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Quality lessons. Quality weekend. As every teacher knows, finding that work life balance is often difficult. Here at Geography Guru, we provide quality tested geography resources at an affordable price. Take the stress out of your teaching and enjoy what many teachers joined the proffesion for, working with young people.
River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition

River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates the fluvial processes of erosion, transportation and deposition. The teaching and learning pack contains detailed diagrams of the fluvial processes, with some parts of the annotation labels missing. The students must complete these in pairs. A ‘heads n tails’ task is also included to reinforce these processes; which could be completed on the sheet, or as a kinaesthetic ‘snap ‘exercise with smaller groups..
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Causes of uneven development, Reasons for the development gap

Causes of uneven development, Reasons for the development gap

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘The changing economic world’ module. This 1 HOUR resource investigates the physical, economic and historical reasons for uneven development. The lesson is pupil led, through student discussion groups. A video is provided that overviews issues restricting development. Prompt images are then provided to each group who must link the image to development, before feeding back the class.
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Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the methods used to record weather. Pupils first try to guess the function of various weather instruments. Sunshine recorders are analysed and pupils create their own report from actual sunshine cards. The Beaufort scale is studied through a fun role play exercise. Pressure and wind speed are also covered, as well as the more modern Stevenson weather station. A work booklet is included along with differentiated writing frames for weaker pupils.
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Consequences of uneven development,  Global wealth and health inequality, The development gap

Consequences of uneven development, Global wealth and health inequality, The development gap

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘The changing economic world’ module. At the start of this lesson powerful cartoon images are used stimulate discussion. An interactive true or false statement exercise is used to overview the extent of the problem. Pupils are taught how to gain full marks on skill based graph questions. Model answers and tips are also provided. A card sort exercise is used to highlight the different health issues experience in HIC’s compared to LIC’s. Finally pupils have a deeper look into malaria as a disease of poverty.
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Changes to the UK's transport infrastructure

Changes to the UK's transport infrastructure

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Economic futures in the UK module’ This TWO HOUR lesson investigates the need for improvements to the UK’s road, rail, air and sea transport infrastructure. Students learn how smart motorways can aid traffic flow and reduce congestion. The pupil’s debate over the benefits of HS2, thought a verbal tennis game and paired exercise. Liverpool 2 is the focus for sea improvements, while Heathrow is the example used to overview improvements to airport infrastructure.
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UK De-industrialisation

UK De-industrialisation

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Economic futures in the UK module’. This 1 HOUR lesson stimulates discussion on deindustrialisation in Britain. The lesson looks briefly at the impacts of industrial change in the UK, as well as the government policies involved in causing and managing deindustrialisation.
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Consequences of uneven development, Economic migrants VS asylum seekers,

Consequences of uneven development, Economic migrants VS asylum seekers,

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘The changing economic world’ module. This 2 HOUR lesson starts by investigating at the economic migration of polish migrants to the UK. Students are taught this through a card sort exercise in which the emphasis is on reasons for this migration. The lessons then investigates the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis. Pupils are required to create a newspaper article on the crisis, using video sources.
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How can AID reduce the development gap, Is all AID effective AID

How can AID reduce the development gap, Is all AID effective AID

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘The changing economic world’ module. In this 1-2 HOUR lesson, pupils evaluate the effectiveness of AID provision. The students are familiarised with the different types of AID through a kinesthetic game. Discussion groups are then used to consider both the benefits and problems of different forms of AID. Two examples of intermediate technology are provided, to show how grass roots development AID is a much more effective at reducing the development gap.
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Urbanisation, Describing the patterns of urban growth

Urbanisation, Describing the patterns of urban growth

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Urban issues and challenges’ module. This 1 hour lesson investigates the concept of urbanisation. The lesson compares the growth of towns and cities in HIC’s and LIC’s. Pupils learn how to analyse a range of graph and table data sets, in an attempt to improve exam technique in skill based source questions.
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The causes of urbanisation and emergence of mega cities.

The causes of urbanisation and emergence of mega cities.

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Urban issues and challenges’ module. This lesson investigates how rural to urban migration and natural increase lead to population growth in urban areas. Students are taught the push and pull factors that influence individuals to migrate to cities. The three types of mega cities are then considered, and pupils have to match up the location, features and respective examples. A mega-city mapping task is used to show how the distribution of these metropolises has changed over the last 65 years.
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Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage

Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson 2 HOUR lesson looks at how flood plains and levees are formed. The resource includes numerous differentiated worksheets to assist pupils of varying ability in their understanding. A card annotation task is used to explain how levees are produced through successive floods. A paired exercise is then used to develop pupils understanding of river floodplains.
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An introduction to rivers, Drainage basins

An introduction to rivers, Drainage basins

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This introductory lesson starts by looking at the importance of rivers. The concept of drainage basins is introduced and reinforced through a supportive video. The different parts of a drainage basin are taught through a ‘splat’ class game. A writing frame and diagram is then providing to test the students ability to explain these key terms.
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Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)

Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates the difference between hard and soft engineering strategies. The pupils learn examples of each through a fun kinaesthetic market style exercise. Group reflection questions and a ‘find the heads to the tails’ game is used to test pupils understanding of the material covered.
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Effects of deforestation, Social, economic and environmental implications of deforestation

Effects of deforestation, Social, economic and environmental implications of deforestation

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. A categorising task is used to classify impacts of deforestation into social, economic and environmental groupings. The lesson then investigates both the positive and negative economic impacts of deforestation through a card sort task. An annotation exercise to describe the causes and impacts of soil erosion. The effects of deforestation on climate change and loss of biodiversity are also considered.
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The UK North-South divide

The UK North-South divide

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Economic futures in the UK module’ This 1-2 HOUR lesson teaches pupils about the apparent divide in quality of live between northern and southern areas in the UK. Thought providing cartoons are used to prompt children of the key issues. Students will then take part in a market place task, to learn what these differences are and why they exist. Finally students are to research the government’s solution to this divide.
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UK science and business parks, Cambridge Science Park, UK's post-industrial economy

UK science and business parks, Cambridge Science Park, UK's post-industrial economy

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘Economic futures in the UK module’ The TWO hour resource investigate the UK’s transition to a post-industrial society. The lesson overviews the characteristics of both science and business parks. Pupils will study Cambridge Science Park, looking at its location and features. A research activity is included, along with mapping and group questioning tasks.
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Causes of deforestation, Deforestation

Causes of deforestation, Deforestation

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This resource investigates the importance of rain forests. The lesson teaches pupils why the worlds rain forests are shrinking at such an alarming rate. Students learn about logging, mining, HEP, cattle ranching and shifting cultivation through a 'snap' style exercise.
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