This is an amazing and very comprehensive VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP to Manchester that explores issues relating to urban change in the UK, helping students to focus on a variety of social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges, to be examined in the upcoming AQA GCSE Geography (8035) Paper 2.
To research a case study of a major city in the UK.
To examine the location and importance of the city in the UK and the wider world.
To assess impacts of national and international migration on the growth and character of the city.
To evaluate how urban change has created opportunities for social and economic growth, increased cultural mixing, recreation, entertainment and employment, the provision of integrated transport systems and environmental solutions including urban greening.
To evaluate how urban change has created challenges relating to urban deprivation, inequalities in housing, education, health and employment and increased urban dereliction.
To assess the extent to which building on brownfield and greenfield sites and limiting the impact of urban sprawl on the rural–urban fringe, and growth of commuter settlements, has been managed successfully.
To evaluate how well a specific urban area manages its waste.
To research up-to-date examples of urban regeneration projects to show a range of reasons why the area needed regeneration, the main features of the project and to evaluate what impact these schemes have had on a range of people.
This resource includes:
A very comprehensive and unique, beautifully designed, 86-page full colour .pdf VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP, fully hyperlinked and presented in such a way that students can move around within the materials at their own pace and in their own way. This can also be used separately by the teacher to control learning of specific aspects of urban change.
A beautifully and intuitively designed 32-page full colour .pdf WORK BOOKLET, guiding and prompting students to research, use and evaluate the materials at their own speed and in their own time to meet the learning objectives above.
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