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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Future of Farming
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The Future of Farming

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This lesson investigates developing technology and methods of increasing production. Includes plant based meat, lab grown meat, vertical and rooftop farming and the farming of the oceans. Source material includes diagrams, YouTube videos and texts. This should 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Future of Pandas
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The Future of Pandas

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This lessons investigates why panda numbers are low and how China is boosting their numbers. There is a document with panda facts that students use to answer why reproductive rates are low, they then describe graphs and maps of their numbers and ranges with peer assessment. Using a BBC article and a YouTube clip they answer how china has increased their numbers. Finally they have to agree or disagree with a Chris Packham statement where he said Pandas should go extinct.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sustainable Oceans/ Seas
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Sustainable Oceans/ Seas

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This lesson investigates how to make our seas more sustainable, one worksheet is questions that accompanies Blue Plant 2 episode 7 “Our Blue Planet”, another worksheet provides solutions and students have to explain explain hwo that particular solution would make teh seas sustainable and then can add their own solutions to problems.
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
Fishing & Whaling
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Fishing & Whaling

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This lesson investigates our effect on the oceans in terms of fishing and whaling by looking at overfishing, fishing methods, the growth of fishing, history of whaling, bioaccumilation and biomagnification of toxins.
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.