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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Pollution
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Ocean Pollution

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This lesson investigates the effect of various types of pollution on the ocean; light, noise, plastic and the process of eutrophication. Sources includes readings, diagrams and Youtube clips
China development
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China development

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This lesson investigates how China became the development country it is today, it looks at the Great leap Forward through a reading and YouTube video and how it failed and looks at a BBC article on the modern economic transformation of the country with questions to accompany it.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
How has our energy consumption changed?
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How has our energy consumption changed?

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This lesson looks at how energy consumption has increased over time and where energy consumption is highest making links to income using data from Gapminder. There are skills tasks involving describing graphs and makes with peer assessment guides. Links are provided to a website so students can find out their own carbon footprint and questions to go along with Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before the Flood’ documentary.
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.
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.