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Rocks vs Food

Two key ideas within the new Edexcel A-level course require students to understand the geological structure and lithology based on its influence on coastal recession rates and landscapes. So this week my Year 12's explored the lithology of various rocks... Continue Reading →

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Colour chart: Chains of reasoning

I am currently teaching my Year 10 students ecosystems from the new AQA GCSE (2016). With one of my first lessons being to explore 'The balance between components. The impact on the ecosystem of changing one component' (AQA GCSE Geography... Continue Reading →

Tectonic plate balloons

The first homework task of this academic year for Year 9 was to create and label a balloon to show the geographical distribution of tectonic plate boundaries. The objective behind this homework was to enable students to demonstrate their spatial... Continue Reading →

Request a ‘work’ selfie

I came across two tweets from @klbwood and @CA_Brown81 recently, and it just had to be magpied for my classroom! The concept is simple; students take a camera peg from the display and peg it over a page in their... Continue Reading →

Jail bars: Who’s to blame?

In 2015 I read a brilliant article in Teaching Geography (*shout out to Hannah Campion) whereby students are asked to solve a geographical enquiry based on the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. This enquiry is ideal for developing problem solving... Continue Reading →

Tug of war

Inspired by a previous tweet from @HHPhilandEthics, I decided to trial 'tug of war' this week in two contrasting lessons. First of all, this strategy was used with my Year 9 students to explore various stakeholder opinions of globalisation. Students... Continue Reading →

Water cycle rap’s

After exploring the processes which operate within the hydrological¬†cycle, I gave students a chance to demonstrate their understanding in a more creative and cross-curricular manner. Students were instructed, in pairs or small groups, to design a rap which demonstrates their... Continue Reading →

Tsunami comic strip

This activity was completed by Year 11, where students were asked to complete a comic strip to illustrate and explain the formation of a tsunami. Students were instructed to be as creative as they wanted providing their completed comic contained... Continue Reading →

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