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I am a Geography specialist who has also been teaching GCSE history for the past few years. I have uploaded some lessons for History and Geography. I hope people find them useful.

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I am a Geography specialist who has also been teaching GCSE history for the past few years. I have uploaded some lessons for History and Geography. I hope people find them useful.
1066: Why did William Win the Battle of Hastings?
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1066: Why did William Win the Battle of Hastings?

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Lesson 4 in the Norman Conquest SOW. This lesson sees the pupils compare the armies of both the Norman’s and Anglo Saxons. We then move onto the events of the Battle of Hastings and examine the significance of various moments in the battle. The pupils then sort the events into key factors that decided the batlle. Luck, tactics and military power, before reaching a conclusion on the deciding factor. Included in the lesson is: Retrieval Practice Starter Comparing armies activity Sequence of events actvity with questions Video clip Key Factors activity Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Rivers: Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes
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Rivers: Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at how both meanders and ox-bow lakes are formed by both erosion and deposition. The starter is a retrieval practice grid filled in for the rivers work so far, but it’s editable. We then look at a diagram of the Mississippi flood plain and the pupils answer some questions about the archaic meanders that can be seen plotted on the diagram and how they might be formed. We then watch a short video clip on how river meanders get started. We then look at the cross section of a meander and its various features. The pupils get an outline drawing of a meander for them to colour in by numbers to start with, then label the various features on the cross section. The pupils seem to love this colourful neat diagram. The next thing we consider is riffles and pools, after discussing how they are formed the pupils create a diagram in their books for this one. We then watch a video clip on meander formation and there are some colourful diagrams to help teacher explanation. The pupils have a strip to stick in their books, there is a feint outline of the original meander to help them in their drawings. They then explain the process. We finish with a 6-mark question on the formation of ox-bow lakes with some guidance. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Question answer session on old Mississippi meanders diagram. Colour by numbers cross sectional diagram activity. Diagram activity on the formation of riffles and pools. Sequential diagram task on ox-bow lake formation. 6-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Women's Role in WWI
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Women's Role in WWI

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In this lesson we look at the role of women in WWI and ask the question “To what extent was women’s role in WWI responsible for them achieving the vote?”. Firsty we look at the Munitionettes and the dangerous work in the factories. We then consider other roles that were undertaken by women in WWI. We finally answer the question above by using a structured writing frame to help the students construct their answer. Included in the lesson is: Photo interpretation starter Video clips and video notes question sheet. Activity on womens roles in WWI Evaluation writing task with structure and content guidance. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Weathering and Mass Movement
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Coasts: Weathering and Mass Movement

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at the different types of weathering and mass movement. We start with a true or false retrieval practice quiz on wave types from the previous lesson. We then introduce the concept of weathering and proceed to look at mechanical, biological and chemical weathering. The pupils have a variety of annotation, drawing and question tasks to complete on the worksheet. Moving on to mass movement, the pupils get a second worksheet with 4 different slopes on. The pupils then are given information on each type of mass movement. They sketch the type of mass movement onto their slope and add labels. We finish with a simple GCSE-style question which I get the pupils to answer on a post-it note. In a nutshell lesson includes: True or False starter on wave types Weathering activity sheet with diagrams and questions. Mass movement ‘change the slope’ activity sheet. Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question plenary Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Rivers: Waterfalls and Gorges
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Rivers: Waterfalls and Gorges

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at waterfalls and gorges and how they are formed through the processes of erosion. The starter is a retrieval practice grid filled in for the rivers work so far, but it’s editable. We then look at how underlying geology plays and important part in the formation of waterfalls, the pupils have some questions to answer and I sometimes get a pupil to teach this bit. We then look at how waterfalls develop, after some teacher exposition the pupils will have an outline diagram of a waterfall with some tasks to complete on the diagram. We then look at the formation of gorges and how they relate to waterfalls. This time the pupils use the diagram on the board to create one themselves. We finish with a sketch from photograph of High Force. After we have introduced the waterfall and given some detail on its formation the pupils will create a field sketch either in a blank box, or using a feint outline, which they can draw over the top of. They then label features etc. We finish with a 6-mark question similar to the 2019 May exam on physical processes and waterfalls/gorges. There is advice and guidance should the pupils need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Question answer session on how a waterfall starts to form. Blank outline actvity on the development of waterfalls over time. Diagram activity on the formation of a gorge. Worksheet activty on sketching High Force from a photograph. 6-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography : Climate Change All Lessons
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AQA GCSE Geography : Climate Change All Lessons

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This bundle features all 6 lessons from the AQA GCSE Geography Unit 1A section on climate change. Each lesson has a variety of differentiated activities, exam questions with guidance, video clips and worksheets ready to photocopy or print. The order of the lessons is:- The Evidence for Climate Change The Natural Causes of Climate Change The Human Causes of Climate Change The Effects of Climate Change Managing the Impacts of Climate Change Adapting To Climate Change I hope this saves you valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Nigeria: The Impacts of Transnational Corporations
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Nigeria: The Impacts of Transnational Corporations

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson as part of the Nigeria: A Newly Emerging Economy unit. The lesson is roughly one hour long but can be shortened or extended. In this lesson we introduce the concept of a TNC. We then do a quick activity on the incentives for TNC’s to locate their operations in different countries. The pupils then complete a sorting exercise on the problems and benefits of TNC’s in general before we look at Shell’s operations in the Niger Delta. The pupils create a visual chart to show the overall benefits and costs, but also the extent to which those factors are benefits or costs. We then go on to answer a 6 mark question with a structure strip for support. Included is: Starter on TNC’s in Nigeria Exercise on incentives for TNC’s in countries Sorting activity on costs and benefits Costs and benefits chart on Shell Oil GCSE style question with structure strip Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Hot Deserts: AQA Geography All Lessons Bundle
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Hot Deserts: AQA Geography All Lessons Bundle

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This is a six lesson bundle for the AQA GCSE Geography Specification for Hot Deserts. Each lesson is roughly one hour long and include a variety of activities, video clips and GCSE practice questions with guidance on how to answer them, The lessons use the examples of the Thar Desert and Badia in Jordan. Lesson titles include:- Environmental Characteristics Plant & Animal Adaptations Opportunities for Development Challenges of Development Causes of Desertification Reducing Desertification Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography: Water Management Bundle
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AQA GCSE Geography: Water Management Bundle

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included in the bundle are all the lessons for the AQA Water Management Section of Unit 2C. All the lessons are fully resourced and differentiated. Each is at least 1 hour long (some will be several lessons), include practice questions, video clips were appropriate, photocopying ready to print. key vocab and follow the Oxford textbook. One lesson does use the AQA Oxford Textbook (The Lesotho highland Water Project), but can easily be taught without. Lesson titles in order are: Global Water Supplies The Impact of Water Insecurity How Can Water Supply Be Increased? The Lesotho Highland Water Project Sustainable Water Supplies The Wakel River Basin Project Hope this saves you valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Rivers: Levees, Floodplains and Estuaries
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Rivers: Levees, Floodplains and Estuaries

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at depositional features found in the lower course of a river. The starter is a a countdown retrieval practice quiz with dramatic countdown music! We start by looking at natural levees and how they are formed. The pupils create a sequence of diagrams to show their formation based on information on the board. They are provided with outline drawings to start with to save time. We then look at the formation of floodplains. The pupils create a diagram based on the instructions on the board without actually seeing the diagram, but there is an example if they are struggling and they are given an outline floodplain to start with. We then look at the formation of estuaries. The pupils annotate a photograph to show the different features of the estuary formed by deposition. We finish on a 4 mark question on the formation of floodplains that was in an exam in 2017. I usually model the answer after the pupils have had a go. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Formation of levees sequential diagram. Formation and features of a floodplain diagram activity with outline. Photo annotation for estuaries. 4-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Nigeria: Quality of Life
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Nigeria: Quality of Life

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the Nigeria: A Newly Developing Economy section. The lesson is roughly one hour long but can be extended or shortened. We start by considering what quality of life means with a starter task. We then complete an activity which looks at how an improving economy can improve quality of life. We then move onto a skills task which involves the pupils plotting out indicator data for Nigeria and determining what this shows about quality of life in the country over the last 30 years. The pupils complete and extract task on whether all Nigerians have experienced better quality of life then complete a diagram to show what barriers to improving this are still to be overcome. We then conclude with a 6 mark GCSE style question with some guidance for the pupils if they need it. Included is: starter activity on quality of life Annotation task on how improving economy improves quality of life Graphical skills task on indicator data and interpretation questions Extract highlighting and interpretation task. Explanation task on barriers to improving quality of life 6-mark question with guidance and timer Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Urban Change in the UK: Economic opportunities in London
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Urban Change in the UK: Economic opportunities in London

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 2A: In this lesson we look at economic opportunities in London, focusing on the regeneration of the London Docklands. We start with a photo interpretation of the London Docklands in the late 1970s. The pupils start to think about why the area has declined and how it might affect the residents. We then introduce the concept of urban regeneration and start by looking at the history of the Docklands and the pupils complete spray diagram of reasons why the area feel into disuse. We then look at the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) and the pupils create an annotated diagram ‘the road to regeneration’ using information from the board. Once we have completed the diagram we tackle a 6-mark question on economic improvements in a HIC city. The pupils do have some help with some points to get them going if they need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Photo interpretation starter Several tasks around the London Dockland’s and the LDDC Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question with guidance Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
1066: What Was England Like in Early 1066?
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1066: What Was England Like in Early 1066?

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This is the first lesson on a Norman Conquest SOW. It gives the pupils an overview of what life was like in 1066 before the Death of Edward the Confessor and the Norman Conquest. All the resources are included. Lesson takes 1 hour. Included is: Bayeux Tapestry question starter. An overview of 11th century kings Differetiated tasks using an information sheet and a worksheet A writing task on who has the power in early 1066. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Extending the Franchise: The Chartists & Chartism
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Extending the Franchise: The Chartists & Chartism

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Power & the People lesson on the Chartists. In this lesson we introduce the Chartists and Chartism. We then look at what the demands of the Chartists were and how they believed they would make for a fairer electoral system. We then examine the methods of the Chartists and how they were successful at spreading their message. We then look at the failure of Chartism and examine the reasons for this before finishing with how significant the movement was in the end. Included in the lesson is:- Question starter around Secret Ballots Activity on the Chartists Six Point Demands Video Clip Activity examining the methods of the Chartists Writing activity on the failure of Chartism Question on the significance of Chartism. Hope this helps https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Climate Change: Adapting To Climate Change
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Climate Change: Adapting To Climate Change

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1A: In this sixth lesson in the section we look at how we can adapt to climate change. We start with a simple retrieval practice quiz on international agreements from last lesson, We then look at 3 ways in which we may have to adapt in the future to cope with climate change, in agriculture, water supply and sea-level rise. We look at specific examples for water supply (the artificial glaciers in the Himalayas) and sea-level rise (the Maldives). We finish the lesson with a GCSE-style question post-it plenary. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval prctice starter Photograph annotation task for agriculture Video notes task for artificial glaciers in the Himalayas Hexagon task for sea level rise in the Maldives Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question post-it plenary. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Hot Deserts: Plant & Animal Adaptations
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Hot Deserts: Plant & Animal Adaptations

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson on the Environmental Characteristics of Hot Deserts. This is the second lesson on Hot Deserts for the AQA specification. The lesson includes: Camel starter activity Worksheet on plant and animal adaptations Video clips 4-mark exam question Plenary memory activity. The pupils will work there way through these tasks and gain an understanding of plant and animal adaptations. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
1066: 4-Lesson Bundle
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1066: 4-Lesson Bundle

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This bundle contains four lessons that are 1 hour long as part of the Norman Conquest SOW. All lessons are fully resourced, prepared, ready to photocopy with video clips. lesson titles include What was life like in Early 1066? Who should be King in 1066? Who won at Stamford Bridge? Why did William win the Battle of Hastings. Hope these lessons help. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer