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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.

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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.
Sustainable Tourism
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Sustainable Tourism

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This lesson looks at the definition of sustaianable tourism and has a reading activity with 3 examples, students then create their own sustainable resort/ holiday based on making it economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. A great lesson towards the end of a unit on tourism.
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.
Drought - The Sahel
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Drought - The Sahel

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This lesson investigates what is drought, causes of drought and the global distribution before focusing on the drought in The Sahel in 2011.
Population Pyramids
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Population Pyramids

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Investigating population pyramids and what their shape means linking pyramid shape with the demographic transition model, this lesson gets students to draw a population pyramid of Thailand but this can be changed to any country of your choice, at the time I was teaching in Thailand.
Positives of Tourism
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Positives of Tourism

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A lesson on the positives of tourism focusing on Thailand, group activity carousel and applying this knowledge to Myanmar; a country with very few tourists
Beach Formation
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Beach Formation

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This lesson looks at the formation of beaches, longshore drift and the formation of spits and salt marshes.
Hurricane Katrina
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Hurricane Katrina

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This lesson investigates why Hurricane Katrina was so devastating and the effects of it. This can be used as a case study. There is a fact collecting exercise that uses two YouTube videos as sources of information.
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.
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.
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
USA Mexico Migration
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USA Mexico Migration

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A lesson that can be used as a case study of USA Mexico migration, looking at key terms, effects on the donor and host country and push and pull factors.
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.
China development
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China development

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This lesson investigates how China became the development country it is today, it looks at the Great leap Forward through a reading and YouTube video and how it failed and looks at a BBC article on the modern economic transformation of the country with questions to accompany it.
Globalisation
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Globalisation

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An introductory lesson to globalisation; what it is, what it is caused by and brief positives and negatives.
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.
Coral Reefs
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Coral Reefs

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This lesson investigates what coral is, where it grows, the benefits of it and the threats it faces.