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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.
Improving favelas, Helping the urban poor, The Favela Bairro Project
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Improving favelas, Helping the urban poor, The Favela Bairro Project

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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 the Favela Bairro Project has improved shanties within Rio de Janeiro. The pupils are also required to consider to what extent the improvements have been successful. A ranking activity is used alongside a heads and tails exercise to illustrate improvements within the favelas. Students then try to empathise with dwellers, to understand why some feel the improvements are not sustainable.
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.
Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)
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Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)

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This 2-HOUR lesson teaches students how preparation, protection and prediction can lessen the damage and destruction caused by tropical storms. Pupils learn about the effectiveness of forecasting; as well as various precautions that can be taken prior to the storms arrival. Finally building protection methods are over-viewed. The pupils must then create their own educational hurricane brochure. This must inform citizens of how to keep safe during future storms.
The UK and the wider world, The UK, EU and the Commonwealth
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The UK and the wider world, The UK, EU and the Commonwealth

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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 1-2 HOUR resource starts by investigating the UK’s links to the rest of the world. Pupils undertake a map analysis task, to show how electronic communications are distributed globally. A skills based task is also used to show changes to UK migration over time. Pupils then use cards to highlight the benefits and problems of EU membership. A debate style exercise is used to allow students to express their own ideas. The importance of the Commonwealth is also considered.
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.
Rainforest plant adaptations
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Rainforest plant adaptations

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This two hour resource investigates rainforest adaptations. The lesson uses a mix ‘n’ match exercise to teach pupils of 8 adaptations that enable rainforest plans to thrive in their niche. The lesson then uses a market stall exercise to teach pupils additional adaptations of specific plant types. The resource includes a range of differentiated exam style questions to text the students understanding.
Sustainability, The fight against climate change, Global warming mitigation (Local/regional/global)
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Sustainability, The fight against climate change, Global warming mitigation (Local/regional/global)

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This FOUR HOUR resource looks the strategies used to slow global warming. In this lesson, pupils learn how individuals can live more sustainable lives. The lesson highlights man’s parasitic relationship with earth through a video clip and uses cartoon images to discuss environmental issues. Pupils complete a card sort to learn how public transport, recycling, solar panels, insulation and locally grown food can reduce their carbon emissions. They then produce a presentation on the current worldwide strategies, which they can present to the class. The lesson investigates which countries are the least sustainable through an ecological footprint mapping exercise. Pupils assess their own carbon footprint, to see how they could be more sustainable. The final task requires to create an invention that will assist in reduce the amount of energy they use. This is then presented to the class and a vote for the best invention is held.
Energy types, Renewable VS Non-renewable energy
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Energy types, Renewable VS Non-renewable energy

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This TWO HOUR resource investigates the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy. This pack contains a fun kinaesthetic activity, where pupils are required to engage with their fellow peers to match their card to its definition, picture and classification. The lesson teaches pupils how fossil fuels are formed over millions of years, as well as how they are used. The independent writing task requires half the pupils to create an argument for renewables, while the other half argue against them. This is then presented in a debate style presentation, where the class votes for the most convincing argument. A marking grid and writing fame for less able pupils is provided, along with an information sheet to help pupils construct their arguments.
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.
Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes
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Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 HOUR lesson looks at how the damage from natural hazards can be reduced. A card-sort task is used to provide examples of prediction, protection and planning. A research task is used to look into how retrofitting and modern building techniques can reduce the chance of structural damage. An 8 mark exam question is included, with guidance and a basic writing frame for weaker pupils.
Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes
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Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1-2 HOUR lesson uses pupil led learning to investigate the hazards volcanoes pose. The lesson then considers how tourism, farming, geothermal energy and resources can encourage people to live near these hazards despite of the danger they present. An independent decision making task is used to test pupils understanding.
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.
Hydrographs
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Hydrographs

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This session teaches pupils to interpret hydrographs. Students learn how lag times can be calculated from peak discharge and rainfall. The pupils consider how different environments can influence lag times and therefore flood risk. An interactive flood hydrograph is included to test pupils understanding at the end of the session.
An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale
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An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 hour lesson investigates what an earthquake is, as well as how they are measured and recorded. A map task used for pupils to reflect on where earthquakes occur. A flow diagram task is included on the causes of earthquakes as well as interactive slides of how seismometers work. A student led role play task is used to teach the Richter scale and card sort task for the Mercalli scale. Additional homework task included.
River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition
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River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition

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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..
Impacts of urbanisation, Environmental issues in Chongqing
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Impacts of urbanisation, Environmental issues in Chongqing

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This resource investigates the environmental issues that exist in Chinese cities. Thought provoking images and short video clips are used as a lesson started to create curiosity. A card sort activity is used to teach pupils about the causes, effects and solutions of overpopulation. A mix ‘n’ match activity is used to overview issues created by transport, energy, buildings and waste. The exam question at the lesson end includes a pupil guidance slide and sentence starters for structural and content support. In addition, a documentary and question sheet is included to complement this case study.
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.
An introduction to Rio de Janerio, The growth and characteristics of Rio de Janeiro
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An introduction to Rio de Janerio, The growth and characteristics of Rio de Janeiro

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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 is a great as an introductuary overview of Rio as a city. Pupils start by locating the metropolis. The students then create a fast fact mind map from the classes current knowledge, video and source sheets provided. The growth of the city is then briefly discussed, before the pupils learn about the structure of Rio through a memory game exercise.
Economic development and quality of life
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Economic development and quality of life

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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. The scheme will require approximately 11 hours of teaching time. This series of lessons investigates how development is measured. The effectiveness of the various development indicators are scrutinised, in order to gain an accurate insight into the true development of a country. The demographic transition model is studied to show how and why populations change, as a country develops. Students are then taught to relate these ideas to population pyramids, and learn to interpret the shapes of population structures. The scheme analyses why some areas of the world struggle to develop, while others prosper. Finally, the effect of this uneven development is considered.