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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.
How place influences Industry
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How place influences Industry

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A lesson that investigates the different factors that influence where industry should be set up with different scenarios proposed such as clothes manufacturing and R&D.
China Introduction
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China Introduction

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This lesson is an introduction to a unit of China and goes through students adding key information to a graph using Atlases or Google Maps; rivers, cities, ecosystems etc, they then look at the varying climates using climate graphs and then work in graphs to create presentations on different ecosystems which they then present to the rest of the class who add information to a table so they have information on varying aspects from 5 different locations. The aim of this lesson is to understand just how vast and variable China is. This lesson should take 2 periods.
India's Future
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India's Future

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This research based lesson gets students to use the internet to research different indicators and to look at trends to predict the future. There is graph analysis at the beginning and then students make conclusions at the end. I would recommend students use Hans Roslings’ Gapminder website to access information
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.
How Sustainable is Your Diet?
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How Sustainable is Your Diet?

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This lesson investigates the impact of our diet. It starts with a video of Amazonian deforestation and the ‘fishbone’ effect, students then complete a gap fill activity on how agriculture is affecting the environment, students then answer questions relating the recent forest fires in California to the increase in almond farming, using graphs students compare the effects of various milks then analyse their diet; completing a table using a BBC diet calculator. Finally students explain how sustainable their diet is and what changes they could make to ensure it is more sustainable.
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%.
Where should we Build a Farm?
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Where should we Build a Farm?

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This lesson investigates the factors involved in where to build a farm. Most of the lesson revolves around a carousel activity and then there are questions checking their knowledge followed by OS map skills related to justifying a suitable location for building a farm.
Farming Modernisation
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Farming Modernisation

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This lesson investigates how farming has modernised. The lesson starts by looking at the 3 sectors; primary, secondary and tertiary and students plot data onto triangular graphs. Students look at the use of fallow land and how and why it should be used. Students then have a range of images on the slides which can be printed off and then they explain how farming has changed over time.
Agriculture KS3
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Agriculture KS3

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This unit of work looks at various issues involved in agriculture. The unit starts looking at types of farming and where farms should be located. It then progresses to look at environmental issues surrounding, soil, water, our diet, palm oil and finally technological development in farming
Why are Plants so Important for nature?
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Why are Plants so Important for nature?

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This lesson investigates food webs through various activities starting with a think, pair, share activity then a gap fill activity of trophic layers and terminology followed by a table with trophic layers in which students are given species which they must then place in the correct column, a key terms matching exercise, 4 questions about food webs, students then draw their own food web with given organisms and then finally answer the inquiry question.
Easter Island (How did a civilization collapse?)
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Easter Island (How did a civilization collapse?)

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This lesson investigates the collapse of civilization on Easter Island. It starts with a structured activity describing the location of the island and its physical geography using maps as source material. Some key terms are then introduced and ideally added to their glossary (if they have one). A short YouTube video is watched and a text is read providing information on the collapse of civilization, students then answer 5 questions. They then complete a table in which they explain how each different factor made life more and more difficult for people to live on the island. Finally as an extension tasks students apply the lesson learned from Easter Island to our modern day way of life and the way we are exploiting our resources.
RGS Young Geographer of the Year 2020 'The World Beyond My Window'
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RGS Young Geographer of the Year 2020 'The World Beyond My Window'

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This years competition title is ‘The World Beyond My Window’. This resource was taught through online teaching to KS3 & KS4 but can easily be set as a task on Google Classroom or any equivalent. It includes a planning sheet, step by step instruction, examples, a mark scheme and checklist. There is a simple and a more comprehensive set of instructions depending upon the level of the students.