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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 in 2018 to show the drop off and then (slight) 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.
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.
AQA GCSE Geography Knowledge Organisers
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AQA GCSE Geography Knowledge Organisers

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AQA GCSE Geography Case Study Knowledge Organisers. A fantastic revision resource that always proves very popular when summarising your notes. These are best printed A3 but can be word processed if you wish. This pack contains knowledge organisers for the following case studies: Urban Issues and Challenges: Rio de Janeiro Bristol Changing Economic World -Nigeria The UK’s Economy Also as a bonus, a knowledge organiser for human and physical fieldwork projects has been included.
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.
Migration in the EU (Updated October 2018)
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Migration in the EU (Updated October 2018)

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KS3 or 4 Geography lesson on migration within the EU. Updated to feature the current (October 2018) government proposals to explain how this may change following Brexit. This lesson features: key questions to frame the lesson an introduction to the EU a map based task to chart the expansion of the EU over time (print slide 4) detail on the current (pre-Brexit) migration laws within the EU, with facts and statistics on the migration picture detail on the current government proposals various tasks including questions on the current laws and a SWOT analysis plenary on the proposals
Causes of river flooding
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Causes of river flooding

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Lesson explaining the causes of flooding, using a range of images as visual cues. Features starter, several main activities with worksheet to accompany and a plenary. The lesson is framed by key questions and learning outcomes. Suitable for KS3/4 Geographers.
El Nino and La Nina
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El Nino and La Nina

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Two part lesson exploring El Nino and La Nina. Features a range of resources and activities to ensure that pupils meet the learning outcomes. For KS5 Geography. The first lesson is ideally done with the use of plasticine (coloured paper could be used as a substitute) as for the plenary pupils have to make a model of the processes.
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.
Geography of Disease Introduction
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Geography of Disease Introduction

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Full lesson introduction on the Geography of disease. Suitable for KS3 Geography and elements of the lesson could be adapted for elements of the new (2106) A-Level specifications.
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 keep and then revise from ahead of exams. This can be adapted for human or physical fieldwork. Also included are blank summary sheets for both the human and physical fieldwork, through which students can summarise the information in the booklet into an even more concise record of their learning for that final revision push. I have additionally added a range of fieldwork-based questions into a further slide on this document as well.
Evidence for Climate Change
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Evidence for Climate Change

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Full lesson on evidence for Climate Change. Designed for the new (2016) GCSE Geography. Includes exam-style questions as an effective plenary.
GCSE Geography- Sustainable Urban Development
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GCSE Geography- Sustainable Urban Development

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Whole lesson on sustainable urban developments. Focuses on the BedZed example from South London. Features key questions, starter activity, various sources of information, worksheets and a plenary. Links to relevant youtube videos included. Suitable for all specifications of the new (2016) GCSE Geography.
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.
E-Waste GCSE Geography lesson
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E-Waste GCSE Geography lesson

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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.
Why did Germany lose WW2?
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Why did Germany lose WW2?

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Whole lesson looking at a range of factors for Germany's eventual military defeat in WW2. Features key questions, learning outcomes and a range of activities/discussion points. Suitable for KS4/5 History.
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.
The Bloody Code
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The Bloody Code

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History lesson on the 'Bloody Code' when minor crimes could be punishable by death. Features a range of material to promote development of arguments for and against the the code. Includes key questions, learning outcomes, starter worksheet, various activities and a plenary.
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.