KS3 Middle East Scheme of Work & Resources

KS3 Middle East Scheme of Work & Resources

This scheme of work reflects content changes to the KS3 Geography syllabus. The Geography Student Leaders and members of the Geoggers extra-curricular club were heavily consulted and part of this unit has been written up in partnership with them (thank you!). The scheme of work takes a location-based approach covering many different aspects of physical and human geography, but also introduces relatively ‘new’ concepts such as conflict/war and international interdependence (e.g. migrant labour). This scheme also is designed to be the first real occasion where students rigorously practices their extended writing (PEE) and introduces themed-based GIS. This scheme of work is assessed by a written report which explicitly asks students to recall the learning in class. As a whole unit, this scheme of work is expected to take around 12-14 hours. Not all resources could be uploaded (e.g. the Human Planet and Planet Earth videos, and the Lesson 8 Aegis GIS file - but I can supply that on request). I would be very grateful if you could review our work, in order to help others judge whether the resource(s) are useful, and how they could be improve them. Thanks! ***I am on sabbatical for the 2017-18 academic year. Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com, documenting my experiences in a way that provides useful insights and resources for teachers!***
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Top Trumps Card Game: NOAA's Greenhouse Gas Sampling Network

Top Trumps Card Game: NOAA's Greenhouse Gas Sampling Network

The monitoring of greenhouse gases globally is an exceptionally important job and is highly logistical. The Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) group of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Global Monitoring Division (GMD) have locations all around the world from where their greenhouse gas air samples come from. This network is a major part of the global monitoring efforts, collaborating with a large number of organisations and government agencies. In this pack are a set of cards for a selection of 40 greenhouse gas sampling sites. Each card contains a range of information useful for discussion and development of further teaching resources. Some teaching ideas can be found on the ‘Teaching ideas’ card and a glossary of each card’s attributes are found on the ‘Attributes glossary’ card. Higher resolution images and a spreadsheet of card data are provided. The cards are set out on letter-sized paper which can be printed directly onto a sticker sheet (Avery 8163 - 2”x4”), trimmed and stuck onto blank playing cards. Alternatively feel free to give the card images to any third-party printer who will make playing cards for you! Steve Rackley - UK Educational Practitioner and NOAA Affiliate (Dec 2017) http://geogramblings.wordpress.com ***I am on sabbatical for the 2017-18 academic year. Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com, documenting my experiences in a way that provides useful insights and resources for teachers!***
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Crash-Course GCSE Geography Revision Sheets

Crash-Course GCSE Geography Revision Sheets

One-page revision sheets. One side information and the other side tasks to practice recall. A range of topics. I make these up as and when they are needed by our students. Hopefully useful! ***I am on sabbatical for the 2017-18 academic year. Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com, documenting my experiences in a way that provides useful insights and resources for teachers!***
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Wind Farm Decision Making GIS

Wind Farm Decision Making GIS

Students use a GIS package and a step-by-step guide to make a decision on where to build a wind farm. The area is based around our high school, but nevertheless, it is a good activity to experience decision making! You need the Aegis3 package installed on your school computers (there is a free 'viewer' version in order for students to access GIS the file - http://www.advisory-unit.org.uk/site/aegis3/aegis3viewerform2.asp). You also need to be an educational establishment (in order to freely use OS maps for educational purposes). Wind Farm Decision Making GIS by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Geography 'Bingo'

Geography 'Bingo'

A social bingo game to introduce the concept of 'Geography' and 'Geography' as a subject. Good for new starting cohorts! Geography 'Bingo' by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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China Rural to Urban Migration

China Rural to Urban Migration

Designed as a homework task. These differentiated worksheets ask pupils to consider the advantages and disadvantages of rural-to-urban migration in China. China Rural to Urban Migration by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Tourism In The Alps & Climate Change

Tourism In The Alps & Climate Change

I remember reading the giant IPCC report on Climate Change as part of my degree, that time spent actually came in handy later as I used the report to rustle up a handout about climate change in the Alps as part of a unit about tourism. I ended up turning it into a whole lesson activity. Tourism in the Alps & Climate Change by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Population Clock ICT Task

Population Clock ICT Task

An ICT task using a population clock on the web (website not written by me). Your computers will need a spreadsheet/graphing program such as MS Excel to plot the graph. Population Clock ICT Task by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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China One Child Policy Unintended Consequences

China One Child Policy Unintended Consequences

Designed to be a homework task. These differentiated worksheets ask pupils to consider the unintended consequences of the Chinese One Child Policy. China One Child Policy Unintended Consequences by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Population Distribution & Density

Population Distribution & Density

A simple set of worksheets to explore the patterns of population distribution and density. Includes "missing words" help as differentiation. Population Distribution & Density by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR

Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR

Introduction to the African national of Malawi using a map and photos, where students use the "development compass rose" for analysis. Contains differentiated worksheets. This has come on the back of developing a scheme of work due to our school being linked with a high school in Dedza, Malawi. Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Life In The UK (Resource Pack for Developing Nations)

Life In The UK (Resource Pack for Developing Nations)

This pack has been created by students in the Gifted & Talented Geography group from Framingham Earl High School, Norwich in the United Kingdom. We created this pack as part of a gift to our friends in Umbwi School, Dedza, which is our link school in Malawi as part of the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. The idea was to produce a low-tech visual resource which is honest about life in rural UK. We know it is not perfect, and we wish we had more time to reflect other parts of UK life that are not represented, but we had a lot of fun making it. The resource cards have been completely constructed by the students, with the majority of the photos taken by them too. We hope you enjoy using this resource! Zikomo! (Chichewa for “Thank you!”) All sales of this product will be given to the Norwich-Dedza Partnership (http://www.norwich-dedza.org) in order to help them continue with their work. Life In The UK (Resource Pack) by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP

FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP

We have a unit on World Sport which covers that year's major international sporting event. This lesson is about the participants of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Pupils learn were the countries are from, but also explore whether the wealth of a country influence success in the competition, or whether it wins the right to host it. FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Time to head west? (Rural-to-Urban Migration in The Gambia)

Time to head west? (Rural-to-Urban Migration in The Gambia)

Students explore push and pull factors of rural-to-urban migration in LEDCs/developing countries using a set of mystery cards. It is based on a woman who lives in rural Gambia. The task encourages co-operative and dialogic learning, and then asks them to apply the idea into over contexts. Time to head west? (Rural-to-Urban Migration in The Gambia) by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please help me to improve my work by reviewing it! :)
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Annotated Sketching

Annotated Sketching

A simple task to enable pupils to practice the geographical skill of annotated sketching. Annotated Sketching by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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The Simpsons Go To England! (Perceptions & Stereotypes)

The Simpsons Go To England! (Perceptions & Stereotypes)

A fun way of exploring what is meant by stereotypical views and perceptions using the Simpson's visit to the UK! This pack contains differentiated resources, including a Polish EAL version. It is not totally necessary, but for full use of these resources you need the episode of The Simpsons where they visit the UK ("The Regina Monologues"). The 'letter' task makes for a nice homework. The Simpsons Go To England! by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Site & Situation (Malawi)

Site & Situation (Malawi)

I created this resource involving teachers from Malawi through the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. A different take on typical 'site & situation' tasks! Many thanks to my good friend, Mr Francis Mpakati of Umbwi Secondary School, Dedza for his help with this. All sales from this resource will go to support the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. :) Site & Situation (Malawi) by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Ecotech (Sustainable Development) Virtual Tour

Ecotech (Sustainable Development) Virtual Tour

A virtual tour of the Ecotech (Green Britain) Centre in the UK, for those who can't go there for real! A good exploration of sustainability. EcoTech Virtual Tour by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR

Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR

Introduction to the African national of Ghana using a map and photos, where students use the "development compass rose" for analysis. Contains differentiated worksheets. Unlike the Malawi version, you will need atlases or a third-party Ghana/Africa map. Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Development Indications

Development Indications

These resources are designed to be used as a 'jigsaw' (co-operative learning) activity, to help groups of students learnt about the common development indicators. Development Indicators by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study)

North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study)

Our legacy GCSE (senior) students needed to get their teeth into detailed case studies for their exams, so we try to structure resources in a way that allows them to summarise complex and specific information. Since our school is in Norfolk, UK, we have a great example of coastal management along our coastline, with a wealth of information from the authorities. Here I've put them together in a way that helps students to summarise the info they need. The resources contain citations to the information if you want/need to take this case study further! North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study) by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please help me improve by reviewing my work! :)
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Virtual London Field Trip

Virtual London Field Trip

We take our Year 9 students (8th Graders) to London each year, and there are a handful of those who don't go. So I invested a few hours into turning our trip into a virtual tour. Students take an urban-transect of London, 'visit' the London Docklands, walk along the riverside and see sites from London Eye. Virtual London Field Trip by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Liquid Climate Graphs

Liquid Climate Graphs

Full lesson materials to demonstrate how climate graphs work using water and bottles. You'll need a set of used washed drinks bottles (500ml-ish), blue food colouring and some string. Of course, I cannot supply you with the physical materials over the internet! May be one day ;) Liquid Climate Graphs by Steve Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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UK Links With Malawi (Imports and Exports)

UK Links With Malawi (Imports and Exports)

I created this resource for visiting Primary Schools as part of a Malawi Conference, involving teachers from Malawi through the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. The cards are a fun way to explore what Malawi exports to the UK, and the spider diagram gets pupils to attach their lives with the imports brought into the UK. I was expecting older kids than 5 year olds, but it worked from them! All sales from this resource will go to support the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. :)
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