AQA Changing Places Work Booklet Lesson 1

AQA Changing Places Work Booklet Lesson 1

A work booklet to compliment the introductory lessons to the new AQA A-Level Changing Places unit. This is a 12 page booklet full of activities which encourage students to change their mindset from GCSE concepts of place to A-Level (and beyond) concepts and theories of place. Pupils are required to consider definitions of place, their own sense of place through their favourite places, media and experienced places along with insider and outsider perspectives on place. As any geographer will know, this is a challenging unit, but this booklet proved very successful with my year 12 class in laying the foundations for the unit. See my shop for lesson 2 (powerpoint and workbook included!)
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Strategies to Diminish the Difference (Narrow the Gap) between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged

Strategies to Diminish the Difference (Narrow the Gap) between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged

This is a 13 page document full of teaching and learning strategies to diminish the difference (narrow the gap) between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged ( including PP and non PP pupils). The teaching and learning strategies are informed by findings from the Sutton Trust which rank interventions in terms of months impact. If you are unfamiliar with their work, I would strongly advise researching their teaching and learning toolkit to help guide your PP strategy in school. The booklet contains practical strategies in line with the most effective forms of interventions as identified by the Sutton Trust. Notable examples include; meta-cognitive and self-regulation strategies, effective feedback and guidance on writing effective WWW and EBIs, collaborative learning, reading comprehension and a mastery learning model. This was created as part of my Teaching and Learning responsibility for monitoring and raising the achievement of PP pupils in my school.
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Changing Places Lesson 2- Sense of Place Vs Perception of Place

Changing Places Lesson 2- Sense of Place Vs Perception of Place

A lesson from my Changing Places Scheme of Work which centres around the difference between a sense of place and our differing perceptions of place and the factors which may influence this. Las vegas, Thailand and Venice feature as mini case studies along with an extensive focus on Tuan's Topophilia(1974) and Place memory.
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Changing Places Lesson 3- Insider Vs Outsider

Changing Places Lesson 3- Insider Vs Outsider

The third lesson from my Changing Places scheme. This is an extensive lesson and took me 3 hours to get through as a range of case studies (including Detroit, South Africa, Grenfell Tower) are used to cover spatial segregation, social exclusions and insider/outsider perspectives.
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AQA Changing Places Work Booklet Lesson 1

AQA Changing Places Work Booklet Lesson 1

A work booklet to compliment the introductory lessons to the new AQA A-Level Changing Places unit. This is a 12 page booklet full of activities which encourage students to change their mindset from GCSE concepts of place to A-Level (and beyond) concepts and theories of place. Pupils are required to consider definitions of place, their own sense of place through their favourite places, media and experienced places along with insider and outsider perspectives on place. As any geographer will know, this is a challenging unit, but this booklet proved very successful with my year 12 class in laying the foundations for the unit. See my shop for lesson 2 (powerpoint and workbook included!)
becksquigs
Strategies to Diminish the Difference (Narrow the Gap) between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged

Strategies to Diminish the Difference (Narrow the Gap) between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged

This is a 13 page document full of teaching and learning strategies to diminish the difference (narrow the gap) between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged ( including PP and non PP pupils). The teaching and learning strategies are informed by findings from the Sutton Trust which rank interventions in terms of months impact. If you are unfamiliar with their work, I would strongly advise researching their teaching and learning toolkit to help guide your PP strategy in school. The booklet contains practical strategies in line with the most effective forms of interventions as identified by the Sutton Trust. Notable examples include; meta-cognitive and self-regulation strategies, effective feedback and guidance on writing effective WWW and EBIs, collaborative learning, reading comprehension and a mastery learning model. This was created as part of my Teaching and Learning responsibility for monitoring and raising the achievement of PP pupils in my school.
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Changing Places Lesson 5- Endogenous/Exogenous Factors

Changing Places Lesson 5- Endogenous/Exogenous Factors

A lesson from my scheme of work for the new Geography ALevel: Changing Places. This lesson focuses on perceptions of place and the factors which influence this (endogenous and exogenous factors). The lesson focuses on key definitions of endo/exo factors along with the distinct differentiation between the two. Practical examples are then given to concrete this difference with tasks focusing on our local area (Sheffield-but can be easily adapted to your local area) and exam practice from the AQA specimen papers.
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Changing Places - New Geography A-Level Lesson 1 Intro and Concept of Place

Changing Places - New Geography A-Level Lesson 1 Intro and Concept of Place

This is the first lesson for the new AQA A-Level Changing Places Unit. It focuses on place theory with key players such as Massey, Creswell, Jackson and Gregory's definitions of place featuring. Pupils are also introduced to a 'sense of place' through Tuan and are considered to think about their experiences and perceptions of near and far places along with the factors which influence their thoughts. A simple, clear and concise introduction to place theory with a range of activities which are student lead and generate ample class discussion to unlock deeper thinking. Complimenting work booklet also available in my shop.
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AQA Changing Places Workbook Lesson 2

AQA Changing Places Workbook Lesson 2

This is a 14 page workbook to compliment the second place lesson in the AQA Changing Places unit. The booklet is focused on perceptions of place with exogenous and endogenous factors dominating the activities. All activities are student lead with extension tasks for HA learners. Massey's 'Kilburn' (as recommended by Redfern's A-Level textbook as key text) features along with all the relevant exam questions and mark schemes from the AS and A2 specimen papers. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Changing Places - Contrasting Place Study Intro

Changing Places - Contrasting Place Study Intro

The first lesson in my contrasting lesson set. I have focused on Scarborough as a contrast to Sheffield. The idea behind the lesson is to NOT tell the pupils where the contrasting place is. Set the 'sources' up around the room and give each pupil worksheet (all found as slides in the powerpoint). They are to try and work out where the place is whilst evaluating the sources. There is then a card sort activity (which can be downloaded for free form my shop) for Scarborough's history.
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Climate Graphs

Climate Graphs

A KS3 lesson taken from a weather SOW. This lesson focuses on the features of a climate graph and constructing them. Pupils are required to construct 1 climate graph from 5 potential mystery locations (all data provided) before using investigation to work out where in the world their mystery location is representing. Resources also include an extension sheet for HA learners.
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**New AQA GEOG A-LEVEL - CHANGING PLACES** PLACE STUDY BOOKLET

**New AQA GEOG A-LEVEL - CHANGING PLACES** PLACE STUDY BOOKLET

I have divided the 'local' place study into 4 key themes: economic change, cultural change, demographic change and socio-economic inequalities (in line with the spec). This is the first booklet which focuses on economic, cultural and demographic change in Sheffield through the 4 rebrands of the city from: Steel City -> City of Sport -> City of Retail (and regeneration of Lower Don Valley) -> Outdoor City The booklet relies on a number of data based sources which I have found online. I cannot upload them as I do not own them BUT there is a free bibliography available to download in my shop. Accompanying powerpoint lesson coming soon along with more resources!!!!
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Changing Places-  6 Hour Lesson set for Local Place: Sheffield

Changing Places- 6 Hour Lesson set for Local Place: Sheffield

This is the first lesson set in the local place study (AQA A-Level Changing Places) which I have chosen; Sheffield. It focuses on cultural and economic change through 3 key rebrands of the City since industrial decline. It focuses firstly on the City of Steel and why Sheffield had previously never taken control of its own identity as steel had always implicitly done this. Then, following industrial decline, Sheffield wavered and needed a 'new' identity which made it stand out and deliver a message that Sheffield was a city open to development. It did this through the strategic rebrands of City of Sport (World Student Games 1991) City of Retail (Regeneration of the Lower Don Valley and opening of Meadowhall) and, most recently (2016+) The Outdoor City. This lesson has a complimenting workbook which is also for sale in my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-new-aqa-geog-a-level-changing-places-place-study-booklet-11473705 Please note that this powerpoint is approximately 6 hours worth of lesson time (it actually took me longer than this but my year 12s are very engaged with the unit and so we tend to have some very in-depth discussions which does eat into our lesson time!) There are 3 main lessons within this powerpoint (each with title slides and individual stepped outcomes) hence the costing. I have included links to relevant articles and documents in the notes section and please see the bibliography (available for free in my shop) for further sources of info. Lessons to follow will include: socio-economic inequality and demographic change with a focus on people's lived experience of Sheffield. Keep an eye on my shop..they are coming soon!
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Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds

A lesson taken from my 'Into Africa' Scheme of Work focusing on Blood Diamonds and the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone. Undoubtedly, my favourite lesson from this unit and one which was graded outstanding as part of a performance management observation. There are a number of student lead activities throughout this lesson with the main task taking the form of an extended writing task. Pupils are asked to write a letter (using the writing frame as provided) to a local jewellers urging them to sign up to the Kimberley Process - an agreement to ensure that the diamonds sold have been mined ethically and fairly. This lesson is a real eye opener for students and the atrocities of the RUF engage and excite students and generate in-depth ethical discussions. This lesson was designed for KS3 but can be easily adapted to be taught at KS4 and beyond.
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Extreme Weather: Hurricanes Vs Tornadoes

Extreme Weather: Hurricanes Vs Tornadoes

This is a lesson extracted from my KS3 Weather SOW with a focus on extreme weather systems. It was adapted in preparation for a 'Mocksted' Inspection whereby it received very pleasing feedback. The lesson itself is fast paced with a focus on smaller, student led activities with clear differentiation opportunities (including extension tasks for HA learners) and explicit progress checks throughout. A dynamic lesson with a range of resources including a pre-prepared worksheet and YouTube hyperlinks. Enjoy!
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Africa: Perceptions and Misconceptions

Africa: Perceptions and Misconceptions

This lesson is the first in my 'Into Africa' Scheme of Work. It challenges pupils' perceptions and often misconceptions of Africa. This lesson generates so much class discussion and is a real eye opener for pupils. There are clear and obvious progress checks throughout this lesson and extension tasks to stretch and challenge the most able. This is one of my favourite lessons to teach and generates such a buzz in the classroom whereby pupils are still talking about it in their next geography lesson.
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Asia- Population

Asia- Population

This is a lesson taken from a year 7 scheme of work entitled 'Around the World' - an introductory scheme of work to the subject of geography. Each lesson has a particular skill focus with this lesson's focus being 'use of data' as pupils are required to produce a choropleth map for Asia's population statistics. The main task has been differentiated and the worksheet has two versions- one for high ability learners and another for low and middle ability. Extenstion tasks also feature throughout to stretch and challenge. The lesson also features plenty of discussion opportunities and explicit progress checks throughout. Could be easily adapted for year 8 and even beyond to KS4.
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The British Isles

The British Isles

Another lesson taken from my 'Around the World' scheme of work. This particular lesson focuses on the physical features of the British Isles (countries, rivers, mountains and cities). The main skill focus is map work and please note that pupils will require an atlas to complete the main task. Alternatively, a basic GIS could be used (google earth etc) and the skill focus could become GIS. We currently have British Isles whiteboards (whiteboards with an outline of the British Isles on them) and one of the progress checkers uses these- your particular school may not have access to these but the progress check can be adapted for use with just blank mini whiteboards. Lesson was used as part of a whole school learning walk and received very positive feedback on how student-lead and skill focused the activities were. Plenty of discussion opportunities feature along with extension tasks to stretch and challenge.
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What is Geography?

What is Geography?

This serves as an introductory lesson for key stage 3. The theme of the lesson is 'What is Geography' and includes an analysis of the three different types of geography; human, environmental and physical. A very engaging introductory lesson to our wonderful subject of Geography!
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