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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.
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.
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.
Soil Erosion
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Soil Erosion

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This lessons investigates the importance of soil. Tasks include a comprehension task on the Dust Bowl in the USA. Causes of soil erosion gap fill, the effects of soil erosion, solutions to the problem and several scenarios that students must choose an appropriate solution for and justify it.
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.
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
What is Tourism and Tourism Increase
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What is Tourism and Tourism Increase

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An introduction to tourism with definitions, tourism increase graphs, reasons for tourism increase through images and a quick quiz on famous tourist locations. One slide may need adaptation as it is specific to when I taught in Thailand.
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.
Seaside Town Decline and Rejuvenation
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Seaside Town Decline and Rejuvenation

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A lesson and activities exploring the reasons for UK seaside town tourism decline through YouTube and Text comprehnsions followed by a creative activity where students create a plan to rejuvenate a town. This lesson has Morecambe town related information (map & key facts) but can easily e adapted to other similar towns.
Negatives of Tourism
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Negatives of Tourism

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Negatives of Tourism lesson looking at several impacts, a card sort activity where negatives are paired with their definitions and then organised in their seriousness related to different tourist locations. Students evaluate the negatives of tourism against the positives and come to their own conclusions. Creating a dos and don’ts of being a good tourism activity to finish.
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.
Why do rural settlements become urban?
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Why do rural settlements become urban?

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A lesson that investigates the reasons for rural settlements developing into urban settlements looking in particular at Bangkok however, this could be adapted to whatever settlement you are teaching in.