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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.
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
Adolf Hitler: His Rise to Power
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Adolf Hitler: His Rise to Power

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Key Stage 3 lesson for a scheme of work on The Rise of The Dictators. In this lesson we look at the early problems facing Germany after WWI to set the scene for the rise of the Nazi Party. We then look at the Weimar Golden Years and what Germany was like in the 1920’s. We then track Hitlers early life and look for ‘alarm bells’. These are events in his life that shaped his ideologies or betrayed his wish to be a ruthless dictator. We then look at how the Wall Street Crash played into the Nazi’s hand and the pupils complete a text analysis to learn how Hitler became Chancellor in 1933 and then Fuhrer in 1934. I hope this proves useful and saves you some time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Coasts: Processes of Erosion and Transportation
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Coasts: Processes of Erosion and Transportation

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at the processes of erosion and transportation (Note we don’t do longshore drift until the next lesson, too much for one lesson!) We start with a retrieval practice grid from the previous lesson (good for spaced practice). We then introduce the concept of erosion, we watch a short video clip of he problems at Dawlish several years ago to get the pupils thinking about why erosion is important. We then look at erosion first, the pupils have a worksheet which shows the processes. They need to describe the process, locate the process on the map with an arrow and as a bonus they get to colour the diagram in (They still love doing this in year 11). We briefly look at the four processes of transportation and they do the same thing on the diagram. Next we explore what factors might affect the rate of these processes occurring. I get the pupils to do a spray diagram or spider diagram. The pupils then use this to answer the question on the worksheet. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Worksheet on the processes of erosion and transportation. Activity on factors influencing these processes Video clips where appropriate GCSE-style question with guidance on answering Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Nigeria: The Impacts of International Aid
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Nigeria: The Impacts of International Aid

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AQA GCSE Geography Lesson for the Nigeria: A Newly Emerging Economy unit. The lesson is at lest one hour long, but is easily extended into two lessons. The lesson begins with a photo interpretation starter to introduce the pupils to some of the poverty in Nigeria. We then look at two families in Nigeria, the pupils investigate their living conditions and access to safe water, sanitation and electricity before deciding if the family would benefit from aid and if they represent the majority of Nigerian families. We the look at the benefits of International Aid and the reaons why aid may not be used effectively. We use a GCSE-style question to investigate the latter. Included in the lesson is: Photo interpretation starter Families task: comparing living standards (how will aid benefit them?) Hexagon factor task explaining how aid benefits Nigeria. GCSE style question on how aid might not be used effectively. 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
Rivers: Drainage Basins
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Rivers: Drainage Basins

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at drainage basins and what types of features you find within them. We start with a photo mystery starter, the pupils only see fragments of a map of the drainage basins of the UK and Ireland. The pupils try to guess what the complete picture might be. This leads onto a discussion about drainage basins and the Amazon Basin in particular. Next we look at the features within a drainage basin. The pupils will work from a worksheet and are given a description of a feature. They must find the feature on the diagram, write the description, and then for some features they draw their own zoomed-in picture of the feature. Following this the pupils get a grid of photographs of the various features and they need to work out what the feature is. The board is editable so they can play bingo as well if you want to create bingo cards. We finish with a simple post-it plenary based on a GCSE-style question. In a nutshell lesson includes: Geographical gallery of contemporary art starter Worksheet activities on the features of a drainage basin Photo grid of the features of a drainage basin. Post-it plenary. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Conflict & Tension 1894 - 1918: The War at Sea, Naval Blockade & Jutland
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Conflict & Tension 1894 - 1918: The War at Sea, Naval Blockade & Jutland

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AQA GCSE history lesson on the war at sea, the naval blockade and the Battle of Jutland for the Conflict & Tension 1894-1918 unit. We start with a simple retrieval practice timeline quiz. We then have a recap on the naval arms race before looking at why a blockade was an effective tactic against Germany and the impact that the blockade had on Germany at home. Pupils explain each effect and try to explain how this would impact Germany. We then look at the early engagements in the Indian and Southern Atlantic Ocean before looking at the new German approach using ‘bait ships’. The pupils analyse the events of the Battle of Jutland using sources and an information strip and reach a reasoned conclusion as to who won the battle. Hope you find this useful and it saves you some planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Life in Nazi Germany
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Life in Nazi Germany

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Key Stage 3 lesson for a scheme of work on The Rise of The Dictators. In this lesson we look at what life was like for people living in Nazi Germany. We start with an activity called ‘Photos from Nazi Germany’. The pupils try to work out what is going on in the photos and what this tells us about life in Germany at this time. We then look at life for different types of adults, we use an evidence sheet and the pupils make notes about how those people perhaps benefited, or suffered under Nazi rule. We then look at young people. We start by analyzing a school day fro the German school pupil and why the Nazi’s wanted certain subjects to be taught. We then look at the Hitler Youth and the league of German Maidens and why young people were drawn to these groups and what purpose they served the Nazi’s I hope this proves useful and saves you some time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Urban Change in the UK: London's Environmental Challenges
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Urban Change in the UK: London's Environmental Challenges

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 2A: In this lesson we look at the environmental challenges of urban sprawl and housing provision in London. We start with a retrieval practice grid with questions based on the London unit so far (but you just amend to whatever you want). We then look at what urban sprawl is, we then consider the advantages and disadvantages of urban sprawl in a spray diagram. The pupils are given some sentence starters to help them consider what they might be. We move on to consider if there is a housing shortage in London. We use house prices as a proxy for this and the pupils spend some time working with a graph of house prices and completing some questions related to the graph. We then consider the options London has of developing on either brownfield or greenfield sites. The pupils complete a photo annotation task on the two types and what the advantages and disadvantages of building on both types are. We then move on to a mapping activity where the pupils map the available greenfield and brownfield sites for development. They answer some questions related to London’s options to solve its housing problems and what the impact on the environment might be. Once we have completed the diagram we tackle a 6-mark question on the effects of urban sprawl on the environment and people. There is guidance should the pupils need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Benefits and drawbacks of urban sprawl diagram task Greenfield and brownfield photo annotation task Video clips where appropriate Mapping London’s greenfield and brownfield sites task. GCSE-style question with guidance or live writing exercise. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
Conflict & Tension 1894 - 1918: The Ludendorff Offensive
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Conflict & Tension 1894 - 1918: The Ludendorff Offensive

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AQA GCSE history lesson on the reasons for the offensive, the events of the offensive and its ultimate failure. We start with a simple multiple choice retrieval practice quiz. We then have a brief recap of the situation for all sides at the beginning of 1918 and the reasons why Ludendorff felt a major offensive was the only option. After a brief look at Ludendorff’s backstory we watch a video clip whilst the pupils answer questions on the plan itself. We then look step by step at the events of the offensive and the pupils summarise and answer questions. We then record Ludendorff’s reaction as the news of problems with the offensive reaches him. The pupils need to justify why he would react in that manner. We then look at the reasons for the failure of the offensive by using a source and complete some exam practice using a 16 mark ‘to what extent do you agree’ question with guidance. Hope you find this useful and it saves you some planning time. 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
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
Rivers: Long and Cross Profiles of a River
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Rivers: Long and Cross Profiles of a River

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at long and cross profiles of a river and how river valleys change shape downstream. We start with “perfect paragraph”. The pupils read a paragraph describing a drainage basin and they should try to find the errors in the paragraph and what should be added in. We then introduce long profiles, and the pupils will be plotting a long profile of a river on their worksheet. We then look at the upper, middle and lower courses of the river. The pupils shade in these sections on their graph. We complete the worksheet by looking at cross profiles and how river valley shapes change downstream. The pupils create annotated cross sections of the upper, middle and lower courses using the info slides. We finish with a 4 mark GCSE-style question “describe how the shape of a river valley changes downstream”. As always the pupils have some guidance on the question if they need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Perfect paragraph starter. Long profile plotting exercise. Cross profile diagram activity. 4-mark GCSE-style question. 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
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
Climate Change: The Evidence for Climate Change
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Climate Change: The Evidence for Climate Change

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AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1A: In this first lesson in the section we look at what the evidence is for climate change. We start with a picture interpretation around frost fairs on the River Thames and how this might be evidence for climate change. We then look at the graphs that scientists have composed that show how our climate has fluctuated over the years. The pupils will have a large A3 activity sheet to fill in as the lesson progresses. The second section looks at ice cores and how they have helped the scientists formulate records of past climates. We then look at the impacts of global climate change and how they might also be evidence for climate change too. The pupils will write down their own ideas then elaborate with the help of the slides and some video clips. We finish with GCSE-style question with some suggested content if they need help. In a nutshell lesson includes: Picture interpretation starter A3 activity sheet on the evidence for 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
The Crusades: Why did people go on crusade?
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The Crusades: Why did people go on crusade?

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Key Stage 3 lesson on the crusades. The lesson is at least an hour long and can easily be two lessons. We start with retrieval practice starter. We then go on to introduce the concept of a crusade. We then examine Pope Urban’s famous sermon looking for threats to christians and potential rewards. We then introduce King Richard I before a classification task on the reasons why people went on crusade. The pupils classify the reasons in either money and power or religious reasons. The pupils then rank the reasons to work out what the main appeal of the crusades were. We then finish with a writing task where the pupils create a diary entry having been invited to join Richard’s crusade. Included is: Retrieval practice starter Source analysis task on Urban’s sermon of 1095 Classification task "For God or Gold" Extended writing task using a diary entry narrative. Post-it note plenary. Hope this helps. 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
The Reformation: What Was The Reformation?
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The Reformation: What Was The Reformation?

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Key Stage 3 History lesson on The Reformation, but could easily be adapted to suit other key stages. The lesson focuses on Martin Luther and how he played a key role in starting The Reformation. There are several activities included and all worksheets and video clips are in the resource. The lesson includes: Instagram starter. Video quiz sheet on Martin Luther’s life and beliefs. Consolidation activity “Who would have said what?” Differences in types of church labeling task Extended writing task Emoji’s plenary. Hope this proves useful. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer