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Geography teaching resources for KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5. Worksheets and resources are mostly all contained within the lesson powerpoints for convenience.

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Geography teaching resources for KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5. Worksheets and resources are mostly all contained within the lesson powerpoints for convenience.
Fashion's dirty secrets - the problem of waste in the  fashion industry, sweat shops & child labour
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Fashion's dirty secrets - the problem of waste in the fashion industry, sweat shops & child labour

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An extended powerpoint that includes a large range of activities all to do with exploring the problem of the fashion industry, based around the recent BBC documentary ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’. Activities can be taken from it to make 1-2 lessons, or if watching the documentary, it could be used as a mini scheme of work. Contents: Video - slides and worksheet to accompany the documentary ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’; Impacts – a statement sorting activity around the environmental, social and economic impacts of the fashion industry Glossary activity - key words and terminology from the documentary Persuasive writing activity – persuading an MP to act on the fashion industry Mapping fashion activity – plotting the areas affected by the fashion industry Bar chart activity – plotting the world’s biggest textile exporters Role play activity – looking at each person’s opinion from all aspects of the fashion industry Campaign – create and design a new item of clothing that is ecofriendly Sweatshops – a series of activities based around another controversial aspect of the fashion industry: sweatshops and child labour
Fossil fuels (oil and coal)
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Fossil fuels (oil and coal)

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KS3 Lesson covers the formation of coal and oil and includes a storyboard task with a peer assessed marking activity All resources included within the ppt
Carbon footprint calculator survey
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Carbon footprint calculator survey

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Survey with questions that address a variety of aspects of your daily life and calculate a score to estimate how much carbon you produce Includes summary questions that address how you could alter your carbon footprint, and also question the validity/accuracy of the carbon footprint survey
Measuring the weather
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Measuring the weather

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KS3 Describes instruments for measuring the weather (thermometer, rain gauge, wind vane, barometer etc) Scavenger hunt activity Beaufort scale activity Homework and plenary Activities and sheets included within the powerpoint
Drought and the Sahel
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Drought and the Sahel

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KS3 Definition of drought Location of the Sahel and what is happening there Human Planet DVD - how people cope with living in the Sahara All activities and resources included within the ppt
The UK's north south divide
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The UK's north south divide

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Lesson covers the nature of the UK’s north south divide and strategies to reduce the divide Activities include information about the north south divide and specific questions for students about the effectiveness of reducing the gap All resources included within the ppt
Extreme weather - an introduction
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Extreme weather - an introduction

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KS3 Definition of extreme weather Examples of extreme weather Extreme weather mapping task, e.g. plot tornadoes in the USA (requires atlases) Extreme weather photos plenary - guess the caption
AQA GCSE Geography Knowledge Organiser / Revision Summary - exam year 2020/2021
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AQA GCSE Geography Knowledge Organiser / Revision Summary - exam year 2020/2021

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A concise knowledge organiser for the AQA GCSE Geography course (condensed into 20 pages). NB. Doesn’t contain information for ALL topics, only information for the chosen topics where decisions had to be made, e.g. energy was the chosen resource for the topic ‘The Challenge of Resource Management’ Each topic is condensed into 2-3 A4 pages with blank pages for Issue Evaluation notes and templates for students to add their own fieldwork summaries. Topics included are: The Challenge of Natural Hazards - case studies include the Haiti and Christchurch earthquakes, Typhoon Haiyan, and flooding of the Somerset Levels in the UK The Living World (tropical rainforests & cold environments) - case studies include the Amazon and Alaska Physical Landscapes in the UK (rivers & coasts) - case studies include the north-east coast (Holderness), the River Severn, and the flooding at Boscastle Urban Issues and Challenges - case studies include Mumbai and Sheffield The Changing Economic World - case studies include Nigeria and the UK The Challenge of Resource Management - focus is on energy with case studies on natural gas in S. America and micro-hydro plants in Nepal Issue evaluation - space for notes and key words once the pre-release is available General fieldwork skills Fieldwork - blank frames for students to complete their own concise summaries
Coasts: the formation of waves, fetch, and wave types (constructive & destructive)
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Coasts: the formation of waves, fetch, and wave types (constructive & destructive)

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A fully resourced lesson(suitable for KS3, 4 & 5) that covers the formation of waves, fetch, different characteristics of constructive and destructive waves, and exam question practice. All worksheets, video links and resources included within the ppt. Lesson contains mini plenaries through to check understanding, and exam questions with answers.
TNCs and oil (Shell) in Nigeria
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TNCs and oil (Shell) in Nigeria

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Lesson covers the location of oil in Nigeria and the pros and cons of having companies such as Shell and Unilever investing in infrastructure Activities include describing locations from a map, analysing pros and cons, and exam practice All resources included within the ppt
Drowning in plastic - lesson activities (Geography in the News)
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Drowning in plastic - lesson activities (Geography in the News)

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A powerpoint that includes a wide variety of activities to do with thinking about our plastic usage and how we can reduce it. The first activity is based on the BBC’s recent documentary ‘Drowning in plastic’. The other activities are based on reading and analysing text, persuasive writing, plotting plastic waste on a map, drawing a bar chart of biodegrade times, and role plays and creative activities to do with designing new purposes for plastic bottles. All resources and worksheets are included within the ppt. Resources created by The Planet Press, a teacher-written blog that encourages students to keep up to date with world environmental news
Coastal landforms of erosion - headlands, bays, cave, arch, stack, stump, wave-cut notch & platforms
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Coastal landforms of erosion - headlands, bays, cave, arch, stack, stump, wave-cut notch & platforms

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A fully comprehensive lesson that covers all the key landforms of erosion with an accompanying worksheet for students to complete as the lesson progresses. This makes it easy and quick to cover all the landforms and students have a detailed A3 sheet from which to revise at the end. Learning is consolidated with a fun and interactive stop animation activity at the end (playdoh or whiteboards and cameras required).