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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.
Shark Fin Soup
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Shark Fin Soup

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This lesson focuses on the issues surrounding shark fin soup, there is a question sheet to accompany the Gordon Ramsey documentary on it (easily found on YouTube) following this there are two tasks both with mark schemes and set instruction; making a poster writing a letter to restaurants urging them to take it off their menu. To teach everything in this lesson it should take 3-6 lessons depending on which tasks and the age/ ability of your class.
Urban Spawl
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Urban Spawl

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This lesson investigates the problems associated with urban sprawl, greenfield and brownfield sites and conflicts on the urban-rural fringe
Why are tropical deserts hot and dry?
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Why are tropical deserts hot and dry?

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This lesson investigates tropical & sub tropical deserts and the reasons for them being hot and dry; ocean currents, latitude, ITCZ and how different factors such as altitude and proximity to a coast affects them. This should take 2 lessons.
Why is it hot and wet at the equator?
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Why is it hot and wet at the equator?

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This lesson investigates the reasons for the equator being hot and wet it also looks at the ICTZ. There is also a climate table interpretation and climate graph drawing activity. This lesson would usually take 2 lessons,
Waves
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Waves

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This lesson is an introduction to a unit on coasts and investigates key terms, how waves are created and constructive & destructive beaches
Types of Rainfall
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Types of Rainfall

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This lesson should take two lessons and investigates relief, frontal and convectional rainfall. The place specific reference in some slides can be tailored to whether you are teaching.
Sustainable Farming Techniques
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Sustainable Farming Techniques

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This takes at least 2 lessons and looks at soil exhaustion by looking at the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and then looks at ways of conserving soil and to provide solutions to different scenarios.
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.
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.
The Oceans
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The Oceans

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This lesson looks at place specific location of oceans and seas involving Atlas/ Google Maps work in labeling their own map. Further questions involving locational knowledge, sea routes and some questions on plate tectonics (sea floor spreading etc).
Sustainable Oceans/ Seas
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Sustainable Oceans/ Seas

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This lesson investigates how to make our seas more sustainable, one worksheet is questions that accompanies Blue Plant 2 episode 7 “Our Blue Planet”, another worksheet provides solutions and students have to explain explain hwo that particular solution would make teh seas sustainable and then can add their own solutions to problems.
The Importance of Oceans
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The Importance of Oceans

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This lesson looks at the importance of ocean sin terms of the hydrological cycle, carbon storage, oxygen production and thermohaline circulation (ocean currents).
Farming and Water Usage
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Farming and Water Usage

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This lesson investigates the use of water in farming. It includes an analysis of table data regarding water usage per crop, growing crops in the desert, problems with growing crops in the desert, a comprehension task based on a reading activity and YouTube link on why the Aral Sea has shrunk and finally solutions to water based problems in which students have to provide a solution - a solution sheet is there to support too. This will take 2 periods.
Agriculture Introduction
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Agriculture Introduction

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This lesson is an introduction to a unit on agriculture focusing on the key idea of inputs, processes and outputs. Students add inputs, processes and outputs to a diagram of a farming example. The rest of the lesson focuses on the differences between commercial and subsistence and intensive and extensive farming using comparison tables and a whiteboard activity where students have to name the type of farming.
In the News 2018 Christmas Quiz
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In the News 2018 Christmas Quiz

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This contains 2 PowerPoints containing 60 questions (mostly about world events), one multiple choice and one without. 30 questions on big news events of 2018, 10 questions one famous people who passed away in 2018, 10 questions on 2018’s sporting events and 10 questions on pop culture in 2018. An answer sheet is also included. I have used this with Yr7-Yr13, generally the multiple choice one is more accessible for the students. Feel free to chop and change, Year 7 tend to get through 40 questions in a 50min period whereas Year 11+ tend to get through everything. The lowest score for a team of 4 in Year 7 was about 50%.
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