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A long term teacher providing first class Geography, Computing, RE and Philosophy resources as well as whole school assemblies.

A long term teacher providing first class Geography, Computing, RE and Philosophy resources as well as whole school assemblies.
UK Mountain Ranges for KS2 and KS3
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UK Mountain Ranges for KS2 and KS3

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Use this resource to help pupils discover locations of UK mountain ranges. It is differentiated in to two levels for higher and lower ability pupils. The resource comes with the lesson outlined on powerpoint, with word worksheet files all ready to print out and use with your class. It was initally designed for a Year 7 class but could equally be used right down to KS1. There are two main exercises in this lesson. Activity 1. - A collaborative group exercise where the pupils organise a UK map of mountain ranges and decide between the group, the appropriate labels and heights. This is a great exercise to visualise the mountains, and not merely view them on a map without any understanding of the vegetation or relief of the land. Activity 2. This activity consists of differentiated worksheets with and extension task and some higher order thinking questions that provide enough extension for pupils. The whole lesson comes with a Powerpoint to guide you and the class through the lesson.
Water Cycle Worksheets for KS3 and KS4
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Water Cycle Worksheets for KS3 and KS4

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Water Cycle worksheets that are aimed at higher and lower ability pupils at KS3. These worksheets take the pupils through terms such as evaporation, transpiration, throughflow, infiltration, surface run off, condensation. They could equally be used in KS2 or KS4 Geography and Science depending upon the ability level of your pupils.
Amazon River Worksheet- Earth's Great Rivers Documentary  - Homework | Cover Lesson | Remote Task
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Amazon River Worksheet- Earth's Great Rivers Documentary - Homework | Cover Lesson | Remote Task

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The Amazon River is part of the Earth’s Great Rivers Documentary series found on BBC iPlayer. It is an excellent documentary to build up pupils case study knowledge about the river, its vital statistics, ecosystems, wildlife, human interactions and challenges. The blurb from the programme says: "This episode is a pioneering exploration of the latest discoveries concerning the Amazon - by far the greatest river on Earth. It is the river of superlatives, flowing more than 4,000 miles from the Andes to the Atlantic. Its 1,100 tributaries drain the greatest river basin on the planet and along its incredible journey it collects and transports one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. Its outflow into the Atlantic Ocean per second is greater than the next six rivers combined. It truly lives up to its mighty reputation. " This worksheet allows the pupils to watch the documentary answering questions as they go. There are 5 sections to complete which add variety. Students have to list species in a table as they watch the film. Some short written answers about the Amazon’s vital details. Students are asked to apply their knowledge and construct a food web from the Amazon ecosystem they have observed. A TRUE or False round based on the central part of the documentary Some further short questions. Pupils are then asked to apply their knowledge and discuss whether they think the human interaction with the Amazon is sustainable as a conclusion towards the documentary. The main link can be found on BBC iplayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bx73pk/earths-great-rivers-series-1-1-amazon A second source for the documentary can be found here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x71wszd
Philosophy for Children - The Trolley Problem P4C - Updated November 2020
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Philosophy for Children - The Trolley Problem P4C - Updated November 2020

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A 35 -60 minute lesson plan aimed at Key Stage 3. Included files are a lesson plan and powerpoint file with all necessary questions and linked videos. This resource has been updated to take into account the feedback received making the learning objectives clearer. The Powerpoint/Google Slide also progresses through the lesson in a clearer systematic process. This lesson explores the ethical dilema about what people to save in the event of a train crash. It is a fantastic resource for generating interesting debate and discussion.
Philosophy for Children - Plato's Cave -  P4C
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Philosophy for Children - Plato's Cave - P4C

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A 35 -60 minute lesson plan aimed at Key Stage 3 but could also be used at Key Stage 4. Included files are a lesson plan and powerpoint file with all necessary questions and linked videos. This lesson is an ethical debate based upon the ideas of Plato’s cave.
Microclimates Worksheet
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Microclimates Worksheet

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A worksheet that will help your pupils understand the different factors that affect microclimates. It is a fully editable Powerpoint file.
Himalayas and Mount Everest for KS2 and KS3
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Himalayas and Mount Everest for KS2 and KS3

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This resource uses a number of Youtube videos and Powerpoint presentations to present the students with a series of information about the Himlayas. Pupils then have to locate the Himalayas and identify the countries in which they are found. There are further questions based on the climate, before going into a more detailed exploration of Everest and Base Camp. Finally pupils are to write a post card imagining that they are writing from base camp describing the mountain region and its climate.
Coastal Management Decision Making Exercise
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Coastal Management Decision Making Exercise

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A Coastal management decision making exercise suitable for KS3 or KS4. The pupils are asked to protect a coastline with a specific budget. They take into account the opinions of local stakeholders and perform a cost-benefit analysis before reaching their decision.
Settlement Worksheets - Differentiated
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Settlement Worksheets - Differentiated

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These worksheets are designed as a review of learning during the KS3 and Common Entrance Geography Settlement module. There are a number of activities for the students to do. THe lower ability sheet asks the pupils to use colour to identify reasons why settlements grow, and then problems that can be caused. The next section asks the students to label the Burgess model. Following this there is a true and false section where pupils identify statements that are true or false about the redevelopment of the Olympic park in London. The pupils are then asked to label the Settlement Hierarchy, and as an extension identify typical services at each level. The final task on the lower ability sheet is to identify the odd one out words related to settlement hierarchy, and urban growth. The higher level worksheet follows a similar pattern, but asks the pupils to explain why urban areas grow using the key words used in the lower ability task. The pupils are also asked to explain whether the redevelopment of the olympic park was a success or not. The resource is fully customisable and you can adapt for your own needs. You will probably need to adapt the case study section.
Boscastle Flood 2004 - 10 Years on BBC NEWS Worksheet
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Boscastle Flood 2004 - 10 Years on BBC NEWS Worksheet

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This worksheet asks pupils to respond to the information and questions given in the Youtube Clip that is taken from a BBC News article about how Boscastle is responding to the Flood after 10 years. Pupils have to identify any short or long term responses shown in the clip, answer simple questions based on information given, and give a response about how people of Boscastle may have responded in the short and long term.
Mt Etna Volcano Case Study
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Mt Etna Volcano Case Study

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A worksheet that is to be used in conjunction with several online resources. Pupils are to seek out answers to questions and terms to build a case study that would be suitable for Geogrpahy at KS3 or KS4.
River Meanders KS3 and KS4 Worksheet
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River Meanders KS3 and KS4 Worksheet

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A River Meander Worksheet that helps pupils understand how river meanders are formed. The key terms covered include Erosion, Deposition, Slowest River Flow, Fastest River Flow, River Cliff, Slip Off Slope, and Thalweg. The worksheet starts with a labelling activity on a cross section of a river and a overhead view of a meander. This is followed by a true or false activity where pupils have to consider whether the river would cause a number of different scenarios. Pupils are then asked to consider what would cause the river to increase in sinuosity and jot these ideas down as a mind map. Lastly the higher order thinking question asks pupils to think about the implications of rivers on cities such as London or Nottingham.
UK Weather Worksheet for KS3 and KS4
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UK Weather Worksheet for KS3 and KS4

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A worksheet that covers the major factors that affect the UK weather and climate. This includes the effect of relief, the distance from the sea, latitude, and the North Atlantic Drift.
Industry Worksheet
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Industry Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps the ideas behind a basic industry module. It asks pupils to identify occupations and categorise them into Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quarternary activities. It then asks the pupils to identify each economic sector on the demographic transition model. The third element is a true or false case study task about Nike and its development of factors across the glob. This could be easily adapted for Apple or other TNC. The questions should promote an amount of discussion because they are not actually “true or false” and can be debated. The final section is an odd one out task, that I have tried to make difficult based on previous pupils questions and experiences.
Common Entrance Geography Revision Worksheet
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Common Entrance Geography Revision Worksheet

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This is a revision worksheet for pupils to consolidate and revise their learning. It is designed for the Geography Common Entrance Course but is equally compatible with KS3 and KS4 Geography. Questions have a link to a Youtube clip that can help them answer the question from the worksheet.