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Extreme Weather event caused by a High Pressure System

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We used the 2017 European heatwave and the effects it had. (The revision resources to the Low Pressure event you need to know about can be found here Hurricane Haiyan).Use the powerpoint to find photos of an article we read and links to online resources.

Simply put you need to revise:

1.The causes of the heatwave. You will talk about anticyclones (high pressures)and air masses.

2.The effects of the heatwave. As normal categorise this into social economic and environmental. But also look at how different groups of people were affected.

3.How people responded to the heatwave

 


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Rural to Urban Migration in LICs

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(image from Wikipedia)

People move to cities from the countryside in LICs for a variety of reasons. These can be split into push and pull factors

  • Push factors drive you away from a place
  • Pull factors attract you to a place

Examples of push factors (with added in extensions and chains of reasoning to explain them)
1/ Poor harvests so lack of food leads to malnourishment / early death
2/ Desertification so land is becoming less fertile harder to make profit from farming harder to feed family / malnourishment
3/ Lack of education / schools so children have to walk long distances to school remain illiterate do not get employment skills
Examples of pull factors (with added in extensions and chains of reasoning to explain them)
1/ More education opportunities / higher education so children can complete education become fully literate gain employment skills
2/ More job opportunities which may also be better paid so money can be sent back to rural families (called remittances)

Other push and pull factors include: natural disasters, modern facilities and living, poverty, war, being with family, persecution, lack of farming land

Revision Task

Categorise these factors above into push and pull and write a couple of sentences for each of them that extends and explain s them better using chains of reasoning


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Revising River processes and Landforms

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What you need to know:

  • Describe and explain 4 types of erosion – abrasion, hydraulic action, attrition and solution
  • Describe and explain 4 types of transportation- traction, saltation, suspension and solution
  • Describe and explain the formation of landforms in the upper and lower section of the river including floodplains, meanders, waterfalls, gorges, and V shaped valleys and ox-bow lakes

Below is a powerpoint designed to help you revise this part of the Rivers and River Management topic. It covers processes and landforms. Beware you have to do the work to revise. this is no quick fix.

Revising river processes and landforms

videos on Processes

  • If you follow this link you get to the time for geography video on river EROSION processes. Its excellent!
  • and this link will take you to the same site and their equally excellent video description of TRANSPORT processes

Videos on landforms

  • waterfalls and gorges (upper course feature) click here
  • floodplains and meanders click here

Also here is a Kahoot! quiz  (just the 10 questions)


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Revising an HIC Global City – Sydney

 

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Firstly Sydney comes in the global cities topic (along with mumbai -see this revision page) you can find the PLC and skeleton revision card for this topic on these two links global cities    global cities PLC

Here is a list of what you need to know (shortened from the PLC)

  1. Describe how migration and natural population growth have caused Sydney’s growth.
  2. Explain how the growth of Mumbai has affected the social and economic features of the city and how it has become harder to manage sustainably.
  3. Describe and evaluate the different ways that people have tried to manage these economic, social and environmental problems.

 

Mr Hunt has produced this excellent all in one basic revision resource that covers everything you need to know (but you will also need to evaluate the ways people have tried to manage Sydney’s problems). It is centred on the text book, but if you don’t have access to that you could still try to do this at home and check it when you get into a geography classroom. Link is here Sydney

This is the revision lesson presentation you will have or have already had. Following the instructions on this (you will need a copy of the text book) will help you get a complete grounding in all that you need to know. 2 Sydney revision 

This video is all about how Sydeny is trying to sustainably manage their parks and walk ways and public spaces. Watch this and write down all the sustainable benefits you can think of (people and environment remember) For top top work (grades 6-9) use this table to write your notes on sustainable management. It classifies them by the Egan wheel and would enable you to get the best marks if you could use it well in the exam. Egan and Sydney

Here is a old post with 2 videos on Sydney’s transport problems and how people have tried to manage the sustainably. There are questions I have written as well to help you notice the ‘useful stuff’.


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Revising a LIC Global City – Mumbai

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Firstly Mumbai comes in the global cities topic (along with Sydney) you can find the PLC and skeleton revision card for this topic on these two links global cities    global cities PLC

Here is a list of what you need to know (shortened from the PLC)

  1. Describe how migration and natural population growth have caused Mumbai’s growth.
  2. Explain how the growth of Mumbai has affected the social and economic features of the city and how it has become harder to manage sustainably.
  3. Describe and evaluate the different ways that people have tried to manage these economic, social and environmental problems.

 

Mr Hunt has produced this excellent all in one basic revision resource that covers everything you need to know (but you will also need to evaluate the ways people have tried to manage Mumbai’s problems). It is centred on the text book, but if you don’t have access to that you could still try to do this at home and check it when you get into a geography classroom. Mumbai Case study worksheet

This revision task goes further than the one above and is best if you are aiming for a grade 5 and above. It gives you some information that you can take notes on and then test yourself, but there are also some gaps so you have to research and find this information in your book or the text book. This (if you do test yourself on it) is a good resource to revise from. Mumbai revision notes

Here is video to show what Mumbai looks like frm the air

The first 1:53 of this is excellent on how Mumbai is a global city. The rest of it is excellent on some of the social, economic and environmental problem Mumbai faces

Finally, if you want to see the powerpoint of the lesson you were taught on this in year 10. so you could do some of the work from it (maybe slides 10-15) here it is. mumbai lessons complete 2018


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Slow revision – slow teaching

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I am starting to read Jamie Thom’s book “Slow Teaching”; well actually I have only read the chapter on revision he put up online, but I was so impressed I have ordered the book. This chapter expressed better than I ever could some of the ideas I have partly introduced to my class and some of the ones I am only beginning to sort out in my own head. I am really looking forward to reading the rest. You can follow Jamie on twitter here @teachgratitude

 


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Why Rivers flood (at Boscastle especially)

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Why did Boscastle flood? Why do rivers in general flood?

Here is an excellent SO WHAT exercise to help you revise why rivers flood (on side 3 of this powerpoint) why rivers flood The other slides also give you some of the answers if you need help with the work.

Boscastle flood

You need to know why one particular river flooded. We studied Boscastle and the river Valency there. I found this work another teacher had collated on causes, effects and responses to this flood. river case study notes (Unfortunately I don’t recall the teacher who created this. If you recognise the work please let me know)