Monthly Archives: March 2010

Easter Holiday revision Year 11

Yup you should be revising in the easter holidays……

one place to know about on the web is the AQA geography site for our syllabus. Its not an obvious site as at first glance it looks like there is nothing on the screen.

  1. Choose Geography, then syllabus ‘A’ from the current specifications.
  2. click on question papers and mark schemes
  3. Next, you scroll down and there are the past papers on a drop down menu for different years, which are called ‘series’.  (Make sure you are on the ‘key materials’ part not ‘noticeboard’.)
  4. Once you have done that you can then choose which paper you want. Ignore the foundation papers……
  5. if you want map questions and physical geography ones (tectonic activity, river landscapes and coastal landscapes) go for Paper 1
  6. and if you want human Geography (settlement, agriculture and development) look at Paper 2.

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Why choose Geography?

Well its fantastic of course! How else are you going to understand YOUR world?

Isnt Geography breath taking?

heres what some geography students have to say about it (from youtube)

Here’s a video for parents to watch

and if you only have a short time to decide..here’s some images that will only take a minute (well 1:19 in fact)

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Boscastle flood

flood damage

Basically you need to know the same things as you did for the bangladesh case study….only Boscastle is in Cornwall and therefore is an example of a flod in a richer (MEDC) country. So below are the same extracts from our syllabus as i posted for the bangladesh work……

“Rivers flood due to a number of physical and human causes. Flooding appears to be an increasingly frequent event.”

and

“The effects of and responses to floods vary between areas of contrasting levels of wealth…..A case study of flooding in a rich part of the world and one from a poorer area – the different effects of and responses to flooding.”

So the  3 key things are that you know what causes the flooding, what effects the flooding has and how people respond to the flooding.

Here is what you can find out on wikipedia 

And this is the BBC version of events

another geography teacher has blogged this

and this site has excellent resources on the causes (nice animations) but my computer crashed when i tried to view the helicopter video of the flood 😦

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Flooding In Bangladesh

Here’s what the syllabus says you need to know:

“Rivers flood due to a number of physical and human causes. Flooding appears to be an increasingly frequent event.”

and

“The effects of and responses to floods vary between areas of contrasting levels of wealth…..A case study of flooding in a rich part of the world and one from a poorer area – the different effects of and responses to flooding.”

So the  3 key things are that you know what causes the flooding, what effects the flooding has and how people respond to the flooding

Here’s a short video about the issue

If all else fails in your research type in Bangladesh floods 2004 on the bbc website

There are too many slides in this powerpoint but it is good!!

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revising river processes and landforms

the bbc bitesize site for this is here

and s-cool’s version is here

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Taster day on Shanty towns

i have found two excellent sources of information:

Firstly, these photos taken a by a Norwegian guy who works for probably the world’s most famous photo agency – Magnum……you need to watch the first few photos and then when the world map comes up click on the dharavi option. There are photos of the whole area and some interactive ones from inside people’s houses….They are the kinds of photos that are so good they make you want to take up photography

Secondly, this blog from 2006…..written by an indian about Dharavi…..You want to know about recycling Indian stylee?Here’s the blog

why do people in LEDC’s recycle more? Have i told you about my flip flop story? If not stop me in the next lesson and ask me to recount it…..you know how i like talking about myself

why do you think the guys in this picture are so tired? check that blog above and you will find out. I might even tell you about my cycle rickshaw story as well.

Bidi break

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