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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.

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

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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.
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- 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.
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.
KS3 Geography Progress Book inc. skills checklist & promotion of literacy in Geography- 12 side, A5
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KS3 Geography Progress Book inc. skills checklist & promotion of literacy in Geography- 12 side, A5

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To overcome the problem of my pupils losing their exercise books and assessments, I developed this booklet to enable me to to track progress from Year 7 to Year 9. I have used these books with great success in my department; they have been adopted and adapted across the school by the majority of other departments, who have provided me with lots of positive feedback. Ofsted were very impressed with this idea! At the beginning of Year 7, all pupils are issued with a copy of this A5 progress book, in addition to a manila folder (each cohort has the same colour folder and I keep class sets at the back of my room, each in a large A3 sealable plastic folder with a class sticker on the front). Pupils are not allowed to take their folders containing their progress books home until the end of Year 9, to ensure they do not get lost. All geography assessments are completed on paper and stored in these folders, thereby providing continuos evidence of progress over time throughout KS3. The booklet is completed by its owner throughout the year includes the following sections: * Front cover (school logo can be uploaded here) * Outline of learning journey for the year. * A progress tracker to be updated at the end of each assessment against the individual pupil target for the year * A progress review page which is completed at the end of each unit of work, once the assessed piece of work has been marked and handed back. This requires pupils to evaluate the extent to which their knowledge and understanding has changed, as well as asking them to comment on their progress against targets set at the end of their previous progress review. Pupils then take control of setting their own targets with the view to improving their attainment in the next unit of work. *To promote literacy in Geography, I have included a 'Geo-Literacy' self-review section. * Termly target review page. * Geography skills checklist. * End of year progress review page, focusing on presentation, subject knowledge and Geo-Literacy. I have built in a lesson at the end of each unit of work whereby each class is handed back their marked assessments and are required to complete a progress review page, which must be signed off by the teacher to ensure quality targets have been set. This year 7 version is easily adapted for Year 8 and Year 9; unit names just need to be altered. I have each year printed with a different coloured paper front cover to allow for ease of recognition. At the end of each year you simply need to pass the class set of manila folders containing the progress books & assessments to the next class teacher inheriting your group.
Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- how are animals adapted to life in hot deserts?
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Biogeography/ Ecosystems KS3 lesson- how are animals adapted to life in hot deserts?

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

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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.
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.
The Changing Economic World- Changing industrial structure in Nigeria
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The Changing Economic World- Changing industrial structure in Nigeria

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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
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.
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.
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