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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.
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.
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)
An introduction to rivers, Drainage basins
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An introduction to rivers, Drainage basins

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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.
Measuring distance
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Measuring distance

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This resource aims to teach the concept of scale. The pupils well learn how to measure distance as the crow flies, before moving on to the more difficult curved line distances.
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.
TNC's and China, Foxconn's Iphones, China's Sweatshops
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TNC's and China, Foxconn's Iphones, China's Sweatshops

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This resource uses Foxconn’s Iphone factory as a case study, to evaluate the role of TNCs in China. The role play group task engages students in pupil led learning, which culminates in a report. To set the scene, pupils use newspaper headlines to determine what sector dominates the Chinese economy. A documentary on the factory is also attached to be used alongside these lesson resources.
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.
Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments
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Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
The UK North-South divide
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The UK North-South divide

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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 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.