A lesson focused on the fifth question of the Changing Spaces; Making Places unit - Rebranding of Places.
How are places created through placemaking processes?
Settler: Recap of the Place = Location + Meaning equation
Starter: Studying key places, what are the words associated with that place? Discussion to follow after.
Main: Explanation of the key terms: rebranding, regeneration and reimaging.
Student-led Main task: Completion of the A3 worksheet focusing on strategies and elements
Plenary: Explanation of structuring exam style questions on rebranding.
Three worksheets on Antarctica and the experiences of what Ernest Shackleton and his crew endured in the early part of the 20th century.
Worksheet 1 - Your Antarctica
Worksheet 2 - The Recruitment Exercise
Worksheet 3 - Shackleton's Journey
These three worksheets would work well as part of a KS3 glaciers/ ice on the land lesson.
An open questions display document that encourages the pupils to think about geographical topics more broadly.
This display is also useful for teachers to use and stimulate class discussion with their pupils.
> How can we be sure that...?
> What is wrong with...?
> What does that tell us about...?
The new OCR A Level is focused around 16 main concepts and words across the different modules. This colourful display provides definitions for each of the 16 concepts.
Words/ concepts included: risk, interdependence, sustainability, resilience and causality.
A mid-unit assessment test for the Changing Spaces; Making Places. The questions in the paper focus predominantly on the first two questions of the module as highlighted in the OCR specification. The questions are:
- What is in a place?
- How do we understand a place?
The assessment test is out of 30 with individual marks for questions ranging from 2 to 6. There is an associated mark-scheme with the paper.
Resources designed for the new Changing Spaces; Making Places module within the OCR A-Level geography course. The resources within this are multi-dimensional and fit into:
1. The qualitative skills section of OCR A Level Paper 2 - Human Interactions
2. The first question (What's in a place?) of the Changing Spaces; Making Places module in order for primary data collection to influence a comparative study/ homework.
3. The second question (How do we understand place?) as a pro-active resume to the theoretical knowledge underpinning this part of the module.
The resources included within this package would allow for 4/5 lessons (75mins) plus an extended homework (see question within marksheet document) where the students write up a summative analysis of their mini-coursework. An emphasis (of mine) was to get the students to consider how they were going to construct their interviews and using both open and closed questions.
This is the sequel to Lesson 4 which dealt with the concept of globalisation and sense of place. The lesson focus surrounds the assessment of a extended written answer. Fully resourced lesson complete with question, mark scheme and AfL PowerPoint.
New course. No previous resources. How are you going to incorporate AfL within your teaching, when there are no previous past papers on the topic? This lesson is ready to go for YOU!
A fully resourced lesson for how different people perceive places in different ways.
Following the GRASP acronym, students learn about how age, gender, sexuality and role performed in society influences the way we see the world. The 'R' forms part of the student's homework.
A kinaesthetic KS3 lesson involving the students' working with hard-boiled eggs to represent the internal structure of the Earth. You will need to purchase (and boil!) some hard-boiled eggs prior to delivering the lesson - suggested format: 1 egg between 2 pupils.
Fully resourced lesson involving two PowerPoints and a jigsaw worksheet.
First lesson of the new OCR A Level course on Changing Spaces; Making Places.
1. Key command words that will be used in the new examinations.
2. A glossary of the key words used within the Changing Spaces; Making Places module.
3. A breakdown of the course content for the students.
4. A fully resourced PPT for the introduction to place.
5. Worksheets for the main and plenary tasks.
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The OCR delivery guide for Changing Spaces; Making Places is centred around 5 main questions.
This resource bundle is for the second question: How do we understand place?
This bundle provides your students with the complete toolkit to understanding people's sense and perception of place and space.
1. Introduction to Place
2. Place & Space
3. Perceptions of Place
4. Globalisation & Sense of Place
4A. Globalisation Exam Question
5. Representations of Place
This is the first lesson of the fourth major question stated in the OCR Delivery Guide - Who are the players that influence economic change in places?
The lesson looks at how places might be influenced by a range of players (stakeholders) operating at different scales. Students settle down with acronyms associated with projects, try to define 'economic change,' followed by who (players) might be involved in a public sector project. The knowledge builds up with an introduction and information about the UK's HS2 rail project and a cost-benefit analysis of the project.
A fully resourced lesson complete with worksheets for the theme of how place is represented by different agencies.
1. Worksheet for Slumdog Millionaire, Billy Elliot and Love Actually.
2. What type of representation is it? Starter activity.
3. Formal, Informal & Abstract Representation PowerPoint presentation.
4. As part of the RGS' handout on Changing Spaces; Making Places - Doreen Massey's (1994) extract of Kilburn High Road, London. Literature homework.
A fully resourced lesson on the differences of space and place, alongside the schools of thought that exist on the interactions of humans within their environment. Students are introduced to the concepts of place and space and learn about, 'phenomenology,' so as to provide students with a theoretical framework in which to consider the meanings of space and place further.
***NEW: Teacher's notes on (and extended theory notes for students) on proxemics and phenomenology. These additions aid the understanding of place theory and will subsequently allow for students to have a deeper, theoretical background to this new A Level topic.***
A fully resourced KS3 lesson describing and explaining features/ components of the super-rich. What is their lifestyle like? How many billionaires are there in the world? What is the spread of billionaires around the world? Is happiness linked to wealth?
All these key questions are explored and delved into within this KS3 lesson, where the students complete a variety of tasks using the worksheet provided.
A lesson introducing landscape change to KS3 geographers and how these changes are either fast/ slow and human/ physical.
The lesson includes key words and a glossary for the Hazardous Earth course, that will be encountered in subsequent lessons. Fully resourced with high quality images to grasp the students' attention.
A Key Stage 3 resource designed for a 35mins single lesson with homework or a 70mins double lesson with the activity taking place within the classroom.
The activity is designed for use with tablets involving individual/ pair work to find out more about the Paris Climate Change summit of 2015.
This KS3 lesson is based around AfL and how KS3 geographers can improve their extended writing ability. I include the test paper which would be completed in the lesson beforehand, so as to allow the use of peer and self-assessment in the lesson supplied.
A fully resourced lesson that starts with a discussion and definitions of the two key concepts (time-space compression and globalisation) that form the backbone of the lesson. The second part of the lesson uses ICT to research key components responsible for time-space compression and globalisation.