Urban Change in Manchester AQA GCSE 9-1 5 Lessons

Urban Change in Manchester AQA GCSE 9-1 5 Lessons

Set of 5 lessons about urban change in Manchester. Includes… 1)perceptions of Manchester from local and international levels using critical thinking and investigating maps 2) ethnicity, diversity and migration taught through a proportional circle mapping activity. 3) Transport and waster management including case study question practice. 4) Deprivation, dereliction and regeneration, looking specifically at Ancoats and New Islington. Activities include looking at the views of different stakeholders and an evaluation question worth 6 marks 5) Pressures on the Urban-Rural Fringe and the Use of Green Space uses videos to share ideas on differing views on building on Green-Belt. Pupils will read an article about the effects of urban sprawl, focussing on Altrincham and Trafford All resources to teach 5 lessons are included.
sarahwoodhead
Geography GCSE AQA 9-1 Living World Revision (Rainforests and Hot Deserts)

Geography GCSE AQA 9-1 Living World Revision (Rainforests and Hot Deserts)

Aims to implement independent learning through Revision for Paper 1 for AQA GCSE. Revision lesson on the Living World topic, covering key words, rainforests and hot deserts. Refers to case studies on Borneo rainforest and the Western Desert, but this is easily ‘tweakable’ if necessary. Includes Practice Questions, Example Answers, Worksheets, Detailed Handouts and Full Powerpoint Lesson Plan.
sarahwoodhead
Physical Geography of the Local Area

Physical Geography of the Local Area

Lesson aiming to help students learn the importance of physical geography of the local area (Yorkshire). Students will build an overlay map of hills, rivers and settlements and use this to think critically about the interactions between the land and the human environment.
sarahwoodhead
Food Scheme of Work- Key Stage 3

Food Scheme of Work- Key Stage 3

Includes 7 lessons and a differentiated assessment on the topic of food. Lesson look at famine in the Horn of Africa and discuss how drought can lead to famine. The post assessment lesson/s are creating a leaflet on food miles, which makes nice display work and allows for peer assessment
sarahwoodhead
Food, Hunger and Development

Food, Hunger and Development

Lesson 4 for KS3 unit of work on food. Students will invesitage how hunger slows the development of a country. Also uses a video from the charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’ to see how charities can tackle the problem of famine and development together. Main activity uses a card sort to determine the causes and effects of hunger around the world.
sarahwoodhead
How to Feed People in the Horn of Africa- 2 Lessons Including Assessment

How to Feed People in the Horn of Africa- 2 Lessons Including Assessment

Lessons 4&5 for KS3 unit of work on food. The first lesson introduces famine Horn of Africa and uses maps to describe the location of the region. There is a group activity to create flow charts which help pupils extend their ideas. Pupils will then complete a comprehension activity based on an extract from a BBC article about the famine. In the second lesson, a powerpoint accompanies the assessment which asks pupils to choose the best solution to the problem of famine in the Horn of Africa from 3 options. This has been assessed using a ‘milestones’ grid which our school uses, however this can be easily adapted to KS3 levels or equivalent. The assessment is available in 3 different versions, which are differentiated according to ability.
sarahwoodhead
Food Miles

Food Miles

Lesson 6 for KS3 unit of work on food. Students will learn the concept of ‘food miles’ through a video, discussion and a play your cards right activity. They will then use this knowledge, along with information from a differentiated handout (according to reading level) to create a booklet on food miles. This can take 1-2 lessons and can be set as a homework to complete if not completed in class.
sarahwoodhead
Distribution of Food, Water and Hunger

Distribution of Food, Water and Hunger

Lesson 2 for KS3 unit of work on food. Students will discuss the distribution using maps and will learn the key terms ‘famine’ and ‘drought’. There is a video which introduces the problem of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa and pupils have a silent reflection task to complete based on this. The majority of tasks are differentiated and pupils choose which to complete based on ability.
sarahwoodhead
Sustainable Urban Design

Sustainable Urban Design

Lesson on urban design for AQA GCSE 9-1. Covers aspects of sustainability such as waste, transport, energy etc. Looks at the example of a housing development in Leeds called CITU, but could easily be substituted for an example nearer your school. Pupils will have to adapt a city to show how it could be more sustainable as well as complete an index to assess the sustainability of the Climate Innovation District in Leeds.
sarahwoodhead
How does the Environment affect what we Eat?

How does the Environment affect what we Eat?

Lesson 1 in Food Scheme of Work. Used for key stage 3 lessons on the topic of food. Gives and overview of what foods are found in which parts of the world. Includes a differentiated task where pupils have to locate different foods from around the world and complete paragraphs to suggest why they’re found in these places. Aims to build upon basic map skills and introduce ideas about climate for the more able.
sarahwoodhead
Revision Technique: GCSE Geography

Revision Technique: GCSE Geography

A lesson focussing on techniques for revision. Examples used are from the topics of: Resource Management, Rivers, Coasts and Tropical Storm Hazards, . I have written it for the AQA 9-1 GCSE, however I would assume that most, if not all of the ideas are on most specs. The lesson looks at memorising key words, mnemonics, use of pictures to jog memory, ways to summarise and revise processes, practice questions and mind mapping. Slightly more than a lesson’s worth, but you can select what activites your students require. Please note that there is some overlap betweent this lesson and the ‘Revision Technique: GCSE Rivers’ lesson.
sarahwoodhead
Revision Technique: GCSE Rivers

Revision Technique: GCSE Rivers

A lesson focussing on techniques for revision. Examples used are from the rivers GCSE topic. I have written it for the AQA 9-1 GCSE, however I would assume that most, if not all of the ideas are on most specs. The lesson looks at memorising key words, mnemonics, use of pictures to jog memory, ways to summarise and revise processes, practice questions and mind mapping. Slightly more than a lesson’s worth, but you can select what activites your students require. Please note that there is some overlap betweent this lesson and the ‘Revision Technique: GCSE Geography’ lesson.
sarahwoodhead
Opportunities and Challenges in Makoko, Lagos- Hopes, Problems and Threats

Opportunities and Challenges in Makoko, Lagos- Hopes, Problems and Threats

Lesson on Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria. Forms part of the Lagos case study for Urban growth in the AQA Geography 9-1 spec. Lesson includes use of statistics, a video about Makoko, exam question practice and a conflict Matrix examining the role of different stakeholders in deciding on the future of Makoko. Students will work through the booklet which accompanies the lesson and there is a QR code with a link to the video if they wish to re-watch it as part of revision.
sarahwoodhead
Urban Change in Manchester AQA GCSE 9-1 5 Lessons

Urban Change in Manchester AQA GCSE 9-1 5 Lessons

Set of 5 lessons about urban change in Manchester. Includes… 1)perceptions of Manchester from local and international levels using critical thinking and investigating maps 2) ethnicity, diversity and migration taught through a proportional circle mapping activity. 3) Transport and waster management including case study question practice. 4) Deprivation, dereliction and regeneration, looking specifically at Ancoats and New Islington. Activities include looking at the views of different stakeholders and an evaluation question worth 6 marks 5) Pressures on the Urban-Rural Fringe and the Use of Green Space uses videos to share ideas on differing views on building on Green-Belt. Pupils will read an article about the effects of urban sprawl, focussing on Altrincham and Trafford All resources to teach 5 lessons are included.
sarahwoodhead
Tourism in Brazil- Design a Holiday

Tourism in Brazil- Design a Holiday

A lesson which introduces different types of tourism and some key words for pupils. Pupils have to select one holiday maker from the options and design the best holiday to Brazil for them, choosing appropriate flights, accommodation and an itinerary. This lesson doesn't require any IT as information sheets are included in the pack, making it ideal for a pupil led, research lesson where IT facilities are not available for pupils. It's aimed at a year 8 class, but could be used for year 7s and year 9s as well. A differentiated version of the proposal sheet is included and also some stickers where pupils can peer assess each other's work in an engaging way.
sarahwoodhead
Causes and Effects of Storm Doris

Causes and Effects of Storm Doris

Powerpoint with resources included and a written lesson plan. This lesson works as an introduction to UK storms and extreme weather. Origninally designed for a high ability year 8 class, it could also be used to introduce extreme weather in the UK to GCSE classes for the AQA spec. This lesson is designed for Storm Doris, but is easily adaptable to a different case study if needed. Pupils will have to classify the effects of the storm and work to try and understand the causes from a card sort.
sarahwoodhead
Rubbish (Henderson) Island

Rubbish (Henderson) Island

A lesson that investigates plastic waste and the pollution of Henderson island. Links with current changes in governmental policy and very topical with blue planet highlighting this issue. Used with a year 7 class. The powerpoint includes a booklet for the pupils to fill in as you go through the lesson. Pupils will have to used clues to work out where the island is (map skills) and will have the opportunity to voice their own opinions on the emotive topic.
sarahwoodhead
AQA GCSE 9-1 Urban Growth in Nigeria,  Lagos 4 Lessons

AQA GCSE 9-1 Urban Growth in Nigeria, Lagos 4 Lessons

Set of 4 lessons for GCSE to explore urbanisation and urban issues in Lagos, Nigeria. Includes a workbook for pupils to follow and complete. Includes appropriate video links and all resources needed for lessons. Pupils will be using a range of teaching strategies including think, ink, pair, shares, exam questions, rewording of questions, reflection on specification, annotation of photographs, analysing of data and maps etc.
sarahwoodhead
Economic Features of the UK

Economic Features of the UK

SOW Sub Section of AQA in 3.2.2: Major changes in the economy of the UK have affected, and will continue to affect, employment patterns and regional growth. All resources for Lessons are included along with detailed and differentiated Powerpoints
sarahwoodhead
North-South Divide

North-South Divide

For AQA GCSE Geography Grades 9-1 Economic Features of the UK. Main task is locating cities and classifying according to wealth, commenting on patterns, using videos to understand the concept of the North South divide and discussions the reasons for it. Looks at Hull City of Culture. Includes homework sheet. All resources included
sarahwoodhead