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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.
Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage
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Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage

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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.
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.
Extinction of the dinosaurs, KT Impact
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Extinction of the dinosaurs, KT Impact

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This 2 HOUR resource looks at the concept of extinction. The 65MA dinosaur extinction event is the focus for the activities in this lesson. A short experiment style demonstration is used to illustrate the force at the impact site, as well as several YouTube clip links to support an extended writing task. Writing frames to this activity are provided, as well as an alternative differentiated activity for lower abilities. Pupils must then complete a group task to research the alternative theories, with follow up independent questions included.
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.
How can tourism reduce the development gap, Reducing the development gap
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How can tourism reduce the development gap, Reducing 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 3 HOUR lesson investigates how the growth of tourism in an LIC can help to reduce the development gap. The material focus on both Kenyan safaris and beach resorts. The advantages and disadvantages of tourism are scrutinised. A fun kinesthetic exercise is used to teach pupils about tourism activities in these two different environments. Pupils then learn about potential solutions to the problems tourism brings. They are then tested in an extended exam style question, for which a writing frame is provided. An optional link to a 1 hour investigation into mass tourism in Kenya is also included, to help with pupil 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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 characteristics of the upper, middle and lower stage, River long and cross profiles
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River characteristics of the upper, middle and lower stage, River long and cross profiles

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This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates how both the long and cross profiles of rivers change from the upper, through to the lower course. A bingo style game is used as a starter task to test students’ knowledge of fluvial processes. Students learn to describe key changes in channel width and depth, load size, velocity, valley sides and profile.
Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)
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Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)

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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.