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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.
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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water resources and poverty
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Water resources and poverty

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A Level Geography lesson examining the relationship between water supplies and poverty. Uses the examples of Canada, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Background information on the water poverty index provided. A variety of discussion points and activities are provided to accompany the slideshow and information sheets.
The Mormon Journey West
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The Mormon Journey West

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GCSE History lesson focuses on the Mormon journey west. The lesson introduces Brigham Young and looks at the challenges on the journey and how the Mormons sought to overcome them. The lesson features: - Key questions and learning outcomes - Background info on Brigham Young - Push and pull factors sort activity for reasons for travelling West - Detail on the journey west and challenges faced - A source based question and sheet to complete the question on - A short plenary activity as an alternative to using the question as a plenary This lesson features Smart notebook resources and therefore will require the user to have this software.
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.
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.
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.