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Globalisation and Development Revision part 3 World Trade and Fair Trade


here is an old BBC page which introduces global trade well and explains some key words. Click here.

Another good geography site also explains global and fair trade well here

This is a great video from fair trade themselves and it also focuses in on the Windward islands which we studied in class

This is a list of LOADS of benefits already categorised for you) that Fair trade has in banana growing regions like the Windward islands. Impacts sorted ANSWERS

Finally here are the two overall revision resources for this whole topic

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development


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Global Cities – A general revision page from the BBC



The BBC has a general information revision page for global cities: click here

There are 4 pages to read and they are good for global cities in LICs especially. I would definitely use this page if i were you but be aware you still need to know about Mumbai and Sydney – the two global cities we learnt in class.

Below are the key word and skeleton revision card for this whole topic.

Skeleton revision card for global cities

and Key words 1.1 global cities

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Globalisation and Development Revision part 1 Aid


Since we are unlikely to cover this topic in any depth I am putting here some revision resources for the global development and globalisation topic.Here you can find resources for aid: long term and short term. Most of which will be based in Nepal. The longer term aid will be focused on the work water aid does and the sorter term emergency aid will be based on responses to the earthquake of 2015.

Water Aid – long term aid

Long term aid should always look to be SUSTAINABLE (looking after and developing people and the environment both today and in the future) We looked at the wonderful across the tracks mini film. You can re-watch it here. Look for how both people’s lives and the urban environment are being improved. You should also consider quality of life (how content people are with their lives) and standard of living (how much money people have and what it can buy them)


You can also watch this shorter video on other benefits of water aid. It is excellent and really covers the long term social and economic benefits very well.

There is also this great student work on the effects of water aid

water aid effects

Short term or emergency aid

read about Oxfam’s responses here (Oxfam is a good example of an NGO) Oxfam_s response to Nepal Quake April 2015

And this powerpoint has 5 short videos we used in class and a task to help you watch them and take notes. Revising emergency aid in Nepal

Finally, as already shared on this blog there are the skeleton revision card and key word list. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware with the skeleton revision cards that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development

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Revising small scale ecosystem: sand dunes

studlandHere is a powerpoint to guide you through what you need to revise. small scale ecosystem revision.

Basically, what you need to know about a small scale ecosystem is split into 3 parts: (however I do think 2 and 3 are really 2 parts of the same idea)

  1. What are the characteristics of a sand dune ecosystem?
  2. How do they benefit local communities?
  3. What management issues are there for looking after sand dune ecosystems?

The text book we use is good for this (whereas there is nothing on sand dunes in the revision guide). Here are some photos of the relevant pages. Open the powerpoint above and you will find the revision tasks you can complete for this.



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Revising UK weather and Climate


Here is the powerpoint from the lesson including the resources from the book we used. The exam board revision guide covers this on pages 72-77

Powerpoint is here high low pressure revision y11

The knowledge organiser is here UK_Weather_Knowledge_Organiser_b (adapted from another geography teacher. (If any teacher know whom please let me know so I can credit. thanks)

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Revising Typhoon Haiyan

bbc haiyan map

(map from BBC revision site)

Just follow the instructions on the powerpoint and use the padlet page as your resource from which to revise. Notice the parts that have REVISE on them. Use those only or you will run out of time for other topics!

The structure for this is easy:

  • Causes (dont need a lot on this; a typhoon is an extreme low pressure)
  • Effects (effects on the people it says in the exam syllabus so concentrate on social and economic as well as short term and long term effects)
  • Responses (note similarity to work we did on aid in Nepal)

(If you missed the lesson then read through and watch clips until you get to slide 9 where the main instructions are. there are some ideas about how to organise your revision on slides 10 and 11)

The powerpoint is here Haiyan revision 2018

And the link to the padlet resources mentioned in the powerpoint and above is HERE

finally if you need the skeleton revision card for this whole topic it is here along with the key words

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When a new river appears overnight

This article shows how people can set off unpredictable responses from the climate, the land and the river systems. Watch the video first and then read the whole article before considering these questions:

And if you dont want to read the article and only want to watch the video …..

  1. Where is this story located?
  2. How deep and wide and long are the new rivers?
  3. What are the 3 main reasons new rivers have appeared?
  4. Why have so many farms been converted to soy beans? How has the loss of small farms made the problem worse?
  5. Why is the government finding it hard to deal with the problem? (Think about global warming and the countries finances)
  6. Who do you think most loses out in this story?