This is the second lesson in a series on urbanisation for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers why people move to megacities. As a precursor, you can watch Andrew Marr's Megacities Living in the City (easily found on youtube) and students can complete the megacities worksheet. Afterwards, the lesson covers push and pull factors and the distribution of megacities.
This assessment covers concepts learned about ecosystems and tropical rainforests. It is designed as a "mock exam" and is done in the style of the sample papers provided as part of the new AQA GCSE specification. Both the assessment and the marking scheme are attached.
This is an exam-style assessment for the Coasts unit as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This assessment covers information on weathering and mass movement, types of waves, coastal processes and coastal features.
This lesson covers the transportation processes that occur in the Middle course and looks at the formation of meanders. For this lesson there is a hands on activity that requires students to look at 3 different sized "particles" that they have to determine how they move. I used balloons, small tennis balls and balls of play-doh all acquired from the pound shop. You could also use other materials. Students also complete this task while listening to the song Proud Mary because, well, rolling on the river. Enjoy the pun!
This is the seventh lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson covers the management of favelas in Rio de Janeiro as part of the case study of a city in an NEE. Students will evaluate which management is most effective and practice answering 9 mark exam questions.
This is the sixth lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges as part of the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson continues the case study of Rio de Janeiro, a city in an NEE. This lesson focuses on the environmental issues in Rio and what is being done to try and solve them.
This is an exam-style assessment to be used at the end of the Urban Issues and Challenges unit as part of the new AQA GCSE geography unit. Marks can be easily converted to the new 1-9 grades.
This is a bundle of all of the lessons for the Urban Issues and Challenges unit as part of the new AQA GCSE Geography specification. This unit focuses on urbanisation, megacities, counterurbanisation, and a chosen case study of a city in a newly emerging economy (NEE): Rio. Within the case study, the location of Rio is examined as well as its importance nationally and internationally, and how it is structured. We then move on to looking at the social, economic, and environmental challenges and solutions and finally look at the management strategies used. This bundle also contains an exam-style assessment to use at the end of the unit.
This is a powerpoint and collection of revision mind maps for each of the units covered in the new AQA GCSE Living in the physical environment spec. The revision mind maps cover: -Ecosystems -Tropical Rainforests -Cold Environments -Coasts Each mind map is divided into topics covered in the spec and has a practice exam question on the back for each topic. These are excellent resources to use if preparing for a mock exam.
This lesson discusses the changes seen in the Great Plains in the USA. Students can explain the reasons for these changes and explain reasons for and against the growing of crops for biofuels.
This is a lesson designed to introduce students to river features and river basins and involves the creation of a pop-up river basin. This lesson also involves looking at a river close to the school and can easily be adapted to any other location.
This lesson introduces how humans use rivers for different purposes. They are also introduced to the idea of land use conflict. This lesson focuses around local rivers near my school but can be easily adapted to use other local rivers.
The powerpoint and resources needed for the first of 3 lessons on ecosystems for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers an introduction to ecosystems.
The second lesson in a series of 3 on ecosystems for the new AQA GCSE Specification. This lesson covers an example of a small scale ecosystem which is Epping Forest in London.
Lesson 3/7 on tropical rainforests for the new AQA GCSE Specification. This lesson covers the idea of interdependence in rainforests.
Lesson 1/5 on cold environments as part of the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers the location of cold environments, the similarities and differences between polar and tundra ecosystems as well as plant and animal adaptations- building off what students know of adaptations from the tropical rainforests unit.
This bundle contains 5 lessons on Cold Environments as part of the new AQA GCSE unit of The Living World. This unit builds from the tropical rainforests unit and has a case study focus on the northern territories of Canada. All lessons have differentiated questioning and work to help students with answering exam-style questions.
This lesson is the first in the series for the new GCSE geography specification for the Challenges in the Human Environment Paper. This lesson covers what is urbanisation and looks at changes in population globally over time, reasons for urbanisation and trends in rates of urbanisation. This lesson also introduces the new key terms of HICs, NEEs, and LICs.
This lesson is the final lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson focuses on revision for the entire unit in preparation for an exam-style assessment.
This is the fourth lesson in a series for the Urban Issues and challenges unit in the new AQA GCSE specification. This is the second lesson focusing on the Rio De Janeiro case study. This lesson looks at the social challenges being faced by Rio: education, healthcare, electricity, water and the solutions the city has put in place to solve them.