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I'm a Head of Geography at a 11-16 secondary school in Leicestershire, UK. I enjoy creating lessons that students enjoy - so you will not find reams of text on the board for them to read or for you to transmit. I believe in a range of engaging activities per lesson.

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I'm a Head of Geography at a 11-16 secondary school in Leicestershire, UK. I enjoy creating lessons that students enjoy - so you will not find reams of text on the board for them to read or for you to transmit. I believe in a range of engaging activities per lesson.
Geopolitics
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Geopolitics

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This lesson supports students’ wider global knowledge about geopolitics and international relations, why some countries cooperate and how political systems differ. This is designed to support their knowledge of issues such as aid and trade later in the Development unit. The lesson is fully resourced with engaging developmental activities.
Mass Extinction Events in History
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Mass Extinction Events in History

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The third lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson introduces the history of extinction on Earth and the concept of ‘mass extinctions events’.
Development: 6: Sust. Development Goals
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Development: 6: Sust. Development Goals

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This is part of a fully resourced scheme of work for the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography specification, although it is easily adaptable for other specifications. Each lesson has all materials provided (with YouTube links) and is ready to teach out-of-the-box. This lesson introduced the sustainable development goals and asks how they can be used to improve living conditions and quality of life around the world. It also includes the cycle of poverty and structured practice at an extended-answer 8-mark question.
Geography Cover Work: Mapping Europe
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Geography Cover Work: Mapping Europe

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Cover work for Geography, either KS3 or KS4. You will need to supply atlases (or a map on a PPT to be projected) and then pupils simply work through the tasks. Could not be easier - no more complaints from supply teachers or cover supervisors and no mores scratching aroundf at 7am when you are i ll - just set the worksheet and forget about it.
14. How are the rivers Tigris and Euphrates managed?
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14. How are the rivers Tigris and Euphrates managed?

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This lesson revises ‘Rivers’ and ‘Water Resources’ aspects of KS3 by examining the issue of river management in Turkey and Syria and its impacts on Iraq. The question of how this may lead to conflict in the future is discussed. This is a part of a fully-resourced unit with a range of styles of activity and unashamedly embracing aspects of thinking skills (they still work) and dual coding. The unit was designed for Y9 and synoptically revises their KS3 course whilst using skills and concepts from their KS4 Geography studies (specifically, for Eduqas Geography B but relevant to all boards).
1. What factors affect international relations?
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1. What factors affect international relations?

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Intended forY9, this is a fully-resourced synoptic unit about international relations designed to support pupils as they move towards GCSE Geography. The unit examines international relations and the factors that affect these, superpowers, alliances, trade, hard- and soft-power, Belt and Road Initiative/debt-trap diplomacy, the causes, consequences and solutions of war and the role and efficacy of the UN. There is an optional final series of lessons to allow pupils to watch Hotel Rwanda to support their learning and provide a but of light relief at the very end of the year - the film is not provided and you should be sure to examine the accompanying PowerPoint that explains the premise to pupils and also states the exact time where the “N” word is used in the film so you can mute it. This lesson examines the factors affecting international relations and asks pupils to map the major geopolitical alliances of the world.
Mumbai - Formal and Informal Employment
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Mumbai - Formal and Informal Employment

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Lesson 7 in my GCSE Geography unit - Mumbai. This lesson examines formal and informal employment in Mumbai. The lesson utilised hyperlinked videos, a sorting activity, graph analysis and photo reading to develop understanding. A homework is included that could also be an extension activity.
16. What solutions are there for Israel and Palestine?
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16. What solutions are there for Israel and Palestine?

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A lesson examining the advantages and disadvantages of three proposed solutions to the Israel-Palestine issue through a DME activity. This is a part of a fully-resourced unit with a range of styles of activity and unashamedly embracing aspects of thinking skills (they still work) and dual coding. The unit was designed for Y9 and synoptically revises their KS3 course whilst using skills and concepts from their KS4 Geography studies (specifically, for Eduqas Geography B but relevant to all boards).
Development: 13: Nike - a MNC
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Development: 13: Nike - a MNC

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This is part of a fully resourced scheme of work for the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography specification, although it is easily adaptable for other specifications. Each lesson has all materials provided (with YouTube links) and is ready to teach out-of-the-box. This lesson uses Nike as an example of a MNC, the issue of out-sourcing and the advantages/disadvantages of MNCs for the company, the worker and the host-country.
15. Why is there deadlock in Israel and Palestine?
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15. Why is there deadlock in Israel and Palestine?

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A lesson introducing the Israel-Palestine issue and examining its roots and impacts through a mystery activity. This is a part of a fully-resourced unit with a range of styles of activity and unashamedly embracing aspects of thinking skills (they still work) and dual coding. The unit was designed for Y9 and synoptically revises their KS3 course whilst using skills and concepts from their KS4 Geography studies (specifically, for Eduqas Geography B but relevant to all boards).
Sydney - What is a global city?
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Sydney - What is a global city?

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Prepared for the Eduqas GCSE Geography B 9-1 specification (and applicable to all other boards), with all resources provided and ready to teach straight away. My lessons are interactive and provide a variety of teaching and learning activities. This lesson is part of the ‘HIC Global Cities: Sydney’ scheme of work (available as a bundle) of fifteen lessons about Sydney. This lesson introduces students to the concept of global cities and megacities, including the criteria, classification of global cities and embeds global location knowledge through a mapping task.
Development: 7. Trade
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Development: 7. Trade

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This is part of a fully resourced scheme of work for the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography specification, although it is easily adaptable for other specifications. Each lesson has all materials provided (with YouTube links) and is ready to teach out-of-the-box. This lesson introduces the concept of trade and the multitude of keywords associated with it. It then moves on to examine the some of the impacts of trade upon development using cocoa as an example. The lesson introduces the UK, Vietnam and Kenya as the HIC/NIC/LIC to be used for the remainder of this unit.
8. What is GIS and how is it useful to Geographers
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8. What is GIS and how is it useful to Geographers

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Introducing a basic GIS (Nat Geo Mapmaker). The lesson is from a Y7 introduction to Geography skill-based unit. It is fully resourced with a range of engaging activities to introduce pupils to the subject and its core skills. You will need access to an ICT suite for pupils to fully engage with the second half of this lesson. The lesson is from a Y7 introduction to Geography skill-based unit. It is fully resourced with a range of engaging activities to introduce pupils to the subject and its core skills.
Endangered Species - Coral Reef
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Endangered Species - Coral Reef

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The fifth lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson introduces the threats to coral reefs due to climate change and examines some possible solutions.
Endangered Species- Palm Oil Issues
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Endangered Species- Palm Oil Issues

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The sixth lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson introduces the threats to to species caused by deforestation for palm oil plantations. It includes the palm oil production and distribution cycle, uses of palm oil and leads onto the following lessons concerning threats to orangutans.
Endangered Species - Plastic Pollution
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Endangered Species - Plastic Pollution

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The ninth lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson introduces the threats to various species as a result of plastic pollution by humans.
Development: 5. Employment sectors
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Development: 5. Employment sectors

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This is part of a fully resourced scheme of work for the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography specification, although it is easily adaptable for other specifications. Each lesson has all materials provided (with YouTube links) and is ready to teach out-of-the-box. This lesson introduces the concept of employment sectors and examines how we can use these to judge rates of develoment, or more accurately, how these affect levels of development. The lesson includes a step-by-step construction of the dreaded ‘triangular graph’ that Eduqas include in the specification.
Development: 11. Globalisation & inequality
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Development: 11. Globalisation & inequality

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This is part of a fully resourced scheme of work for the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Geography specification, although it is easily adaptable for other specifications. Each lesson has all materials provided (with YouTube links) and is ready to teach out-of-the-box. This lesson examines the issue of inequality in the context of globalisation. It examines how the countries we will study (specifically in this case, UK and Vietnam) have been affected by globalisation. It includes an exam question and map analysis.
Migration to Mumbai
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Migration to Mumbai

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A fully-resourced GCSE Geography lesson exploring the push and pull factors leading to the growth of Mumbai. Pupils complete a classification activity to identify push, pull, obstructions and problems for Mumbai factors. There is an extension/homework activity where students create a scatter graph to test a hypothesis about rural poverty driving migration to Mumbai. Part of a wider unit but a standalone lesson.
5. Where do people live in the Middle East?
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5. Where do people live in the Middle East?

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A lesson examining the population density of the Middle East, including the growth of cities. The main activity is a map task. This is a part of a fully-resourced unit with a range of styles of activity and unashamedly embracing aspects of thinking skills (they still work) and dual coding. The unit was designed for Y9 and synoptically revises their KS3 course whilst using skills and concepts from their KS4 Geography studies (specifically, for Eduqas Geography B but relevant to all boards).