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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.
Rainforest Deforestation Case Study Thailand
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Rainforest Deforestation Case Study Thailand

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This ;lesson investigates the causes of deforestation more generally then focuses on specific reasons with facts about the deforestation in Thailand, it then looks at the facts and finally the solutions. This would take 2-3 lessons.
Tiger Eco-tourism India
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Tiger Eco-tourism India

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This lesson investigates the benefits of eco-tourism to India but also the problems it causes uses a real story of a man eating tiger. Students carry out a carousel activity to find out different people’s views on the tiger and then come to a conclusion in regards to what the solution should be. this lesson should take 2 periods.
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.
Life in a Slum Dharavi, India
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Life in a Slum Dharavi, India

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This lesson should take at least 2 lessons and looks Dharavi, the slum where Slumdog Millionaire was filmed and set in. The lesson investigates push and pull factors involved in rural to urban migration, the results of this, the conditions in a slum and then students research the history of Dharavi to produce a storyboard. the 2nd part to the lesson looks at how Dharavi can be improved.
Coasts
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Coasts

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7 lessons aimed at GCSE and/ or Year 9 including becahes, waves, coastal erosion, coral reefs, magroves, wave-cut platforms and a coral reef management case study (Koh Phi Phi, Thailand)
Agriculture
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Agriculture

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These 6 lessons are most appropriate for GCSE classes and include key terminology, locations of agriculture, improving farming techniques, the Green Revolution and organic vs GMO opinion based lesson after investigating evidence.
Weather & Climate
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Weather & Climate

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this contains 9 lessons on weather & climate including clouds, types of rainfall, variations in UK weather, reasons for differing weather in the tropics between deserts and rainforests, tropical storms a case study on drought in the Sahel and and in depth case study on Hurricane Katrina. This is aimed at GCSE or Year 9 but could be adapted for lower KS3.
Ecosystems
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Ecosystems

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This contains 9 lessons aimed at GCSE and/ or Year 9. It includes ecosystem basics, reasons for variations in climate in the tropics, rainforest plant & animal adaptations, tropical desert plant & animal adaptations, coral reefs, mangroves and a case study on deforestation and restoration of tropical rainforests in Thailand.
Ocean Unit
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Ocean Unit

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Suitable for KS3 it includes 9 lessons and 1 assessment which should take around 11-15 periods. Lessons include introduction to oceans the deep ocean coral reefs importance of ocean ocean pollution fishing & whaling Shark Fun Soup - with 2 possible assessment tasks on letter writing and poster making Sustainable Ocean Ocean Assessment
Tourism
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Tourism

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7 lessons which goes from the basics of defining tourism, tourism increase, positives & negatives of tourism, Butler’s model, the decline of UK seaside towns, the rejuvenation of a seaside creative task, sustainable tourism and creating a sustainable resort. This should take around 10 lessons. This is more suitable for the high end of KS3 and GCSE classes.
Population
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Population

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This contains 11 different lessons aimed at GCSE classes but could also work for Year 9 and aspects of A Level. Lessons go through basics of population, Population pyramids, the Demographic Transition Model, migration (Mexico/ USA) , underpopulation (Australia), overpopulation (Bangladesh), aging population (Japan) and rapid population growth.
Settlement
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Settlement

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This contains 10 lessons on settlement starting with the basic of types of settlements, reasons for settlements developing, city models, issues with each zone and case studies on; traffic in bangkok, Mumbai environmental effects. This should take around 12-15 lessons and is aimed at KS4 classes.
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