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Welcome to my TES shop. From now until the end of June there are generous discounts on all the Geography of Sport lessons - 4 x Wimbledon and 4 x World Cup. Grab a lesson for less than £2.00 or the whole eight lesson bundle for £8.00.
Geography of the World Cup (Russia 2018)
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Geography of the World Cup (Russia 2018)

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This little bundle of four lessons will enable you to keep your students focused during the tournament. It will last as long as the England team do, anyway; about a fortnight, although you could extend some of the activities if we get past the group stages. There’s one lesson that focuses on location, a second on the benefits and problems of running a global sporting event, another on building big stadiums and a fourth on examining hypotheses using correlation.
KS3 Geography - In the Horn of Africa: The Whole Scheme of Work
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KS3 Geography - In the Horn of Africa: The Whole Scheme of Work

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This collection of eleven presentations will help to deliver a unit of work on the Horn of Africa, broadly following the outline suggested by Geog.1 (4th Edition) pp.118-137. It includes an introduction to the continent, lessons on physical geography and climate, a study of coffee farming in the Ethiopian highlands and fair trade. There are also lessons on living and working in the hottest place on earth and on modern day piracy in the Indian Ocean.
Fair Trade: Strengths and Weaknesses: AQA GCSE
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Fair Trade: Strengths and Weaknesses: AQA GCSE

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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.
World Cup Russia 2018: Blessing or Curse?
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World Cup Russia 2018: Blessing or Curse?

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This resource looks at some of the social, environmental and economic consequences of hosting the World Cup. It looks specifically at the economic and social benefits and problems associated with running the event. It considers whether it is a safe place to travel to and whether supporters will be looked after. One activity challenges students to imagine they had an older brother who had decided to go to Kaliningrad for the match - would they advice against it or tell him to go? Why?
River Landscapes in the UK (Bundle): AQA GCSE
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River Landscapes in the UK (Bundle): AQA GCSE

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This bundle includes all the presentations you need to cover River Landscapes in the UK for the AQA 9-1 Geography GCSE. Lessons include The Long Profile of a River, River Processes, In the Upper Course, The Middle Course, Flood Plains and Estuaries, Flood Risk, Introducing Hydrographs, Soft Engineering, Hard Engineering and Managing the River Lune.
Migration Case Study: Ten Pound Poms
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Migration Case Study: Ten Pound Poms

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This is a different way to approach the topic of migration. The lesson presents students with several sources of information about the ‘Ten Pound Poms’ who left the UK for Australia in the 1950s. Students are challenged to devise a piece of drama that shows that they (i) understand what migration is; (ii) understand what push and pull factors are (iii) can apply their understanding to the example of UK citizens who left for Australia in the 1950s and (iv) appreciate the role that propoganda played in persuading people to leave the UK for Australia.
Glaciation: An Introduction - AQA GCSE
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Glaciation: An Introduction - AQA GCSE

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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.
My Amazing Brain: A KS3 PSHE Resource
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My Amazing Brain: A KS3 PSHE Resource

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These short schemes of work were written for Christ College Guildford's PSHE programme when I taught there in the '00s. We called the programme Keystone. They cover a wide range of subjects from getting on with your friends to knowing how your brain works. Each one consists of three connected lessons. There are clear learning objectives and suggestions for activities and resources. The lessons are designed to last an hour but could easily be split up into shorter sessions as needed.
KS3 Geography of the UK - The Whole Scheme of Work
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KS3 Geography of the UK - The Whole Scheme of Work

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This is the first scheme of work we cover with our Year Seven students once they've done their skills and map work basics. It covers the make-up of the British Isles, the location and function of its main cities, an explanation of our temperate maritime climate, a lesson on relief rainfall, a skills exercise to do with migration that involves flow lines and lessons on population distribution, inequality and the North-South divide. It assumes that you have copies of Geog.1 in your department, but you could always edit those references out and substitute questions and activities from books that you do have.
Preparation for Working Life: Revision
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Preparation for Working Life: Revision

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This resource was created for a one-hour revision session I had with the entire year group that was sitting Preparation for Working Life that same afternoon. This syllabus still runs until June 2019 so there are a couple more opportunities to sit the examination. There are examples of questions from all the different sections of the paper here and the answers are provided for the shorter questions.
KS3 Superpowers - The Whole Scheme of Work
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KS3 Superpowers - The Whole 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.
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.
KS3 Horn of Africa Assessment
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KS3 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.
KS3 Map Skills Test
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KS3 Map Skills Test

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This is a test of map skills, best suited to KS3. It includes questions on map symbols, grid references, measuring distances, giving directions and following routes. To use it you will need a 1:50 000 map of Ipswich.
World Cup Russia 2018: Where is it all happening?
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World Cup Russia 2018: Where is it all happening?

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This resource examines the location of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. It looks at where Russia is, generally, then at the locations chosen for the England training camp and the matches in the group stages. It explores the practicality of getting around the place, coping with five different time zones etc. The challenge is to devise Gary Lineker’s travel schedule for him!
World Cup Russia 2018: Let's Build A Stadium
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World Cup Russia 2018: Let's Build A Stadium

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This resource looks at the pros and cons of building huge stadiums for global sporting events. It examines what is good and bad about stadiums, looks at some health and safety problems with the stadium at Ekaterinberg. It challenges students to write to the organisers of the World Cup expressing concerns about health and safety at the venues and to think about legacy issues. After showing them what happened to the Olympic stadiums in Athens and Montreal it asks students to examine the proposal that the 2030 World Cup might be stages in Argentina and that several new stadiums should be built. Hopefully, they won’t fall for it!
World Population Day 2018
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World Population Day 2018

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This resource has been specially written for World Population Day 2018 which is on Wednesday 11 July. The focus is on world population growth, sizes and types of families, the advantages and drawbacks of being part of a large family, the ethics of encouraging people to have lots of children and the question of who should pay the cost of managing and supporting people who plan to have large families. It is designed as a series of tasks which would take several lessons to complete but you can dip in and out of the resources according to the level your students are at - there’s something for everyone from KS1 to KS5, even Reception classes could try the ‘Paper Chain Family’ exercise.
Extreme Weather in the UK: AQA GCSE
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Extreme Weather in the UK: AQA GCSE

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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.
World Cup Russia 2018: Do Big Countries Always Win?
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World Cup Russia 2018: Do Big Countries Always Win?

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This resource is an opportunity to introduce basic correlation techniques in Key Stage 3. It looks at all the countries that made the final of the World Cup since 1950 along with their current population and HDI. It challenges students to explain anomalies in data (e.g. how come Uruguay did so well when its still a small, less economically developed country) and shows them how to draw their own scatter diagram to explore whether more socio-economically developed countries have more success (as measured by HDI).
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.