Elementary School geography lesson plans and activities: People and environment

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Brazil Full SoW

Brazil Full SoW

I've written this for KS3 EBD boys. There are links on the lesson plans to websites. It is a full scheme of work with attached power points, worksheets and activities.

By asadler79

Flooding

Flooding

Flood response task and flooding case study Cockermouth in the Lake District, also includes a lesson on how to prepare for a flood in a group style lesson delivery

By leighbee23

Sustainable communities, BedZED and Egan's wheel (includes homework) - Eduqas WJEC GCSE (Theme 2)

Sustainable communities, BedZED and Egan's wheel (includes homework) - Eduqas WJEC GCSE (Theme 2)

This lesson follows on in the sequence of Theme 2 regarding population and urban change. Student consider what a sustainable community is with a mini revision picture task and then look at eco-towns using BedZed as an example with a video link. Keywords are referenced and embedded into the power point before Egan's wheel is introduced in the form of a jigsaw task. Students then have to evaluate their local area using Egan's wheel and make comparisons about the sustainability of the local catchments areas. Homework sheet with wheel attached also.

By Jillylo12

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

Earth Day Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 70 Slides

There are two Earth Days. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox. Another Earth Day is celebrated each year on 22nd April. Earth Day is a global event created to promote awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. It was launched in the USA in 1970. Today Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries around the world.This resource is a fully editable, colourful and informative 70 slide lesson / assembly presentation on Earth Day. The resource contains references toThe founders of Earth Day - John McConnell, Senator Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes.The first Earth Day in 1970 and its impact on legislation in the USA leading to the creation of the ‘United States Environmental Protection Agency’ and the ‘Clean Air’, ‘Clean Water’ and ‘Endangered Species’ Acts.Global warming, air pollution from factories and traffic, endangered species and deforestation.Re-cyling, re-using and reducing.Earth Day projects tree planting, cleaning up the environment.The 2016 Earth Day theme - Trees for the Earth – how trees help to combat pollution and global warming, prevent deforestation, provide homes, shelter and food for animals, provide income, food and means of transport for communities.How we can help to look after our wonderful planet earth.The power point contains hyperlinks to a breathtaking 4 minute video of our planet and a link to a moving ‘Earth Song’.A simple text version of this presentation more appropriate for younger / SEN pupils is also availableSimple Text Earth Day Lesson / Assembly PresentationFor more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

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13. Challenges In Liverpool 2/3

13. Challenges In Liverpool 2/3

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 13- Challenges In Liverpool 2/3

By jrlinton

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15. Urban Regeneration In Manchester

15. Urban Regeneration In Manchester

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 15- Urban Regeneration In Manchester

By jrlinton

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17. Sustainable Urban Living 2/2

17. Sustainable Urban Living 2/2

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 17- Sustainable Urban Living 2/2

By jrlinton

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18. Urban Transport Strategies

18. Urban Transport Strategies

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 18- Urban Transport Strategies

By jrlinton

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14. Challenges In Liverpool 3/3

14. Challenges In Liverpool 3/3

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And Challenges14. Challenges In Liverpool 3/3

By jrlinton

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11. Introducing Liverpool

11. Introducing Liverpool

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 11- Introducing Liverpool

By jrlinton

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16. Sustainable Urban Living 1/2

16. Sustainable Urban Living 1/2

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And Challenges16- Sustainable Urban Living 1/2

By jrlinton

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12. Challenges In Liverpool 1/3

12. Challenges In Liverpool 1/3

AQA GCSE Geography (2016)Unit 2- Challenges In The Human EnvironmentSection A- Urban Issues And ChallengesLesson 12- Challenges In Liverpool 1/3

By jrlinton

Resources 3: Peak Oil - When the Oil Runs Out - KS3 (Full 1 Hour Lesson Pack)

Resources 3: Peak Oil - When the Oil Runs Out - KS3 (Full 1 Hour Lesson Pack)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that investigates what 'peak oil' is and the implications it may have. The lesson is the third lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson.Learning Outcome 1 – ‘I understand why there is rising demand for oil around the world and the idea behind falling supply.'This lesson covers the following themes:Oil demand, supply and consumptionThe concept of 'Peak oil'Global problems and outcomesQualitative analysis of these outcomes and problemsEase of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read.These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

NEW GCSE - Urban World 2 - Land Use Changes (ED-Excel B) 1 Hour Lesson Pack

NEW GCSE - Urban World 2 - Land Use Changes (ED-Excel B) 1 Hour Lesson Pack

This is a full 1 hour lesson that covers land use and land use changes through ARCGIS - Though you could use another program easily. The lesson is part of a unit on urban change and challenges on the new Ed-Excel spec, though it could easily be adapted to other specifications. The lesson is geared up for ARCGIS and contains clear and detailed instructions on how to work through the activities, however you could take the concept and apply it to other software without much effort.Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand the characteristics of different urban land uses and the factors that influence land-use type.'This lesson covers the following themes:- Commercial, residential, industrial land uses.- How to identify land uses, using a map and satellite images.- Common map characteristics of residential and commercial areas.The lesson's core task is to use mapping software to identify 5 areas and describe the urban form, this will build students skills for later in the unit.Ease of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes referenced, differentiated handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read.Please feel free to leave a review :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

KS3 BMI - Migration and Identity - Places that Made Me

KS3 BMI - Migration and Identity - Places that Made Me

KS3 BMI (Key Stage 3 But More Interesting) is a new series in Pocket Point Resources based on the material that I wrote for a textbook that Hodder Education was going to publish until the government moved the curriculum goalposts in 2011. This lesson gets a nine-lesson unit called Migration and Identity started. Students are encouraged to think about their own perceptions of migration and the physical and mental baggage that people carry around as they travel from place to place, often against their will. There's a personal migration journey mapping exercise as part of this lesson.

By gesbcs

NEW GCSE - Urban World 6 - Urban Challenges & Opportunities - Rio De Janeiro (ED-Excel B)

NEW GCSE - Urban World 6 - Urban Challenges & Opportunities - Rio De Janeiro (ED-Excel B)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that investigates urban challenges and opportunities through a case study of Rio De Janeiro. The lesson is part of a unit covering urban change and challenges on the new Ed-Excel B spec, though it could easily be adapted to other specifications.Learning Outcome 1 - 'I understand the opportunities and challenges for people living in a megacity due to rapid population growth.'This lesson covers the following themes:- Life in favelas- Opportunities and challenges for rural-urban migrants- Negative multiplier effects / cycle of povertyEase of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes referenced, differentiated handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. Please feel free to leave a review :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS AQA GCSE (2016+)

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS AQA GCSE (2016+)

This bundle of resources is designed to meet the AQA GCSE specification for ecosystems (3.1.2.1) and tropical rainforests (3.1.2.2).Each lesson is clearly structured and resourced for ease of use and delivery. Although there are 7 seperate lessons, some content may take 2 lessons to deliver.

By cmcdonnell

Tertiary Economic Activities

Tertiary Economic Activities

A 41 slide PPT based on tertiary economic activities. Uses Spain as a case study on tourism. Includes transitions, maps, images and exam questions. Linked with Irish geography book 'New Geo' but 'to do' slides can easily be amended to suit class/textbook etc... See my 'shop' for a bundle including a PPT on Primary and Secondary Economic Activities

By emercullen

Economic Activities

Economic Activities

3 PowerPoint presentations - primary, secondary and tertiary economic activities. Each PPT has the same design and layout- easy to read and follow. Comic sans font used to facilitate students with dyslexia. Each PPT contains images, maps and 'to do' slides with exam questions. Some slides direct students to questions in their text book but this can easily be adapted to suit the class. Each PPT also available individually in my shop.

By emercullen

NEW OCR B Enquring Minds URBAN FUTURES 2017 9) The different sides of Birmingham WITH ANSWERS

NEW OCR B Enquring Minds URBAN FUTURES 2017 9) The different sides of Birmingham WITH ANSWERS

The students are working in groups to produce a PowerPoint on a different feature of Birmingham today. I have also added exam questions (areas of development for my class) to answer practice questions of 3 marks and 6 marks (a structured answer sheet is provided) and each has ANSWERS.The settler task for this lesson is a joint prepared sales pitch for 2 minutes on a feature of Birmingham. This is sold to the class who peer assess through a RAG activity with their planners. The starter is puzzler using a picture of Birmingham's Bullring. The students have to piece it back together before the Final Countdown plays out and list 3 features that has been regenerated. The main task is a pair presentation of one of the 8 features of Birmingham using the internet. This might take two lessons. The follow lesson will be presentations on these PowerPoints to the class to build a picture of Birmingham today. PLEASE SEE LESSON 10) Peer assessed presentations. This will feed into a topical exam on Birmingham in a couple of weeks. The development is a series of check points to quality assure their own work. The mini-plenary task is a scaffolded activity to work with a 3 and 6 mark exam question which they can self assess using the ANSWERS. The plenary is a game of hangman.

By GJDavis27

Geography GCSE Key-Word Revision Sessions [Crosswords & Games] (Exam Preparation)

Geography GCSE Key-Word Revision Sessions [Crosswords & Games] (Exam Preparation)

This revision session is designed for GCSE Geography teachers who want to lead revision sessions focussed on key-words and literacy. The download features:-A full PowerPoint to guide the session (with a starter, objectives, main task, a game, & AfL)-A colourful and fun double-sided worksheet (with 2 x key-word crosswords)-teacher's answersheetIt serves as a fun and relaxed way for students to revise key-words and allows you to gauge their knowledge of key-words based on how fast they can complete the task.Ideally, you should have a time where students work alone at first (so that you can gauge their level of knowledge) and then co-operatively (in pairs) so that they can learn.All activities in this session are focussed on key-words so if you feel your students need to revise key-words this is the perfect resource for them!

By Maxi88

Geography of Sport - A KS3 Bundle

Geography of Sport - A KS3 Bundle

A bundle of 3 lessons aimed at covering OS map skills, regeneration and sport for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations.

By HotForest

Geography of Sport 3: Effects of Regeneration (Complete 1 Hour Lesson) KS3

Geography of Sport 3: Effects of Regeneration (Complete 1 Hour Lesson) KS3

This is a full 1 hour lesson that focuses on the area around the Emirates Stadium in London. The lesson presents a variety of positive and negative viewpoints on sporting regeneration and is the third lesson of a ‘Geography of Sport’ unit at KS3. It is also part of a bundle pack available in my shop.Learning Outcome 1 – 'I understand the advantages and disadvantages that building a new football stadium can bring to a place.‘In the lesson we look at:-Sport- Social and economic factors of sport as a regenerative driver.- Local stakeholder analysis-Geography of place and space-Key geographical termsEase of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read. There is also challenge tasks included for higher attainment students.Please feel free to leave a review :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest