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I'm a teacher and the Author of the Amazon e-book;' Time Smart Teaching' and my mission is to create Geography resources to help teachers save time and reduce their workload. I am sharing additional time saving tips for teachers on my YOUTUBE channel ' Time Smart Teaching' if you fancy dropping by!

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I'm a teacher and the Author of the Amazon e-book;' Time Smart Teaching' and my mission is to create Geography resources to help teachers save time and reduce their workload. I am sharing additional time saving tips for teachers on my YOUTUBE channel ' Time Smart Teaching' if you fancy dropping by!
virtual fieldwork environmental quality survey
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virtual fieldwork environmental quality survey

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An environmental quality survey ( or EQS) is a popular method of fieldwork. It involved measuring different aspects of the urban area by analysing a series of photographs from in and around Manchester ( although you could easily subsidize your own photo’s from your own local town or city). This GCSE focussed lesson takes students on a virtual journey from Manchester’s CBD to the urban rural fringe, showing them buildings and homes from along a transect. The students have to analyse the photographs carefully in order to make decisions on the appearence, safety and amount of green open space etc and fill in the pre-designed bi-polar grid accordingly. They can them choose to display their results on a radial graph ( template provided) or make a bar chart. The lesson ends with an exam questions, and gets them to evaluate the methods used to gather their primary data. This lesson would be good at KS3 to prepare them for fieldwork requirements of GCSE, or as a preparation lesson prior to EQS fieldwork at GCSE.
Tundra Biome Year 7 SOW , Siberia, Antarctica
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Tundra Biome Year 7 SOW , Siberia, Antarctica

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There are 6 full lessons here to cover cold climates and the tundra biome to Geography classes at ks3. Each lesson develops different skills, from map making skills journalism writing, evaluating and making timelines. Students will gain an overall understanding of what the icy tundra biome is like, will be able to name and describe a range of glacial landscape features and also explain how extreme tourism and climate change are effecting our icy places. Designed and taught succesfully for year 7 classes for 5 years by an Ofsted outstanding department. Highly enjoyable for the kids to build their sense of awe and wonder.
GCSE Geography mock exam revision: economic world , resource management, urbanisation
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GCSE Geography mock exam revision: economic world , resource management, urbanisation

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This resource is designed for a quick recap across all 3 of the Human Paper topics: Urban Issues and Challenges, The Challenge of Resource Management and Changing Economic World. It is made up of a series of 20 questions on each topic ( 60 in total) which only require brief answers ( 1 -2 marks) and is taken from across a broad range of the specification, focusing on the CORE elements. It has been designed for last minute revision and can be done in class or at home. It would be useful for students to complete with access to the BBC bitesize revision website or a revision guide to ease speed of completion. Most of the command words are give, identify, outline, describe etc. Please note these are questions only without answers/ mark scheme.
Geography  River Tees case study storyboard UK physical landscapes
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Geography River Tees case study storyboard UK physical landscapes

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The river Tees flows for 85 miles through Northern England from Cross Fell in the Pennines, to the North sea near Middlesbrough. It shows typical valley features of the long profile of a river and is an important example to study for the new AQA GCSE Geography curriculum. This 6 part storyboard activity allows students to make notes independently at key stages along the river’ journey from the BBC bitesize website amongst others. This was written for lower to middle ability students in mind to give them lots of visual references to remember key facts about the river Tees. There are 3 exam type extension questions at the bottom of the worksheet to stretch the more able students in the class. To complete the task they must show skills such as field-sketching, map reading and comprehension.
Global energy supplies revision activity
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Global energy supplies revision activity

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Most countries devise their electricity generation mean through a mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy resources. This A3 revision poster gets students analysing energy mix trends from pie charts located onto the world map. The original map is available as a free download from the EDF energy website; edfenergy.com/energy/education however a large copy is made available on the second slide of the powerpoint. Students answer prompt questions onto the A3 sheet around a copy of the pie-chart map, such as ’ describe the UK’s energy mix’ and also ’ compare the energy mix between the USA and Brazil.’ There are questions designed to make student connect more broadly to the topic ’ Challenge of Resource Management. The energy mix section on this topic is core contact, therefore important for all students to understand. These would make ideal classroom displays or as independent revision work in the lead up to examinations. This worksheet is designed for middle to higher ability students but could be easily adapted for lower abilities with a few prompts/ sentence starters here and there.
extreme weather in the UK
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extreme weather in the UK

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Extreme weather can be defined as atmospheric conditions that lie outside what is normal or expected based on location and previous climatic averages. Some experts argue that climate change is leading to more extreme weather events becoming more common in the UK and globally. This lesson examines the role of the turbulent jet stream as a key influencer on UK climates, and how if it gets ’ stuck’ our weather patterns also become static leading to heatwaves, droughts and flooding. This lesson includes article analysis from the Guardian, the use of the blue Oxford GCSE textbooks to fill in a table plus infographic analysis. Past paper worksheet included. Full lesson.
Geography: Food Insecurity Impacts
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Geography: Food Insecurity Impacts

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Food insecurity is where there is not enough physical, or financial access to a range of safe, nutritious food to keep a person healthy. The rise of global production chains and international food trading and export, has created food stress in various regions of the world, This has been made worse by climate change. This GCSE lesson links to the topic ’ Challenge of Resource Management’ under the AQA spec A curriculum for GCSE Geography. Each group will be given a different impact of food insecurity ( rising prices, social unrest, malnutrition, environmental degredation). They must explain the impact and come up with at least 3 ideas/ ways in which the problem can be alleviated. Think policy/ technology/ education. They are given 3 internet links to use may use in addition to textbooks to help. When the group presents their ideas/ solutions back to the group, each student must chose and write the best one and write this on their worksheet grid. This lesson is about students leading learning and teaching each other.
Harry Potter GIS Geography skills
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Harry Potter GIS Geography skills

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Harry Potter is the famous teenage wizzard in popular book series by J K Rowling. Lots of students at KS3 will be familiar with the stories and recognise the photographs of the filming locations at Kings Cross Station, however this worksheet based lesson will help them understand the other locations in and around the UK where films such as ’ The prisoner of Azkaban’ and ‘The Deathly Hallows’ were shot. Using the free and readily available Interactive GIS map of film set locations available from the Visit Britain website, student’s work their way though a set of questions by clicking on the map pin-points and zooming in and out with the scale key to find out the answers. Students must have a basic understanding of map skills such as direction, scale and distance to complete these exercises, and know the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom. Some knowledge of map symbols is also beneficial. The booklet is suitable for all ability levels within years 7 and 8. There is an extension task to challenge more able students to create a tour around the UK to show visitors 5 key important film locations. A PDF printable proforma is given to help students plan their Harry Potter Tour. This set of activities can be done largely independently, and is therefore suitable for class and home-based learning. This resource is part of an ongoing series of ’ learning Geography through Harry Potter’ which I am expanding.
Gegraphy Threats to Antarctica
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Gegraphy Threats to Antarctica

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In this 5th lesson in our cold climate series ’ Pol to Pole’ and following on from lesson 4 on extreme tourism in the Antarctic Cruise, learners examine human impacts on cold climates and Antarctica. Students main task is to evaluate which human threats are the most pressing and urgent, but completing a diamond 9 activity. Students could then follow this up by writing an international code of conduct for Antarctic scientists and visitors.
Tectonics, plate boundaries lesson
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Tectonics, plate boundaries lesson

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Full lesson looking at the different properties of tectonic boundaries. Students extend and finish the mind map example based on the information provided in the powerpoint. This resource has been brought to you by the author of the Amazon Kindle ebook ’ Time Smart Teaching: 8 Insider Tips to reduce your workload that Schools don’t tell you!. 100% free for Amazon Unlimited subscribers and available to download at the following link; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Smart-Teaching-Insider-Workload-ebook/dp/B082ZBLFQQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=time+smart+teaching&qid=1577972903&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 The introductory chapters are FREE to read on my tes shop page.
River landforms revision
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River landforms revision

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Revision slides recapping on how the following features are made: ox-bow lakes Delta’s River Cliffs Waterfall rapids Natural levees Task asks students to work in groups to produce a poster presentation to deliver to the class on one of the features. This resource has been brought to you by the author of the Amazon Kindle ebook ’ Time Smart Teaching: 8 Insider Tips to reduce your workload that Schools don’t tell you!. 100% free for Amazon Unlimited subscribers and available to download at the following link; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Smart-Teaching-Insider-Workload-ebook/dp/B082ZBLFQQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=time+smart+teaching&qid=1577972903&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 The introductory chapters are FREE to read on my tes shop page.
UK national parks
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UK national parks

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National Parks were established in 1951 with the Peak District designated as the first official national park in England. They came about after mass protests in the 1930’s from the working classes demanding greater access to the countryside. Since then, many more have been added such as the ’ South Downs’ and ’ New Forest’. This lesson is based around developing maps skills at ks3 and generating a locational knowledge of the UK by building group ’ maps from memory’ maps of the UK national park. Maps from memory simply involved one person from each group going to look at the completed map outside the classroom, remembering the name and location of one park, then returning to add it onto their group blank map inside the classroom. It is a popular and well known geography learning game. The students then analyse 2 separate maps of two different national parks ; the Cairngorms national park, and the Pembrookshire Coast. They use the maps to fill in a comparison grid which asks them to identify human and physical attractions. This activity could be supplemented by use of ipads to navigate to BING maps or similar to find out more detailed information. This task could be done individually or or pairs. Finally there is a plenary discussion on alternative geographical futures ; what would the UK be like now if there were no National parks?
GCSE Global Atmospheric Circulation explained
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GCSE Global Atmospheric Circulation explained

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Getting across the mechanisms involved in global atmospheric circulation, the heating effect of the equator plus the spinning effect, can be a tricky ! GCSE geography students often get confused. I have provided this lesson plus worksheet to help simply the physical processes involved for the middle ability and lower ability pupils. Student get the chance to make a whole class person model of the global atmospheric system to test their team work skills and their understanding. understanding how, why and where low and high pressure systems operate is a prerequisite for students to learn about the distribution of global biomes along latitude belts.
Discovering Antartica - extreme tourism
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Discovering Antartica - extreme tourism

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This 4th lesson in our cold climate series ’ Pole to Pole’ allows students to discover Antarctica through a virtual Antarctic cruise. They will learn to annotate the Antarctic icy landscape and discover what tourist activities away those on the cruise. We also compare how the Arctic is different from the Antarctic using a true or false quiz- the students find the answer by studying and comparing the 2 maps of the poles.
Geography GCSE how does geology effect coastal erosion
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Geography GCSE how does geology effect coastal erosion

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The geology of a coastline will have an impact on how quickly it retreats backwards due to the erosion processes off hydraulic action and abrasion. This lesson considers how the aspect, rock type, layers and existing sea defenses all contribute to different rates of erosion. The meanings of the terms lithology, concordant and discordant coastlines are apparent throughout the lesson. This lesson was designed initially for an interview, and worked really well for a 50 minute lesson duration. starter: Students examine the picture and discuss what is happening to the houses and why. They then compare two coastlines; Durdle Door and Swanage Bay, and predict which one they think will retreat the quickest, with the aid of maps. Main - students annotate their images/ maps with information about the geology of each coastline, from either the teacher talk or print-outs from the slides. they can be encouraged to do their own research also at this point. Then they attempt a 4 mark exam question designed to test their understanding of the geology and how it influences coastal erosion. plenary- a gap fill exercise on an image to test students recall on the main factors discussed in the lesson.
Geography Mitigating Climate Change  impacts
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Geography Mitigating Climate Change impacts

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This lesson examines the ways in which we mitigate, or reduce the severaity of the impacts of global climate change using actions on a range of scales. The lesson focus is on the role of the Paris 2015 climate summit, but includes optional update on the USA Trump administration and their retraction on president Obama’s climate promises. This lesson works alongside the use of the blue AQA Oxford GCSE texts books, but could easily be done without.
characteristics of the rainforest biome
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characteristics of the rainforest biome

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The tropical rainforest biomes are found close to the equator where low pressure systems create bands of high rainfall and long daylight hours that promote high plant growth. Rainforests are densely packed areas of tall vegeatation high amounts of life and biodiversity. This full KS3 lesson and associated sheets and activities give students a full understanding on the layers of the rainforest ecosystem structure, where they are found, and how to analyse and describe the climate of a rainforest using a climate graph. This lesson was originally designed as part of a year 7 ecosystems topic, but would work equally well for year 8. The main task involves students sketching a copy of a diagram on the layers of the rainforest and annotating it in detail using prompts and gap-fill sentences to help them. They then watch a video and make further independant labels.
climate Change Report assessment ks3
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climate Change Report assessment ks3

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Differentiated resource to allow students to show what they know about the causes effects and solutions to climate change (global warming). There is a level assesment criteria and a writing frame to help less able students. Suitable for years 7 and 8 This resource has been brought to you by the author of the Amazon Kindle ebook ’ Time Smart Teaching: 8 Insider Tips to reduce your workload that Schools don’t tell you!. 100% free for Amazon Unlimited subscribers and available to download at the following link; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Smart-Teaching-Insider-Workload-ebook/dp/B082ZBLFQQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=time+smart+teaching&qid=1577972903&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 The introductory chapters are FREE to read on my tes shop page.
GIS air pollution UK investigation
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GIS air pollution UK investigation

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This is a stand-alone activity using De Bono’s thinking skills/ hats to analysis a GIS image of air pollution levels accorss the uk. There is a link to the met office website to help complete the task, and an extension activity for the more able. The questions are colour-coded into the 6 hats, however you don’t need any prior knowlege on these to utilize the resource. Originally written for our year 9 GIS scheme of work.
Fieldwork escape room revision
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Fieldwork escape room revision

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A code-busting themed revision worksheet aimed at developing key terms associated with fieldwork activities and the paper 3 AQA examination for GCSE geography. This easily lends itself to any school or centre and develops both literacy and numerical skills needed for the paper 3 exam. Full answers are provided.