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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.
Industry Introduction
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Industry Introduction

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The first lesson in the unit of Industry involves looking at industrial sectors, plotting information on pie charts and triangular graphs.
Fishing & Whaling
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Fishing & Whaling

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This lesson investigates our effect on the oceans in terms of fishing and whaling by looking at overfishing, fishing methods, the growth of fishing, history of whaling, bioaccumilation and biomagnification of toxins.
Dark Tourism
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Dark Tourism

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This lesson introduces dark tourism, provides examples of it and then has instructions for students to produce an informative poster on the subject together with a mark scheme. The main task is researched based and works best if students choose separate locations. In the past students have done locations such as Alcatraz, Robben island, the Cambodian Killing Fields, Pompeii, Death Railway, the wreck of the Titanic, 9/11 memorial and many more
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.
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.
Tourism Butler's Model
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Tourism Butler's Model

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A lesson that goes through each stage of Butler’s Model showing how a tourist location changes through time. Activities include listen and draw partner activity, adding labels to Butler’s model, drawing different stages on Butler’s model and a quick whiteboard quiz as a plenary.
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.
GMO or Organic food?
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GMO or Organic food?

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This lessons investigates the positives and negatives of both GM and organic food looking at a BBC article and a video as source material. The lesson begins with a fun quiz of ‘guess the fruit/veg’ - all before they were selectively grown. The lesson finishes with students deciding if we should be eating organic of GM food.
Agriculture introduction
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Agriculture introduction

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A lesson for introducing agriculture including key terms and themes. Focus on subsistence vs commercial, pastoral vs arable and intensive vs extensive farming.
Weathering
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Weathering

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This takes 2-3 lesson and looks at types of weathering and factors that affect the rate of weathering.
Coastal Erosion
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Coastal Erosion

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This lesson investigates the 4 types of coastal erosion and also slumping. Concordant and discordant coasts too.
Mangroves
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Mangroves

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This lesson investigates what mangroves are, where they are distributed and the advantages of keeping them intact.
Oil Palm (Why are Orangutans Going Extinct?)
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Oil Palm (Why are Orangutans Going Extinct?)

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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 use a website ‘Global Forest Watch’ to describe the changes in forest cover in Sumatra and Borneo. Students then answer questions using a text as a source of information regarding what palm oil is, the problems it causes and possible solutions.
The Deep Ocean
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The Deep Ocean

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This lesson investigates how the ocean varies depending on depth and students label a diagram of he ocean with relevant information provided by a YouTube video. After this students research and add extra facts to their diagram either from a relevant textbook or the internet. Finally there are several questions checking their knowledge of the zones.
Tourism decision making lesson - Myanmar
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Tourism decision making lesson - Myanmar

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Using Myanmar as an example case study and evaluating whether it should become a tourism hot spot based on different stake holders, students work in groups to evaluate whether their given stakeholder is in favour or against tourism and reasons why, they then share this with the class to add to a sheet that covers all stakeholders opinions. Finally, students make their own mind up and answer the enquiry question.