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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- Consequences of uneven development
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The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development

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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.
Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson - biomes
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems. Fully differentiated KS3 lesson - biomes

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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.
The Changing Economic World- The role of Shell and its impact on Nigeria
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The Changing Economic World- The role of Shell and its impact on Nigeria

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Lesson Aim: For students to have a clear understanding as to the impact Shell has had upon Nigeria Lesson Objectives: 1. To investigate the role Shell has played in Nigeria’s oil industry 2. To outline the advantages and disadvantages of Shell’s presence in Nigeria 3. To establish the environmental impact of the oil industry in Nigeria Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan * Worksheet to accompany video * Answer sheet for teachers (to accompany video worksheet) Lesson 12 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 higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Settlement hierarchies
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Urban Geography/ Settlement KS3 lesson- Settlement hierarchies

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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.
The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development- migration
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The Changing Economic World- Consequences of uneven development- migration

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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.
The Changing Economic World- How has economic development affected the quality of life for Nigerians
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The Changing Economic World- How has economic development affected the quality of life for Nigerians

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Lesson Aim: For students to gain a clear understanding of the impact economic development has had upon the quality of life for Nigerians. Lesson Objectives: 1. To graphically analyse a range of development indicators that have changed over time in Nigeria 2. To draw conclusions as to how quality of life in Nigeria has changed 3. To investigate whether quality of life has improved evenly across the population of Nigeria Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan Lesson 15 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) * Graph paper Differentiated with tasks for lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
The Changing Economic World- Nigeria on the World Stage
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The Changing Economic World- Nigeria on the World Stage

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Lesson Aim: For students to gain an overall picture as to what Nigeria’s global standing is. Lesson Objectives: 1. To map Nigeria’s trading partners 2. To establish the main political and trading changes that have taken place between Nigeria and the rest of the world. 3. To identify the advantages and disadvantages are of Nigeria’s relationship with China. Resources included: * PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks * Lesson plan * Card sort- Nigeria's political and trading relationships Lesson 13 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) * Atlases * Scissors & glue Differentiated for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
The Changing Economic World - The place of the UK in the wider world
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The Changing Economic World - The place of the UK in the wider world

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

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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.
Biogeography/ Ecosystems full SOW KS3 Geography, fully differentiated
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems full SOW KS3 Geography, fully differentiated

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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.
Mass Tourism in Kenya, fully resourced outstanding KS4 GCSE lesson
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Mass Tourism in Kenya, fully resourced outstanding KS4 GCSE lesson

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

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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.
The Changing Economic World- Social and economic development indicators
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The Changing Economic World- Social and economic development indicators

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Lesson Aim: To gain a clear understanding as to where global variations of development occur. Lesson Objectives: 1. To recap the nine development indicators defined last lesson. 2. To identify global variations To establish what the limitations of the indicators may be 3. To establish what the limitations of the indicators may be Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation * Lesson plan Lesson 2 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. This lesson follows on from lesson 1- 'What does global development look like?' This lesson requires students to make use of: *The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al. 2016) * It also requires the downloading of ten specific maps (specified in the lesson plan) from the world mapper website; these should be blown up to A3 size in colour and laminated for repeat use. Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
The Changing Economic World- Causes of uneven development
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The Changing Economic World- Causes of uneven development

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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.
The Changing Economic World- What does global development look like?
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The Changing Economic World- What does global development look like?

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Lesson Aim: For pupils to understand that there are global variations in development. Lesson Objectives: 1. To interpret photographs taken in a rural Indian village to establish the quality of life and standard of living 2. To establish what the world map of development looks like 3. To define key development terms Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation * Lesson plan * Worksheet *Homework sheet- this requires addition of Figure 17.4 from p.251 of the new Hodder AQA GCSE text book, or a similar map showing the distribution of low income countries, newly emerging economies and high income countries (as categorised by the World Bank) Lesson 1 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. This lesson can work as a stand alone lesson on global development, however ideally it goes with Lesson 2 - 'Social and economic development indicators'. 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.
The Changing Economic World- Causes of economic change in the UK
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The Changing Economic World- Causes of economic change in the UK

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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 how industrial structure in the UK has changed over time 2. To examine the effects of globalisation on the UK 3. To explain how government policies have led to economic change in the UK Resources included: * PowerPoint presentation * Lesson plan * Five separate workstation task sheets - task instruction sheets can be laminated for future use Lesson 16 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) * The old AQA GCSE Heinemann text book for Spec A (Bowen and Palmister, 2009) - needed for task 2 to provide information about the changing global distribution of manufacturing industry. Differentiated for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.
The Changing Economic World- International aid in Nigeria
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The Changing Economic World- International aid in Nigeria

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Lesson Aim: For students to gain a clear understanding as to what types of aid exist and the impacts on Nigeria Lesson Objectives: 1. To determine the different types of aid that exist. 2. To identify the impacts aid has had upon Nigeria. 3. To establish whether Nigeria still needs aid. Resources included: *PowerPoint presentation including hyperlinks (I have had to compress this as the file is quite large) * Lesson plan * Types of aid worksheet Lesson 14 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) * Blank A3 paper Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson. Homework task included.
The Changing Economic World- Moving towards a post-industrial economy in the UK
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The Changing Economic World- Moving towards a post-industrial economy in the UK

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

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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.
The Changing Economic World - Strategies used to reduce the development gap - two lessons
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The Changing Economic World - Strategies used to reduce the development gap - two lessons

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This lesson plan is for two lessons. Lesson Aim: To successfully research a range of management strategies used to reduce the development gap. 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 * A3 worksheet 'Strategies used to reduce the development gap' * Home Team instruction sheet (laminate a class set of 8 for future use) * Investigator instruction sheet (laminate a class set of 8 for future use) * Overview of management strategies A4 worksheet Lessons 7&8 of 21 from my new scheme of work on The Changing Economic World for the new AQA GCSE Geography. These lesson can also work as a stand alone lessons on strategies used to reduce the development gap. This lesson requires students to make use of: * The new AQA GCSE Hodder text book (Widdowson et al, 2016) * Blank paper * Old green ‘Understanding GCSE Geography for AQA specification A’ text books, to be used for additional research. * Single-sided laminated copies of p.212-215 of the black Cambridge new GCSE text book- to be used as additional information for the investigator group. Differentiated with tasks for higher and lower ability students. Three progress checks have been incorporated into this lesson.