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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
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UK Mountain Ranges

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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
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Water Cycle Worksheets

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Water Cycle worksheets that are aimed at higher and lower ability pupils at KS3. Could equally be used in KS 2 or 4 Geography and Science depending upon the ability level of your pupils.
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.
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.
Structure of the Earth Worksheet
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Structure of the Earth Worksheet

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THis resource is an introduction to the structure of the earth. It uses a Youtube Video and asks questions based on the material presented. Pupils then have a Larger or Smaller task, and a labelling of the earths structure.
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 - 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.
Settlement Sites
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Settlement Sites

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This lesson introduces the theme of Settlements to the Year 7 Common Entrance and KS3 Geography group. It thinks about the reasons why settlers would have settled in their chosen locations. Pupils are asked to look at a variety of locations and identify reasons why first settlers would have built their settlements in those locations.
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.
How to Find a 6 Figure Grid Reference
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How to Find a 6 Figure Grid Reference

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A Powerpoint resource to help explain to pupils how to find 6 figure grid references. The Powerpoint is really helpful and splits the process of finding 6 figure grid references down into a series of animated steps. This makes it more accessible for pupils to learn how to find and use 6 figure grid references. There are some accompanying questions to go with the resource.
Settlement Heirarchy and Shapes
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Settlement Heirarchy and Shapes

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A Powerpoint based lesson looking at the Heirarchy Pyramid and Settlement Shapes suitable for KS3 and GCSE. This lesson takes you through each level of the pyramid and identifies the different services at each level. Pupils will learn about each level and be able to identify specific urban areas on a map and apply them to the hierarchy model.
Longshore Drift and Spit Formation
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Longshore Drift and Spit Formation

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This lesson was devised for an interview. It features lesson plan, and resources that takes pupils through the process of longshore drift and the formation of spits. It is split into three abilities for differentiation with an extension exercise that links the effect of human interaction with the formation and development of spits. The session is to be supported by youtube clips explaining the processes.
Anger Management
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Anger Management

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A 40 minute lesson that enables pupils to identify issues that make them feel stressed or angry. It moves forward and attempts pupils to identify coping strategies and they produce an action plan for improvement. Lesson comes complete with a lesson plan and powerpoint.
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.
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.
Geography Google Earth Random Place Game
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Geography Google Earth Random Place Game

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This is a game where pupils use a feature in Google Earth and are taken to different places to learn about those locations. The resources include a powerpoint to be completed by the pupils, or printed off, and a Youtube video with instructions.
School Assembly  - No Human is Limited
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School Assembly - No Human is Limited

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This is an assembly aimed at inspiring students to achieve their goals and not set limits. It looks at the first moon landing, the breaking of the 4 minute mile, and the breaking of the 2 hour marathon. It allows the presenter to promote a Growth Mindset. There are video clips that play automatically when used with Google Slides. If used with Powerpoint you will have to set up the automation.
Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns - Forecasting the Weather
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Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns - Forecasting the Weather

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This is a differentiated resource for KS3 or KS4 that enables pupils to use a sophisticated digital mapping website to predict the weather for the following day. They are asked to produce a forecast using video or podcast, but first need to formulate their script using n excellent weather website that visualizes current temperature, wind speed, air pressure and many other weather variables. The standard worksheet structures the questions pupils should follow in developing their script. The more advanced version allows for pupils to structure their own script and weather variables they think are important to present.