Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cartoon Teaches Development Gap and Restless Earth

This from the US paper found at Drawn by Jeff Koterba

nepal cartoon

What does it say about:

Why an earthquake in a poorer country would have worse effects than in a richer country? (Restless Earth topic)


What obstacles are there to poorer countries developing themselves? (Development Gap topic)


What problems are there getting aid to those that need it? (Development gap AND Restless Earth topics)


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Filed under Aid, AQA A GCSE, causes of poverty, development, Earthquakes, Geography, International Aid - Water Aid, Obstacles to development, Restless Earth

year 8: Great Barrier Reef under threat


This is a excellent chance for you to write an REALLY intelligent piece of geography. Firstly you need to be clear which focus you are aiming for:

  • Focus 1 best suits those who are on a level 3 or level 4
  • Focus 2 best suits those who are on a level 5
  • Focus 3 best suits those who are on a level 6 or 7

Of course you can choose the one you want BUT if you choose too high or too low you may not do so well today firstly here is a powerpoint that has all the information you need about each of the threats to the GBR details of threats to GBR Secondly here is the guide and checklist that will help you write a good piece of work checklists and how to write well   Finally for any teachers out there here also is the lesson on a powerpoint and self assessment guide for pupils teacher powerpoint

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Filed under Geography, Great Barrier Reef, Key Stage 3 Geography, Oceans

year 7:Re-Using is better than Recycling

Over half term I was going to take a broken wardrobe to the tip and recycle it. I thought this is a good thing to do. But when preparing this lesson I had a different idea: the wardrobe didn’t make it to the tip, instead I took out the draws, the back and the runners. I took it to the garden laid it down flat and filled it with compost. Hey presto! A raised bed 🙂

wardrobe as a raided bed

But I don’t re-use that often: Here is a powerpoint for you to look at for your lesson.

Lesson 6 – reusing plastic bottles

Look at some of the ways the plastic bottle is being recycled. Choose at least 3 that you like and explain how each one benefits the people who are doing the recycling and their lives. Think about their wealth, their cmofort, their happiness, their food their families and anything else you may think may be impacted by the re-using. you could write this out in a paragraph using connectives or draw a flow diagram to show all the effects and knock on effects

Here is a connective sheet. I like this a lot but didn’t design it myself

literacy mat

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Filed under Africa, Key Stage 3 Geography, Sustainability