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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.
Amazon Rainforest Introduction
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Amazon Rainforest Introduction

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Impacts of the Olympics upon East London
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Impacts of the Olympics upon East London

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Geography lesson examining the impacts of the Olympics upon East London. This is suitable for KS3 Geographers but could be adapted for KS4 and beyond. The lesson features: - objectives and outcomes - a key terms based starter - two main activities and a worksheet - links to relevant youtube videos - instructions and materials for a role-play based plenary Guidance on teaching the lesson is provided in the notes section. Smart notebook software is required for one of the 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.
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.
German Unification 1848-1890 Summary
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German Unification 1848-1890 Summary

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Summary materials on German Unification between 1848 and 1890. 25+ slides of info in chronological order from the 1848 revolutions to the Franco-Prussian war to state socialism under Bismarck and everything in between. A useful summary and revision guide for pupils struggling to condense information from textbooks.