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Bath based Geography teacher. Teaching for 4 years. Planning new, engaging lessons.

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Bath based Geography teacher. Teaching for 4 years. Planning new, engaging lessons.
Introducing Nigeria
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Introducing Nigeria

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Title: Where's Nigeria and why should we care? Aim: To describe the loaction of Nigeria and account for its global and regional importance. AQA GCSE>Challenges in the Human Environment>The Changing Economic World Fully resourced, FREE lesson. Save yourself some planning time and use this. I've used Nigeria as a CASE STUDY of one NEE experiencing rapid economic growth. First planned and taught: September 2017 The remaining 7 lessons in this unit will be available for £3 each, or the whole unit will be available as a bundle for £6, once I've finished planning and teaching it. My lessons are planned and taught using smart notebook, but a PDF is also included for those that don't use SMART.
The Demographic Transition Model - DTM
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The Demographic Transition Model - DTM

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Lesson Title: What's the DTM? Aim: To explain how the DTM works and how it links to differing levels of development. AQA GCSE 2017 - Includes exam style homework. Challenges in the Human Environment > The Changing Economic World > The Development Gap Textbook: GCSE Geography AQA (Oxford University Press) - Fairly essential for the lesson, but you could work around it. Planned and taught: March 2017 I appreciate not everyone uses Smart Notebook, so a PDF of the lesson is also included. Thank you for looking.
Nigeria and China
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Nigeria and China

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Title: Nigeria - Haunted by the past of exicted by the future? Aim: To explain how Nigeria's economic and political relationships with the wider world have changed and outline the characteristics of these relationships. AQA GCSE>Challenges in the Human Environment>The Changing Economic World>NEE Case Study This fully resourced lesson outlines Nigeria's history from slavery through to the 2015 elections. There's then a data presentation/mapping exercise to illustrate Nigeria's existing international trade partners and finally a focus on Chinese investment in Africa. First planned and taught: September 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but PDFs are also included for those that don't use SMART.
Measuring Development
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Measuring Development

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Lesson Title: How do we measure development? Aim: To assess the reliability of different development indicators and introduce the Human Development Index (HDI) AQA GCSE 2017 - Includes exam style homework. Challenges in the Human Environment > The Changing Economic World > The Development Gap Textbook: GCSE Geography AQA (Oxford University Press) - Fairly essential for the lesson, but you could work around it. Planned: March 2017 Thank you for looking. If these lessons prove popular I'll upload the whole unit. Any feedback appreciated.
Managing Cold Environments
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Managing Cold Environments

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Title: How can Cold Environments be managed? Aim: To evaluate a range of strategies used to balance the needs of economic development and conservation in Cold Environments. AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments First planned and taught: June 2017 Please note: An AQA Geography GCSE textbook (OXFORD) is required for this lesson, but you could adapt it easily to teach without. My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.
Levees and Floodplains
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Levees and Floodplains

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Title: What landforms are found in a rivers lower course? Aim: To describe the characteristics of floodplains and explain how levees are formed. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. (But should cover most new GCSE specs) No textbook required. There's a useful mapwork activity included in the lesson. Please note. My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but I've also included a powerpoint version.
Cold Environments
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Cold Environments

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This is a bundle of 11 lessons and covers the "Cold Environments" option from the new AQA GCSE. Includes Homeworks and an end of unit assessment. Also included is a lesson on Sir John Franklin's mission to discover the Northwest Passage. It's not in the spec, but I've always wanted to plan and teach it. This unit took well over 50 hours to plan, so please save yourself some time... (and buy me a beer). My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but PDFs are also included. The Case Study used for development opportunities and challenges is ALASKA. Please note: A couple of these lessons require the Arctic with Bruce Parry DVD. (£6-7 from Amazon). It's excellent. Thanks for looking.
Nigeria and the role of TNCs
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Nigeria and the role of TNCs

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Title: TNCs or Nigeria - Who wins? Aim: To assess the role of TNCs in Nigeria's development. AQA GCSE>Challenges in the Human Environment>The Changing Economic World>NEE Case Study This fully resourced lesson builds towards a 6 mark exam question, which is included as a homework. First planned and taught: September 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but PDFs are also included for those that don't use SMART.
Flooding - Hard Engineering
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Flooding - Hard Engineering

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Title - How is hard engineering used to manage river flooding? Aim - To be able to explain hard engineering techniques and evaluate some of the costs and benefits of these. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. (But should cover most new GCSE specs) First taught - June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included. If you like this lesson the whole unit (14 lessons) is available as a bundle for just £6.
Flooding - Soft Engineering
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Flooding - Soft Engineering

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Title: What is Soft Engineering? Aim: To evaluate 4 soft engineering flood management strategies. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. (But should cover most new GCSE specs) First Taught - June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included. If you like this lesson the whole unit (14 lessons) is available as a bundle for just £6.
Cold Environments - Characteristics
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Cold Environments - Characteristics

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Title - What are the key characteristics of cold environments? Aim - To describe and explain the main characteristics of cold environments: Climate, permafrost, soils, plants and animals. AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments First planned and taught: June 2017 Fully resourced lesson, which includes a research based homework. My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.
Development Opportunities in Alaska
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Development Opportunities in Alaska

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Title: What development opportunities do cold environments like Alaska present? Aim: To create a case study of ALASKA as a cold environment that highlights development opportunities and evaluates the impacts of these. HOMEWORK INCLUDED - 9 Mark case study question with plan. PLEASE NOTE: I recommend you buy 'Arctic with Bruce Parry' DVD to teach this lesson as it's planned here. £6-7 on Amazon. I use it a lot for this Cold Environments unit. AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments First planned and taught: June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.
Development Challenges in Alaska
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Development Challenges in Alaska

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Title: Why isn't everyone rushing to Alaska? Aim: To create a video outlining 4 challenges to development in Alaska. HOMEWORK INCLUDED - 9 Mark case study question with plan. (Same as previous lesson, but now it's time to set it). Worth knowing... This lesson has two parts. The first part is a game I designed which the kids love and you'll use over and over again. This alone can take a lesson. The second part requires them to make group videos outlining challenges to development. We have flip cams at my school, but the students could use their phones. Lego/playdough also helps. AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments First planned and taught: June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.
Factors Influencing Development
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Factors Influencing Development

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Lesson Title: Why is there a development gap? Aim: To identify historical, economic and social causes of uneven development. Challenges in the Human Environment > The Changing Economic World > The Development Gap Textbook: GCSE Geography AQA (Oxford University Press) - Not essential, most resources required are included within the lesson. This takes some classes 2 lessons to complete well. Planned: March 2017 Any feedback appreciated. Thank you for looking.
Aid and Intermediate Technology
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Aid and Intermediate Technology

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Lesson Title: Closing the Gap - Aid and Intermediate Technology Aim: To explain how aid and intermediate technology can help to reduce the development gap. Exam question style homework Included. Challenges in the Human Environment > The Changing Economic World > The Development Gap There's a wide range of activities here, therefore textbook not required for the lesson. Planned: March 2017 Any feedback appreciated. Thank you for looking.
Reducing the Development Gap - Investment, Industrial Development and Tourism
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Reducing the Development Gap - Investment, Industrial Development and Tourism

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Lesson Title: Mind the Gap! Aim: To explore how investment, industrial development and tourism can help to reduce the development gap. Challenges in the Human Environment > The Changing Economic World > The Development Gap There's a wide range of activities here, therefore textbook not required for the lesson: GCSE Geography AQA (Oxford University Press) Planned: March 2017 Thank you for looking. Please Note. My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a Powerpoint version is also included.
AQA PAPER 3 REVISION GUIDE 2018
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AQA PAPER 3 REVISION GUIDE 2018

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A revision guide to help prepare your students for Paper 3 - Geographical Applications. AQA Section A - Issue Evaluation (Based on the UK Water Security Pre-release booklet) Glossary of Key Terms Mapping Task Short Practice Questions (25 marks total) Abingdon Reservoir Analysis. Advantages/Disadvantage and Stakeholder Summary 2 x 9 mark Abingdon Reservoir Practice Questions, with guidance on how to get 9 marks Section B - Fieldwork. Your fieldwork locations are unique to your school. Human Fieldwork Summary Task Human Fieldwork exam questions Physical Fieldwork Summary Task Physical Fieldwork exam questions PDF and SMART NOTEBOOK file if you’d like to make some changes. Good Luck
Franklin's Northwest Passage
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Franklin's Northwest Passage

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Title: Can a painting kill someone? Aim: To chart Sir John Franklin's expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage and find out what happened to Franklin and his crew. This is a lesson I've always wanted to plan and teach having studied Franklin when I was at Royal Holloway University. (You'll see the link in the lesson). I'm a Geography teacher, but this could be easily taught as a History, Art, English or PSHE lesson. I teach it at the end of Year 9, as part of the AQA Geography GCSE and will be included in my Cold Environments bundle. The lesson is designed for students aged 14 and over and should not be taught by an inexperienced teacher, due to the subject matter of mental health, suicide... and cannibalism. PGCE students turn back... My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a PDF is also included. First planned and taught - July 2017
The Development Gap
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The Development Gap

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This is a bundle of 11 lessons which cover The Development Gap unit of the new AQA Geography GCSE. I'd recommend that you have a look at the first 3 lessons, before buying the bundle to check that you like them. They're free. This unit represents a good 50+ hours of planning. Save yourself some time. The unit includes 3 homeworks.
Value of Cold Environments
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Value of Cold Environments

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Title: Why should Cold Environments be protected? Aim: To explain why Alaska is valuable as a wilderness area and be able to advocate for protection of this fragile environment. Stand alone lesson, fully resourced. AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments First planned and taught: June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.