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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geography of crime bundle
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Geography of crime bundle

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Contains lessons on -The Geography of Graffiti -Somali Pirates -The Heroin Trail -Blood Diamonds -The Kony 2012 campaign Perfect set of resources to accompany and extend a KS3 Geography unit based on the Geography of Crime. Also a good extension to the content in the geog.2 textbook.
Geography of Crime- Blood Diamonds
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Geography of Crime- Blood Diamonds

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Lesson on the illegal international trade in blood diamonds. Best taught using mini-whiteboards, this lesson works very well as a no-book lesson, but it can be done on paper. Features a key questions, learning outcomes and a range of activities. Always a popular topic to teach.
Changing retail habits in the UK
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Changing retail habits in the UK

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Lesson focusing on changing retail habits in the UK including clone towns, online retail, ethical shopping and businesses leaving the Central Business District (The 'Doughnut Effect'). Features key questions, start, plenary and a range of resources and activities. Designed for GCSE Geographers.
Ecosystem change
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Ecosystem change

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Lesson on ecosystem change best suited to the new AQA GCSE Geography specification but also of use in other Geography/Biology specifications. Some activities need accompanying by the new Oxford AQA GCSE Geography book.
Population Distribution
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Population Distribution

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Full lesson on global population distribution that is suitable for KS/4 Geography. Features key questions and outcomes, a range of activities including choropleth map reading, problem identification and solution suggestion. Examples of solutions to problems in sparsely and densely populated areas included.
Bristol introduction lesson - AQA GCSE Geography
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Bristol introduction lesson - AQA GCSE Geography

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Introductory lesson on Bristol for the new AQA GCSE Geography course (3.2.1 Urban issues and challenges.) Features key questions, starter, a range of activities and a plenary. Various articles, images and links to relevant videos included. Could be supported by use of the Oxford AQA GCSE Geography textbook but this is not necessary. Starter - series of iconic Bristol images with prompt questions Key questions to frame the lesson 1.Why is Bristol important regionally, nationally and internationally? 2.How has Bristol’s history of migration changed the city? Activities 1a. Map analysis of Bristol's location and transport links 1b. Sorting of factors explaining Bristol's importance 1c. Extension activity 2a. Worksheet assessing migration in Bristol Plenary - Activity to summarise the key points of the lesson in a creative and informative way. Requires mini-whiteboards.
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.
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 Crime- The Heroin Trail
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Geography of Crime- The Heroin Trail

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Full KS3 Geography lesson for the Geography of Crime module. The perfect accompaniment to the geog.2 section on the Heroin Trail, although the textbook is not required at all. Features: -A starter -Info and input on the reasons why Afghanistan is the main heroin producing country in the world and the problems this causes -Various tasks for students to work through (1 task requires access to an atlas or the internet) -A plenary requiring evaluation, synthesis of understanding and creativity of thought Will last 60-90 minutes dependent on the class and their ability level.
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 2016 OCR A Level Geography specification. This resource on Birmingham features: -a starter -key questions -background information on the city -various activities to chart and analyse economic change and deindustrialisation in the city a task to analyse the role of different players a thought provoking plenary. a slide that can be printed and used for consolidation/revision notes on the case study This is best taught over at least 2 hours. The Hodder OCR A Level textbook is required for some activities.
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.
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.
My place monopoly- Nottingham
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My place monopoly- Nottingham

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KS3 Geography lesson that allows pupils to create a monopoly board focusing on the key architecture, features and social and economic processes of a city. This resource is created for the example of Nottingham but it could easily be adapted for any local area around the world. Great as a lesson following a local area study. Includes key questions and learning outcomes, starter, blank board template and a lateral thinking plenary.