A fun and interactive way to either learn about water management techniques or can be used as a revision-based activity!
Pupils get an introduction to the concept of Dragons Den and then given the outline of the task:
To create a business pitch to get a potential investment for their chosen water management strategy.
Introduction to Dragons Den
Outline of task - what to include in their research and pitch
Ideas of water management strategies they could use (and summaries)
A planning worksheet
A peer feedback table for watching the presentation ‘pitches’
Originally planned for Edexcel A Geography GCSE but fully adaptable to many other specifications!
**A full revision booklet to guide pupils through the Edexcel A Geography GCSE specification.
Could be used for any year GCSE level either as independent revision or used in lessons.
Each unit contains** fully bullet-pointed list breakdown of everything that needs to be revised. **
Changing landscapes of the UK: Coasts and Rivers
Weather and Climate
Resource Management: Water management
It also includes very detailed case-study fact sheets on the following examples:
Coastal Recession – Happisburgh Norfolk Coast and Dawlish, Devon
Swanage Bay - Landforms
River Wye – Landforms
Hurricane Sandy: Cuba (Developing) October 2012
Hurricane Sandy: USA – New Jersey and New York (Developed) October 2012
Namibia Drought (Developing) 2013
California, USA Drought (Developed)
Costa Rica – Sustainable Management of the Tropical Rainforest
Wyre Forest – Sustainable Management of the Deciduous Woodland
Developed City - Bristol
Emerging City - Sao Paulo
Three Gorges Dam – Yangtze River, China
Water Aid – Burkina Faso and Nepal
Developing country development case study - Tanzania
UK’s water management
China’s water management
A stand-alone revision lesson that focuses on practising 8 mark questions or extended writing.
‘FAQ’s on extended writing’
Three student lead tasks:
Pass the parcel
Two-sides to the argument
Examiner work experience (with two real-life student answers and mark scheme).
The topics and questions were designed for Edexcel A specification however could be adaptable to suit your needs.
Includes 24 unique 8 mark practise questions across all topics that can be used for each of the three tasks/take-aways:
Weather and climate
Changing landscapes of the UK
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Resource Management (water)
Note: Other than the Examiner Work Experience question there aren’t mark schemes attached.
GCSE Geography focused - was written for Edexcel A but will work for all other exam boards as focused on general 'technique’
An effective revision lesson guiding pupils through the best techniques/command words for answering short-questions:
Hints and tips and practise questions with answers included!
Particularly useful for in school revision lessons or after school sessions. Pupils found helpful especially those who write too much in a short-answer!