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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.

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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 Coasts - Assessment
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KS3 Coasts - Assessment

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As end of term assessment for the topic of Coasts and completely FREE. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously completed within a 1hr lesson with revision time at the start, but can easily be completed in lessons with less time available. Based around my Coasts scheme of work, but can be adapted to suit you. Includes mark scheme.
KS3 Development - Borrowing and Debt Relief
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KS3 Development - Borrowing and Debt Relief

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A lesson for the topic of Development. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. Completely FREE and built around the AQA 1-9 GCSE. The lesson begins with a flags quiz, before a link is made to the choice of the flags involved (you could obviously choose many more when you see the link). The main activities of the lesson firstly involve the pupils correctly ordering the five stages of a microloan, before the pupils write a three paragraph unbiased speech about microloans. Writing frame is included on the activity slide. Activity slide can be printed to help lower ability, higher ability can stretch themselves beyond three paragraphs if they wish to do so.
KS3 Tourism - The different types of tourism
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KS3 Tourism - The different types of tourism

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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.
KS3 Deserts - Development in the Western Desert
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KS3 Deserts - Development in the Western Desert

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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.
KS3 Rivers - River Profiles
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KS3 Rivers - River Profiles

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A lesson for the topic of Rivers. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. BASED ON AQA 1-9 GCSE. In this lesson, the pupils be creating both a long and cross profile of the three courses of the river. The main activity see's the pupils having to correctly place sentences into the relevant boxes based on the course of the river and whether it is an example of erosion, transportation or deposition.
KS3 Deserts - Tourism in Antarctica
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KS3 Deserts - Tourism in Antarctica

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A lesson for the topic of Deserts. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. In this lesson, the pupils will begin the lesson with a 'True or False?' quiz based on the previous lesson (What is Antarctica? - FREE lesson), before exploring a variety of positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica in the main activity. Also in the lesson, the pupils will be probed to describe a number of images presented to them and potentially debate why their feeling differ as a result of the activity. The last part of the lesson involves the pupils creating a poster about tourism in Antarctica and the effect it is having (complete for homework).
KS3 Deserts - The Antarctic Treaty
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KS3 Deserts - The Antarctic Treaty

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A lesson for the topic of Deserts. Ideal for years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. YOU WILL NEED ATLASES FOR THIS LESSON. This lesson is the third in the series of Antarctica lessons I have created, and the final lesson in the Deserts bundle. The pupils will be looking at the rules of the Antarctic Treaty before embarking on the main task of atlas work, identifying the location of the 28 governing countries. 8 question quiz to finish the series of lessons at the end of the presentation.
KS3 Africa - Physical features of Africa
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KS3 Africa - Physical features of Africa

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A lesson for the topic of Africa. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught in a 1hr lesson. This lesson focuses on identifying the physical features within the continent of Africa. The lesson starter is a physical features wordsearch, before identifying where they are located within the Continent. From this, the pupils will create their own 'Physical features map' (Atlas will be required), example of what a completed map should look like is included in the presentation. Short quiz plenary at the end.
KS3 Development - World Development
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KS3 Development - World Development

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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.
KS3 Deserts - Hot Desert Environments
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KS3 Deserts - Hot Desert Environments

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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.
KS3 Settlements - Land-use patterns in Liverpool
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KS3 Settlements - Land-use patterns in Liverpool

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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.
KS3 Natural Hazards - Plate Margins
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KS3 Natural Hazards - Plate Margins

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A lesson for the topic of Natural Hazards. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. The lesson explores the three types of plate margins before introducing pupils to the idea of 'describing the distribution' of natural hazards at the end of the lesson using the TEA (trend, example, anomaly) approach.
KS3 Natural Hazards - Gorkha earthquake 2015
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KS3 Natural Hazards - Gorkha earthquake 2015

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A lesson for the topic of Natural Hazards. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. This lesson explores Gorkha in Nepal as a case study of a natural disaster (Earthquake). The main activity of the lesson involves distinguishing primary and secondary effects and responses. Includes optional homework's for either high or low ability.
KS3 Coasts - Rock type and erosion
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KS3 Coasts - Rock type and erosion

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A lesson for the topic of Coasts. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. This lesson is ideal to be used as a follow up lesson to the two types of waves. Pupils will look at the four different types of erosion before completing an 'annotate' GCSE question on Headlands and Bays to the best of their ability. This activity is effective if it is teacher led with KS3 pupils, I have done this activity with year 7 previously.
KS3 Coasts - Spits
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KS3 Coasts - Spits

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A lesson for the topic of Coasts. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. The lesson includes a 'True or False' recap to begin based on Longshore drift, rock type and erosion, two types of waves and stump formation; this is then followed by two main activities that the pupils must complete in order to understand how a Spit is formed and the features that come with it. Firstly, a numbered diagram with missing descriptions, followed by a worksheet with the ends of sentences missing. A word box is provided for help.
KS3 Coasts - How does a Stump form?
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KS3 Coasts - How does a Stump form?

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A lesson for the topic of Coasts. Ideal for Years 7 to 9. Previously taught by myself in a 1hr lesson. The lesson begins with teacher led recaps in relation to rock type and erosion, but leads into the formation of a stump. The main activities firstly see the pupils reorder the sequence of how a stump forms, before attempting a 6-mark GCSE level question. I have taught this to Year 7 before and those who achieve high marks on the final question become elated to find out it is often asked at GCSE. Mark scheme for the 6-mark question is included in the presentation.
KS3 Africa - Perceptions of Africa
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KS3 Africa - Perceptions of Africa

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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.