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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.

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.
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 - threats to orangutans
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Endangered Species - threats to orangutans

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The seventh lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson leads on from the previous lesson (production of palm oil) the further examine the threats to orangutans. It also covers a range of other threats to this species.
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.
Geographical descriptions - global scale
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Geographical descriptions - global scale

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This is the second in a two-lesson series that supports learners in developing descriptive skills, as required by the Eduqas Geography B specification. This lesson focuses on descriptions at a global scale and includes a recap of the continents, instruction on latitude and longitude (and associated task sheet) and also explains the concept of hemispheres. The lesson is fully resources and seeks to enable students to secure top marks at the lower- and mid-tariff questions involving geographical descriptions.
Endangered Species - Revision Lesson
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Endangered Species - Revision Lesson

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The twelfth lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson revises the key concept studied during this unit ready for a test the following lesson.
Geographical descriptions - local and national scale
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Geographical descriptions - local and national scale

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The first of two lessons developing descriptive skills among GCSE students. This lesson focuses on local and national-scale descriptions and includes 4- and 6- figure grid references and the suggested format for descriptions provided by Eduqas/WJEC to allow students to maximise results in lower tariff description-based exam questions.
Graphicacy - types of Graph/map
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Graphicacy - types of Graph/map

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This lesson introduces the a wide range of graph types to support the Eduqas B Geograph 9-1 specification, although it is directly transferable to all specifications. It introduces the graph types and asks students to select appropriate types based upon certain criteria. The lesson covers: Axis Bar, line and pie charts Pictographs Histographs Divided bar charts Scatter graph Population pyramid Flow line graph Located bar chart Kite diagrams Star or radial diagrams
Endangered Species - Disease
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Endangered Species - Disease

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The eleventh 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 species posed by disease. It is an ICT-based guided independent research 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.
Whole Unit:  Eduqas 9-1 GCSE Geography
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Whole Unit: Eduqas 9-1 GCSE Geography

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This bundle is an entire unit to introduce students to their GCSE Geography course. It is designed for Eduqas B but relates directly to Eduqas A and all other specifications with a small number of changes (specifically, the names and order of your units of study). All resources are included and each lesson contains both direct instruction and a range of engaging developmental activities. These are not lessons that you will have to download and get the kids to read from the board - they will be doing things independently! This bundle offers great value and the unit is a great way to begin the course. It includes geographical descriptions at various scales (and includes what the examiner is looking for), introductions to concepts such as geopolitics, global organisations, infrastructure, sustainability and, of course, a wide range of types and style of graph.
What do we know about endangered animals
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What do we know about endangered animals

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The first 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 concept of endangered species by looking at the Tasmanian Tiger and busting some myths about the reasons for its extinction. Students are led to the standard conclusion that humans precipitated extinction of this species then presented with evidence through a card sort that will lead them to examine the role of climate change and biology in this case of extinction.
Whole Unit - Endangered Species
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Whole Unit - Endangered Species

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A 13-lesson KS3 unit on endangered species. This unit introduces the concept of extinction and the related categories, mass extinction events, the historical precedents, the overview of human causes of extinction then individual lessons to fully explore these causes. Each lesson is fully resourced and has a range of engaging activities, research, active learning, etc. The unit includes a revision lesson and an exam-style assessment with mark scheme and resource booklet. I created this because I could find no other decent unit about endangered species - I hope you are find it really useful.
Infrastructure
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Infrastructure

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This lesson develops an understanding of infrastructure, an oft-named element of GCSE Geography but one which is rarely explained properly to allow students to access higher-level explanations of, for example, differing levels of development. This lesson introduces the concept of infrastructure, explains the difference between hard and soft infrastructure then investigates how infrastructure may affect development (and vise versa). The lesson is fully resources 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’.
Endangered Species - Plastic Pollition
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Endangered Species - Plastic Pollition

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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.
Introduction to Eduqas B GCSE Geography
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Introduction to Eduqas B GCSE Geography

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This lesson introduces students to the Eduqas/WJEC Geography B 9-1 course and includes an activity to introduce them to the structure of the course, the key content and some types of graph/map. It also gives them guidance on how to achieve the best results and positive habits for GCSE Geography students. A complete lesson with all associated resources and activities included.
Sustainability
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Sustainability

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This lesson supports understanding of the concept of sustainability, a core component of all GCSE Geography specifications. It leads from the sustainability of different types of infrastructure (leading on from the previous lesson in this series) to investigate public investment in infrastructure (and how sustainable this may be), then leads onto core components of a GCSE course and examines the concept of sustainability in those contexts. It is fully resourced with engaging developmental activities.
Mass Extinction Events - Human Causes
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Mass Extinction Events - Human Causes

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The fourth lesson in a 13-lesson KS3 Geography unit about Endangered Species. All lessons are fully resourced with a range of engaging activities. This lesson is guided ICT research about the 8 different ways that humans may be causing mass extinction events. Students are introduced to the concepts and then guided to research specific species at risk and possible solutions.
Endangered Species - Introduced species
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Endangered Species - Introduced species

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The tenth 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 native species posed by introduced species, focusing on the cane toad in eastern Australia. This is a very fun lesson that students enjoy.
Endangered Species - Trad. Chinese Meds.
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Endangered Species - Trad. Chinese Meds.

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The eighth 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 a range of species used in traditional Chinese medicine, the ethical issues surrounding the use of these animals and the cultural issues involved in dismissing their efficacy to protect species.