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A selection of Geography lessons. I'm a Geography teacher originating from the Lake District currently teaching at an International School in Bangkok with experience teaching Geography, Global Perspectives and English.

A selection of Geography lessons. I'm a Geography teacher originating from the Lake District currently teaching at an International School in Bangkok with experience teaching Geography, Global Perspectives and English.
Life in a Slum Dharavi, India
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Life in a Slum Dharavi, India

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This lesson should take at least 2 lessons and looks Dharavi, the slum where Slumdog Millionaire was filmed and set in. The lesson investigates push and pull factors involved in rural to urban migration, the results of this, the conditions in a slum and then students research the history of Dharavi to produce a storyboard. the 2nd part to the lesson looks at how Dharavi can be improved.
Globalisation Nike
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Globalisation Nike

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This lesson investigates Nike as a case study of globalisation focusing on how it has become so big, positives and negatives. One task focuses on IT so students need access to ICT but this activity can be skipped.
Population
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Population

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This contains 11 different lessons aimed at GCSE classes but could also work for Year 9 and aspects of A Level. Lessons go through basics of population, Population pyramids, the Demographic Transition Model, migration (Mexico/ USA) , underpopulation (Australia), overpopulation (Bangladesh), aging population (Japan) and rapid population growth.
Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami
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Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami

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A lesson applicable to KS3 & KS4 that involves map skills and place specific tasks regarding countries around the Indian Ocean. Facts are added to the map and then the lesson culminates in several questions that piece together the evidence. The lesson includes YouTube links to video explanations of tsunami formation and footage of the Boxing Day tsunami. This usually takes 2 periods.
Why do Rivers Bend? (Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes)
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Why do Rivers Bend? (Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes)

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A lesson aimed at KS3 focusing on the formation of meanders and ox-box lakes, there are activities involving the labeling of river cross sections, a gap fill on the formation of a meander and step by step formation of an ox-bow lake and using google Maps to find ox-bow lakes on the Mississippi.
Ocean Unit
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Ocean Unit

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Suitable for KS3 it includes 9 lessons and 1 assessment which should take around 11-15 periods. Lessons include introduction to oceans the deep ocean coral reefs importance of ocean ocean pollution fishing & whaling Shark Fun Soup - with 2 possible assessment tasks on letter writing and poster making Sustainable Ocean Ocean Assessment
The Geography of Coronavirus/ Covid-19
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The Geography of Coronavirus/ Covid-19

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A Geographer’s look at the virus which should take 2 periods, it includes: A gap fill activity on zoonotic diseases. Nine question sin response to a short reading activity and 8 minute YouTube video. Plotting Countries with former outbreaks of zoonotic diseases on a world map. Discussion question related to globalisation and viruses. Describing the distribution of Covid-19 in Europe with peer assessment guide. Preventing further outbreaks questions in response to a series of GIFs showing different approaches countries can take to an outbreak. Final question directed at could this kind of outbreak occur in the UK?
Tourism
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Tourism

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7 lessons which goes from the basics of defining tourism, tourism increase, positives & negatives of tourism, Butler’s model, the decline of UK seaside towns, the rejuvenation of a seaside creative task, sustainable tourism and creating a sustainable resort. This should take around 10 lessons. This is more suitable for the high end of KS3 and GCSE classes.
Overpopulation
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Overpopulation

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Looking at the effects of overpopulation and a focus on Bangladesh, using a YouTube video by Hans Rosling with questions to grasp an understanding of the situation too. This works as a case study too.
Tropical Storms
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Tropical Storms

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This lesson investigates what tropical storms are, how they form, their distribution and conditions they produce.
Oil Palm (Why are Orangutans Going Extinct?) using GIS
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Oil Palm (Why are Orangutans Going Extinct?) using GIS

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This lesson investigates the increase in palm oil use. The lessons starts with the stimulus of the banned Iceland RangTan video and then students can do one of two tasks: 1. Use the website ‘Global Forest Watch’ to describe the changes in forest cover in Sumatra and Borneo or 2. Do an in dept investigation into deforestation and land use change using ArcGIS with step y step instructions. Students then answer questions using a text as a source of information regarding what palm oil is, the problems it causes and possible solutions.
How do we use the Ocean
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How do we use the Ocean

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This lesson investigates the many ways we use the oceans, territorial water, oil drilling, fishing transport many others. Students complete several tasks including labeling images of varying ocean uses and describing ocean uses using a table which can be differentiated in terms of how many factors (slide 6) they look at.