UK North South Divide - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

UK North South Divide - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS the evidence for and strategies for addressing the social and economic North South Divide. LESSON INVOLVES Starter involves adding economic data to a UK map. The first main task requires students to note down key terms and then to watch a video do discover what those key terms mean. The second main task provides the students with timed slides with information about three strategies to address the north south divide: HS2, Enterprise Zones and LEPs (local enterprise partnerships). Students then colour code the strategies to link it to the information taken earlier from the video. The final plenary is a video with a bad word in it – my students can handle that but feel free to omit if wish! LESSON RESOURCES videos are hyperlinked to the screen shots. Put into slide show mode and then click on them. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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LIC / NEE Case Study: Nigeria - Environmental Impacts and Quality of Life - AQA GCSE Geography

LIC / NEE Case Study: Nigeria - Environmental Impacts and Quality of Life - AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: the environmental impacts of development (rapid urbanisation, deforestation, oil extraction) juxtaposed against the improvements in quality of life. LESSON INVOLVES: Students start off by matching images to facts and then to explanations of the environmental issue identified above. They then annotate these images with what they have learned. they then add sketches/doodles to a traced sketch of a Nigerian person to outline their improvements in quality of life. The final task is to create a proportional symbols map to demonstrate the impacts vs. improvement, leading the students to make a judgement over whether the development is actually worth it. RESOURCES: There the picture to cut out and annotate, as well as the template of a person to trace. There is also a map of Nigeria for their proportional symbols task, and the proportional symbols to either cut out or trace. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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UK Social Impacts of Industrial Change - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

UK Social Impacts of Industrial Change - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS the social and economic impacts of the changing economy for a rural area (the Outer Hebrides) and a more urban area (Cambridgeshire). LESSON INVOLVES Students first locate the rural and urban areas of Britain on a map. Following this they then mark on where the Outer Hebrides and Cambridgeshire are located through a series of clues. Some questions then accompany two graphs to give an introduction to the two locations. Students then use the info-coins sheet to write economic effects or social effects inside pound signs or people, they then place those on their map (this task can be simplified to simply annotating the map. Students then add their own understanding of the knock-on effects of these impacts to their map. Theses task are differentiated by target grade. LESSON RESOURCES The info coins task refers to the Blue Oxford GCSE Geography AQA (edited by S. Ross) text book for extra support. If you don't use this text book you can offer some other form of support. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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UK Economic Change - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

UK Economic Change - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS the major changes in the UKs economy including deindustrialisation, the post industrial economy and the move towards service industries, science and business parks. LESSON INVOLES the majority of the lesson is taken up by the creation of a timeline (differentiated by target)- first looking at what happened and when, then using different colours to explain why the things happened/are happening or will happen. The final task is to put these pieces together into a short story supported by mixed up sentences. LESSON RESOURCES the timeline activity is supported by some information sheets that are intrinsically differentiated (some info boxes are easier to read, some more complex). The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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UK Infrastructure and Sustainability - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

UK Infrastructure and Sustainability - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS Improvements to the UK transport infrastructure including: HS2, motorway upgrades, Heathrow third runway, Liverpool port improvements. Going on to look the challenges this presents for sustainability and Torr Quarry as an example of sustainable economic development. LESSON INVOLVES Watching a series of videos and making differentiated targeted notes on the different improvements in transport identified above. Then an exam question to identify that the increase in economic development leads to increased emissions. After this students then create a differentiated mini infographic on Torr Quarry as an example or where development can be sustainable - taking into account social, environmental and economic impacts. Final task is an exam question. Peer assessment mini plenaries, starter and final plenary are also included. LESSON RESOURCES There are sheets for students to make their video notes on, as well as template for the mini infographic. IMPORTANT - for the info graphic task the lesson uses the Blue Oxford GCSE Geography AQA text book (edited by S. Ross). If you don't use this text book the infogaphic task can be adapted for whichever case study you choose to use. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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Climate Change impacts/effects AQA New spec, GCSE Geography

Climate Change impacts/effects AQA New spec, GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: a range of impacts of climate change, including: increased drought, extreme weather events, spread of disease, sea level rise, extinction, etc. As well as how these impact each other. LESSON INVOLVES: starts with a range of images of impacts, asking students to think about how they are connected. The main activity is a round the room info hunt with different posters on different impacts (differentiated) students then create a visual representation in their books of how these effect human, plants and animals, and in turn how the impacts are interconnected. Last task is an exam question. RESOURCES: The posters are differentiated with simpler text and more complex text (the key is on the slides). These can also be simply displayed on the screen or given out as information packs. There are also a selection of graphs for more able students to use to add specifics to their impact descriptions. NOTES: the images on the first slide are on a timer. click to make the first image appear, the rest will then appear in turn automatically after 15 seconds or so. Please review with any feedback :-)
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LEDC/LIC city, RIO - 8 LESSONS, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LEDC/LIC city, RIO - 8 LESSONS, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

This bundle contains 8 lessons covering all aspects of the LIC City part of the new Urban Issues and Challenges unit for AQA GCSE Geography, including an introduction to Rio lesson, and a review lesson. Lessons are fully resourced, include a number of GCSE practice questions and differentiation and challenge opportunities for most tasks. Please review with any feedback.
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LIC / NEE Case Study: Nigeria TNCs vs Aid - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LIC / NEE Case Study: Nigeria TNCs vs Aid - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS: the positives and negative impacts of TNCs operating in a LIC/NEE (Shell) and the role of international aid (Action Aid). Considering which best assists development. LESSON INVOLVES: Students start off by defining TNCs and considering their positive and negative impacts. They then are prompted to focus on the positives using an exam question to practice gleaning information from images. The negatives are presented through a video (hyperlinked - accessible in slideshow mode) and students asked to differentiate between making a point and showing understanding. Aid is introduced by a video (hyperlinked) on Action Aid and then an activity using a differentiated article on a health centre case study. The lesson ends with an exam question. RESOURCES: There are 2 articles: the one denoted "MA" is for middle - lower ability, "HA" is for higher ability. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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LIC Case Study: Nigeria's Industrial Structure - AQA  GCSE Geography new spec - Economics

LIC Case Study: Nigeria's Industrial Structure - AQA GCSE Geography new spec - Economics

LESSON COVERS: the changes and current status of Nigeria's economy and employment structure (Uses the Oxford AQA GCSE textbook: edited by S.Ross) LESSON INVOLVES: Students start by creating a graph depicting Nigeria's current employment structure. The main task of the lesson is to create a differentiated CV for Nigeria - the different parts of the CV related to different elements of learning about Nigeria's economy. The final task is to write the personal statement as a persuasive summary of what they have learned and why Nigeria should be considered for the future role of HIC. Students can write of sketch their CV information but must write the final statement. Lesson also includes a 5 minute review slide with questions from previous topics (can be skipped or edited if not relevant) RESOURCES: Their are two CV templates: MA - middle to lower ability/grades, HA higher ability/grades. The CV should be printed A3. The Oxford text book is used, but the lesson format can easily be edited to fit a different country with a different text book to support. The lesson also includes a 5 minute "Review Previous Learning" task, as a revision tool - feel free to omit or adapt. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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GCSE Geography Case Study Revision (slides and quizes) AQA A

GCSE Geography Case Study Revision (slides and quizes) AQA A

THIS IS NOW FOR THE OLD AQA A SPEC (some parts can be used depending on areas of study chosen in new spec - file can also be modernised/updated) Colourful, memorable slides with attached questions to help geography students remember key case study information. USES: I use them as starter memory-style quizes at the start of revision lessons, as a one-slide way to re-teach a case study and have uploaded them as a revision resource for the students. They are all hyperlinked, so it can be used like a website when in slideshow mode. Completely editable so you can change the questions, facts, etc as best suits what you have taught. INCLUDED CASE STUDIES: Restless Earth: The Alps, Montserrat, Yellowstone super volcano,Indian Ocean Tsunami, Haiti, Kobe. Coasts: The Maldives, Holderness (erosion and management), Studland. Population: China, Kerala, UK. Tourism: Lake District, Jamaica, Antarctica. Urban: Curitiba, Cabot Circus Bristol, Favela Barrio. Rivers: Somerset Level, Bangladesh, Rutland Water. ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A BUMPER REVISION PACK HERE https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bumper-exam-question-pack-revision-extras-aqa-a-gcse-geography-11470618 Please leave a review and feel free to include any feedback for improvements :-)
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Supervolcano - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 3

Supervolcano - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 3

LESSON COVERS: exploring what a super volcano is, how they are formed and how they are different to other volcanoes, and the potential extent of the effects of a super eruption (local vs. global) LESSON INVOLVES: exploring the definition of a super volcano and using a video to introduce the concept and look at how they are formed. Developing map skills and data skills through comparing eruption size to regular eruptions. This task has a support graph for students to use. Using video to introduce the idea of local and global effects, using notes taken from these videos to add information to maps of the world/north america - depending on ability. RESOURCES: support graph template is available to complete or simply use as a guide for students to create their own. The two types of maps are in the same file on different slides - print as required. NOTES: the link the video is embedded, put the slides into slide show mode and then click on the video screen grab. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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Sinkholes - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 1

Sinkholes - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 1

LESSON COVERS: discovering what sinkholes are, why they happen and the dangers they pose for humans LESSON INVOLVES: students form questions about a sinkhole photo to start the lesson - they then come back and answer these questions at the end. A video introduces the concept and then definition and key words are explored. A map is used to explore and describe where they occur. Another video then explains how they occur, students then explain in their own terms through annotated diagrams. To end there is a writing exercise where students imagine they are the brother of a man swallowed by a sink hole. SKILLS: -Map skills with direction and continent and country location. -Diagram drawing and annotations RESOURCES: the lesson includes link to videos. If you put the lesson in slide show mode and click on the screen grab of the video it will take you to the video itself. Or you can click on the image and go to insert>hyperlink across the top and copy and paste the link out of the box. NOTES: most activities are differentiated and/or have challenge and support options Please review with any feedback/improvements required :-)
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Global Variation in Development - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

Global Variation in Development - AQA GCSE Geography - Economics

LESSON COVERS: GNI, HDI and other indicators of development, the "north south divide" of development, and looking at how effective development indicators are. LESSON INVOLVES: students introduce to relevant key words, shown two videos - one introducing HDI and another introducing GNI, with a differentiated task for each. Following this there is a differentiated development indicators task where they research and evaluate each one. There is then a map task task where students illustrate the north south divide and add specific details on specific countries in each part. The final task is an exam question, with a quick plenary at the end. RESOURCES: The indicators task table is also saved as a separate document for you to print out for those students who need some egging along. The map task maps AND higher level maps are save in the same document. The development indicators task refers to a text book - just substitute this information for whichever dictionaries or texts books you wish to use. NOTES: the link the video is embedded, put the slides into slide show mode and then click on the video screen grab. Some tasks have a TOP TIPS box for students to contribute ideas and teacher to type up. Please review with any feedback or if you spot any weevils in the lesson :-)
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HIC Bristol, social inequality, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

HIC Bristol, social inequality, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: to case study areas in Bristol (Filwood and Stoke Bishop) and the contrasting quality of life residents experience in each area. LESSON INVOLVES: a practice exam question to describe the location, a thinking task to interpret photos and a long photo sorting and annotation task. Lesson ends with a verbal debate. RESOURCES: only resources will be the sheet of photos. You will need a good supply of scissors and glue though. Alternatively you can ask students to glue in the entire sheet and create a code for each image and to annotate with really long arrows, or through numbering the photos. NOTES: this lesson plan is based on a 75 minute lesson, but can be streamlined using the above adaptation. Please review with any feedback :-)
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HIC Bristol: Social opportunities, New Urban Unit AQA GCSE Geography

HIC Bristol: Social opportunities, New Urban Unit AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: Social opportunties for people in Bristol, broken down into cultural, economic/employment and leisure LESSON INVOLVES: students create a perfect city pie, with slices made up of specific information on different types of social opportunities. Once the slices are made up they than designed a packaging label to sell the advantages of the opportunities they have selected. The students are encouraged to select the opportunities that would make Bristol the perfect city for them. RESOURCES: there are 2 differentiated pie templates: one with three slices, the other with 6. Social opportunity cards with details of 9 different opportunities (3 of each type). NOTES: I lay the opportunity cards out at the front of the class for them to come up and select from. Once they have finished with one, they come back and swap for another one. I usually print off the social opportunities on different coloured paper, to make the different categories obvious. Please review with any feedback :-)
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Sustainable Urban Living, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

Sustainable Urban Living, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: how sustainable urban living addresses the issues of waste, water, energy and green space, using Hanham Hall in Bristol as an example. LESSON INVOLVES: exploring the meaning of sustainability, sorting human activities into a sustainability venn diagram. AG&T students are then selected to be architects, each equipped with "Architect cards" (power point slides to be printed double sided). Students then visit the "architect" students to collect info on the various sustainable elements of Hanham Hall. evaluating them as they go, selecting one to not invest in at the end. To end students design a house card to go in an estate agents window advertising a Hanham Hall property (at this point the architect students sit in a group and complete the previous task together). RESOURCES: The video at the end can be accessed by putting the powerpoint in slideshow mode and clicking on the screen grab. The 5 architect cards should be printed double sided. NOTES: If you don't wanted to select "architect" students and have the students visit them you could put the architect slides up with a time limit for each. Please review with any feedback :-)
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HIC Bristol: Environmental opportunities and challenges, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

HIC Bristol: Environmental opportunities and challenges, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: three ways in which Bristol has taken the opportunity to overcome environmental challenges, including: reducing congestion by using the integrated transport system, providing more habitat and green space through urban greening, and saving resources through comprehensive recycling schemes. LESSON INVOLVES: students are told that Bristol is on a mission to become Europe's greenest city, and that there are three steps to achieving this mission: recycling, urban greening, and integrated transport. For each opportunity there is an activity, including a compound graph drawing activity for recycling. Lesson ends with an exam question. RESOURCES: the video is hyperlinked - put the powerpoint in slide show mode, and click on the screen grabbed image of the video. All other resources are attached here, but you will need graph paper for the graph. NOTES: this is potentially a DOUBLE LESSON Please review with any feedback :-)
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HIC city Bristol intro lesson, New Urban Unit AQA GCSE Geography

HIC city Bristol intro lesson, New Urban Unit AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: an introduction to Bristol's location, it's importance as a city, why it has become so big and what migration means for the city. LESSON INVOLVES: whole lesson creative activity - the creation of a welcome to Bristol mat, to be populated with differentiated info from the slides, and or/supporting photocopy. RESOURCES: welcome mat should be printed out on A3. NOTES: The info slides are on timers and will change every 13 minutes - this can be easily adjusted on the transition settings, or overridden manually. To access the youtube video put the powerpoint in slide show mode and click on the video screen grab. Please review with any feedback :-)
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Climate Change adaptation / mitigation AQA New spec, GCSE Geography

Climate Change adaptation / mitigation AQA New spec, GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: the definition of and difference between adaptation and mitigation and examples of how each in being employed in relation to climate change. LESSON INVOLVES: the main part of the lesson involves watching a selection of short videos or sections of hyperlinked videos. students make notes on a choice of two template sheets and categorise the video as an example of mitigation, adaptation, or both. Following this they choose a role from the COP21 meetings in Paris and write a speech using what they have learnt within the context of their role (prompts for what to include are on the screen). RESOURCES: all the videos are hyperlinked, to access them put the powerpoint in slide show mode and click on the screen grabs. Some videos have a note underneath saying which parts of the video to watch (if they are too long). Pre-teach the term "desalinisation" before showing the desalinisation video. The sheets the students can use to make notes are differentiated - the blank venn diagram is for more able students. Please review with any feedback :-)
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LIC Rio, Urban planning for Urban poor, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LIC Rio, Urban planning for Urban poor, New Urban Unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: different elements of the Favela Barrio project and it is improving quality of life for favela residents. LESSON INVOLVES: the main task is a round-the-room differentiated info hunt activity, followed by a differentiated before-and-after annotation activity. RESOURCES: the info hunt posters should be put up around your room, or alternatively can be printed off as slide show handouts and used while students are sat at their desks. The before and after sheet has a differentiated version with sentences starters (see page 2). Please review with any feedback :-)
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MEDC/HIC city, BRISTOL - 7 LESSONS, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

MEDC/HIC city, BRISTOL - 7 LESSONS, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

This bundle contains 8 lessons covering all aspects of the HIC City part of the new Urban Issues and Challenges unit for AQA GCSE Geography, including an introduction to Rio lesson, and a review lesson. Lessons are fully resourced, include a number of GCSE practice questions and differentiation and challenge opportunities for most tasks. Please review with any feedback.
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