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Case studies worth a last minute look at

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Question 2 – Changing Urban Environments “Improving Squatter Settlements”

Question 4  – Development Gap “International Aid” (and how it is sustainable)

Question 6 – Tourism “Tourism in an Extreme Environment”

We do

  • Rocinha and the Favela Bairro
  • Water aid (and fair trade if you wish)
  • Antarctica

I won’t link to all the resources on this blog for these 3 case studies. I am sure you can use the category cloud and find them. But here is a link to the skeleton revision cards I have produced that show the sections within each case study you need to know

click here LAST MIN HUMAN CASE STUDIES

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Revising some of Changing urban Environments

This revision lesson is partly based around the excellent www.coolgeography.co.uk website

It covers housing in richer cities and squatter settlements in poorer ones. It looks at brown and greenfield sites and includes a link to an excellent Water Aid video. This means you are also revising the development gap project and ideas of aid and sustainable aid and international aid

The water aid video mentioned in the last 2 slides can be found here

What a lot of revision 🙂

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Water Aid example of international aid

This video only 18 minutes long almost teaches the whole of the aid topic and half the development gap one on its own; its astounding…. well done Water Aid… watch it and look at:

  1. what makes areas less developed?
  2. how are people trying to help themselves
  3. what are the conditions in a shanty town?
  4. what impact does clean water and toilets proved to people? (this is the one covered most in this)
  5. how can you measure development?

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Development Gap Revision Lesson 2016

IN case you need another copy, here is the Dev Gap PLC.

And here is the powerpoint for the lesson this week revising Development gap

 

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Writing a better answer and getting a higher mark

Recently my class have done some practice questions. I noticed many of them were getting 2 or 3 out of 4 and 1 or 2 out of 3. They should be getting 4 out of 4 and 3 out of 3!

Describe how improvements in the quality and quantity of water can change people’s lives. (4 marks)

Since this is a 4 mark question it is leveled not point marked. So you cannot get 4/4 by simply stating 4 points.

Here is an answer worth 3 marks:

“Improvements to water quality and quality can benefit people’s lives hugely. The first reason being that they will no longer have to walk miles to go and get it anymore. Improving the quality is a great thing to do as it will reduce the number of deaths as it is clean and will not contain harmful diseases. Increased quantity of water will now allow people to water their crops more often increasing the chance of becoming edible or sellable.”

What I like about this answer:

  • Talks about both quantity and quality of water. They have obviously read the question (maybe they bugged it?)
  • They have included 2 links (highlighted yellow)

Why its not 4/4

  • Needs at least one more clearer link. So what is one advantage of not having to walk miles?
  • Not enough key words used: Where could they have used the terms “quality of life” and “standard of living”

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Suggest some advantages to the UK of donating aid (3 marks)

Here is an answer worth 1 mark

“Some advantages to the UK of donating aid are that it creates jobs and volunteer work and can give the army something to do.”

What I like about this answer:

  • Again they have definitely read the question

Why it is not more than 1/3

  • The candidate only really makes one point and doesn’t develop it
  • They should talk about how donating aid can give the donor country more political allies and so maybe useful in “creating friends”
  • They haven’t developed any of their points

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If Men Had Periods

This video has over 100k hits already. Look at the statistics at the end of it about women without access to toilets during their period. How would this hinder their lives? And then how would this also be an obstacle to a country’s development? Wateraid charity wants to change this. See how this NGO (non governmental organisation) is trying to make things less unequal and to reduce the development gap. So you can use this ideas in your exam if a question comes up about aid and/or sustainable development.

 

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Water Aid in Uganda

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As part of our development topic, we look at aid, charity, NGO’s and how they may be able to reduce the development Gap. The case study we do is the Work of WaterAid in Uganda

Firstly, I have gather their relevant YouTube clips (they have an excellent channel) onto one play list which can be found on our Machin Anderson YouTube account. the list is called ‘WaterAid Uganda’

The powerpoint from the lesson is here Water Aid lesson 2015

and the word document with the instructions is here Water aid work instructions

 

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