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Coronavirus Work: Getting ahead!

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Hello year 10. hope you are well. This post os for those of you who want to get ahead a bit. The National Academy has released two more GCSE Geography lessons and the link is below. They are on biomes. If you follow the lessons and write down answers and notes you will have made a head start, as this is one of the topics you will be learning in year 11.

You can find the two lessons here

Anther post connected with this on my site can be found here How ecosystems function AND ecosystems under threat – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

Enjoy your learning!


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Coronavirus Work: Rural and Urban UK – Change in UK cities

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The video linked below is REALLY useful as it looks at lots of strands on the urban part of this topic. It does this by looking at change in cities and especially change through the process of GENTRIFICATION.

video is here

video notes:

1/ GENTRIFICATION

Land in London is very expensive because lots of people want to live and work there; demand for it is high and there is a limited amount of it. This means property developers build expensive new accommodation so they make more money and so rich people are the only ones that can afford this and the poor people are forced to move away. This also happens to local independent businesses. This is what gentrification is; less wealthy people being forced to leave where they live and work by increasing prices.

Also note the link to other parts of the GCSE here. As London is a global city, foreign residents and multinational companies are also involved is also a factor. If you can understand that, then you will be getting the higher scores in any 8 mark questions in your exam.

2/ SKATEBOARDING

  • Why did people want to remove the skateboarders?
  • Why did people want to keep the skateboarding space?
  • The skateboard area was kept. If it had not been what might the effects have been? Write a list categorising the effects into social, economic and environmental


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Coronavirus Work: Rural and Urban UK – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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This is a set of revision resources, produced to help students after they have finished the topic. However, bearing in mind these strange times, you could also use them ALONGSIDE the work you are doing on this topic. this would have advantages:

1/ You would see the progress you were making and what you were covering

2/ You could see what you had NOT yet covered.

3/ When we go over this work in class, you could see how that fits in with the work you have done now.

4/ You could fill in keyword definitions as you go.

When you use these for revision after the topic, here is how they work best. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. 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 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.

Key words 1.2 urban rural UK

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Big revision guide – part 3

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All your revision key word lists in one place for every topic are attached. Please note there is no way I can cover every single word you need to know for the exam here. The list is not exhaustive. Also I have tried to avoid duplication so some words will be key for more than one topic but only appear in one list.

the secret with key words is not just to know what they mean but to be able to successfully use them in an exam answer. so also practice using them by writing out full sentecnes with key words in or by going on to exam papers and finding questions you can use them in.

The link for them are hereKey words 3.4 desertificationKey words 3.3 waterKey words 3.1 & 3.2 ecosystemsKey words 2.4 Climate changeKey words 2.3 Weather and ClimateKey words 2.2 rivers and river managmentKey words 2.1 coasts and coastal managmentKey words 1.3 glob and devtKey words 1.2 urban rural UKKey words 1.1 global cities

 


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Globalisation and Development Revision part 3 World Trade and Fair Trade

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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

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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

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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

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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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Desertification – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is another set of revision resources for WJEC EDUQAS GCSE Syllabus B. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. 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 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.

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Key words 3.4 desertification

I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.


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Water resources and management – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is another set of revision resources for WJEC EDUQAS GCSE Syllabus B. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. 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 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.

Key words 3.3 water

water resources and management skeleton revision card

I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.


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How ecosystems function AND ecosystems under threat – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is another set of revision resources for WJEC EDUQAS GCSE Syllabus B. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. 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 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.

ecosystems – both topics skeleton card

Key words 3.1 and 3.2 ecosystems

I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.