This is a revision lesson to summarize all students have learned about the geography of rural areas in a developed country. They will apply their knowledge to exam-style questions suitable for the National 5 geography exam.
This is the fifth lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson focuses on the economic issues in Rio de Janeiro and how these issues link to social issues like crime as well as how these issues are currently being solved.
This is the fifth lesson in a series on Coasts for the new AQA physical geography specification. This lesson covers depositional features and reviews the process of longshore drift.
This is the third lesson in a series on UK coasts. This lesson covers the different types of coastal processes- erosion, transport and deposition. Good differentiated tasks for when you need to get through this task quickly and effectively.
This is a lesson designed to review what students have done in their coasts unit up until depositional features. This lessons works very well when you put a time limit on how long they have to work on each section and you can follow up each section with a Q&A session to check for understanding.
This is the first lesson in a series on river landscapes in the UK as part of the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson introduces students to river basins and the long profile of a river by creating a pop up river basin for their books. This lesson also includes a local case study to consolidate their knowledge of river basins and their features. This can be easily adapted for schools to create their own local case study. This lesson also features differentiated activities and worksheets.
This is the second lesson in a series on river landscapes in the UK for the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson goes over the processes and features that occur in the upper course of a river. If this unit is taught after coasts then this reviews their knowledge of erosional processes. This lesson looks at how erosion plays a role in the forming of truncated spurs, waterfalls and gorges and includes differentiated activities.
Throughout the rivers unit I have included a focus on the importance of constant revision. This is the activity to be completed on the first week. Students will take a multiple intelligences test to see which way they learn best. From there they will look at a website that recommends different revision methods based on their learning style. Very useful if this unit is completed before a mock exam.
This is the second week of revision homework. Students are asked to create flash cards for the key terms we have learned throughout the rivers unit. This is a method of studying that most students forget to take advantage of and they can keep the flash cards for their mock exam revision.
This lesson will have students examining and discussing the advantages and disadvantages to genetically modified crops (GMOs), and organic farming and it's application to the rural development of the great plains in the USA.
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 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 lesson for National 5 in the Scottish National Curriculum covers rural landscapes in a developed country. The example is the great plains of the United States. Students will look at the location of the great plains, the land use of this area and the impact of large scale commercial farming.
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 is an assessment that covers everything from the rivers unit from the water cycle to the processes and features in the upper, middle, and lower courses of the river. It also includes revision, feedback sheet, marking scheme and assessment paper.
If you do not have access to lab resources (see other lesson for what is needed), then this lesson introduces the erosional processes that occur in the upper course of a river.
If you have access to lab resources such as: -limestone samples -sandpaper -containers -weak HCl -stream table Then this is a good lesson for you. This lesson introduces students to the erosional processes in the upper course of a river. It is hands on and interactive and can be cross-curricular with science as it involves a lab format and students create and test hypotheses.
This lesson looks into the depositional features created in the lower course of a river. It focuses on oxbow lakes and deltas. There is also a second powerpoint which provides an option of turning the lesson into an ICT lesson if you have access to ICT resources.
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.