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Mr Williams' Geography resources

A variety of predominantly KS3 resources for a variety of topics. All assessments I have created are entirely free and will save you a huge amount of time, so please feel free to download them all and adapt them to suit you! Hope you find them helpful!... Mr Williams.

A variety of predominantly KS3 resources for a variety of topics. All assessments I have created are entirely free and will save you a huge amount of time, so please feel free to download them all and adapt them to suit you! Hope you find them helpful!... Mr Williams.
KS3 GEOGRAPHY SOW - Development BUNDLE

KS3 GEOGRAPHY SOW - Development BUNDLE

My entire half terms work for KS3 Development. These lessons are designed around the new AQA 1-9 GCSE but adapted for KS3. Taught in the order of: 1. World Development. 2. Measuring Development. 3. Demographic Transition Model. 4. Factors influencing development. 5. Uneven development. 6. Industrial development and investment. 7. Aid and Fairtrade. 8. Borrowing and Debt Relief. 9. Assessment
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KS3 GEOGRAPHY SOW - Africa BUNDLE

KS3 GEOGRAPHY SOW - Africa BUNDLE

My entire half terms work for KS3 Africa. Atlases are essential for these resources. Taught in the order of: 1. Where is Africa? 2. Perceptions of Africa. 3. The colonisation of Africa. 4. Population densities of Africa. 5. Physical features of Africa. 6. Opportunities in Lagos. 7. Squatter Settlements in Lagos. 8. Assessment. EXTRA: The Big Fat Africa RECAP (Use any time after Lesson 5 - Delete biome related questions at the end of the quiz) EXTRA: Alphabetical - Africa worksheet. Best suited to be used earlier in the SOW (Atlases needed).
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KS3 Settlements - Greenwich Peninsula

KS3 Settlements - Greenwich Peninsula

A lesson for the topic of Settlements. This lesson explores the Greenwich Peninsula in London as an example of how settlements can be adapted to be increasingly sustainable into the future. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson.
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KS3 Settlements - Cheshire Oaks

KS3 Settlements - Cheshire Oaks

A lesson to the topic of Settlements. This lesson explores Cheshire Oaks in the North-West of England as an example of an out-of-town shopping centre. Cheshire Oaks is the largest designer outlet in the UK. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself across a double lesson (1hr each). Getting the pupils to map out their designs in 3D on an A3 piece of paper in groups is an excellent idea that I've tried and tested.
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KS3 Development - World Development

KS3 Development - World Development

An introductory lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Designed as a KS3 version of the AQA 1-9 GCSE. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. The lesson starter involves the pupils drawing what they believe is on the other side of the image taken in Sao Paolo. The lesson moves on to a game of 'HIC or not?', where the pupils will write whether they believe the image is taken in an HIC or whether it is not. The final task involves the pupils attempting to answer a 6 mark question about describing the distribution of HIC's, NEE's and LIC's.
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KS3 Development - Measuring Development

KS3 Development - Measuring Development

A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. This lesson focuses on looking at ways of measuring development. This this lesson, pupils will look at a variety of measures of social development and attempt to correctly place descriptions into the boxes on the social development worksheet. Pupils will also use their knowledge of HIC's, NEE's and LIC's to attempt to locate 10 countries on a GNI per capita ($) vs Life expectancy sheet. Pupils will also explore the human development index. Spellings homework included.
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KS3 Development - Aid and Fairtrade

KS3 Development - Aid and Fairtrade

A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. This lesson begins with a game of 'Blockbusters' based on the previous learning within this half terms worth of work (bundle), this game is excellent and I would recommend that you adapt it for other lessons you teach in the future. The main activities revolve around a 'positive and negative' table for aid, followed by a set of questions for Fairtrade. Information sheet and YouTube link to Fairtrade video included.
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KS3 Development - Demographic Transition Model

KS3 Development - Demographic Transition Model

A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. In this lesson, pupils will explore the five stages of the Demographic Transition Model. Spelling homework from the previous lesson in the series (Measuring development) is early in the presentation but optionally delete the slide if you have not taught it. The first part of this lesson introduces population pyramids and the DTM to the pupils. The first activity sees the pupils decide on suitable missing words in a Stages of the DTM worksheet, before the final activity where the pupils must decide where certain scenarios would place on the DTM. Easier to do as a numbers exercise, with the pupils sticking the sentences above their DTM's in their books.
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KS3 Development - Factors influencing development

KS3 Development - Factors influencing development

A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. This lesson leads the pupils to explore a variety of factors that affect development including conflict, corruption, natural hazards and food prices to name a few; the pupils will use information sheets to answer a set of questions about the factors. The final activity uses Haiti as an example of how a natural hazard can affect development in a domino effect, where pupils must complete the worksheet with the sentences written in the correct areas of the columns. Includes a homework related to the lessons learning.
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KS3 Development - Industrial development and investment

KS3 Development - Industrial development and investment

A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. The lesson starter is a crossword based on previous lessons in the bundle, followed by a recap 'true or false' exercise. The main activity is based on Kenco's 'Coffee vs Gangs' campaign. The pupils must create an information poster explaining why Honduras should push to make goods which are not primary products. Help sheet is provided, but further research is essential (finish for homework exercise).
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KS3 Settlements - Land-use patterns in Liverpool

KS3 Settlements - Land-use patterns in Liverpool

A lesson for the topic of Settlements. This lesson looks at Liverpool as a more specific example of land-use patterns, with the bulk of the lesson exploring the Burgess model. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. INCLUDES OPTIONAL PLENARY PRESENTATION.
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KS3 Tourism - The different types of tourism

KS3 Tourism - The different types of tourism

An introductory lesson for the topic of Tourism. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. In this lesson, the pupils will firstly become familiar with what tourism and a tourist are. The activities of the lesson are a group of quizzes involving real-life geographical places, where the pupils must rank them in order of their appropriate tourism-related value; these games have always been highly engaging for the pupils I have taught, especially for any pupil who has visited the places included in the lesson (Disneyland, Times Square, Eiffel Tower etc). The main activity of the lesson involves sorting characteristics of certain types of holidays.
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KS3 Africa - Population densities of Africa

KS3 Africa - Population densities of Africa

A lesson for the topic of Africa. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson and given GRADE 1: OUTSTANDING during a formal lesson observation. In this lesson, pupils must explore densely and sparsely populated regions of Africa in the 'odd one out' game, before using Egypt and Libya as example for the variation in population densities across the Northern coast of the Continent. Main activity is a set of questions around Egypt's population densities. Includes an optional homework.
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KS3 Deserts - Development in the Western Desert

KS3 Deserts - Development in the Western Desert

A lesson for the topic of Deserts. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. BUILT AROUND AQA 1-9 GCSE. In this lesson, pupils will be looking at the development opportunities in the Western Desert in the U.S.A. Pupils complete a crossword before playing a game of 'Desert or not?', where they must write whether they believe the images on the board are taken in a Desert or not. The intention of this exercise is to prove that not all Deserts are 'deserted' if you will. The main activity see's the pupils complete a worksheet based around the four main development opportunities in the Western Desert.
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KS3 Africa - Perceptions of Africa

KS3 Africa - Perceptions of Africa

A lesson for the topic of Africa. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. Firstly, the pupils will write 3 words to describe Africa (usually poor, hot etc). The pupils will be questioned about their perceptions of Africa, before being shown two maps that portray Africa in a certain way, to which they will again be questioned on whether they agree or not. The main activity of the lesson is the 'Africa or not?' game, where they simply have to write whether they believe the image is of Africa or not, the answers tend to surprise the class massively. This game is excellent for class engagement across all abilities. Towards the end of the lesson, the pupils are asked to reconsider their initial thoughts. Homework included: To give the pupils a new sheet for their 3 words to describe Africa and give them the option to change them.
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KS3 Deserts - Hot Desert Environments

KS3 Deserts - Hot Desert Environments

An introductory lesson for the topic of Deserts. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. Once a Deserts wordsearch is completed and the pupils are introduced to what a desert is, the pupils will complete a 3-mark 'describe the distribution question about the location of a selection of the worlds Hot Deserts. The main activity of the lesson see's the pupils complete a climate graph for Phoenix in Arizona. YOU WILL NEED GRAPH PAPER FOR THIS LESSON. Includes a homework based around the results of the pupils' climate graphs.
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KS3 Africa - Opportunities in Lagos

KS3 Africa - Opportunities in Lagos

A lesson for the topic of Africa. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. This lesson looks at the social and economic positives surrounding the city of Lagos in Nigeria. The pupils will answer two questions based around the first 2-3 minutes of the video in the presentation, before creating a mind-map in their books based on the information given to them. From this information, the pupils will be challenged to rank the opportunities from 1-7, explaining why they have ranked them in such order. This offers the opportunity to create a plenary where the pupils debate their rankings.
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KS3 Africa - Where is Africa?

KS3 Africa - Where is Africa?

An introductory lesson for the topic of Africa. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. You will need atlases or a map of Africa with capital cities on it for this lesson. Pupils must be able to identify Africa as a continent firstly, before geographically describing its location. The main activity of the lesson allows the pupils to use an atlas to hunt for answers using clues and links to previous answers sequentially around their blank map of Africa. Highly recommend using the 'countries of the world song' during the lesson (link included in presentation), always works as a mood lifter for KS3 pupils!
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