Lagos: Urban Challenges Case Study (10+ lessons)

Lagos: Urban Challenges Case Study (10+ lessons)

*NEW AQA GCSE GEOGRAPHY A SPEC* These resources cover an in-depth focus on the urban case study of Lagos. I intend to use these resources to cover at least 10 lessons, with the students' aim to create a detailed A3+ academic poster by the end. The PowerPoint includes all main activities and instructions, working through the research one stage at a time - covering: - Background information/key facts about Lagos - Challenges faced in Lagos - Opportunities presented by urbanisation in Lagos - How urban planning can be used to overcome particular challenges presented by urbanisation, e.g. Eko Atlantic and the Makoko Floating School Used for high-ability Year 10, but can be easily adapted to any level. The controversial issues were particularly engaging for students. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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Population Explosion

Population Explosion

This lesson explores world population growth and the idea of a population explosion. It also covers the factors that affect a country's birth rate and death rate. This lesson includes a range of activities for different learning styles, including a continuum line, card sort, diamond 9 and drawing emojis to represent the different factors! Used for 7th grade, but am also going to be using these activities with 9th grade too, so could easily be adapted for other grades and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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China's One Child Policy

China's One Child Policy

This lesson explores China's One Child Policy - the background, issues and different opinions. This lesson includes a range of activities, in particular reading through a short passage on the policy and blacking out irrelevant information, rather than highlighting the relevant - this is a really good activity if you want to challenge them! I had originally planned this as one lesson, but students become so fascinated in the topic that it is much better to spend time debating the policy and spread over two lessons. Used for 7th grade, but am also going to be using these activities with 9th grade too so could easily be adapted for other grades and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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The Tudors - set of 13 lessons

The Tudors - set of 13 lessons

A full set of 13 lessons covering the topic of the Tudors and Life in Britain in the 1500s: L1: Introductory lesson L2: Life in the 1500s L3: The Tudors & Henry VIII L4/5: Henry VIII's Wives L6: Why did Henry break with Rome? L7: Dissolution of the Monasteries L8: Changes to the Church L9: How 'bloody' was Bloody Mary? - includes a mid-topic assessment L10: Ye Olde Elizabethan Dating Agency! L11-12 - Portraits of Elizabeth I - strong focus on source analysis L13: Elizabeth vs. Mary Queen of Scots A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - Facebook profiles, road maps, songs and plenty of opportunities to work on source analysis and skills vital for GCSE. Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used with a higher-ability Year 8 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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The Upper Course of a River

The Upper Course of a River

One lesson covering the upper course of a river, with the following learning objectives: 1. To develop confidence analysing photos and describing key features 2. To modify the process of waterfall formation into the significant stages 3. To apply processes of erosion to the landscape of a river’s upper course Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included. I've used this for an interview lesson with a high-ability Year 10 class - and rated Outstanding - but the activities can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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Creative and Engaging Starters & Plenaries

Creative and Engaging Starters & Plenaries

A range of creative and engaging starters & plenaries to use in your classroom. Over 30 different starters & plenaries, including Liar Liar, Question Time, Risk and Phone a Friend! I have put these together over the last few years so that I have a central place with lots of templates that are quick and easy-to-use. These activities have been praised time and time again during observations and are always a hit with the students. Simply copy and paste the slides and change the words to fit your lesson, making planning much more stress-free! Some inspiration has been taken from other resources, however the templates and many activities have been created myself. Please rate my resources, thank you - hope you enjoy :)
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Antarctica - set of 11 lessons

Antarctica - set of 11 lessons

A full set of 11 lessons covering the topic of Exploring Antarctica: L1: Intro to Antarctica - design your own plant/animal L2: Expedition to Antarctica L3: Why is Antarctica so cold? - the effects of the Earth's tilt L4/5: The Physical Landscape of Antarctica - including the making of 3D version of Antarctica's landscape! L6/7: Why is Antarctica so fragile? - the impact of humans, in particular tourism L8: Wildlife in Antarctica - who killed the krill?! L9: Antarctica & the Ozone - the effects of global warming L10: Protecting Antarctica - the Antarctic Treaty L11: End of Unit Test A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - maps from memory, taboo, peer-teaching, a murder investigation lesson and the use of Dulux colour charts for ranking. I have also included an End of Unit test that is ready to use, or a good starting point for you to create your own! Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson, and homework activities have been set throughout. Used with a high-ability Year 9 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Map Skills

Map Skills

These 5 lessons explore map skills through the use of Harry Potter and Hogwarts, and include: Direction and the 16-point compass 4 and 6 figure grid references Map symbols Scale Relief and contour lines Challenge activities have been included throughout (pink bubbles on slides) and Harry Potter seems to get them engaged every time! Used for high-ability Year 7, but could easily be adapted for other year groups and abilities. The order of lessons can be shifted around to suit. Please rate my resources, and hope you enjoy!
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Flooding DME

Flooding DME

A decision-making exercise created for year 7, but could easily be used with other age groups too. Students work in groups, taking on the role of flood management response teams to make quick and effective decisions. All incoming messages are based on real-life news reports and tweets made during the 2013/14 Christmas floods in Kent.
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Tropical Storms

Tropical Storms

3 lessons and homework (or an additional lesson) comparing tropical storms in an MEDC and LEDC (Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis). L1: introduces tropical storms, covering both their formation and main characteristics. This lesson includes a range of activities for different learning styles, including a 3D pop-up tropical storm. L2: introduces the case studies and sets students up for their individual research. Students can either complete the research for HW or continue into another lesson. L3: explores the responses to both storms and looking at the more controversial side of these examples, e.g. the Ninth Ward in New Orleans and Burma's refusal for help following Nargis. Used for high-ability Year 9, but can be easily adapted to any level. The controversial issues were particularly engaging for students. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

Two lessons covering the topic of the Spanish Armada: L1: Causes of the Spanish Armada - introduces the Spanish Armada and students must consider the most important causes L2: Why was the Spanish Armada defeated? - includes ranking causes in order of significance on a thermometer. Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used with a higher-ability Year 8 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

Two lessons covering the first introductory lessons to Geography: L1: What is Geography? - introduction to geography and allows students to consider how geography is all around us. L2: Human & Physical Geography - introducing students to the differences between human, physical and environmental geography, before locating various human and physical features around the world. Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used with a new higher-ability Year 7 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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Natural Hazards & Disasters - set of 15 lessons

Natural Hazards & Disasters - set of 15 lessons

A full set of 15 lessons covering the topic of Natural Hazards: L1: Intro _ What is a Disaster? - natural vs. man-made L2: Why is Indonesia such a dangerous place to live? - introducing the Boxing Day tsunami L3: Where in the World? - distribution of volcanoes/earthquakes L4: Inside the Earth L5: Under Pressure - plate boundaries L6: Earthquakes L7: The Boxing Day tsunami L8: Christchurch Earthquake L9: Haiti Earthquake L10/11: I Predict an Earthquake - earthquake-proof buildings L12: Inside a Volcano L13: Types of Volcanoes L14: Mount St. Helens DME (ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY SEPARATELY) L15: End of Topic Assessment - Mount St. Helens vs. Mount Pinatubo A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include decision-making exercises, card sorts, photo analysis and designing your own earthquake-proof building. I have also included an end of topic assessment. Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson, as well as homework. Used with a Year 9 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Our Changing Climate - set of 14 lessons

Our Changing Climate - set of 14 lessons

A set of 14 fully differentiated lessons covering the topic of Climate Change: L1: Intro to Weather & Climate - including climate graphs L2: Climate Change & the Distant Past - types of evidence L3: Climate Change in the Recent Past - types of evidence L4/5 - Natural Causes of Climate Change L6: The Little Ice Age & the Vikings L7: The Little Ice Age & Europe - frost fairs L8: The Little Ice Age & Ecosystems - the impact on the dinosaurs L9/10: Air Masses & the UK Climate - includes ocean currents and the North Atlantic Drift L11: The Greenhouse Effect L12: The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect L13: The UK's Future Climate L14: The Impact of Global Warming on Egypt A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - card sorts, jigsaw teaching, storyboards, cartoon strips and talk4writing. Every lesson has been fully differentiated - usually to at least 3 levels and all resources have been included. Used with a mixed-ability Year 9 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Water in the World - set of 9 lessons

Water in the World - set of 9 lessons

A set of 9 fully differentiated lessons covering the topic of Water: L1: Intro - The Blue Planet L2/3: The Hydrological Cycle - creating a foldable (ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY SEPARATELY) L4: Climate Change & Water Supplies L5: Living with Chronic Water Shortages - The Sahel L6: Threats to Water Quality L7: Disruption of Water Services (human interference) - THE WATER GAME! (ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY SEPARATELY) L8: Large-Scale Solutions to the Water Crisis - the Three Gorges Dam and Hoover Dam L9: Small-Scale Management Strategies - pumpkin tanks A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - card sorts, jigsaw teaching, creating a foldable and THE WATER GAME! Every lesson has been fully differentiated - usually to at least 3 levels and all resources have been included. Used with a mixed-ability Year 9 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Causes of the Development Gap - set of 9 lessons

Causes of the Development Gap - set of 9 lessons

A set of 9 lessons covering the topic of Development, focusing in particular on the causes of the development gap: L1: Intro to Development L2/3: Measuring Development - including the Happy Planet Index! L4/5: Theories of Development L6: Global Players & Organisations (case study - Apple Inc. and the Foxconn Factory) L7: The Millennium Development Goals L8: The Role of Trade in Development (case study - Mali) L9: Megacities (case study - Dhaka) A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - diamond 9 ranking, sketch notes, taboo, peer-teaching jigsaws and decision-making exercises. Challenge tasks and questions (in pink bubbles/squares) have also been included in each lesson, and homework tasks have been included throughout too. These lessons have been designed for A-Level, but could easily be adapted to fit GCSE specifications. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope you enjoy :)
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Britain & My World

Britain & My World

Two lessons covering the British Isles and ‘My World’: L1: The British Isles – explores the British Isles and its main countries. L2: My World – starts with a quiz to gauge students understanding of the world around them, before students work on their atlas skills to identify lots of countries and features and create a colourful world map. These lessons include a range of activities for different learning styles, including think-pair-share, locating places/features using an atlas and a lively maps from memory team game! Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used for high-ability Year 7, but could easily be adapted for other year groups and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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Ecosystems - set of 11-12 lessons

Ecosystems - set of 11-12 lessons

A set of 11-12 fully differentiated lessons covering the topic of Ecosystems, with a focus on tropical rainforests: L1: Intro to Biomes - design your own plant/animal L2: Locating the Biomes L3: A Life-Support System - goods and services of the rainforest L4 - Locals vs. TNCs L5/6: Threats to the Rainforest L7: Mass Extinction - focusing on the orangutan L8: Conserving the Biosphere - CITES/RAMSAR L9 - Conserving the Biosphere - National Parks (also includes PEQ, with slow writing frame) L10: Sustainable Forestry - create your own forest L11: Revision A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - leaflets, maps from memory, Twitter, taboo, create your own forest and picture sorts. Every lesson has been fully differentiated - usually to at least 3 levels and all resources have been included. Used with a mixed-ability Year 9 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Water Shortages in the Sahel

Water Shortages in the Sahel

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LESSON IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS A BUNDLE WITH 8 OTHER LESSONS ON WATER IN THE WORLD. Full lesson covering the issue of water shortages, by focusing specifically on the Sahel region. This lesson includes a range of activities for different learning styles, including back-to-back photo analysis, video clips and rearranging sentences to form an exam answer. All resources are fully differentiated. Used for mixed-ability Year 9. Please rate my resources! Thank you :)
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The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot

Two lessons covering the topic of the Gunpowder Plot: L1: James I - explores who James I was and his role in Britain, then leads onto students designing their own flag. L2: The Gunpowder Plot investigation - students become detectives for the lesson to get to the bottom of the Gunpowder Plot mystery; strong focus on source work. L3: Assessment Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used with a higher-ability Year 8 class, but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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Britain in WWI - set of 10 lessons

Britain in WWI - set of 10 lessons

A full set of 10 lessons covering the topic of World War I: L1: The Long-Term Causes of WWI L2: Europe in 1914 - the short-term causes L3: Did 2 bullets kill 20 million people? - Franz Ferdinand L4/5: Why did men choose to go to war? - WWI propaganda, with a large focus on analysing sources in groups L6: Trench Life L7: Key battles of WWI - a Talk4Writing activity! L8/9: The Treaty of Versailles - L9 includes an assessment L10: Peer Assessment and DIRT A variety of activities have been included within these lessons to maximise engagement and cater for differing learning styles. Examples of activities include - sketch notes, talk4writing, poster-making, the use of Dulux colour charts for ranking and plenty of opportunities to work on source analysis and skills vital for GCSE. Challenge activities (in pink bubbles) have also been included in each lesson. Used with a higher-ability Year 9 class (KS3), but can easily be adapted to fit other ages and abilities. Some parts, i.e. information, have been taken from other resources, but most activities are my own. Please rate my resources! Thank you and I hope your students enjoy these lessons as much as mine did :)
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