The Changing Economic World Bundle - AQA GCSE

The Changing Economic World Bundle - AQA GCSE

This set of fifteen presentations covers all of the unit known as The Changing Economic World in AQA's 9-1 GCSE Geography Syllabus. This is a part of Challenges in the Human Environment. There is enough material here for 15-20 hours teaching, all linked directly to the requirements of the specification.
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Introducing Development - AQA GCSE

Introducing Development - AQA GCSE

This is a bundle of eight presentations which cover the part of the unit 'Changing Economic World'. It should be sufficient for a month's teaching, assuming two hours' tuition per week for a GCSE class. Purchased separately the resources would cost £28.00, but I've knocked that down to £2.00 a lesson in this bundle - a time-saving £16.00 for all eight of them.
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The Changing UK Economy - AQA GCSE

The Changing UK Economy - AQA GCSE

This presentation looks at changes in the structure of the UK economy between 1960 and 2010. It identifies globalisation and deindustrialisation as the two main forces that have brought about these changes. It defines both terms and looks at reasons why the changes have happened. Finally, it considers the kind of economy that the UK is aspiring to in the 21st century. Complete with relevant graphics, tasks and other stimuli, this resource is ideal for introducing economic change in the UK as required by the AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography syllabus.
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Making a Living in a Glaciated Landscape Part 1 - AQA GCSE

Making a Living in a Glaciated Landscape Part 1 - AQA GCSE

This presentation gets students thinking about how hard it might be to make a living in an environment such as Snowdonia or the Lake District National Park. It looks at the challenges of two activities in particular: sheep farming in the Welsh Hills, where the physical landscape is the main issue and forestry in Cumbria where conflict between ramblers, mountain bikers and horse riders has to be managed. There are, as ever, a number of tasks for groups and individuals and a review from a rather angry walker who let rip on Trip Adviser to which students must respond as if they were a warden at Winlatter Forest.
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A Glaciated UK Landscape - The Cuillin Hills - AQA GCSE

A Glaciated UK Landscape - The Cuillin Hills - AQA GCSE

This presentation allows students to become familiar with some real features of both glacial landforms of erosion and deposition in a UK case study. It locates the study area and includes photographs of five specific features, enabling candidates to refer to them by name and, potentially, draw photo sketches in an examination. There is a mapwork exercise as part of this presentation. The 1:25 000 map extract is provided on a slide, which would best be supported by a paper copy.
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Glacial Landforms of Deposition - AQA GCSE

Glacial Landforms of Deposition - AQA GCSE

This presentation covers all the common glacial landforms of deposition including drumlins and erratics. It contains some interesting pictures of examples of these features and gets students to consider how these features came to be formed. There is a practical activity included in this lesson which involves making a model of a glaciated valley in a shoe box -not for the faint-hearted!
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Glaciation: An Introduction - AQA GCSE

Glaciation: An Introduction - AQA GCSE

This presentation covers the formation of glaciers and the location of the ice sheets in the UK at the time of the most recent glacial event. It then goes on to look at glacial processes, covering erosion, transportation and deposition. Students get the opportunity to draw a sketch from a photograph of a glaciated region on the Isle of Skye.
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Glacial Landforms of Erosion: AQA GCSE

Glacial Landforms of Erosion: AQA GCSE

This presentation examines the formation of aretes, pyramidal peaks, hanging valleys, truncated spurs, ribbon lakes and so on. There are plenty of photographs to help explain the formation of these features and several questions based on a map extract of the area around Helvellyn to help students to identify these features on a 1:25 000 map.
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The Changing Economic World Bundle - AQA GCSE

The Changing Economic World Bundle - AQA GCSE

This set of fifteen presentations covers all of the unit known as The Changing Economic World in AQA's 9-1 GCSE Geography Syllabus. This is a part of Challenges in the Human Environment. There is enough material here for 15-20 hours teaching, all linked directly to the requirements of the specification.
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The United Kingdom on the World Stage - AQA GCSE

The United Kingdom on the World Stage - AQA GCSE

This presentation looks at the changing role of the UK on the world stage. It starts with an image of a recent G7 Summit - can the students recognise the flags and the leaders? It then considers what the UK does to hold its own in the world, for example by exerting some political and cultural influence etc. It then considers the value or otherwise of being a member of the EU and the Commonwealth of nations. Plenty of room for lively debate here and no shortage of questions and interesting graphics.
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The UK North South Divide - AQA GCSE

The UK North South Divide - AQA GCSE

This presentation considers the evidence for the north-south divide in the UK. It begins with a rather controversial mental map which labels the different 'halves' the UK and challenges students to ask themselves whether the labels are really true. Statistical evidence is then presented to argue the case. Finally, students get to think about what is being done to narrow the gap between the 'north' and the 'south'. As usual, there are plenty of questions to stimulate discussion along with maps and diagrams to interpret.
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Towards More Sustainable Industry in the UK - AQA GCSE

Towards More Sustainable Industry in the UK - AQA GCSE

This presentation explores exactly what it is about traditional manufacturing that people concerned for the environment are worried about. It looks at a company called PTFS Europe as an example of good practice when it comes to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices. Finally, it considers how roads, rail, ports and airports can be improved to accommodate the increasing volumes of raw and manufactured goods that are being exported all over the world. The presentation includes stimulating images and questions for pairs, small groups and individual work.
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The Changing UK Economy - AQA GCSE

The Changing UK Economy - AQA GCSE

This presentation looks at changes in the structure of the UK economy between 1960 and 2010. It identifies globalisation and deindustrialisation as the two main forces that have brought about these changes. It defines both terms and looks at reasons why the changes have happened. Finally, it considers the kind of economy that the UK is aspiring to in the 21st century. Complete with relevant graphics, tasks and other stimuli, this resource is ideal for introducing economic change in the UK as required by the AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography syllabus.
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South Africa: Overcoming Obstacles to Development

South Africa: Overcoming Obstacles to Development

This presentation identifies AIDS and crippling debt as two key obstacles to development in South Africa. It present qualitative and quantitative evidence to support the hypothesis that inequality exists in the country and challenges students to consider the benefits of both types. It then goes on to look at the impact of AIDS on the country and the work of a charity, the Thanandani Childrens' Foundation. It also considers the possibility of another debt crisis and how debt relief provided to neighbouring countries has provided some relief for essential services in South Africa. There are questions, useful images and tasks to be done in groups.
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Foreign Investment in South Africa - AQA GCSE

Foreign Investment in South Africa - AQA GCSE

This presentation introduces the benefits and drawbacks that come from promoting foreign investment in order to speed up the process of development. There is a little quiz that relates to TNC logos; the lesson then goes on to consider how countries can benefit from working together using the examples of Chinese and British investment in South Africa over the years. The lesson is aimed specifically at students doing the GCSE AQA Geography course, most of whom will be 14-16 years old. There are suitably pitched tasks and engaging pictures.
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Wild Weather and Climate Change Bundle: AQA GCSE

Wild Weather and Climate Change Bundle: AQA GCSE

This bundle of four lessons - possibly more as there is a lot of content here - covers four small chunks of the AQA 9-1 Geography syllabus: '1: The UK is affected by a number of weather hazards, '2:Extreme weather events in the UK have impacts on human activity', '3: Climate change is the result of natural and human factors ...' and '4: Managing climate change involves both mitigation and adaptation'
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Case Study : South Africa Part One : AQA GCSE

Case Study : South Africa Part One : AQA GCSE

This presentation invites students to think about the connection between development and changing economic structure. It looks at the example of South Africa, which is one of the BRICS, and challenges students to think about how the changes in employment structure have made development possible. The presentation touches on the effect of apartheid on the economy and includes some thought-provoking tasks and images.
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Introducing Development - AQA GCSE

Introducing Development - AQA GCSE

This is a bundle of eight presentations which cover the part of the unit 'Changing Economic World'. It should be sufficient for a month's teaching, assuming two hours' tuition per week for a GCSE class. Purchased separately the resources would cost £28.00, but I've knocked that down to £2.00 a lesson in this bundle - a time-saving £16.00 for all eight of them.
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Aid and Development: AQA GCSE

Aid and Development: AQA GCSE

This presentation looks at different types of aid and asks whether, on some occasions, donor countries are really being as generous as it first seems! It presents a table of the different types of aid with examples before going on to look at one long-term aid project in greater detail - the Nurturing Change Project in Narok County in South-West Kenya. Students are asked to consider the benefits of the project, specifically how it might help to close the Development Gap across Kenya. The presentation also features a WorldMapper map showing global patterns of maternal mortality. There are a number of tasks and useful images in this presentation.
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Fair Trade: Strengths and Weaknesses: AQA GCSE

Fair Trade: Strengths and Weaknesses: AQA GCSE

This presentation examines the case for Fair Trade as a means of closing the development gap. It shows how Fair Trade has helped a Colombian farmer to provide his son with an education and at how the Chilecito Schools Project, working with the La Riojana Co-operative, has brought learning to the remote valleys of Argentina and wine to the rest of the world. Students are also challenged to think about the limitations of fair trade. There are a number of tasks and striking images in the presentation to challenge students of all abilities.
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Links between Trade and Development: AQA GCSE

Links between Trade and Development: AQA GCSE

This presentation asks students to consider whether trade in its current form is ever going to close the gap between the rich and the poor. It looks at traffic across our oceans and current patterns of world trade, getting students to think about how Mombasa and Tilbury docks might be different. It explains the concept of a balance of trade, a trade deficit and a trade surplus; tariffs, quotas and trading blocs. Finally it looks at trade shock. There are numerous tasks and engaging pictures in the presentation.
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Foreign Investment, Microfinance and Debt Relief: AQA GCSE

Foreign Investment, Microfinance and Debt Relief: AQA GCSE

This presentation looks at the various strategies that have been adopted by LEDCs to improve their prospects when it comes to economic development. It considers foreign investment (sugar and tourism in Mauritius), microfinance (Kenya) and debt relief (Bolivia) as ways of promoting economic progress. Students are asked to consider whether just 'throwing money' at the poor is ever going to work in the long term. There are a number of thought-provoking images and questions for group discussion as well as tasks for students to complete independently.
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Climate Change - The Response: AQA GCSE

Climate Change - The Response: AQA GCSE

This lesson explores how managing climate change involves both mitigation (slowing it down) and adaptation (coping with the change). Students look at carbon capture as a mitigation strategy, at international agreements and at attempts to combat rising sea levels. There are a number of striking images in this presentation that prompt discussion and various tasks for students to attempt, including discussions in groups.
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