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Welcome to my shop! I have been teaching Geography for over 10 years and am very passionate about my subject. I spend a vast amount of time making my resources which cover KS3, 4 and 5; please feel free to take a look.

Welcome to my shop! I have been teaching Geography for over 10 years and am very passionate about my subject. I spend a vast amount of time making my resources which cover KS3, 4 and 5; please feel free to take a look.
The Changing Economic World - Impacts of the car industry on the environment

The Changing Economic World - Impacts of the car industry on the environment

Lesson Aim: For students to gain a clear understanding as to how the car industry in the UK has become more sustainable. Lesson Objectives: 1. To identify the impacts the UK car industry has upon the environment 2. To establish how the UK car industry has become more sustainable 3. To determine the environmentally sustainable credentials of the Nissan Leaf. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan * Impacts of the UK car industry card sort Lesson 18 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Can easily work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) - for lower ability differentiated task * Scissors & glue Differentiated with tasks for lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development

The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to how disparities in wealth and health are consequences are of global variations in development. Lesson Objectives: 1. To explain the problems caused by disparities in wealth 2. To determine how poverty is killing mothers in Lesotho 3. To compare healthcare in Lesotho and the UK Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan including homework task * Worksheet- Lesotho and the UK Lesson 5 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Also works as a stand alone lesson on the consequences of uneven development. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Why do cities grow?

Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Why do cities grow?

Lesson Aim: To establish where the largest cities in the world are and to understand reasons for their development. Lesson Objectives: 1. To write a geographical description of the distribution of the world’s biggest cities. 2. To work collaboratively in order to improve your geographical description! 3. To investigate the reasons why cities grow. Resources included: * PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks for more able to allow for additional research * Lesson plan * World map worksheet Lesson 2 of 10 from my scheme of work on Urban Geography. Also works as a stand alone lesson on why cities grow. Fully differentiated with tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 7 groups, but it could easily be adapted for Year 8 or 9. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Settlement hierarchies

Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Settlement hierarchies

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to how we can classify settlements within a hierarchy. Lesson Objectives: 1. To determine what a settlement hierarchy is. 2. To research specific examples of settlements that fit into the hierarchy. 3. To investigate the characteristics of a range of settlements in our local area. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation * Lesson plan * Homework instruction sheet (Print the six slides as a single-sided handout) * Settlement hierarchies worksheet Lesson 3 of 10 from my scheme of work on Urban Geography/ Settlement . Also works as a stand alone lesson on settlement hierarchies. Fully differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 7 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 8 or 9. This lesson requires pupils to make use of: * Atlases * An O.S map of the local area. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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The Changing Economic World- How has the growth of tourism in Tunisia reduced the development gap?

The Changing Economic World- How has the growth of tourism in Tunisia reduced the development gap?

Lesson Aim: To gather case study specific information based on the way in which tourism in Tunisia (a NEE) has helped to reduce the development gap. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish why tourists visit Tunisia 2. To identify the ways in which tourism has reduced Tunisia’s development gap 3. To investigate the sustainability of tourism in Tunisia Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan Lesson 9 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. This can also work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) Differentiated with suggested tasks for more able students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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The Changing Economic World - The place of the UK in the wider world

The Changing Economic World - The place of the UK in the wider world

Lesson Aim: For students to gain a clear understanding as to how the UK’s place in the world has changed over time and will change in the future. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish how the UK’s place in the world has changed. 2. To identify our current main trading links. 3. To investigate how our place in the world may change in the future. Lesson 21 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Can easily work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016 Differentiated with tasks for lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- What makes a good site for a settlement?

Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- What makes a good site for a settlement?

Lesson Aim: To define key terms and work together to determine the suitability of different sites for a settlement. Lesson Objectives: 1. To define the key terms of settlement, site, situation and function 2. To establish the factors that were important when selecting early settlement sites 3. To work together to determine the best site for your tribe Resources included: * PowerPoint presentation, including hyperlink for additional research for more able * Lesson plan * Settlement card sort including lower ability differentiated version * Six tribal settlement role sheets (print using six different colours of paper and laminate for repeat use) Lesson 1 of 10 from my scheme of work on Urban Geography. Also works as a stand alone lesson on what makes a good site for a settlement. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 7 groups, but it could easily be adapted for Year 8 or 9. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson - biomes

Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson - biomes

Lesson Aim: To practice writing accurate geographical descriptions and conducting additional research using a range of sources. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish what a biome is 2. To use an atlas to describe the geographical distribution of biomes 3. To carry out additional research to add biome facts to your maps Resources included: PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks to video clips Lesson plan Lower ability biomes card sort Homework mapping worksheet (print the six slide PowerPoint document as a single-page A4 handout sheet) Lesson 3 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Also works as a stand alone lesson on biomes. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 7 or 9. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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The Changing Economic World- Changing industrial structure in Nigeria

The Changing Economic World- Changing industrial structure in Nigeria

Lesson Aim: To determine how and why Nigeria’s economy is changing Lesson Objectives: 1. To determine how industry can be divided into different sectors. 2. To establish how Nigeria’s industrial structure is changing. 3. To identify the importance of oil and manufacturing in the Nigerian economy. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan Lesson 11 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Can easily work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) * A highlighter Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson. Homework task included
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 Lesson - What is the climate like in tropical rainforests?

Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 Lesson - What is the climate like in tropical rainforests?

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to the relationship between climate and vegetation in tropical rainforests. Lesson Objectives: 1. To explain the climate of tropical rainforests. 2. To analyse the climatic characteristics of the tropical rainforest. 3. To investigate ways in which plants have adapted to the climate here. Resources included: PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks to video clips Lesson plan Lower ability helpsheet- convectional rainfall diagram. Photocopy this as a handout with 4 slides per page to save paper. Lesson 5 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Also works as a stand alone lesson on the climate of tropical rainforests. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 7 or 9. This lesson requires pupils to make use of: • New Basics text book- p.136 • Heinemann 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) text book. • Life on Earth- Episode 8, Jungles (4:35-10:30 mins) Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- How are plants adapted to life in hot deserts?

Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- How are plants adapted to life in hot deserts?

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to what deserts are and the ways in which plants have adapted to survive here. Lesson Objectives: 1. To draw a desert soil profile 2. To define the key terms xerophytic and succulent 3. To identify a range of desert plants and to establish how they have adapted to life here Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including desert sky hyperlink . * Lesson plan * Desert plant adaptations card sort plus statement sheet Lesson 7 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Also works as a stand alone lesson on plant adaptations to life in hot deserts. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 7 or 9. This lesson requires pupils to make use of: *Heinemann 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) text book. * Scissors and glue. * Life on Earth – episode 5, Deserts- this is required for an optional plenary activity so is not essential. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- how are animals adapted to life in hot deserts?

Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- how are animals adapted to life in hot deserts?

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to what deserts are and the ways in which animals have adapted to survive here. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish what a desert actually is 2. To locate the major deserts of the world 3. To investigate ways in which animals are adapted to life in the desert Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlink to additional research site for more able pupils. * Lesson plan * Lower ability pupils- map of the world which indicates the location of the deserts of the world. * Adaptations of desert animals worksheet Lesson 6 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Also works as a stand alone lesson on adaptations of animals to life in hot deserts. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 7 or 9. This lesson requires pupils to make use of: Life on Earth – episode 5, Deserts Glue is also required. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems.  Differentiated KS3 lesson, how can a salmon become a tree? Nutrient Cycle

Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Differentiated KS3 lesson, how can a salmon become a tree? Nutrient Cycle

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to how nutrients are recycled within an ecosystem, through examination of the question 'how can a salmon become a tree?' Lesson Objectives: 1. To determine what the nutrient cycle is 2. To explain what decomposers and detritivores are 3. To speak with confidence about the role of salmon in the nutrient cycle of an Alaskan forest Resources included: PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks to animated clips A4 nutrient cycle sheet (back to back with salmon life cycle diagram- to be laminated for future use) G&T/ More able additional reading material- how humans can influence the nutrient cycle Lower ability picture prompts- will also need scissors and glue if these are used (six sets provided) Lesson 2 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography (Ecosystems). Also works as a stand alone lesson on the nutrient cycle. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could easily be adapted for Year 7, 9 or even KS4. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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The Changing Economic World- Causes of uneven development

The Changing Economic World- Causes of uneven development

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to why there are global variations in development Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish the limitations of the DTM 2. To establish the causes of uneven development 3. To make recommendations as to which indicator should be improved to bring the biggest improvements in development. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan Lesson 4 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. This lesson can also work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) * Blank A3 paper Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems. KS3 lesson- what are the characteristics of tropical rainforests?

Biogeography/ Ecosystems. KS3 lesson- what are the characteristics of tropical rainforests?

Lesson Aim: To understand the main characteristics of the tropical rainforest biome. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish why tropical rainforests are important. 2. To produce an annotated poster outlining the characteristics of the tropical rainforest biome. 3. To summarise the main characteristics of the tropical rainforest. Resources included: PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks to video clips Lesson plan Lower ability helpsheet- TRF image sheet for poster activity G&T additional research annotations to be included for poster activity (laminated cards, to be collected back in) Lesson 4 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Also works as a stand alone lesson on the characteristics of tropical rainforests. Fully differentiated with resources and additional research tasks for lower and higher ability pupils. This lesson is from a scheme of work that I have written for my Year 8 groups, but it could be easily adapted for Year 7 or 9. This lesson requires pupils to make use of the Wider World textbook in addition to the green Heinemann 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) text book. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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Biogeography / Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson- introduction to ecosystems

Biogeography / Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson- introduction to ecosystems

Lesson Aim: To establish the links between geography and biology and to gain a clear understanding as to what makes up an ecosystem. Lesson Objectives: 1. To find the fib and identify the correct definition for the term ‘ecosystem’ 2. To establish what makes up an ecosystem 3. To conduct research into a small scale ecosystem- a hedgerow. Resources included: PowerPoint presentation A3 Worksheet Lesson plan Lesson 1 of 10 from my new scheme of work on Biogeography (Ecosystems). Also works as a stand alone introduction to ecosystems lesson. This lesson requires pupils to make use of Wider World textbook in addition to the green Heinemann 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) text book. I have incorporated co-operative learning activities in this initial lesson to enable pupils to work together on differentiated research tasks, with the aim of building a detailed A3 worksheet based on the completion of their component parts. Each pupil will eventually receive an individual A4 copy of their worksheet. I have incorporated three progress checks throughout this lesson and have also included a small-scale ecosystem research task for homework. I have written this scheme of work for my Year 8 groups, but it could easily be adapted for Year 7 or 9. Additional research tasks included to stretch and challenge pupils.
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The Changing Economic World- The UK's North-South Divide &  new developments in transport

The Changing Economic World- The UK's North-South Divide & new developments in transport

Lesson Aim: For students to understand what the North-South divide is and to know how the effects can be reduced. Lesson Objectives: 1. To produce an annotated map of the UK describing characteristics of the North-South divide 2. To outline strategies that can be used to reduce the North-South divide 3. To collaboratively research transport developments in the UK Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan * North- South divide worksheet Lesson 20 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Can easily work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016 * Four copied pages from the new, black Cambridge Geography GCSE for AQA student book, Kitchen et al (2016) Differentiated with tasks for lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson. Homework task included
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The Changing Economic World- Moving towards a post-industrial economy in the UK

The Changing Economic World- Moving towards a post-industrial economy in the UK

Lesson Aim: For students to investigate and become familiar with the main factors that have led to economic change in the UK. Lesson Objectives: 1. To establish what the phrase ‘post-industrial economy’ means 2. To examine the growing importance of service industries, finance, research, science and business parks in the UK 3. To investigate the characteristics of the Cambridge Science Park. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan * Template for paired reading sheet- this requires the addition of material from the black Cambridge GCSE for AQA Geography text book (Kitchen el al. 2016) Lesson 17 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Can easily work as a stand alone lesson. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) * Information from the new Cambridge GCSE for AQA Geography text book (Kitchen el al, 2016) Differentiated with tasks for lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson. Homework task included- 9 mark exam question with mark scheme
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems full SOW KS3 Geography, fully differentiated

Biogeography/ Ecosystems full SOW KS3 Geography, fully differentiated

Lessons include: 1. Introduction to ecosystems 2. How can a salmon become a tree? The nutrient cycle 3. Biomes 4. What are the characteristics of tropical rainforests? 5. Climate in tropical rainforests 6. How are animals adapted to life in hot deserts? 7. How are plants adapted to life in hot deserts? 8. Threats facing ecosystems- coral reefs 9. Biogeography end of unit test 10. Unit review lesson SoW includes: * Detailed lesson plans including regular progress checks * Powerpoint (52 slides) to accompany lessons, complete with hyperlinks to various websites and videos * A range of supporting worksheets and differentiated material- each lesson is differentiated for both less and more able students. You will also require access to: • Heinemann 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) text books • Wider World textbooks (old or new) • Atlases • New Basics text book- p.136 • Life on Earth- Episode 8, Jungles, episode 5, Deserts, episode 9- The Shallow Seas This is one of my favourite units to teach to my year 8 groups, however it could easily be adapted for Year 7 or Year 9.
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Mass Tourism in Kenya, fully resourced outstanding KS4 GCSE lesson

Mass Tourism in Kenya, fully resourced outstanding KS4 GCSE lesson

Suitable for Year 10/ 11 GCSE Geography groups. Objectives: To identify case study specifics that will lead to exam success! To consider some of the human and physical attractions in Kenya, in addition to the impacts of tourism here. To investigate some of the strategies that can be employed to manage tourism A fully resourced lesson based on access to the Heinemann text book 'Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA Specification A' (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) This lesson incorporates a high level of cooperative learning and contains differentiated roles and extension work. I originally planned this lesson during an Ofsted inspection but have since used it for a PM lesson observation. I found it worked best when spread over a double lesson but it could easily be split over two lessons if this is not an option. Resources include: * Lesson plan * Ppt. * Starter activity * Kenya Investigator instruction sheet * Kenya lower ability help sheet * Kenya Home Team instructions *Kenya A3 worksheet
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The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development- migration

The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development- migration

Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to how migration is a consequence of global variations in development Lesson Objectives: 1. To define key terms associated with migration 2. To categorise a range of migrants 3. To identify push and pull factors operating on Syrian refugees Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan Lesson 6 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. Also works as a stand alone lesson on migration as a consequence of uneven development. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) * Migration handout- p.211 of the new Cambridge GCSE course book (photocopy and laminate a class set) Differentiated tasks included. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
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