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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.
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
Sustainable Urban Living in Freiburg
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Sustainable Urban Living in Freiburg

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson on Sustainable Urban Living using Freiburg as an example. Included in the lesson is: Video clips on Freiburg Information sheet on sustainable living in Freiburg A3 double sided task worksheet with a variety of actvities for differing abilities Practice GCSE Questions You may wish to use alongside the Oxford AQA GCSE Geography textbook, but all resources are included. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Beaches and Sand Dunes
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Coasts: Beaches and Sand Dunes

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at beaches and how their profiles can be altered and sand dune succession and formation… We start with a simple retrieval practice grid which is good for spaced practice. We then discuss why some beaches have different profiles to other beaches and what difference the size of sediment makes. We then look at the different types of waves and how they affect beach profiles. The pupils will make annotated diagrams of winter and summer beaches. We move onto sand dune systems. The pupils have an outline profile of sand dune succession. We use info slides which can either be teacher led, or use as a round the room activity, group activity etc, the pupils add the appropriate info onto the diagram from the slides. We then look at what conditions are needed for the dune system to form. The pupils have a hexagon task. I usually get the pupils to think about each factor first, the next slide has the answers but they still need to match them up We finish with a GCSE-style question on the formation of sand dunes with some guidance on how to answer. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Beach profile diagram activity Sand dune succession annotated round the room/group diagram task. Formation of sand dunes hexagon task. 4 mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Spits and Bars
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Coasts: Spits and Bars

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at spits and bars together with the processes that lead to their formation. The starter is a true or false type quiz where the pupils have to find the landforms and processes associated with erosion. We have a brief reminder of what longshore drift and deposition are. We have a quiz around a photo of Spurn Head and then watch a video clip. The pupils then create annotated diagrams of spits, bars and tombolos. This is usually teacher led in my lessons, but would work as an info hunt/share. We then draw an annotated field sketch from a photograph of Dawlish Warren Spit. The pupils then label the feature of the spit and fill in the blanks on the paragraph. We finish with a 6 mark GCSE-style question: “Explain how the processes of deposition lead to the formation of distinctive landforms”. The pupils have some guidance in answering this. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice true or false starter Video clip Annotated diagrams on formation of spits, bars and tombolos. Features of a field sketch from photograph with an example. 6 mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
The Development Gap: Our Unequal World
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The Development Gap: Our Unequal World

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson. At least 1 hour long. This lesson explores what the concept of development is. the students then explore what factors affect development worldwide by annotating the four categories with ideas, Social, environmental, political and economic. We then look at GNI and HDI as measurements of development and consider both their strengths and weaknesses. We then look at global patterns of HDI, and quality of life. Included is: Map interpretation starter Factors of development activity Video clip on development measurements Activity on development measurements HDI questions activity. Hope this helps. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Urban Change in the UK: Where Do People Live in the UK?
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Urban Change in the UK: Where Do People Live in the UK?

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 2A: In this lesson we look at where people in the UK live and the reasons for our population distribution. The starter is based on the population total for the UK and the pupils have some questions to think about. I usually do this as a discussion. There is also a can you name 15 cities starter which works well for high ability groups. We then look at cities in the UK. the pupils have a map and need to find the location of some of the major cities in the UK, we then briefly talk about their distribution. Next the pupils consider the human and physical factors that affect population distribution before putting this knowledge to work on a worksheet with several tasks and questions. We finish with GCSE-style question on human and physical factors that affect population distribution. In a nutshell lesson includes: Two starters on population and cities. Map task on the major cities of the UK Worksheet on the population distribution in the UK Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question with guidance on how to respond. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Managed Retreat
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Coasts: Managed Retreat

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at what managed retreat is and we also consider an example at Medmerry in West Sussex. The starter is a a simple true or false quiz that is used for retrieval practice, but is easily edited. We introduce the concept of coastal management schemes first and then we explore the definition of managed retreat with a simple fill in the gap task and the pupils consider when it might be appropriate as a strategy and when not. We introduce Medmerry, the pupils write a description of it’s location before we look at the scheme and why it was needed. The pupils have a worksheet, the questions are answered whilst the pupils watch a video clip on the scheme. They then complete a visual plan map of the scheme to show how the area is flooded. We then consider the benefits and costs of the scheme in a categorising task. We finish with a 6 mark question on the effectiveness of coastal management schemes. The pupils have some guidance on this if you feel they need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Short tasks on definition of managed retreat and location of Medmerry. Worksheet tasks with questions and a plan view map of the scheme. Information categorising task on costs and benefits of the scheme. 6-mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Headlands and Bays
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Coasts: Headlands and Bays

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at the formation of headlands and bays through the process of differential erosion. We start with a simple retrieval practice quiz. We then introduce the concept of differential erosion and how geology can play big role in the formation of bays and headlands. the pupils are introduced to the features then use a trace outline diagram to alter the coastline to predict what it might look like in the future. The pupils then label the diagrams to show how headlands and bays are formed. We then look at concordant and discordant coastlines. We start by analysing a map of the Swanage coastline, the pupils questioned as to why the coast has different features and shapes. The pupils make a geological map of the area using an outline map, they them annotate where the two types of coastline are. We finish with a GCSE-style question on the role of geology in the formation of landforms on the coast. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Trace it 3-step diagram on the formation of bays and headlands. A geological outline map of the Dorset coastline activity. 6 mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Climate Change: The Natural Causes of Climate Change
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Climate Change: The Natural Causes of Climate Change

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1A: In this second lesson in the section we look at the natural causes of climate change. We start with a quick knowledge check on climate change with a quiz. We then look at orbital changes, sunspot activity and volcanic eruptions as mechanisms for causing climate change. The pupils will have a worksheet to fill in and there are information sheets for each mechanism. This could be done as a round the room activity or group work, it’s up to you. We use Tambora as an example of volcanic activity affecting climate. We finish with GCSE-style question with some suggested content if they need help. In a nutshell lesson includes: Climate change quiz starter Worksheet activity on mechanisms for natural climate change Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question with guidance on suggested content. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. 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: 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: 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
Coasts: Hard Engineering
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Coasts: Hard Engineering

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at types of hard engineering and where they are best applied. The starter is a quiz where the pupils need to select the squares that have a depositional landform. There are sound effects too so it’s all very exciting. We begin by looking at why certain areas of the coast need protecting and what factors go into consideration when planners are deciding whether or not to protect the coastline. The pupils are then given some information cards and a worksheet to fill in on the different types of hard engineering, they also have a visual scale to shade in for each one according to it’s effectiveness and durability, cost and sustainability. This can be done in a number of ways (group work, round the room, carousel etc). We then seek to apply this knowledge though the pupils completing a decision making exercise. This is based on a fictional town (Sandytown). The town has been divided into zones, the pupils read the information on each zone and decide what type fo hard engineering that zone needs and justify this. We finish with a 6 mark question on hard engineering with some guidance on how they can answer this. In a nutshell lesson includes: Interactive starter quiz on depositional landforms. Video clip. Hard engineering worksheet with visual scale. Decision making exercise activity. 6-mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Tectonic Hazards: AQA GCSE Geography 6  Lesson Bundle
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Tectonic Hazards: AQA GCSE Geography 6 Lesson Bundle

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Some activities in this bundle require the blue Oxford AQA GCSE textbook for the new 2016 specification This bundle has all the lessons required to teach the Tectonic Hazards section of unit 1A. The activities are varied and differentiated. Each lesson has a GCSE-style exam question with guidance for the students if needed. All worksheets in a format ready for printing. Some lessons do use the Oxford textbook as I have found this is the best way to teach it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. Order of the lessons is :- The Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Physical Processes at Plate Boundaries The Effects of Earthquakes Responses to Earthquakes Living With The Risk From Tectonic Hazards Reducing the Risk From Tectonic Hazards https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Wave Cut-Notches & Platforms, Stacks, Stumps and Arches
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Coasts: Wave Cut-Notches & Platforms, Stacks, Stumps and Arches

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at erosional features found on a headland, wave-cut notches and platforms, caves, stacks, stumps and arches. We start with a simple retrieval practice grid which is good for spaced practice. We then introduce wave-cut notches and platform. After discussion about how they may have formed the pupils use an outline diagram to add annotations and explanations. We then look at the formation of caves, arches, stacks and stumps. We watch a video clip before the pupils get to teach each other and the class about the features. The pupils then get given a drawing of Durdle Door. On the picture of Durdle Door in the present, the pupils annotate the diagram. The other two diagrams are for the pupils to trace around. The idea is that the pupils will predict what Durdle Door will look like in 400 and 800 years into the future and sketch how the headland might have been affected by erosion. We finish with a GCSE-style question on wave-cut platforms with some guidance on how to write their answer. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Wave-cut platforms diagram. Video clips where appropriate. Durdle Door: Present and Future activity. 4 mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. 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
Coasts: Types of Waves
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Coasts: Types of Waves

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at how waves are formed and different types of waves. We start with a differentiated photo starter where the pupils can create questions for themselves or the teacher to answer on coastal erosion. We then introduce waves by watching big wave surfers at Nazare in Portugal. This is where the largest onshore waves in the world are found. The pupils then make an annotated step by step guide to how ripples turn into large waves. We then look at what happens when the waves arrive on-shore. The pupils make an annotated diagram. We then look at constructive and destructive waves. The pupils make pop-up versions of both wave types to go into their books with annotations. We finish we a simple 4-mark question on the differences between constructive and destructive waves with some guidance. In a nutshell lesson includes: Photo interpretation question creator starter Annotated step by step diagrams of wave formation Diagram of the process of waves breaking Pop-up destructive and constructive waves. 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
The Changing UK Economy A3 Revision Map
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The Changing UK Economy A3 Revision Map

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For AQA GCSE geography. The resource is for The Changing UK Economy topic, in Unit 2 and is best printed out in A3. You can change the questions and the rules as it is editable to make it harder or easier. The rules are:- "Use your class notes, textbooks and/or the Internet to answer questions on your way from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats. Write the answers on a separate sheet of paper or in your notes. Once you have answered the question, colour in the corresponding area on the map. Move onto the next neighbouring area. You cannot ‘jump’ an area. However, you must visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at least once on your journey. You must also use the ferry routes to travel across water." hope this helps! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Typhoon Haiyan: Numbers Affected Worksheet
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Typhoon Haiyan: Numbers Affected Worksheet

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GCSE Geography worksheet on which the pupils create a choropleth map to show the distribution of the numbers of people affected by the tropical storm. It also has some GCSE-style questions for the pupils to answers. Please feel free to download and adapt. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer