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My name is Becky Russell and I work in a secondary school in North Manchester. I have been teaching now for over 9 years and I feel my passion lies in creating engaging and stimulating resources. I am Lead Teacher for T&L and Geography at my school. Hopefully my easy to access format and SEN friendly designs will be as helpful to you as they have been to me. Twitter: @teachgeogblog

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My name is Becky Russell and I work in a secondary school in North Manchester. I have been teaching now for over 9 years and I feel my passion lies in creating engaging and stimulating resources. I am Lead Teacher for T&L and Geography at my school. Hopefully my easy to access format and SEN friendly designs will be as helpful to you as they have been to me. Twitter: @teachgeogblog
Christmas Quiz 2018
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Christmas Quiz 2018

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Round 1: Christmas Films (5 questions)- New Round 2: 2018 Songs (5 questions)- New Round 3: Christmas covered Celebs (5 questions)- New Round 4: This Year in pictures (12 questions)- New Round 5: Christmas Catchphrases (5 questions)-Old (same as 2017) Round 6: Christmas Close Up (5 questions)- Old (same as 2017) Round 7: Christmas TV Specials (5 questions)- New Round 8: Christmas Trivia (5 questions)- Old (same as 2017) Round 9: General Knowledge (5 questions)- Old (same as 2017) Round 10: Find the Christmas Items (1 question)- New Total: 53 questions, 124 slide PPT and Answer Sheet attached Font: Grilled Cheese- may need to be downloaded on some computers.
New Specification AQA Geography Urban Issues and Challenges
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New Specification AQA Geography Urban Issues and Challenges

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A Zipped folder with a full series of 18 lessons and their appending resources. Some textbook pages references/scanned- GCSE Geography AQA (Ed. S.Ross, N. Rowles, D.Holmes, B.Digby). Lesson 1: Urbanisation and Megacities Lesson 2: NEE/BRIC/MINT Countries e.g. Lagos Lesson 3: Intro to Rio de Janeiro Lesson 4: Social and Economic Opoortunities Lesson 5: Squatter Settlements in Rio Lesson 6: Improving the Squatter Settlements Lesson 7: Social Challenges in Rio Lesson 8: Economic Challenges in Rio Lesson 9: Improving Rio's Environment Lesson 10: Urban Change in the UK Lesson 11: Introduction to Manchester Lesson 12: Manchester Land Use Lesson 13: Manchester Deprivation Lesson 14: Salford Case Study Lesson 15: Social and Economic Opportunities in Salford Lesson 16: Sustainable Urban Living Lesson 17: Manchester Sustainable Settlement Lesson 18: Sustainable Traffic Management (London Congestion Charge) + Urbanisation RAG document- Example Exam Questions.
AQA GCSE Geography New Specification The Development Gap Lessons
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AQA GCSE Geography New Specification The Development Gap Lessons

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A series of 7 lessons and resources to support the new GCSE AQA Geography specification Unit 2: Changes in the Human Environment- Development. Lesson 1 and 2: The Development Gap Lesson 3: Measures of Development Lesson 4: The DTM Lesson 5: Population Pyramids Lesson 6: Causes of Uneven Development Lesson 7: Migration and Uneven Development
Challenges of Weather and Climate FULL SCHEME OF LESSONS AND RESOURCES
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Challenges of Weather and Climate FULL SCHEME OF LESSONS AND RESOURCES

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Resources made to suit AQA Specification A, but can be adapted to any Weather topic. Resource pack includes full PowerPoint lessons, worksheets and revision material: - Lesson 1: Weather and Climate - Lesson 2: Regional Changes in UK Climate - Lesson 3: Depressions - Lesson 4: Anticyclones -Lesson 5: Extreme UK Weather - Lesson 6: Boscastle -Lesson 7: Evidence of Global Warming -Lesson 8: Effects of Global Warming - Lesson 9: Responses to GW - Lesson 10: Hurricanes - Lesson 11: Katrina - Lesson 12: Cyclone Nargis - Lesson 13: Figure Skills - Lesson 14: REVISION PPT Full scheme of work for this topic included.
AQA NEW SPECIFICATION Coasts and Rivers
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AQA NEW SPECIFICATION Coasts and Rivers

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Full scheme of lessons and resources to support the new AQA specification Paper 1: living with the Physical Environment. Lesson 1: Introduction to Physical Environments Lesson 2: Coastal Processes Lesson 3: Weathering and Deposition Lesson 3.5: Weathering and Deposition (2) Lesson 4: Headland Erosion Lesson 5: Coastal Deposition Lesson 6: Case Study: Swanage Lesson 7: Coastal Management Lesson 8: Holderness Coastline Management Lesson 9: River Processes Lesson 10: Landforms in the Upper Course Lesson 11: Landforms in the Middle Course Lesson 12: Landforms in the Lower Course Lesson 13: Hydrographs
Epic Summer 2018 Quiz
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Epic Summer 2018 Quiz

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This quiz is made up of 10 rounds and there are 83 available points! [Points in brackets] Round 1: 2018 Films (5) Round 2: 2018 Songs (Clips included on PPT) (10) Round 3: Summer covered Celebrities (5) Round 4: This Year in Pictures (12) Round 5: Pics from Space (5) Round 6: Summer Close Up (5) Round 7: Summer TV Specials (5) Round 8: Country Catchphrase (5) Round 9: General Knowledge (5) Round 10: Find the Summer Items (1) Tiebreaker included! Answer Sheet also included.
NEW SPECIFICATION AQA Geography Natural Hazards
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NEW SPECIFICATION AQA Geography Natural Hazards

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10 LESSONS AND ALL RESOURCES INCLUDING EXAM QUESTIONS AND MODEL ANSWERS, covering the new AQA Geography specification content on Natural Hazards (Tectonic). I have included the new grade criteria, practice exam questions, model answers and student friendly mark schemes. Content of Download: Lesson 1: Natural Hazards Overview Lesson 2: Plate Tectonics Lesson 3: Plate Boundaries Lesson 4: Earthquakes Lesson 5: Nepal Earthquake [LIC] (2 lessons of content) Lesson 6: Christchurch Earthquake [HIC] Lesson 7: Case Study Exam Question Lesson 8: Icelandic Volcano HIC Lesson 9: Montserrat Volcano LIC Lesson 10: Managing and Living with the risk of Tectonic Hazards Challenge: A-Level Plate Tectonics Questions Image Credits for ClipArts
AQA Geography Weather Hazards FULL SERIES OF LESSONS AND RESOURCES
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AQA Geography Weather Hazards FULL SERIES OF LESSONS AND RESOURCES

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A full series of lessons and resources on the AQA GCSE Geography specification (Natural Hazards) Lesson 1: Global Atmospheric Circulation Lesson 2: Tropical Storms Lesson 3: Typhoon Haiyan Lesson 4: Reducing the effects of a tropical storm Lesson 5: UK Weather Lesson 6: Cumbria Floods 2015 Lesson 7: Evidence for Climate Change Lesson 8: Natural Causes of Climate Change Lesson 9: Human Causes of Climate Change and Managing the impact of Climate Change
Rocks and Weathering FULL SCHEME OF LESSONS, RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT
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Rocks and Weathering FULL SCHEME OF LESSONS, RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT

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A full scheme of 10 lessons on rocks and weathering complete with an Assessment with Banding Criteria. Includes: - Geological Timescales - The Rock Cycle - Sedimentary Landforms (and Case Study) - Igneous Landforms (and Case Study) - Metamorphic Landforms (and Case Study) - Weathering - International Case Studies (Russia and Jordan) + Assessment and 3 Homeworks! Image credits slide added.
Ecosystems Full Scheme of LESSONS, RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT
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Ecosystems Full Scheme of LESSONS, RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT

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A full scheme of lessons and resources for Ecosystems, can be used in both KS3 and KS4. - Lesson 1: Introduction to Ecosystems - Lesson 2: Tropical Rainforests - Lesson 3: Savannah Grasslands - Lesson 4: Hot Deserts - Lesson 5: Hot Desert Case Study: Death Valley - Lesson 6: Arctic Tundra - Lesson 7 Revision Poster Task - Lesson 8- BONUS LESSON: Americas Ecosystem Assessment and mark scheme included.
Tropical Rainforest Escape Room
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Tropical Rainforest Escape Room

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A PPT and resources for students to carry out a TRF escape room. I use this with a Y10 low ability group to inspire them in the topic~ works really well! You will have to change my school badge from some slides. I print the information slides in A3 and then laminate the key slides and ‘I BROKE OUT’ and ‘I DIDNT BREAK OUT’ slides. The pupil answer sheet also has the teacher answer sheet attached. I place the laminated key under my chair. Equipment not provided: You wil need a padlock with a 4 number combination and a suitcase/box to open.
Teaching and Learning 'Hacks'
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Teaching and Learning 'Hacks'

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Pictures show preview of 22 page PDF with links to editable lesson resources (all available in the bundle). This is a digital product which compromises of 10 chapters of teaching aids, with direct links to over 70 editable lesson ideas which can be copied into already established lesson plans. I have produced this document to aid teachers at all stages of their career, a refresher for those established, well qualified educators to the new young generation of teachers looking for a selection of ‘how-to’s’ when beginning a career as dynamic as ours! This document has over 90 ‘hacks’, most can take you to editable documents/PowerPoints to help you add them to already established lessons. Simply click on the picture icon next to the idea and open hyperlink. The chapters covered are: - Mastering Marking - Starter Solutions - Perfect Plenaries - Provision 4 Progress - Quality Questioning - Choose 2 Challenge - Supporting SEND - Revision Remedies - Literacy/Numeracy Aids - Lesson Planning Zip Folder includes: PDF of Teaching and Learning 'Hacks' which includes all hyperlinks 77 editable lesson ideas including: PowerPoints (69), Word Documents (4) and Publisher Documents (4)
Teaching and Learning Cue Cards
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Teaching and Learning Cue Cards

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Some Teaching and Learning Cue Cards I have designed for all staff in my school. I have made them into a keyring for all staff to attach to their planners/keys etc... The teaching strategies and ideas are all focused on the following key areas: - Behaviour for Learning - Questioning - Numeracy across the curriculum - Literacy across the curriculum - Supporting SEND students - Challenging the most able I have attached a PDF and editable Publisher document, also pictures demonstrating how they were constructed. Great for promoting T+L Strategies whole school at CPD sessions.
Geography CPD Resources
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Geography CPD Resources

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Need to improve the resources/teaching in your Geography department? Some helpful ideas to include into lessons to engage and inspire! Some Geography CPD Resources I have delivered in the past few years. Includes: - Basic Lesson Ideas - Engaging Starters and Plenaries - Strategies to Challenge the most able
Strategies to cut down on Marking (Effective Marking)
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Strategies to cut down on Marking (Effective Marking)

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How to be an effective marker not an over-marker. A CPD Session planned to show Geography teachers (can be adapted for other subject areas) how to cut down on marking workload. These are successful strategies I have used. Go to https://twitter.com/teachgeogblog for more lesson ideas and marking strategies. Credit for the 5minute marking plan @TeacherToolkit Image credits slide added.