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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.
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.
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.
Cockermouth Floods Case Study
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Cockermouth Floods Case Study

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Full lesson on the Cockermouth floods of 2009. Uses various resources including youtube clips and worksheets to investigate the causes and impacts of the flooding in the town. Suited for a GCSE class but could certainly be adapted for KS3.
19th Century Prison Reform
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19th Century Prison Reform

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Lesson on prison reform in the 19th Century, focusing on the work of Elizabeth Fry, the silent and separate system and methods used in various prisons. Features a starter, plenary worksheet, key questions and learning outcomes. Uses a variety of source material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Christmas Truce
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The Christmas Truce

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KS3 History lesson examining the Christmas Truce. Features a variety of activities based upon source text and images and also the Sainsbury's 2015 Christmas advert. The final slide can be printed as a plenary worksheet.
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.
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
Geography of Spain bundle
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Geography of Spain bundle

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7 lessons suitable for KS3 Geography on Spain. Perfect for building a country study scheme of work. Covers a rnage of sub topics including human and physical geography, climate, political geography, energy resources, migration, rebranding and natural hazards. All lessons feature starters, a range of activities, plenaries, key questions and learning outcomes. Suggested lesson order 1. The Geography of Spain 2. The Climate of Spain 3. Solar Power in Spain 4. British Expatriates in Spain 5. Rebranding Bilbao 6. Basque Independence 7. Atlantic mega-tsunami
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.
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.
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.