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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

Geography of Crime- Somali Pirates

-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.
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OCR A Level Geography changing spaces bundle.

OCR A Level Geography changing spaces bundle.

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
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Natural causes of climate change.

Natural causes of climate change.

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.
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Big Geography quiz

Big Geography quiz

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.
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AQA GCSE Geography: Landforms of glacial transportation and deposition

AQA GCSE Geography: Landforms of glacial transportation and deposition

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.
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New 9-1 GCSE Geography fieldwork booklet

New 9-1 GCSE Geography fieldwork booklet

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.
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OCR A Level Geography- Place, space and perception.

OCR A Level Geography- Place, space and perception.

Lesson focused on the difference between space and place, a key component of the new (2016) OCR A Level Geography. This lesson outlines the difference between space and place before moving on to examine the factors that determine how people perceive places differently. A short exam-style question is featured as a plenary with a mark scheme to assist. The lesson is best accompanied by the Hodder textbook but could be taught without.
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GCSE Geography UK Extreme Weather

GCSE Geography UK Extreme Weather

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.
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The Geography of Spain

The Geography of Spain

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.
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Amazon Rainforest Introduction

Amazon Rainforest Introduction

Lesson introducing the Amazon rainforest. Features key questions and learning outcomes. Introduces and explore the ecosystem through a range of activities. For KS2/KS3 Geography.
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Tropical rainforest characteristics

Tropical rainforest characteristics

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.
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Climate Change and Disease

Climate Change and Disease

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.
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OCR A Level Geography- Birmingham case study

OCR A Level Geography- Birmingham case study

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.
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Edward VI- decision time

Edward VI- decision time

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.
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AQA GCSE Geography- Physical Landscapes of the UK

AQA GCSE Geography- Physical Landscapes of the UK

Lesson for the new 9-1 AQA GCSE Geography on the Physical Landscapes of the UK. Features key questions and learning outcomes, a group work starter, a main mapping activity with sheet and exam-style questions with mark scheme for plenary. This lesson requires use of an atlas. Instructions for teaching are in the notes of the powerpoint.
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Qatar World Cup Scandal

Qatar World Cup Scandal

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.
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E-Waste GCSE Geography lesson

E-Waste GCSE Geography lesson

Whole lesson on the causes of, problems relating to and possible solutions of E-Waste. Suitable for GCSE geographers. Features starter, resources, worksheet and a plenary activity. Uses the example of Guiyu in China.
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Japan- ageing populations and elderly crime

Japan- ageing populations and elderly crime

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.
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