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

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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.
How can debt relief help reduce the development gap
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How can debt relief help reduce the development gap

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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 resource will not last an hour teaching session, however aims to provided a concise overview of why some nations are in debt. Students are taught where the heavily indebted nations are, and made aware of two potential solutions, including micro finance and debt relief.
Recycling, Sustainable living
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Recycling, Sustainable living

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This lesson teaches pupils about the importance of recycling. The pack uses thought provoking images to encourage pupils to discuss the impacts of, and reasons for environmental pollution. The resource includes two video clips that show how various materials can be recycled. A writing frame is attached to help pupils describe the importance of recycling. A ‘snap’ card game exercise is also included to teach pupils the different recycling symbols. This can also be used as an information collection activity if stuck around the room.
UK science and business parks, Cambridge Science Park, UK's post-industrial economy
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UK science and business parks, Cambridge Science Park, UK's post-industrial economy

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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.
Global energy supply and demand
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Global energy supply and demand

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson is part of the ‘The challenge of resource management module’ (Option choice - Energy management)
Effects of deforestation, Social, economic and environmental implications of deforestation
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Effects of deforestation, Social, economic and environmental implications of deforestation

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

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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.
Coastal protection, Hard and soft engineering
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Coastal protection, Hard and soft engineering

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1 HOUR resource pack includes two presentations that support pupils learning of both hard and soft engineering. The methods of groynes, sea walls, rock armour and offshore breakers are the focus for hard, while the soft techniques include beach nourishment, managed retreat and dune creation. Practice exam questions and mark schemes are included to be used as a homework task.
River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage
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River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson investigates features of the middle stage, with a focus on meanders and ox-bow lakes. The lesson starts by explaining why some parts of a river flow faster than others. The pupils draw a cross section of a river and annotate, to highlight these ideas. The lesson includes class discussion questions to check learning throughout the lesson. A flow diagram is used to teach pupils the sequence, as well as a fun, timed class activity. A writing frame is included to help pupils practice writing an independent exam style answer.
UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns
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UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns

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This 3-4 HOUR lesson teaches pupils to understand UK weather patterns. The resource investigates how latitude can affect temperature. Students then use isotherm maps to describe these patterns. Pupils are then tasked with explaining these variations. Differentiated worksheets are provided here. A mystery task is the main activity. Pupils are required to investigate why temperature and rainfall changes across the UK. Challenging extension material is also included for stretching gifted and talented children.
Latitude and longitude
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Latitude and longitude

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This resource investigates latitude and longitude. The package contains a set of maps and coordinates that the pupils must plot. A paired battle ship style game is also included that the pupils can use to peer assess each others learning. A level assessed independent question and mark scheme is provided as well as some extension material for higher ability.
How can industry and investment reduce the development gap?
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How can industry and investment reduce the development gap?

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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 resource uses pupil led discussion tasks to encourage independent thinking. The session looks why TNC’s and developed nations choose to invest in LIC’s, and the advantages and disadvantages to this are considered. The economic stimulation created by industrial development is another key aspect of this resource. Challenging questions are provided as well as some model answer guidance.
Rio's Favelas, Housing the urban poor, The challenges within shanty towns.
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Rio's Favelas, Housing the urban poor, The challenges within shanty towns.

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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. In this lesson students learn about the challenges faced within Rocinha, Brazils largest favela. Pupils first gain an insight into life within a squatter settlement through a group task. The location of these dwellings is investigated and the students are taught why these communities develop where they do. The main challenges found within shanty towns are considered and pupils must annotate their favela diagram with the ideas discussed. The final activity requires individuals to sort a range of challenges into various categories.
Changes to the UK's transport infrastructure
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Changes to the UK's transport infrastructure

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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.
How can fair trade reduce the development gap, Reducing the development gap,  Fair trade
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How can fair trade reduce the development gap, Reducing the development gap, Fair trade

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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 resource uses a role play exercise to illustrate the inequalities in global trade chains. Pupils are taught to empathise with plantation workers and are required to provide their own opinions on exploitation. The lesson aims to assess the effectiveness of fair trade in reducing the development gap. Pupils record notes from a short video documentary in order to attempt this question.
UK De-industrialisation
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UK De-industrialisation

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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.
The causes of urbanisation and emergence of mega cities.
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The causes of urbanisation and emergence of mega cities.

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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.
Causes of uneven development, Reasons for the development gap
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Causes of uneven development, Reasons for the development gap

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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.