The Development Gap

The Development Gap

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.
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River Landscapes in the UK

River Landscapes in the UK

This is a bundle of 13 lessons and covers the "River Landscapes in the UK" specification from the new AQA GCSE. Includes Homeworks. Also included is the UK Physical Landscapes lesson, (upland and lowland areas). This can be taught before rivers or coasts units, but makes more sense to be taught before rivers. 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 or Powerpoints are also included. The examples used are: The River Severn and Bath's Flood Defence Scheme. Thanks for looking.
clarky321
Cold Environments

Cold Environments

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.
clarky321
Nigeria - Geographical Context

Nigeria - Geographical Context

Title: What's the geographical context in Nigeria? Aim: To better understand the social, cultural, environmental and political context in Nigeria. AQA GCSE>Challenges in the Human Environment>The Changing Economic World>NEE Case Study There's a 15-20 minute reading homework also included. PLEASE NOTE: The main activity in the lesson currently requires both OXFORD and HODDER AQA text books, but could be easily adapted with your own resources. 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.
clarky321
Nigeria's Changing Economy

Nigeria's Changing Economy

Title: How's Nigeria's Economy Changing? Aim: To record how Nigeria's employment structure has changed and to establish the importance of oil and manufacturing in Nigeria's economic growth. AQA GCSE>Challenges in the Human Environment>The Changing Economic World>NEE Case Study Fully resourced lesson with a focus on numerical (3.4.3) and statistical (3.4.4) skills. 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.
clarky321
Nigeria and the role of TNCs

Nigeria and the role of TNCs

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.
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Nigeria and China

Nigeria and China

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.
clarky321
Adaptation in Cold Environments

Adaptation in Cold Environments

Title: How have plants and animals adapted to life in cold environments? Aim: To give named examples of ways both plants and animals have adapted to life in cold environments and to discuss issues relating to biodiversity. 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.
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Managing Cold Environments

Managing Cold Environments

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.
clarky321
Development Opportunities in Alaska

Development Opportunities in Alaska

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.
clarky321
Cold Environments Assessment

Cold Environments Assessment

Cold Environments - End of Unit Assessment AQA GCSE>Living with the physical environment>The living world>Cold Environments 29 marks. 5 questions with resource sheet and mark scheme/grade boundaries/AFL included. Easy to mark. First planned and taught: June 2017 My lessons are planned and taught using Smart Notebook, but a pdf is also included.
clarky321
Cold Environments

Cold Environments

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.
clarky321
Development Challenges in Alaska

Development Challenges in Alaska

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.
clarky321
Value of Cold Environments

Value of Cold Environments

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.
clarky321
Cold Environments - What's life like in the Arctic Circle?

Cold Environments - What's life like in the Arctic Circle?

Title: What's life like in the Arctic Circle? Aim: To describe what life is like for people who inhabit the Arctic and what challenges they might face. 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.
clarky321
Cold Environments - Characteristics

Cold Environments - Characteristics

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.
clarky321
Franklin's Northwest Passage

Franklin's Northwest Passage

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
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Flooding - Soft Engineering

Flooding - Soft Engineering

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.
clarky321
Bath Flood Defences - The Need

Bath Flood Defences - The Need

Questions: Why does Bath need flood defences? Aim: To understand how Bath is an example of an effective flood management scheme. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. I'm a Bath based Geography teacher, whose dissertation had a lot to do with Bath's flood defences... This is a very decent lesson, but in reality GCSE students don't need this much detail. 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.
clarky321
Bath Flood Defences - The Scheme

Bath Flood Defences - The Scheme

Question: How does Bath defend itself from flooding? Aim: To understand Bath's flood defence scheme and discuss the social, economic and environmental issues arising from it. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. I'm a Bath based Geography teacher, whose dissertation had a lot to do with Bath's flood defences... This is a very decent lesson, (the drone video I'm particularly proud of), but in reality GCSE students don't need this much detail. 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.
clarky321
River Landscapes in the UK

River Landscapes in the UK

This is a bundle of 13 lessons and covers the "River Landscapes in the UK" specification from the new AQA GCSE. Includes Homeworks. Also included is the UK Physical Landscapes lesson, (upland and lowland areas). This can be taught before rivers or coasts units, but makes more sense to be taught before rivers. 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 or Powerpoints are also included. The examples used are: The River Severn and Bath's Flood Defence Scheme. Thanks for looking.
clarky321
Flooding - Hard Engineering

Flooding - Hard Engineering

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.
clarky321
Example - River Severn

Example - River Severn

Title: What's so special about the river Severn? Aim: To identify the major landforms of erosion and deposition on the River Severn. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. (But should cover most new GCSE specs) Bored of teaching about the Tees and High Force? Me too. As a teacher based in the South West teaching a more local 'example' makes more sense. I've also included a PDF of the lesson. I know not everyone uses Smart Notebook. Thanks for looking.
clarky321
Human and Physical Causes of Flooding

Human and Physical Causes of Flooding

Title: Flooding -Who's to Blame? Aim: To identify physical and human causes of flooding and introduce hydrographs. AQA GCSE > Living with the Physical Environment > Physical Landscapes in the UK > River Landscapes in the UK. (But should cover most new GCSE specs) This will take you two lessons. It covers the hydrological cycle with key terms, human and physical causes of flooding and finally storm hydrographs, again with key terms. I appreciate not everyone uses Smart Notebooks so a PDF of the lesson is included, as is a HOMEWORK. Thanks for looking.
clarky321