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Unit: What is Geography


Aim: Able to explain the difference between the types of Geography and give examples.

Lesson 1

Introduction + Physical & Human Geography


1) Read course requirements carefully and stick into the front of your notebook.

2) What is Physical Geography? Write definition and give 6 examples with a small picture next to each.

3) What is Human Geography? Write definition and give 6 examples with a small picture next to each.


Lesson 2

Environmental Geography


1) What is Environmental Geography? Write definition and give 6 examples with a small picture next to each.

2) Split A4 paper into 3 sections to produce a poster showing the different types of Geography.


  Homework: Finish the poster (in colour) for the display board.

Unit: Map Skills

Aim: To be able to read map data accurately in terms of: distance, direction, scale, height & grid references.

Revision/review Resource:
Lesson 1

What are Maps & Plans


1) Map Types (PP) & why we have them.

2) Plans. Qs 1-6 p.11

Maps PowerPoint

  Homework: Fitting Furniture w/s
Lesson 2

Grid References (4 & 6 fig)


1) 4 fig refs & 6 fig refs

2) Qs 1-3 p.12.

3) Stranded in Sahara w/s

Lesson 3

Measuring Distance


1) Straight line distance & using the scale

2) Measuring curved distances

3) Qs 1-5 p.15

4) Extension: How Far w/s

Lesson 4



1) Build up 16 point compass

2) Qs 1-7 p.16

  Homework: Shipwreck w/s
Lesson 5

Symbols, Keys & OS Maps


1) Purpose of symbols & the key

2) Symbol reveal PP

3) Sign & symbols flash cards

4) Qs 1-3 p.20.

Extension: Activity using IGCSE P2 map insert (peer work setting & answering Qs)

Lesson 6



1) Spot heights

2) Contour lines

3) Layer shading

4) Q's 1-6 p.23 Geog.1

  Homework: produce a layer shading model out of cardboard
Lesson 7



1) Contents & index

2) Key features: longitude (GMT), latitude (equator, tropics & poles).

3) Spy Catcher w/s

4) Easy as ABC w/s

Unit: Hydrology & River Processes

Aim: Able to describe and explain how water makes its way back to the oceans/seas. Should be able to discuss the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition that occur & the landforms that these create.

Revision Resource:
Lesson 1



1) Build up watercycle on the board - key words.

2) Write definitions for the key words:

  • evaporation
  • transpiration
  • evapotranspiration
  • condensation
  • precipitation
  • infiltration
  • surface run-off
  • groundwater
  • groundwater flow

3) Permeable & impermeable surfaces

  Homework: Revise watercycle & learn the key words
Lesson 2

River Features


1) Labelled diagram of a river basin. Each of the labels defined:

  • source
  • tributary
  • confluence
  • mouth
  • drainage basin
  • watershed

2) Characteristics of river near source compared to mouth (water volume, speed, river bed material).

Lesson 3

Erosion, Transportation & Depositon


1) Erosion: what it is & types (hyraulic action, abrasion, atrition, corrosion), labelled diagrams.

2) Transportation: types (traction, saltation, suspension, solution), & link to rivers energy.

  Homework: World rivers w/s
Lesson 4

Waterfalls & Meanders


1) Erosive processes creating waterfalls - labelled diagram.

2) What are meanders & why do they change (innner & outer banks of bends).

3) Oxbow lakes.

  Homework: Meanders w/s
Lesson 5

Deposition & deltas


1) Why does deposition happen & in which sections of rivers

2) What are deltas, why do they form, distributaries.

3) Importance of some deltas (Nile) for agriculture & dangers facing them (Aswan High Dam).

Aim: able to explain the causes of flooding, describe & explain the effects, and offer suggestions as to how flooding can be prevented or managed. Case Study: Bangladesh

Lesson 6

Flooding Video

Natures Fury: Floods. Take notes on causes, effects & solutions to floods.

Lesson 7

Causes of flooding


1) Next 3 lessons will build up an A3 poster.

2) Causes: deforestation in Himalayas (reasons), silting, flat land, monsoon (what).

3) Pictures displaying each of the causes in 3rd of the page.

  Homework: Research effects of flooding in Bangladesh
Lesson 8

Effects of flooding


1) Effects: damage to buildings, infra-structure, loss of crops, water contamination, disease, death/injury.

2) Discussion about each effect & its impacts & long or short term.

Lesson 9

Solutions/ suggestions


1) Different ways in which rivers can be managed (hard & soft engineering).

2) Ways in which people can prepare for floods to limit the impact that they have.

Lesson 10 Newspaper report about flooding in Bangladesh (template below)
  Homework: finish newspaper report. Outline for download
Lessons 11-15 Revision. Revision list can be downloaded here: revision guide