. Topics included: natural hazards, tectonic hazards, weather hazards, climate change, ecosystems, tropical rainforests, hot deserts, river landscapes, coastal landscapes I set these for homework and then using the answers pupils mark their work the following lessons.
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.
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)