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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.

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.
The Geography of Coronavirus/ Covid-19
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The Geography of Coronavirus/ Covid-19

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A Geographer’s look at the virus which should take 2 periods, it includes: A gap fill activity on zoonotic diseases. Nine question sin response to a short reading activity and 8 minute YouTube video. Plotting Countries with former outbreaks of zoonotic diseases on a world map. Discussion question related to globalisation and viruses. Describing the distribution of Covid-19 in Europe with peer assessment guide. Preventing further outbreaks questions in response to a series of GIFs showing different approaches countries can take to an outbreak. Final question directed at could this kind of outbreak occur in the UK?
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.
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.
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.
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.