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Providing Geography and History resources across KS3, 4 and 5. Many resources for the new (2016) GCSE and A Level Geography courses are available.

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Providing Geography and History resources across KS3, 4 and 5. Many resources for the new (2016) GCSE and A Level Geography courses are available.
Geography of Crime- Somali Pirates
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Geography of Crime- Somali Pirates

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-Whole lesson on the phenomenon of Somali Piracy as shown in the film Captain Phillips. New and updated 2017 to show the drop off and then recent resurgence in Somali piracy. Fascinating topic that always stirs the imagination of pupils. -Suitable for KS3 Geography classes. -Includes starter, main, plenary, key questions and differentiated outcomes. -Powerpoint has instructions in notes pages to assist.
Edward VI- decision time
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Edward VI- decision time

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Full lesson on Edward VI's short but eventful time as King of England. Includes a range of activities and resources including an SEN worksheet. Key questions and learning outcomes featured. Suitable for KS2/3 History.
AQA GCSE Geography- Aid in Nigeria
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AQA GCSE Geography- Aid in Nigeria

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Lesson on Aid in Nigeria, covering why it is needed, detail on projects with an example and why aid isn't always successful in Nigeria. Features a quiz (with answers) on key points of the Nigeria NEE case study that should have been covered prior to the lesson. The quiz can make a good starter or could be added too with questions on aid to make a plenary. Lesson requires the new Oxford AQA textbook.
Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption case study
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Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption case study

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Lesson focusing on the events of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. Suitable for A Level Geographers of all new (2016) specifications and could easily be adapted for GCSE Geographers. The powerpoint features; Background on Iceland Reasons why people live in this tectonically active area Detail on the plate boundary and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano An outline of the events of the 2010 eruption A task for pupils to research and categorise the impacts of the eruption (access to the internet/ relevant textbooks/factsheets) will be needed for this. detail on the political impacts has been included as a guide. Detail on the management of the eruption Information about how the eruptions have helped boost Iceland’s economy long term A worksheet is included on which pupils can make notes as the material is covered.
Coastal erosion
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Coastal erosion

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Whole lesson focusing on forms of coastal erosion, factors affecting the rate of coastal erosion and its primary and secondary impacts upon the UK. Features key questions, outcomes and a range of activities. Guidance for teaching in the notes below the slides. Best for GCSE Geography but could be adapted for KS3.
Tropical rainforest characteristics
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Tropical rainforest characteristics

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Introductory lesson to tropical rainforests. Features a variety of tasks including mapping tropical rainforest distribution, studying layers of the rainforest, selecting key terms relating to rainforests and creating/analysing climate graphs. For the new GCSE Geography courses.
OCR A Level Geography- Birmingham case study
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OCR A Level Geography- Birmingham case study

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A resource to help teach the case study of structural economic change as featured on the new (2016) OCR A Level Geography specification. This resource on Birmingham features a starter, background information, various activities to chart and analyse economic change and deindustrialisation in the city and a plenary. This is best taught over at least 2 hours. The lesson is frame with key questions and outcomes. The Hodder OCR A Level textbook is required for some activities.
New 9-1 GCSE Geography fieldwork booklet
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New 9-1 GCSE Geography fieldwork booklet

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Fieldwork booklet for the new 9-1 GCSE Geography. This is a great resource for students to keep a record of their mandatory fieldwork so that they have a record to revise from for their exams. This can be adapted for human or physical fieldwork.
Qatar World Cup Scandal
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Qatar World Cup Scandal

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Lesson looking at the controversy involved in Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup. Features key questions, learning outcomes and a range of activities to explore this issue.
Natural causes of climate change.
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Natural causes of climate change.

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Full lesson for GCSE/A-Level Geography that examines natural causes of climate change including volcanic eruptions, Milankovitch cycles and sunspot activity. Includes an article on the eruption of Mt Tambora that caused the 'year without a summer'. Especially suitable for the new AQA GCSE Geography Unit 3.1.1.4.
OCR A Level Geography changing spaces bundle.
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OCR A Level Geography changing spaces bundle.

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Bundle of 3 resources on case studies for the new (2016) OCR A Level Geography. Features resources and activities based around: - Lympstone, UK - Jembatan Besi, Jakarta, Indonesia - Northwood, Irvine, USA - Birmingham, UK
The Geography of Spain
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The Geography of Spain

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Full lesson introducing the human and physical Geography of Spain. Includes a worksheet activity. Features a wide range of maps, images and links to relevant videos. Plenary asks pupils to apply what they have learnt to trick their neighbours with invented fake facts about Spain.
Climate Change and Disease
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Climate Change and Disease

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Mystery-style lesson on the links between climate change and the increased risk of malaria in the UK. Pupils have to work in groups to sort through a variety of evidence (provided on clues and worldmapper sheets) to come up with theories about what killed 'Big Kev'. Some higher level thinker skills are definitely required for what has been a very enjoyable KS3 lesson the past few years.
Big Geography quiz
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Big Geography quiz

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100 place knowledge questions on countries, capital, rivers, mountains and so on. With answers to accompany. Broken down into 10 sets of 10 questions organised by continent. Perfect for pushing place knowledge of students or for dropping in as starters to lessons.
AQA GCSE Geography: Landforms of glacial transportation and deposition
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AQA GCSE Geography: Landforms of glacial transportation and deposition

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson on landforms of glacial transport and deposition. -Features a starter, learning outcomes, information and pictures on all 4 key types of moraine, drumlins and glacial erratics. -Following this information a slide is included that can be printed as a worksheet to test pupils on their identification and explanation of the features covered. - An examination question style plenary with mark scheme is included to cap the lesson. Could easily be adapted to other GCSE exam boards or even for KS3.
Tornadoes
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Tornadoes

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KS3 Geography lesson looking at the formation, effects of and management of tornadoes. Uses the example of the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado. Features a starter, key questions and learning outcomes, an activity examining the step by step formation of tornadoes, information on the 2013 Oklahoma tornado and associated activities to this case study. Could be adapted for KS2 use.
GCSE Geography UK Extreme Weather
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GCSE Geography UK Extreme Weather

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In-depth lesson focusing on whether extreme weather is on the rise in the UK. Best spread over 2 hours as introduces pupils to various methods of data/statistical analysis required for the new (2016) GCSE Geography. Includes starter, carousel style main activity, plenary and exam question for homework. Particularly useful for the new AQA course.
Japan- ageing populations and elderly crime
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Japan- ageing populations and elderly crime

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A fun 'mystery' style lesson that focuses on one of the more unusual side effects of ageing populations- rising crime levels amongst the elderly in Japan. Elderly people are increasingly turning to crime as prisons can provide them with the food, water, shelter, warmth and sense of community they cannot get on the outside.