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Welcome to my selection of Geography resources for KS3 and KS4. Please feel free to suggest topics that you would like covered by email to gsenior1968@gmail.com

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Welcome to my selection of Geography resources for KS3 and KS4. Please feel free to suggest topics that you would like covered by email to gsenior1968@gmail.com
Hydrographs: An Introduction
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Hydrographs: An Introduction

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This lesson introduces students to river hydrographs. It covers all the key ideas such as peak discharge, lag time, storm flow, rising and falling limbs etc. It includes some questions on an example hydrograph and a check list to allow students to identify exactly what they have and have not understood.
KS3 China Assessment
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KS3 China Assessment

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This is a test on China which is best suited to Key Stage 3 students. It has questions on population distribution, the One Child Policy, air pollution and development. It runs to six pages.
KS3 Superpowers Assessment
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KS3 Superpowers Assessment

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This is an assessment to test pupils' knowledge of the Superpowers Unit of Work. It includes questions on what makes a country influential, analysis of graphs, comprehension and the issues surrounding Mexican immigration to the USA.
Extreme Weather in the UK
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Extreme Weather in the UK

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This resource looks at how extreme the weather has become in the UK. It examines the reasons for droughts and floods and looks at some of the causes of heatwaves. It encourages students to work independently, ideally on a PC, to research some of the impacts of water shortages. It also touches on the increased likelihood of storms in years ahead.
Rocks Bundle (11) : Legacy AQA GCSE
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Rocks Bundle (11) : Legacy AQA GCSE

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This set of presentations was used to teach the unit 'Rocks, Resources and Scenery' which has a few months left to live as part of AQA's old Syllabus A. There are presentations on the geological time scale, rock groups, the rock cycle and weathering. These are followed by lessons on granite, limestone and chalk landscapes and the impact of quarrying on the local area.
Challenging Geography: Rising Oceans
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Challenging Geography: Rising Oceans

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One of a series of standalone worksheets that can be used to get students thinking about topical issues. This one, on sea level rises, is ideal for use as extension work or homework. It includes a variety of tasks that can be completed independently.
Goal Setting with Post-16 Students
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Goal Setting with Post-16 Students

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This presentation was designed to be used with Year 12 students who were beginning to think about Post-18 choices and the possibility of studying at university. It gets students to think about their aspirations and to create ambitious, realistic and ‘insurance’ pathways to motivate them in their studies at Key Stage 5.
Rivers: A Crossword Puzzle
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Rivers: A Crossword Puzzle

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This puzzle has fifteen clues, all of which relate to rivers. Ideal for use as a settling activity at the start of a lesson or to fill in a few awkward minutes at the end. Includes a separate sheet with the answers on it
Flood Plains and Estuaries: AQA GCSE
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Flood Plains and Estuaries: AQA GCSE

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This resource describes the formation of a flood plain and levees. It explains sequential deposition. It looks at how estuaries form and how they are used. There are a number of tasks and activities on the slides. The Exxon Valdez disaster is mentioned as the tanker run aground on a sandbank off the coast of Alaska.
Horn of Africa Assessment
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Horn of Africa Assessment

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This assessment broadly matches up with the unit In the Horn of Africa in the Geog.1 series. It consists of a question paper and a detailed mark scheme. The questions relate to knowledge of places, completing and reading a climate graph, the coffee trade, employment and development issues.
Superpowers : A KS3 Scheme of Work
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Superpowers : A KS3 Scheme of Work

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These are the resources for our unit, Superpowers, which is what we teach our Year Eights at that crucial time when they are making their option choices - we are a two-year KS3 school. It contains everything you need to teach a seven lesson unit on some of the big issues in the USA, in China and in Russia including immigration, communism, the Cold War, population control, the fight to control the Arctic Ocean and so on. There is even a lesson on Donald Trumps Immigration Policy. There is an assessment available separately on this site.
Extreme Weather in the UK - Case Studies: AQA GCSE
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Extreme Weather in the UK - Case Studies: AQA GCSE

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This presentation deals with extreme weather in the UK. It outlines some recent extreme weather events (1987 Great Storm, 1976 Drought, 1963 Cold Winter) before looking at the 2010 Big Freeze. Students are asked to explain the causes of the Big Freeze and analyse its social, economic and environmental impact. There are activities including a plenary activity in which the class is invited to respond to a number of imaginary 'complaints' by members of the public during the Big Freeze.
The Geography of Wimbledon
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The Geography of Wimbledon

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Although they have been cancelled for 2020 you can still teach about the Geography of Wimbldeon during lockdown. Here are four complete lessons about The Championships at Wimbledon - as seen by a geographer. Issues discussed include waste management, sustainability, economic geography, explaining the rain and weather forecasting. You can have these four lessons for £5.99.
Introducing India: Travel Magazine Task
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Introducing India: Travel Magazine Task

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This is a complete lesson for introducing India to classes in KS2 and KS3. It includes a link to a video, from which students take notes about human and physical features of the country and asks students to imagine that they are a travel writer, working for an imaginary company called ‘Indian Inspirations’, A prompt slide gives examples of the place names, features and describing words they could use. The template is included for their submission to the editor, which is 200 words of copy for an introductory page in a travel brochure.
Coasts: A Crossword Puzzle
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Coasts: A Crossword Puzzle

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This crossword contains fifteen clues all of which relate to coasts. Ideal for use as a settling activity or to fill in the last few akward minutes at the end of a lesson. Includes a separate sheet with the answers on it.
River Profiles: The River Lune
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River Profiles: The River Lune

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This presentation covers the long profile of a river, using the River Lune in South Cumbria / North Lancashire as its example. There are photographs of the river at different stages along its journey to the sea at Plover Scar. There are also diagrams to illustrate the long profile of the river, its changing cross profile as it nears its mouth and the Bradshaw Model. There are numerous tasks and activities. This presentation is also designed to be used in Pocket Point format. For more information, search for Pocket Point Resources on Facebook.
The Middle Course of a River: AQA GCSE
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The Middle Course of a River: AQA GCSE

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This resource covers variations in the speed of flow within the river channel and the resulting landforms. It mentions slip-off slopes, river cliffs, helicoidal flow, the erosion of the bluff line and the formation of ox-bow lakes. There is a field sketching exercise that is integral to the lesson and some further activities.
FREE AS Scheme of Work: Demographics, Hydrology, Economic Geography, Climatic Hazards, Settlement
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FREE AS Scheme of Work: Demographics, Hydrology, Economic Geography, Climatic Hazards, Settlement

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This is a set of over 60 lesson plans used to teach a previous AS Geography syllabus (AQA in the early 2000s). They’re a bit dated now but there are plenty of ideas here which could still be used - particularly for the new, more challenging GCSE syllabuses. The topics are Demographics, Hydrology, Economic Geography, Climatic Hazards and Settlement. I’m giving this one away for FREE so you can judge whether it’s worth your while paying for the Key Stage 3 schemes - a total of well over 100 lessons for £20. Why not check them out, too?
FREE A Level Scheme of Work: Population and Resources, Managing Cities
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FREE A Level Scheme of Work: Population and Resources, Managing Cities

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This is a complete scheme of work for a former A level syllabus (AQA, early 2000s). There are plenty of ideas here to use in the newer specifications and in the more challenging ‘new’ GCSE syllabuses. The two topics are Population and Resources and Managing CIties. This resource is FREE to help people work out if they want to fork out for the Key Stage 3 Schemes of Work which are also available online at roughly 20p per lesson.
Geography at Christmas: Navigating by the Stars
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Geography at Christmas: Navigating by the Stars

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This is the first in a series of lessons that I am writing under the heading ‘Geography at Christmas’ over the next few weeks. This one is all about finding your way using the stars - like the wise men did. I teaches students how to find the North Star, Polaris, using the Little Bear or Plough and challenges them to plan some fictitious journeys across the Arabian desert.