Hero image

Thomas Molloy's Shop

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.
Graphicacy - types of Graph/map
tmm1979tmm1979

Graphicacy - types of Graph/map

(0)
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
Mumbai - Formal and Informal Employment
tmm1979tmm1979

Mumbai - Formal and Informal Employment

(0)
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.
Geopolitics
tmm1979tmm1979

Geopolitics

(0)
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.
Migration to Mumbai
tmm1979tmm1979

Migration to Mumbai

(0)
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.
Development: 13: Nike - a MNC
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 13: Nike - a MNC

(0)
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.
Endangered Species - Coral Reef
tmm1979tmm1979

Endangered Species - Coral Reef

(0)
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 - Disease
tmm1979tmm1979

Endangered Species - Disease

(0)
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.
Infrastructure
tmm1979tmm1979

Infrastructure

(0)
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.
Introduction to Eduqas B GCSE Geography
tmm1979tmm1979

Introduction to Eduqas B GCSE Geography

(0)
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.
Mass Extinction Events - Human Causes
tmm1979tmm1979

Mass Extinction Events - Human Causes

(0)
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.
What do we know about endangered animals
tmm1979tmm1979

What do we know about endangered animals

(0)
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.
What is an endangered Species
tmm1979tmm1979

What is an endangered Species

(0)
The second 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 various categories of extinction and prompts students to consider the basis requirements of a species in order to survive.
Endangered Species - threats to orangutans
tmm1979tmm1979

Endangered Species - threats to orangutans

(0)
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 - Plastic Pollution
tmm1979tmm1979

Endangered Species - Plastic Pollution

(0)
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: 4. Is HDI the best way?
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 4. Is HDI the best way?

(0)
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 HDI in the context of the enquiry process (specifically, developing a hypothesis and testing correlation on a scatter graph).
Development: 7. Trade
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 7. Trade

(0)
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.
Development: 5. Employment sectors
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 5. Employment sectors

(0)
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: 15. Impacts on Kenya
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 15. Impacts on Kenya

(0)
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 impacts of globalisation upon Kenya, an LIC.
Development: 17. Aid
tmm1979tmm1979

Development: 17. Aid

(0)
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 different types of aid, their intended use and includes a mini-decision making exercise.
Geographical descriptions - local and national scale
tmm1979tmm1979

Geographical descriptions - local and national scale

(0)
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.