Lesson used with a mixed ability Year 7 class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the AQA A Specification for cliff collapse at Christchurch Bay.
The lesson examines the causes and the effects of cliff collapse.
Includes a sketch map of the coastline and exam style question.
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.
Location of biomes in North America with model answer
Distribution of temperate deciduous woodland with model answer.
Distribution of tundra ecosystem with mark scheme.
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 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.
Resource to support the new AQA A GSCE Geography Course (start teaching in 2016) looking at topic 2.1 Tectonic Hazards - Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes.
PPT looks at What is an earthquake? Where do earthquakes occur? and Why do earthquakes happen at plate margins. What is a volcano? Where do volcanoes occur? and Why do volcanoes happen at plate margins?.
Example of Chile
Practise Exam Question
Homework Task - North Anatolian Fault
Worksheet - Map for location of earthquakes and volcanoes for pupils to describe and annotate.
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
Interative Geography Classroom Display based on the questions in this quiz:
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.
PowerPoint Slides to look at the difference between weather and climate - plenary activity of statements that relate to either weather and climate.
Card sort activity to support different aspects of the weather and how we measure it - great to use if you don't have the equipment in school to demonstrate with.
Used with a mixed ability Year 7 class.
Very visual resources, fully animated.
Each PowerPoint slide contains 5 Geography general knowledge questions. The first 9 slides focus on Britain and the next 4 are worldwide Geography. Answers are included. I usually have this slide on the board when I am going around checking homework to try and increase pupils general Geography knowledge who will answer the questions in the back of their books I will then go over the answers and pupils are scored out of 5.
Blank templates of each are included.
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.