HOMEWORK

SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

Wishing all my super students a wonderful, peaceful and fun summer and a well earned rest after a full and fabulous year. Please make sure you explore as much as possible, keep sending your photos in to me and make sure you recharge your batteries for a brand new academic year in September…. see you then!

Year 10: please complete the Mumbai workbook and the two settlement past papers over the holidays. It’s not much but it will help bridge the long gap between lessons. Well done on an excellent year!

 

Homework is in date order (most recent first):

Week beginning 19th June 2017

Wednesday 21st

YEAR 7: Research & presentation: please select a city of your choice from anywhere in the world. Your task is to research your city and give a 3-4 minute presentation to your class explaining the origins of your city (when it was founded and by whom), its site and situation (use a map to help), the main physical and human factors that affected its location e.g. relief, water supply etc, its functions (past and present) and, if you can, a few pictures showing some of the zones from the city that we have been learning about today. You have 2 weeks to complete this task. Presentations will be in our last lesson this term: Wednesday 5th July.

Monday 19th

YEAR 8: please read through your Happisburgh booklet to prepare for Monday’s field trip. You should have a go at answering the background and preparation questions in the first few pages please. Please bring this booklet with you on Monday!

YEAR 10: Using your handout on ‘London: A modern Babylon’: please write a report/ article/ detailed mind map (your choice!) detailing how London has been growing rapidly (urban sprawl) and the reasons for this rapid growth. N.B. this is a case study question!

Week beginning 12th June 2017

Friday 16th June

YEAR 8: please have a go at the map interpretation question in your development gap booklet but do not spend more than 30 minutes on this exercise. It is an excellent skill we will be using much more in Year 9, so definitely give it a go!

Wednesday 14th June

YEAR 6: Can you design a poster advertising tourism at the Grand Canyon? Choose up to four of these: Camping and hiking Helicopter tours, Rafting on the Colorado River, Off-road ‘Jeep’ tours, Mule trekking, Visiting museums and viewpoints, The Grand Canyon steam railway and luxury hotel. Think about what you should include on your poster to attract visitors to your chosen activities. Due next Wednesday 21st June

N.B for Year 6 students who were absent on Monday 12th only: please complete the climate graph I gave you instead of the poster

 

Monday 12th June

YEAR 8: please have a go at the map interpretation question in your development gap booklet but do not spend more than 30 minutes on this exercise. It is an excellent skill we will be using much more in Year 9, so definitely give it a go!

YEAR 6: please complete your climate graphs ready for our lesson on Wednesday. Remember to use a ruler and to draw in pencil both your bar graph (to show rainfall, only using the left hand side of the graph) and your line graph (to show temperature, ONLY looking at the right hand side of the graph, not the left as the numbers are different and it can get very confusing!). For Wednesday.

 

Week beginning 5th June 2017

Friday 9th June

YEAR 8:

  1. If you have not already done so, please complete “activity 2” on your handouts; ranking the 4 countries shown in order of development (give a score for each category of 1 for the lowest and 4 for the highest). Your total for each country should tell you which is the most developed and why.
  2. If you have done activity 1 already in the cover lesson, please have a go at the development compass rose exercises. Spend 30 minutes working your way through the questions please.

YEARS 9 & 10: Revision for your exams next week. Good luck!

 

Monday 5th June

YEAR 8:

  1. Please complete activity 2 on your handouts; ranking the 4 countries shown in order of development (give a score for each category of 1 for the lowest and 4 for the highest). Your total for each country should tell you which is the most developed and why.
  2. Using our development indicators mind map from today’s lesson please find out the development level for a country of your choice. You need to find out that country’s GDP per capita, life expectancy, literacy rate, number of people per doctor and infant mortality. Please remember to give the year and quote the source of your information. To bring to next lesson please.

 

Week beginning 22nd May 2017

Friday 26th May

YEAR 10: I hope that you enjoyed our field trip as much as I did, and found the lessons and fieldwork helpful.

  1. Please can you now complete the field trip evaluation form that I shared with you on google docs (please see your emails). This should only take 5 minutes but must be completed by the end of half-term please.
  2. You now need to start revising for your end of year exams please. You will sitting 2 papers that will ask you questions about every topic we have studied since September. A full revision list can be found here: Year 10 End of Year geography exam revision list and I have also emailed it to you. Good luck and remember if you put in the time you will do well. You are already very experienced in sitting past papers so see this as another opportunity to practise…but do make time to revise! Remember, case studies require place specific detail and statistics.

Wednesday 24th May

YEAR 7: Please create a poster to explain where would be the most desirable place for you to live and why? What attracts you there? What puts you off other places? How is your place sustainable? N.B this does not have to be a city! You may prefer to live in a village/ countryside etc.

YEAR 9: Please start revising for our end of year test. Please follow this link for Year 9 End of Year Revision List. Please note we will have a revision lesson after half-term so you need to have an idea of areas you would like us to cover in the lesson. Please email me if you have any questions.

 

Monday 22nd May

YEAR 8: Reflecting on all that your learned about Ghanian village life today, have a go at answering this question please: what am I most grateful for in my life and why? (at least half a page please).

Extension: Is it fair that Grace has to live in poverty? Give reasons for your answer.

 YEAR 10: Please read page 335 of your textbook which introduces the idea of field investigations.  You need to copy out the whole of Fig. 13.1 into you books under the heading ‘PAPER 4’. Please underline any key words you are not yet familiar with and we will explore these during our field trip next week. DUE: THIS WEDNESDAY (24TH) you need this for our field trip so please bring with you on Wednesday.

Week beginning 15th May 2017

Friday 19th 

YEAR 9: please complete your triangulated graph and Clark-Fisher model in your exercise books for next lesson. You should also revise earthquakes and volcanoes ready for our workshop on Monday, with particular emphasis on the human (social, economic and political) and environmental impacts of earthquakes and volcanoes and how they can be managed/ the impact reduced. Please also revise the 2011 Japan tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake and their impacts.

YEAR 10: please read your Flatford Mill student pack ready for our field trip on Wednesday. Remember to pack waterproofs and also sun cream and bring sturdy waterproof shoes, ideally hiking shoes/boots.

Wednesday 17th 

YEAR 6: please research plants and animals found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and bring a picture and explanation of at least one plant and one animal to our lesson on Monday. You can do this by hand or print it from a computer and you should spend no more than 30 minutes on this homework. If you have any questions, please do email me.

YEAR 7: In preparation for our Restless Earth workshop on Monday, please revise your earthquakes and volcanoes topic, with particular emphasis on the human and environmental impacts of earthquakes and volcanoes and how they can be managed or their impact reduced. Please also revise the 2011 Japan tsunami.

YEAR 9: In preparation for our Restless Earth workshop on Monday, please revise your earthquakes and volcanoes topic, with particular emphasis on the human (social, economic and political) and environmental impacts of earthquakes and volcanoes and how they can be managed/ the impact reduced. Please also revise the 2011 Japan tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake and their impacts.

Monday 15th 

YEAR 10: please revise your coasts unit ahead of our field trip, with particular focus on how coastal erosion and deposition landforms are created (cliffs, wave cut platforms, caves, arches, stacks and stumps, beaches, spits and sand dunes) and long shore drift as well as the methods by which coastlines can be managed including hard and soft engineering solutions.

Week beginning 8th May 2017

Friday 12th May

YEAR 10: please complete your urban structure analysis of Barcelona for this Monday’s lesson.

Week beginning 1st May 2017

Friday 5th May

YEAR 8: Revision again! We are now gearing up for our Summer tests (your geography test will be in our lesson on Friday 19th May) which will, this year, take the form of a shorter 45 minute test mostly on ecosystems with a bit on coasts and just a few questions on our new topic, Development which we will begin studying next week. You should start beginning to revise your ecosystems unit from the Winter term and review your coasts test to help you revise. You can find a full revision list here: Year 8 End of Year Geography Test revision list

YEAR 9 Please complete your triangulated graphs on employment structure in different countries. You need to write down the names of all the countries plotted on the graph and calculate which percentage of their working population is employed in the Primary (Agriculture), Secondary (Industry) and Tertiary (Services) sectors.

YEAR 10:  If you haven’t already completed it, please can you complete your Cambridgeshire settlement hierarchy (see below). Due on Monday 8th at the latest.

Case study: settlement hierarchy and service provision in South Cambridgeshire:

  1. Building on all that we have learnt so far, please can you choose 4 South Cambridgeshire settlements (including the city of Cambridge) that together would represent a settlement hierarchy i.e. a city, a town, a large village, a small village/ hamlet. You need to make notes on 1) the function(s) of each settlement, the services that each settlement provides including transport links, public and private services and suggestions on their range and sphere of influence. You should name some examples of such services and indicate whether they are high or low order.
  2. You now need to write a detailed explanation (at least half a page) of the settlement hierarchy and service provision of South Cambridgeshire using your chosen settlements as evidence.

Wednesday 3rd May

YEAR 7: Revision. We have our summer test (45 minutes) coming up in just under 2 weeks (Wednesday 17th May) so let’s start revising now. You will be tested mostly on map skills with a smaller section on earthquakes and volcanoes but NOT settlement as we have only just begun this topic! You can find a full revision list here: Year 7 Summer Geography Test REVISION LIST

YEAR 9 Please complete your triangulated graphs on employment structure in different countries. You need to write down the names of all the countries plotted on the graph and calculate which percentage of their working population is employed in the Primary (Agriculture), Secondary (Industry) and Tertiary (Services) sectors.

YEAR 6: Thank you for your wonderful posters. There is no homework this week.

Week beginning 24th April 2017

Friday 28th April

YEAR 8: Revision again! We are now gearing up for our Summer tests (your geography test will be in our lesson on Friday 19th May) which will, this year, take the form of a shorter 45 minute test mostly on ecosystems with a bit on coasts and just a few questions on our new topic, Development which we will begin studying next week. You should start beginning to revise your ecosystems unit from the Winter term and review your coasts test to help you revise. I will post a full revision list here shortly but you should treat this as you would all your other tests and see it as a chance to go back through our ecosystems topic.

YEAR 9: Please create 2 separate pie diagrams to show the employment structure (what percentage of the working population is employed in the primary, secondary, tertiary and (only if you can find the data) the quaternary sectors) of 1) the UK and 2) an LEDC of your choosing.  You may create  pie diagram for an additional country of particular interest e.g. your population case study country but please ensure you begin with the the UK and an LEDC. Please bring to our next lesson.

YEAR 10:  Case study: settlement hierarchy and service provision in South Cambridgeshire:

  1. Building on all that we have learnt so far, please can you choose 4 South Cambridgeshire settlements (including the city of Cambridge) that together would represent a settlement hierarchy i.e. a city, a town, a large village, a small village/ hamlet. You need to make notes on 1) the function(s) of each settlement, the services that each settlement provides including transport links, public and private services and suggestions on their range and sphere of influence. You should name some examples of such services and indicate whether they are high or low order.
  2. You now need to write a detailed explanation (at least half a page) of the settlement hierarchy and service provision of South Cambridgeshire using your chosen settlements as evidence.

DUE IN: NEXT LESSON (Friday 5th May)

YEAR 11: Good luck with your revision and with the exam on Tuesday! Remember you are going to be brilliant! You can email me at any time this weekend if you need help. Don’t forget your revision page on this website for revision tips.

Wednesday 26th April

YEAR 6: Using the information we have studied in our lessons on the size and location of the Grand Canyon and the erosion processes that formed it, plus any additional research you would like to undertake at home, please design a poster all about the Grand Canyon and how it was formed. Your poster can be A4 or A3 and should include images, a map and should be as well presented as possible but your main focus should be on the accuracy of the information you provide.

DUE IN WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY IN OUR LESSON

Useful websites include: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/grandcanyon.html

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-the-grand-canyon/

http://kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0078B-grand-canyon.php

http://www.softschools.com/facts/wonders_of_the_world/the_grand_canyon_facts/416/

YEAR 7: Revision time! We have our summer test (45 minutes) coming up in just under 3 weeks (Wednesday 17th May) so let’s start revising now. You will be tested mostly on map skills with a smaller section on earthquakes and volcanoes but NOT settlement as we have only just begun this topic! You can find a full revision list here: Year 7 Summer Geography Test REVISION LIST

YEAR 9: Please create 2 separate pie diagrams to show the employment structure (what percentage of the working population is employed in the primary, secondary, tertiary and (only if you can find the data) the quaternary sectors) of 1) the UK and 2) an LEDC of your choosing.  You may create  pie diagram for an additional country of particular interest e.g. your population case study country but please ensure you begin with the the UK and an LEDC. Please bring to our next lesson.

Monday 24th April

YEAR 6: Using the information we have studied in our lessons on the size and location of the Grand Canyon and the physical processes that formed it (i.e. erosion and weathering which we will be studying in Wednesday’s lesson), plus any additional research you would like to undertake at home, please design a poster all about the Grand Canyon and how it was formed. Your poster can be A4 or A3 and should include images, a map and should be as well presented as possible but your main focus should be on the accuracy of the information you provide.

DUE IN WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY IN OUR LESSON

Useful websites include: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/grandcanyon.html

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-the-grand-canyon/

http://kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0078B-grand-canyon.php

http://www.softschools.com/facts/wonders_of_the_world/the_grand_canyon_facts/416/

YEAR 10: Please complete the past paper question you were given in today’s lesson. DUE THIS FRIDAY (28th) in our lesson.

YEAR 11: REVISION! Keep up the good work. Use the past paper 2 I gave you in today’s lesson to help practise…

Week beginning 17th April 2017

Wednesday 19th April

YEAR 6: Using the information sheet that you were given in today’s lesson about the Grand Canyon (Handout 1A) please answer all the questions on your worksheet (Worksheet 1 A). You can stick your answer sheet into your book and please bring it to our next lesson which will be on Monday (24th). Extension (optional): can you do some research to find out the names of some of the species of wildlife that can be found in and around Grand Canyon? 

Week beginning 27th March 2017

Friday 31st March

YEAR 9: please revise your entire population unit ready for your test during our first lesson back next term. You should read through the handouts from today’s lesson carefully, taking particular note of the case study details. You will need to memorise all the case studies, but please note, this time round you will not be tested on migration. You can find a copy of the revision list here: Year 9 POPULATION REVISION LIST. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

YEAR 11: REVISION IN EARNEST! We have completed our syllabus and have made great progress through our revision lessons. I look forward to seeing you on Monday 3rd for our revision day at Glisson Road. In the meantime, have a look at your Year 11 page on this website for tips on revision.

Wednesday 29th March

YEAR 7: Please revise your earthquakes and volcanoes topic ready for a test on our first day back next term. You can use your topic overview to help you structure your revision. You can find another copy of this here: YEAR 7 Earthquakes & Volcanoes Topic Overview

YEAR 9: please revise your entire population unit ready for your test on our first day back next term. You should read through the handouts from today’s lesson carefully, taking particular note of the case study details. You will need to memorise all the case studies, but please note, this time round you will not be tested on migration. You can find a copy of the revision list here: Year 9 POPULATION REVISION LIST. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Monday 27th March

YEAR 8: You have 2 assignments for the Easter holidays:

  1. Study your coastal management handout (A3 sheet that I gave you today on coastal defences). Using either pages 64-65 of your textbook (if it has a lifebelt on the front) or pages 18-19 of your textbook (if it has a pearl on the front) to help you, please fill in the missing gaps using the handout provided to explain how each defence works, its advantages and its disadvantages. You can either cut them out and stick them in or (better) write them out yourselves. Extension: design your own sea defence using the space at the bottom of your sheet!
  2. REVISION: please start revising your Coasts topic in preparation for a test in our next lesson (first lesson back next term). You should use your notes, your textbook and make sure you are up to date with our topic overview. You can find a spare copy of the overview here: YEAR 8 COASTS TOPIC OVERVIEW

YEAR 10: Please have a go at the Paper 1 question paper that you were given in today’s lesson. You can answer all parts of question A already, and question B when I have given you the photo resource on Wednesday. Part C will be next term (our case study). Those of you who were absent today need to catch up on the work missed on settlement patterns and the reasons for their formation (I will email you the slides).

YEAR 11: You should please complete the Paper 2 rivers exercise and the additional Paper 1 question on rivers that you were given in today’s lesson. You can bring them to our revision day on Monday and can have a go at marking the Paper 1 paper yourself using the mark scheme attached to the back of the paper.

Week beginning 20th March 2017

Friday 24th March 

YEAR 8: please start revising your Coasts topic in preparation for a test in our next lesson (first lesson back next term). You should use your notes, your textbook and make sure you are up to date with our topic overview. You can find a spare copy of the overview here: YEAR 8 COASTS TOPIC OVERVIEW

YEAR 9: please start reviewing your population topic and checking that you are up to date with your revision list. You should make a note of any areas you would like to revise in our lesson next Friday and it is worth writing out your Scottish Highlands and South East England case studies to help you remember them. You can find a copy of the revision list here: Year 9 POPULATION REVISION LIST

YEAR 10: you should complete your worksheet evaluating the sites of the different settlements ready for our lesson on Monday please.

YEAR 11: please complete the food production  past paper (closed book) for Monday’s lesson

Week beginning 13th March 2017

Friday 17th March

YEAR 8: Study your coastal management handout. Using either pages 64-65 of your textbook (if it has a lifebelt on the front) or pages 18-19 of your textbook (if it has a pearl on the front) to help you, please fill in the missing gaps using the handout provided to explain how each defence works, its advantages and its disadvantages. You can either cut them out and stick them in or (better) write them out yourselves. Extension: design your own sea defence using space at the bottom of your sheet!

Due: next lesson 

YEAR 9: CASE STUDY: Ageing Population (also referred to as a population with a high level of dependents/ low birth rate): Japan

Please read pages 26&27 of your textbooks carefully. You need to make notes on the situation in Japan in whichever format you prefer e.g. article/ mind map/ bullet points but you must include the answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe, with evidence, what the situation is in Japan i.e. how it is experiencing an ageing population
  2. Explain the causes of the ageing population, as we studied in our previous lesson (i.e. why are people living longer and why are birth rates declining). Include the terms birth rate, life expectancy, health care, lifestyle, diet and education, childcare
  3. Explain, with evidence, what problems Japan is facing as a consequence of its ageing population. Include social, economic and political factors, and environmental.
  4. What solutions is Japan trying out to solve the problem, including increasing birth rate (PRO NATAL POLICY – which therefore increases work force) and meeting the needs of its elderly population.

N.B. where you asked for evidence, this means statistics e.g. what % of population is over age of 65 etc.

Due: next lesson

YEAR 11: please complete the practise questions on your handouts looking at employment structure and triangulated graphs. For Monday.

Week beginning 6th March 2017

Wednesday 8th March

YEAR 7: Come and Live in Volcanius/ Corpasville! Drawing on everything we learnt in today’s lesson and in all our studies of volcanoes, I would like you to complete the following task, thinking about social, economic and environmental reasons why you might persuade someone to come and live next to a volcano!

You are the Mayor of the town of Volcanius which is located in the north of Iceland. Since the volcano, Mount Eruptalot, erupted last year and destroyed most of the town, most of your residents have moved away and your town now stands in disrepair.

To prevent your town from becoming completely empty you need to encourage new people from around the world to move to your town.

You therefore need to design a poster or leaflet advertising the benefits of living in Volcanius. You need to include all of the possible benefits that you have learnt about today.

Don’t forget everything you have learnt in Literacy – use your skills!

Monday 6th March

YEAR 8: Please read pages 62 & 63 of your Geog.2 textbook about Happisburgh and the problems it is facing from coastal erosion. You should please answer questions 1,2, 4, 5  and 7 (NOT questions 3 & 6) in your exercise books using full sentences and giving full explanations for your answers. I am looking for detail (Point, Evidence, Explain) please or you will have to re-do the homework. Thank you. Due Monday 13th March in our lesson.

YEAR 10: you should begin revising your environmental risks topic ready for your end of unit assessment on Monday 13th. Topics to revise include how  human activities such as deforestation, transport, agriculture etc. result in both local and global environmental problems such as soil erosion, air and water pollution, desertification and how these human activities contribute to climate change and enhanced global warming. You should be able to explain what enhanced global warming is, its impacts and its causes. Please revise our case study on deforestation (where, when, what, why and impacts) in Borneo and specific human land use (palm oil production in Borneo), including scale of production, reasons for production, and human and environmental impacts (can be positive or negative). Any questions, please do email me. N.B This is a cross-over topic with Water, Energy and Ecosystems so I suggest you revise them all…!

YEAR 11: please complete the pages in your Development Gap booklet as discussed in our lesson.

Week beginning 27th February 2017

Friday 3rd March

YEAR 11: Please now complete your paragraph explaining why you think there is such a disparity (contrast) between rich and poor within a country e.g. the UK North/South divide? First of all, do you agree there is a contrast within countries? Next, explain why you think this is the case.

YEAR 8: Please read pages 62 & 63 of your Geog.2 textbook about Happisburgh and the problems it is facing from coastal erosion (some of you have this information on the handouts I gave to you as you don’t have the most recent edition of the textbook). You should please answer questions 1,2, 4, 5  and 7 (NOT questions 3 & 6) in your exercise books using full sentences and giving full explanations for your answers. I am looking for detail (Point, Evidence, Explain) please or you will have to re-do the homework. Thank you. Due Friday 10th March in our lesson.

YEAR 10: Reminder! Essays on What do you think are the most damaging human activities for the natural environment? are due in on Monday in the lesson. NO exceptions as you have had a full week to complete this. Make sure you reflect on both sides to your argument.

Wednesday 1st March

YEAR 9: Please read through the article on pro-natal policies and make notes on all the different countries mentioned and the pro-natal policies they have adopted. You should also make notes on Sweden’s pro-natal policies using your article from last week’s homework on ageing populations. Extension: which policy do you think is most likely to be effective long-term and why?

Monday 27th

YEAR 10: Building on today’s lesson, and last Friday’s lesson when we explored human activities and their environmental impact, I would like you to write a mini-essay (at least one page) explaining (in full sentences) what you think are the most damaging human activities for the natural environment? You must both define the nature of the activities, explain in detail the impact they have on the natural environment and give reasons for why you think the consequences are so grave. You should consider both long-term, short-term effects and include an introduction, main body and conclusion. You have 1 week to complete this and should spend around 60 minutes on this task.

Due in on MONDAY 6th in the lesson

YEAR 11: Looking ahead: please write a paragraph explaining why you think there is such a disparity (contrast) between rich and poor within a country e.g. the UK North/South divide? First of all, do you agree there is a contrast within countries? Next, explain why you think this is the case.

Due in on FRIDAY 3rd in the lesson

YEAR 8: Please read pages 54 & 55 of your textbook (if it has a life belt on the front. It’s page 10 and 11 if your textbook has a pearl on the front). The chapter is called ‘Landforms created by the waves’. Taking a fresh piece of plain paper as I have your books (I suggest A3 or A4 paper) I would like you to copy the diagram called ‘Sculptor at work’ that goes across the top of both pages. Please make sure that you label and copy down all of the 10 processes. Please take the time to complete this carefully and properly and use colour. Marks will be awarded for presentation and attention to detail.

Due in next Monday 6th in our lesson

Week beginning 20th February 2017

Friday 24th

YEAR 8: Please read pages 54 & 55 of your textbook (if it has a life belt on the front. It’s page 10 and 11 if your textbook has a pearl on the front). The chapter is called ‘Landforms created by the waves’. Taking a fresh piece of plain paper (I suggest A3 or A4) I would like you to copy the diagram called ‘Sculptor at work’ that goes across the top of both pages. Please make sure that you label and copy down all of the 10 processes. Please take the time to complete this carefully and properly and use colour. Marks will be awarded for presentation and attention to detail.

YEAR 9: You are missing your next geography lesson due to Book Week, so I am asking you to complete a larger homework than usual. However,  you have 2 weeks in which to complete these tasks. Both  tasks should be completed on separate pieces of paper as I have your books

1) Please read the article about ageing populations, the UK and pre-natal policies in Sweden. Please answer all the questions from the article. Remember to use full sentences.

2) Please research the social care crisis that is currently affecting the UK and write a detailed page explaining:

  1. what the social care crisis is/ what the scale of the crisis is
  2. what are the causes of this crisis?
  3. explain what you think the link with our ageing population might be
  4. can you think of any solutions to the crisis? Give reasons for your answers and try to make them as realistic as possible.

Please reference your sources e.g. website address etc.

DUE IN BY FRIDAY 10th  MARCH on geography shelf

Wednesday 22nd

YEAR 7: you have 2 weeks to complete this homework as we have no geography lessons next week due to Book Week… so this is a larger homework task than usual as you have 2 homework slots in which to complete the tasks.

Vesuvius Eruption: 79 AD

  1. Please watch this 9 minute video showing a visual timeline of the 79 AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius and its impact on the town of Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption 79AD and make a note of any volcanic hazards you can see occurring as a result of this eruption.
  2. Research the impact of Vesuvius’ eruption on the citizens of Pompeii in 79 AD (you can use the links below to help). Imagine you are a reporter for an imaginary newspaper  The Naples Times. Please write a news report dated 18th June in the year 79AD, describing the eruption and its impact on Pompeii and its citizens.
  3. Please write/ type your article on a separate pice of paper and try to make it look as authentic as possible. Try to include as much geographical detail as possible but also try to really imagine what it would be like reporting an event as catastrophic as that, nearly 2000 years ago.

DUE IN WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH IN LESSON

Links to help with your research:

http://www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruption_of_Mount_Vesuvius_in_79

http://geology.com/volcanoes/vesuvius/

https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/pompeii_and_herculaneum/pompeii_live/eruption_timeline.aspx

YEAR 9: Please read the article about ageing populations, the UK and pre-natal policies in Sweden.

Please research the social care crisis that is currently affecting the UK and write a detailed page/ paragraph explaining on a separate piece of paper:

  1. what the social care crisis is/ what the scale of the crisis is
  2. what are the causes of this crisis?
  3. explain what you think the link with our ageing population might be
  4. can you think of any solutions to the crisis? Give reasons for your answers and try to make them as realistic as possible.

Please reference your sources e.g. website address etc.

DUE IN ON WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH IN LESSON

Monday 20th

YEAR 8: please read your handouts on rock types carefully and answer all questions in your books. Due in on MONDAY please.

YEAR 10: well done on completing your assessment! Please think about/ research what is meant by the term sustainable development ready for our next topic: Environmental Risks of Economic Development.

Week beginning 6th February 2017

Wednesday 8th

YEAR 7: Make your own volcano!! You have 2 weeks before our next lesson (Wednesday 15th February – after half-term) so I would like you to have a go at making your own volcano, which should be as accurate and realistic as you can make it based on all that we learned in our lesson today. It is up to you how you make it – it can be made from paper, card, paper mache, salt dough, even cake! If you prefer, you could do a detailed drawing. Enjoy! I look forward to seeing them when we are back, and maybe even exploding one or two…! Bring to the lesson please.

YEAR 9: International migration: Poland to the UK. Please read through the article on Polish migration to the UK and answer questions 1,2 and 3 and include statistics in your answers (where appropriate). Answers can be written in clear bullet points/ mind map. As this will form your IGCSE case study on international migration, these answers should give you some good, clear and comprehensive (i.e. detailed) notes on how many Polish workers have come to the UK, what have been the pull and push factors but also the costs and benefits for Poland and the UK. Extension is question 6.  Due next lesson.

N.B. the article on the European migrant crisis is for you to keep and read so that you can put into context some of the issues we are exploring more generally when we look at migration. The migration crisis is currently unfolding in Europe; it hasn’t stopped and there are hundreds of thousands of refugees and economic migrants still travelling to and within Europe right now.

Monday 6th

YEAR 10: Land use in the Namib desert: Read pages 226-228 of your text books on the Namib desert. Please make notes on the challenges of land use in the Namib, to include the answers to the following questions:

  1. What are the opportunities presented by the Namib desert?
  2. What are the challenges that they (developers/ government) face?
  3. What solutions have been proposed/ tried to overcome this challenges?

Extension: which form of land use do you think is the most sustainable and why?

YEAR 8: please read pages 50 and 51 of your textbook, reviewing waves and tides and answer questions 1 to 6. Extension= question 7. Due in next lesson.

Week beginning 30th January 2017

Wednesday 1st

YEAR 7: 

  1. Please research and print 5 pictures of different volcanoes from around the world and stick them in your book. Please label them to say whether you think they are active, extinct, or dormant and explain why. Try and include examples of each and, if possible, see if you can find out the date/ year of their last eruption. OR
  2.  For those of you who were absent last lesson: please carefully read your handouts and learn about the different types of plate boundary. You should then answer the questions in ‘Your Turn’ (on your hand out). You can answer these questions in your books under the heading: Plate Boundaries

DUE IN NEXT LESSON

YEAR 9:

Please read and research migration to and from Libya before and after 2011 (page 37 of your textbooks). Using statistics to support your answers, create a list of the push and pull factors making people leave Libya (after 2011) and arrive in Libya (before 2011). Try to include broader social, economic, environmental and even cultural reasons migrants might have for leaving their country of origin/ wanting to come to Libya.

Extension: the European Migrant Crisis: what do you think are the main push and pull factors attracting migrants to the European Union?

DUE IN NEXT LESSON

Week beginning 23rd January 2017

Friday 27th

YEAR 9: 1) Please answer all the questions on your worksheet on population pyramids and the DTM, ready to hand in next lesson. You should write your answers using full sentences in your book so that it is clear what the question is asking. 2) Please ensure that your case studies on both Bangladesh (overpopulation) and Australia (under population) are now complete.

YEAR 8: don’t forget your chocolate bars for our next lesson: CHOCOLATE GEOLOGY!!!

Wednesday 25th

YEAR 7: please watch the video King Fu Panda Plates on YouTube and learn the dance moves ready to perform next lesson so that we are totally confident about our 4 types of tectonic plate boundary! You can find the video here: Kung Fu Panda plates

YEAR 9: 1) Please answer all the questions on your worksheet on population pyramids and the DTM, ready to hand in next lesson. You should write your answers using full sentences in your book so that it is clear what the question is asking. 2) Please ensure that your case studies on both Bangladesh (overpopulation) and Australia (under population) are now complete.

Monday 23rd

YEAR 8

1) please research and print out 5 different images of coastlines from around the world. They can include human elements as well as physical landforms and they should be as varied as possible please.

2) Study each photo; do you think that that stretch of coastline is expanding or being worn (eroded) away?

Please bring to next lesson.

Week beginning 16th January 2017

Friday 20th January

YEAR 8: please research and print out 5 different images of coastlines around the world. They can include human elements as well as physical landforms and they should be as varied as possible please. Extension: study each photo; do you think that that stretch of coastline is expanding or being worn (eroded) away?

YEAR 9:  1) Please go back to your country of choice case study that you have been investigating for our population unit and find a copy / draw a copy of its current population pyramid. 2) Please do the same for the UK and bring both to our next lesson. Extension: which stage of the demographic transition model do you think these 2 population pyramids belong to?

YEAR 10: Last call for your climate graphs! Due in on Monday please (scroll down to see last Friday’s homework for full details)

YEAR 11: Those of you who were in today’s lesson can finish marking your Paper 1 and bring to Monday’s lesson. Make sure you add as much detail to your corrections as possible. This is very effective revision!

P.S. Mocks are now over…hurray!

Wednesday 18th January

YEAR 7: please read through your information sheet on tectonic theory and, using that information, complete your worksheet questions. Extension: what more can you find out about Alfred Wegener, who presented the theory of continental drift?

YEAR 9: 

1) Please go back to your country of choice case study that you have been investigating for our population unit and find a copy / draw a copy of its current population pyramid. 2) Please do the same for the UK and bring both to our next lesson. Extension: which stage of the demographic transition model do you think these 2 population pyramids belong to?

Monday 16th January

YEAR 8:

  1. Using your handout and an atlas/ google maps, locate ALL the coastal landmarks on your map of the UK
  2. Which coastal areas have you visited in the UK? What activities did you undertake and how much did you enjoy them?

DUE: NEXT LESSON

YEAR 10: Reminder: both climate graphs (tropical desert and equatorial rainforest) and their questions need to be completed by next Monday and handed in in the lesson

Week beginning 9th January 2017

Friday 13th January

YEAR 8:

  1. Using your handout and an atlas/ google maps, locate ALL the coastal landmarks on your map of the UK
  2. Which coastal areas have you visited in the UK? What activities did you undertake and how much did you enjoy them?

DUE: NEXT LESSON

YEAR 9: Using the information on pages 28 & 29 ‘HIV in Botswana’ write a news article about the problem of HIV/AIDS in Botswana including how the crisis began, why it is so severe in Botswana, what the impact has been on the population and what efforts are being made to deal with the problem. Try to include an introduction (setting the scene) and a conclusion (summing up the situation). Remember! Point, evidence, explain (and analyse for highest levels)

Extension: explain which method for tackling the crisis you think is likely to be most effective and why.

DUE: NEXT LESSON

YEAR 10: CLIMATE GRAPHS

  1. EQUATORIAL RAINFOREST: Using the information on page 202 of the text book, plot a climate graph for Singapore (located in Peninsular Malaysia, one of the major TRF ecosystem areas) to show Mean Rainfall (mm) and Mean temp (‘c) by month.
  • Annotate the graph to show hottest and coolest months, and calculate Annual Temperature Range. Does the rainforest have seasons?
  • Calculate the Mean Annual Temperature and Total Annual Rainfall. Write them underneath your graph.
  • Look at the figures for daily sunshine hours. The sun rises at 0600 and sets at 1800 all year round, so what do these figures tell you about how cloudy Singapore is? Write a sentence to describe this underneath your graph.

2.  TROPICAL DESERT: Repeat the climate graph exercise for Luderitz in the Namib    desert  using the data on page 206 of your text books.

  • Annotate the graph to show hottest and coolest months, and calculate Annual Temperature Range. When is winter in Namibia?
  • Calculate the Mean Annual Temperature and Total Annual Rainfall. Write them underneath your graph.
  • Look at the figures for daily sunshine hours. How cloudy is Luderitz? Write a sentence to describe this underneath your graph.
  • Look at the figures for minimum and maximum mean temperature. Can you work out the mean daily (diurnal) temperature range? Can you explain this by thinking about your cloud conclusion?
  • Finally, look at the climate statistics for Khartoum in the Sahara desert. Compare its mean temperature with that of Luderitz. What can you conclude about the temperature of tropical deserts

DUE: NEXT FRIDAY 20th JANUARY IN LESSON

Wednesday 11th January

YEAR 7 Using your handout, please answer ALL the questions in YOUR TURN. Please ensure that your diagram is drawn in PENCIL and labeled in PEN. Extension: why you think the mantle is so hot? Why do you think some parts of the crust are thicker than others? 

Due in next Geography lesson, Wednesday 18th January

YEAR 9: Using the information on pages 28 & 29 ‘HIV in Botswana’ write a news article about the problem of HIV/AIDS in Botswana including how the crisis began, why it is so severe in Botswana, what the impact has been on the population and what efforts are being made to deal with the problem. Try to include an introduction (setting the scene) and a conclusion (summing up the situation). Remember! Point, evidence, explain (and analyse for highest levels)

Extension: explain which method for tackling the crisis you think is likely to be most effective and why.

Due in next Geography lesson Wednesday 18th January

Christmas holidays 2016

YEAR 9 & YEAR 10: Christmas holiday homework is to please complete your world map. You should correctly label all the visible countries on your map (including the small ones such as Lesotho but not the ones such as Monaco or Liechtenstein which are too small to see or the islands too small to label). You may find numbering and creating a key is easier, especially for European countries. Please don’t leave gaps. Enjoy! It’s so helpful to know where everything is. And don’t forget to catch up on Planet Earth II while it is still available on BBC iplayer…

YEAR 11: please see the Year 11 IGCSE revision page for revision tips for your Mocks. Please remember, you need to revise for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 4 as you will have a mock exam in all 3 (there is no Paper 3!!) It’s all good practise. Remember, you can email me any time and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Good luck!

YEAR 7 & 8:There is no formal homework!  However,  you can start reading around/ thinking about next term’s new topics. Year 7 = earthquakes and volcanoes and Year 8 = coasts.

Lastly, to all my students, have a wonderful Christmas break and enjoy a well-earned rest.

Week beginning 5th December 2016

Friday 9th December

YEAR 9: please complete your extended writing piece reflecting on the question: “Explain the link between population growth and economic development”. You should remember to use Point, Evidence, Explain and Link to explore the different ways in which an increase in economic development (wealth and its associated benefits) could impact on (increase or decrease) birth rate and death rate, life expectancy, fertility rate and rate of natural increase.

YEAR 8: Those of you who were unable to sit your end of unit assessment today will be sitting the test with the other Year 8 class on Monday at 1.30pm (instead of your Music lesson). So keep revising! Otherwise, if you sat the test today, relax and well done for giving your best!

YEAR 10: You should be watching as much of Planet Earth II as you can at the moment as we begin our ecosystems and climate topic. Particular episodes to focus on are the episodes on Tropical Rainforests and Tropical (Hot) Deserts. Enjoy!

Wednesday 7th December

YEAR 7: please complete your UK physical geography maps. You should make sure you have included the major upland areas, rivers, seas/ oceans, the highest peaks in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and you should also have gone round the UK coastline in blue. Please hand in your books at the end of next lesson.

Monday 5th December

YEAR 8: you are now to begin revising for your geography test next Monday 12th. This test will be on everything we have studied this term except the geological timescale. You should revise the following: food webs and food chains, the location, climate, climate graphs, plants and animals (and their adaptations) of the major world biomes: Tropical Rainforest, Savannah and Hot Desert. You should be able to explain how humans have damaged world biomes including deforestation, desertification and soil erosion. You should revise the Makachos case study to be able to explain in detail how farmers can live sustainably in the Savannah (this was a previous homework assignment). Please ensure your exercise book is up to date as your work is your revision guide! N.B a minimum of 1 hour should be spent revising. I suggest actively revising (i.e. making notes such as mind maps from your exercise book) and avoid just reading through as you will not retain (remember) this information…! Good luck. You will be great.

Week beginning 28th November 2016

Monday 5th December

YEAR 8: you are now to begin revising for your geography test next Monday 12th. This test will be on everything we have studied this term except the geological timescale. You should revise the following: food webs and food chains, the location, climate, climate graphs, plants and animals (and their adaptations) of the major world biomes: Tropical Rainforest, Savannah and Hot Desert. You should be able to explain how humans have damaged world biomes including deforestation, desertification and soil erosion. You should revise the Makachos case study to be able to explain in detail how farmers can live sustainably in the Savannah (this was a previous homework assignment). Please ensure your exercise book is up to date as your work is your revision guide! N.B a minimum of 1 hour should be spent revising. I suggest actively revising (i.e. making notes such as mind maps from your exercise book) and avoid just reading through as you will not retain (remember) this information…! Good luck. You will be great.

Friday 2nd Dec

YEAR 9: Building on your previous investigation into your country of choice, now go and find out the total size of your country (square kilometres) and use it to calculate the population density of the country (no cheating! please work it out yourself!). Find out the birth rate and death rate and calculate the country’s rate of natural increase or decrease. You should also find out life expectancy, infant mortality rate and literacy rate if you have not already done so. Please bring to our next lesson.

YEAR 8: you are now to begin revising for your geography test next Friday (9th). This test will be on everything we have studied this term except the geological timescale. You should revise the following: food webs and food chains, the location, climate, climate graphs, plants and animals (and their adaptations) of the major world biomes: Tropical Rainforest, Savannah and Hot Desert. You should be able to explain how humans have damaged world biomes including deforestation, desertification and soil erosion. You should revise the Makachos case study to be able to explain in detail how farmers can live sustainably in the Savannah (this was a previous homework assignment). Please ensure your exercise book is up to date as your work is your revision guide! N.B a minimum of 1 hour should be spent revising. I suggest actively revising (i.e. making notes such as mind maps from your exercise book) and avoid just reading through as you will not retain (remember) this information…! Good luck. You will be great.

YEAR 10: please complete the 3rd past paper I gave you in controlled conditions i.e. in 35 minutes (45 if you have extra time) and hand in on Monday. You may all allow yourself 45 minutes if you want to, but please change colour pen after 35 minutes so I can use it as potential evidence of the need for extra time in the future. Please do not look at your notes. I want to test your knowledge and exam performance. 

Wednesday 30th

YEAR 7: please keep a weather diary for the week, starting this evening. Describe what the general weather has been like during the day and include approximately how much precipitation (how much rain/ snow etc.), how much sunshine/ cloud cover and the wind speed and wind direction if you can find it out. Look on the BBC website or try to watch weather forecasts to help you. As you do this you ca be thinking about whether this weather is typical of our region for this time of year or not…

YEAR 9: Building on your previous investigation into your country of choice, now go and find out the total size of your country (square kilometres) and use it to calculate the population density of the country (no cheating! please work it out yourself!). Find out the birth rate and death rate and calculate the country’s rate of natural increase or decrease. You should also find out life expectancy, infant mortality rate and literacy rate if you have not already done so. Please bring to our next lesson.

Monday 28th

YEAR 10: please finish watching the case study video on water pollution in India. We had watched 9 minutes already: Water in India

YEAR 11:  Please spend an additional 45 minutes working your way through the Paper 4 I gave you. Take your time and make sure you are as accurate as possible. You do not need to do this under controlled conditions and you can research your answers using your revision booklet and textbook to help if you need to. Please bring to the lesson on Friday.

Week beginning 21st November 2016

Friday 25th  

YEAR 9: please research a country of your choice (you will know whether you need to pick an MEDC or an LEDC) and find out as much as you can about its human geography i.e. its population, population density, population pyramid, life expectancy, birth rate, death rate, GDP per capita, religion and if possible its employment structure (what percentage of population is employed in primary, secondary and tertiary/ quaternary sectors). You can present your findings in any written format of your choosing e.g. poster, mind map, document etc. Please bring to our next lesson on Friday.

YEAR 8: Please create a poster campaigning for the protection of Tropical Rainforests. You can be as creative as you like. Include the importance of Tropical Rainforests. Think about climate, habitat, diversity, medical research and the environment. Extension: what would be the most severe consequence of TRF deforestation and why? Please bring to our next lesson on Friday (2nd Dec). please complete the practise exam questions on energy for Monday’s lesson.

YEAR 10: please complete the practise exam questions on energy for Monday’s lesson.

Wednesday 23rd 

YEAR 9: please research a country of your choice (you will know whether you need to pick an MEDC or an LEDC) and find out as much as you can about its human geography i.e. its population, population density, population pyramid, life expectancy, birth rate, death rate, GDP per capita, religion and if possible its employment structure (what percentage of population is employed in primary, secondary and tertiary/ quaternary sectors). You can present your findings in any written format of your choosing e.g. poster, mind map, document etc. Please bring to our next lesson on Wednesday.

Monday 21st

YEAR 8: Please create a poster campaigning for the protection of Tropical Rainforests. You can be as creative as you like. Include the importance of Tropical Rainforests. Think about climate, habitat, diversity, medical research and the environment. Extension: what would be the most severe consequence of TRF deforestation and why? Please bring to our next lesson on Monday (28th).

YEAR 11: Please complete the Energy past paper question in controlled conditions (45 minutes) for our next lesson on Friday.

Week beginning 14th November 2016

Wednesday 16th

YEAR 7: well done for completing your map skills unit! Please now start revising all you have studied in geography this term as you will have a 30 minute test in our next lesson. You should practise all your map skills including latitude and longitude, 8 point compass, scale, 4 and 6 figure grid references, map symbols and revise UK and world place knowledge and the different types of geography. I will be running a revision session on latitude and longitude on Monday (21st) lunchtime at 1pm (changed from Friday) in the geography room for those of you who wish to practise a bit more. Good luck!

Monday 14th

YEAR 8: The Makachos Miracle. Please read your handout about efforts to manage soil erosion in the Sahel. Please answer questions 1-4 in your exercise books. To be handed in on MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER in the lesson please.

YEAR 10: Energy essay. Due Monday 21st November in lesson. i.e. spend 1hour 30 mins

TITlE: “Nuclear energy is the only viable solution to meet rising world energy demand”. Discuss.

Essay guide: Remember! Essays have 4 main parts: 1) Introduction, 2) arguments for 3) arguments against, 4) conclusion. Always plan your essay first!

Introduction: (1) = setting the scene and dissecting the question.Why is world energy demand increasing? What energy sources are we using already and why can we not continue as we are? i.e. What is the issue/ debate here? What are the energy options available and where does nuclear energy fit in? How much is it being used already?

Main body of essay: (2&3)

Arguments in favour of nuclear energy: Explain each one. Think about SEEP (social, environmental, economic and political) as well as long and short-term effects.

Arguments against nuclear energy: Explain each one. Think about SEEP (social, environmental, economic and political) as well as long and short-term effects

Conclusion: (4) = What have you decided? Explain which argument in favour of nuclear energy you think is the most important. Explain which argument against nuclear energy you think is most important. Lastly, explain and justify your personal opinion on nuclear energy as a long-term solution 

Extension: consider our current (global) political climate. Just how viable is the pursuit of renewables? Given the rate of energy consumption increase, have we got enough time to reasonably invest in renewables in order to meet demand? How will we get world leaders to agree? Any suggestions on how to motivate them?

Week beginning 7th November 2016

Friday 11th

YEAR 8: The Makachos Miracle. Please read pages 60 and 61 of your textbook about efforts to manage soil erosion in the Sahel. Please answer questions 1-4 in your exercise books. To be handed in on MONDAY 14th NOVEMBER in the geography room please.

Wednesday 9th

YEAR 7: TREASURE MAP! Your task is to draw your very own treasure island. You can be as creative as you like (include a coastline, mountains, rivers etc.) but you must include grid lines, a compass (which way is north) and a scale. DO NOT mark where the treasure is on your map yet. Instead, write out specific instructions on how to find the treasure (directions) using your scale and compass, on the back of your map e.g. walk 1.5 miles due north of the swamp then walk 5 miles south east, etc.  Bring it to our next lesson and your job will be to help your partner find your treasure…

Those of you with corrections also need to complete these for next lesson, as discussed today.

Monday 7th

YEAR 10: those of you who have completed the additional Coasts past paper should hand it in on Friday in our lesson please.

YEAR 8: please go back through your exercise books and review all of my feedback. Please respond to my feedback if you would like to by writing your comments next to mine (use a different colour pen please). You now need to select one or two (no more) very specific targets for this half-term that you can write in the inside cover of your exercise book under the heading ‘Targets from Winter Term 1’. Most of you also need to re-visit your world map and complete any countries that our missing. You should have now finished all 7 continents. Bring your books to our next lesson on Monday please.

Week beginning 31st October 2016

Friday 4th

YEAR 11: 1) make brief notes on biofuels (page 296, what they are, how they are made and who uses them, their advantages and disadvantages) 2) create a case study on energy use in Iceland (page 293, what percentage of energy comes from which source and why, why they use geothermal energy and any issues/ challenges they have with energy)

YEAR 9 Please cover your textbooks, preferably in clear book film. You now need to spend at least an hour revising your entire earthquakes and volcanoes unit ahead of your end of unit assessment next lesson, including an earthquake case study

TIPS FOR REVISION: You only need 1 earthquake and 1 volcano case study. Think about the following:
1) why do people live in tectonically active areas and what opportunities might they present
2) what physical processes caused these earthquakes and volcanoes
3) what were the effects of these earthquakes and volcanoes (use SEEP to help- Social Economic Environmental Political and think about primary, secondary, short and long term effects) using statistics to give evidence
4) What were the responses and reactions to these earthquake and volcano events (think of your 3 Ps – Prediction, Protection and Preparation)

YEAR 8: complete questions 1-6 on page 57 of your Geog.2 textbooks. Please make sure you use full sentences and include the question in your answers. Thos of you with catching up to do please ensure your world maps and any missing work is completed by Monday. Books in on MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER please.

YEAR 10: those of you who have elected to, please begin your extra coasts past paper (due in next Friday’s lesson please). For those of you who have not presented yet, your presentations must be ready for Monday morning’s lesson.

Wednesday 2nd Nov

YEAR 7 (periods 1&2): Please complete your worksheets on grid references. Don’t look at the answer sheet (!) as this was given to you accidentally. However, when you have finished you may mark your answers using a different coloured pen…Due in on shelf in geography room by MONDAY 6th NOV

YEAR 7 (periods 5& 6): Please complete your worksheets on scale. Remember to be very careful to use the correct unit. Is it asking for your answer in cm, metres or km but be careful – this may not be the same as the scale you have been given e.g. if 1cm=100m, how far is 15cm in real life in km? Due in on shelf in geography room by MONDAY 6th NOV

YEAR 9: Please cover your textbooks, preferably in clear book film. You now need to spend at least an hour revising your entire earthquakes and volcanoes unit ahead of your end of unit assessment next lesson, including an earthquake case study.

TIPS FOR REVISION: You only need 1 earthquake and 1 volcano case study. Think about the following: 
1) why do people live in tectonically active areas and what opportunities might they might present
2) what physical processes caused these earthquakes and volcanoes
3) what were the effects of these earthquakes and volcanoes (use SEEP to help- Social Economic Environmental Political and think about primary, secondary, short and long term effects) using statistics to give evidence 
4) What were the responses and reactions to these earthquake and volcano events (think of your 3 Ps – Prediction, Protection and Preparation)

Week beginning 17th October 2016

Wednesday 19th

YEAR 7: Please complete your worksheets on scale. Remember to be very careful to use the correct unit. Is it asking for your answer in cm, metres or km but this may not be the same as the scale you have been given e.g. if 1cm=100m, how far is 15cm in real life in km?

YEAR 9: Please see if you can watch The Impossible, a film about the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. You can be thinking about the Social, Environmental, Economic and Political (SEEP) effects of a tsunami, a major secondary effect of some off-shore earthquakes. Please be aware that although this film is rated a 12, there are still some fairly gruesome scenes. Those of you going to Iceland, if you haven’t already done so, please watch this video:  Iceland 2010 eruption

Monday 17th

YEAR 10: Research your chosen source of energy to present in class after half-term on Friday (4th Nov) in our lesson. Your presentation should be no more than 10 minutes long but no less than 5 minutes and MUST include: 1) what it is and how it produces energy 2) where in the world it is most used 3) whether and why it is sustainable/ renewable or not 4) its advantages and disadvantages 5) how effective you think it is a source of energy. Please print out a summary sheet for your classmates to include information on all 5 areas.

YEAR 8: Please write your name on both worksheets and answer all of the questions. You can colour code/ use numbers for the matching exercise rather than cut out the different climate graphs and pictures. To be handed in our next lesson on Monday 7th November.

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