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One of those teachers who spends way too much time on presentation and aesthetics as well as content, but I believe this makes many of my resources appealing and engaging. Creating resources is one of my favourite parts of the job. I also keep myself very well read and traveled, so I like to believe all my resources are very well informed and sourced through experiences. If you really like my free resources, I'd be very happy if you could buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK

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One of those teachers who spends way too much time on presentation and aesthetics as well as content, but I believe this makes many of my resources appealing and engaging. Creating resources is one of my favourite parts of the job. I also keep myself very well read and traveled, so I like to believe all my resources are very well informed and sourced through experiences. If you really like my free resources, I'd be very happy if you could buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK
KS3 Middle East Scheme of Work & Resources
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KS3 Middle East Scheme of Work & Resources

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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. You will need to download the “Sakkal Majalla” font for the text to display properly (easily found online for free). Not all resources could be uploaded (e.g. the Human Planet and Planet Earth videos, the raw files for the card game and the Lesson 8 Aegis GIS file (Aegis3 or Aegis3 Viewer needed) - but I can supply the card game files and GIS file 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! Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. * Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
Crash-Course GCSE Geography Revision Sheets
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Crash-Course GCSE Geography Revision Sheets

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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! Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. :) * Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
KS3 Glaciers Scheme of Work & Resources
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KS3 Glaciers Scheme of Work & Resources

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I would like to share with you all our department’s scheme of work on glaciers. It was co-written with student leaders and hopefully you will find some or all of it useful! This scheme also refers to relevant video clips from a field trip to the USA (http://youtu.be/qC5ZvFeFThU and http://youtu.be/kfrUB8mdYAI) Feel free to download all the resources or [glacier] cherry-pick. ;) I would be very grateful if you could review my work, in order to help others judge whether the resource(s) are useful, and I how I could improve them. Thanks! Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. :) * Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
Top Trumps Card Game: NOAA's Greenhouse Gas Sampling Network
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Top Trumps Card Game: NOAA's Greenhouse Gas Sampling Network

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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! Kit Rackley - UK Educational Practitioner and NOAA Affiliate (Dec 2017) http://geogramblings.wordpress.com Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley. * Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
A Tale of Two Cities: London & Mumbai
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A Tale of Two Cities: London & Mumbai

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This scheme of work is designed to start preparing Year 9 students for GCSE by mirroring part of the ‘Urban Issues and Challenges’ section of the AQA Geography GCSE (8035) which considers a case study of a HIC city and LIC city. Since this unit focuses on two cities at the same time rather than one, the focus is often of comparison and connections rather than depth. This scheme of work is assessed by a mock GCSE tier-less examination at the end of the unit. The assessment is linked to the new GCSE 9-1 grades as well as KS3 progress ladders. As a whole unit, this scheme of work is expected to take around 14-15 hours. Not all resources could be provided. However, this scheme has been uploaded ‘as-is’ for you to use, adapt and develop as you wish, but please credit me as the original author. I would be very grateful if you could review my work, in order to help others judge whether the resource(s) are useful, and how they could be improve them. Thanks! Why FREE? While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so please leave me some kind feedback and consider buying me a ‘coffee’ at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. You can find a wide range of other resources at my blog: https://www.geogramblings.com
European Migrant 'Crisis' CASE STUDY and DME
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European Migrant 'Crisis' CASE STUDY and DME

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Serves both as a GCSE Geography case study and decision making practice. Just a re-jigged resource that I created for the death-throes of the 2012 OCR-B syllabus, but still relevant for the new 9-1 GCSEs. Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. :) *
Urban sustainability: Ideas from the Solar Decathlon 2017
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Urban sustainability: Ideas from the Solar Decathlon 2017

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I had the opportunity to visit the Solar Decathlon in Denver 2017. I put together this resource to match the part of most GCSE Geography syllabuses that focus on urban growth and sustainability. Some slides are region-based (east of England) and for the AQA syllabus, but the main learning objectives are very relevant for a range of scales and locations. This powerpoint can be used front-facing; as an independent learning resource or flipped homework task. I strongly recommend you search for and browse the official website, it is very informative! Why FREE? *While the resource is my own creation, it contains elements from other sources (which are cited/referenced where possible). But I do work very hard on making resources that are effective and engaging, so if you feel like that’s worth reward please leave me some kind feedback and/or consider purchasing one of my paid resources! You could also buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. :) * Please check out my blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
Students as Partners, Not Just Stakeholders
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Students as Partners, Not Just Stakeholders

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Lecture delivered at the Geographical Association National Conference in Manchester, April 2016. ‘Students as stakeholders’ is not new, but embedding them into the fabric of the department through leadership, decision making and peer support can breed creativity and energy. This lecture will report on a case study from a high school in Norfolk that shows that, from leading lessons and field work groups to steering department policy, all that is needed is trust in your students. The resource is the lecture handout, with links to the referenced presentation, videos and materials included. If you like my work and would like to support me, please buy me a ‘coffee’ at https://ko-fi.com/O5O3GPPK. :) * Please check out my sabbatical blog at http://geogramblings.wordpress.com
North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study)
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North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study)

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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! This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) North Norfolk Coastal Management (Case Study) by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please help me improve by reviewing my work! :)
Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR
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Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Introduction to Ghana: Map & DCR by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Virtual London Field Trip
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Virtual London Field Trip

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Virtual London Field Trip by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Wind Farm Decision Making GIS
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Wind Farm Decision Making GIS

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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. *Unfortunately, the company who produced this program now appears to have disappeared… so unless you already have Aegis3 or Aegis3 Viewer, then you won’t be able to obtain it. Therefore this resource is being offered on a permanent discount, for those out there lucky enough to still have the Aegis3 program! If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Wind Farm Decision Making GIS by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Tourism In The Alps & Climate Change
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Tourism In The Alps & Climate Change

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Tourism in the Alps & Climate Change by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
China Rural to Urban Migration
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China Rural to Urban Migration

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Designed as a homework task. These differentiated worksheets ask pupils to consider the advantages and disadvantages of rural-to-urban migration in China. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) China Rural to Urban Migration by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR
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Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR

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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. *This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. * If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Introduction to Malawi: Map & DCR by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Ecotech (Sustainable Development) Virtual Tour
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Ecotech (Sustainable Development) Virtual Tour

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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. Sadly, the Green Britain Centre shut down in February 2019. Effectively, this is the only way you can ‘visit’ the Centre for now! *This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. * If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) EcoTech Virtual Tour by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Liquid Climate Graphs
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Liquid Climate Graphs

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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 ;) This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Liquid Climate Graphs by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The Simpsons Go To England! (Perceptions & Stereotypes)
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The Simpsons Go To England! (Perceptions & Stereotypes)

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) The Simpsons Go To England! by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Development Indications
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Development Indications

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) Development Indicators by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP
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FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP

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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. This is a legacy resource, and so has been permanently discounted down to £1. If you really like this resource and want to support me a little more, please consider also buying me a ‘coffee’ at http://ko-fi.com/kitrackley :) FIFA World Cup 2014: Participants & GDP by Kit Rackley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.