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 is the preparation and the assessment for a case study on the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Students will be creating a brochure that informs people on what is happening in the Masai Mara- where it is located, the species that live in it, what problems tourism is having, how people can be a good tourist, and how other national parks can learn from the Masai Mara. Along with the assessment instructions there are resources for creating the brochure for both high and low abilities.
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 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 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 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 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 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 is the second lesson in a series for a case study on the Masai Mara National Reserve. This lesson goes over the good, the bad, and the ugly of tourism in the Masai Mara National reserve. Students will analyse the benefits and consequences of tourism.
This is an introduction to the location, climate and plants and animals found within the Masai Mara National Reserve. This can be done as a case study for a KS3 Africa Unit.
This lesson is an additional lesson to begin a case study unit looking at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Students use their knowledge of population and learn how to read choropleth maps to understand which areas in Kenya are the most and least populated and can determine the best place for a national park.
This is the second assessment as part of the lessons on the living world. This assessment covers the case study location of the Amazon Rainforest and the cold environment lessons. The assessment is multiple choice and is out of 20 Marks.
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 bundle contains all lessons involving learning about the processes and features that occur in river landscapes in the UK. It ends with a summary of the river long profile and cross profiles and each lesson contains example exam questions to apply learning to an exam-style answer.
This bundle contains all of the lessons for a KS3 unit on Rivers that goes over the processes and features for the upper, middle and lower course. The lessons start with an overview of the water cycle to introduce students to how rivers form. It then covers the upper course processes (erosion), features (waterfalls, gorges), middle course processes (transportation), features (meanders), lower course processes (deposition), features (oxbow lakes, deltas), and also includes an assessment designed as a mid-unit assessment to go over what has been learned so far. Excellent hands-on activities and can easily be adapted for GCSE!
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 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 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 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.
This is an introduction to the case study for this unit as part of the new AQA GCSE Specification. This lesson introduces Rio De Janeiro as a city within an NEE experiencing urban issues. Students will familiarize themselves with where Rio is, how Rio is structured and some of the issues happening in the city.