Introductory Unit.


What is Geography? Video Wall.




Is there a simple definition of Geography or is it a composite of a wide range of different aspects of mans relationship with the physical environment.
All the people who took the time to make these videos are passionate about Geography learning, living and loving it.
Is there room in your life to become passionate about the one subject that touches all of our lives?






Unit 1. September/October
Love maps, love life!




Unit 2. - November/December
River Proceses and Flooding
Key Text - Geog 1.




Unit 3. January/February


Settlement


Key Text - Geog 1

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WEEK 1. - THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! pages 34 - 37
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What are the key factors in deciding where to live?
  • How important is history in settlement decisions?
  • Why people want to live in certain places and not in others?
  • Why is one place good for one person but not another?

KEY WORD GLOSSARY

  • Site
  • Settlement
  • Situation


HOMEWORK
1. Complete the following diamond ranking exercise, by clicking on the x in the top left corner of a box you can move the coloured boxes around so you can put them in the order of most important first.
2. Use the box to the right of the diamond to explain your reasons for ranking the reasons in the way that you did. REMEMBER that there is no right or wrong answer for this exercise, but you do have to explain your reasons clearly.

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RESOURCES
Settlers turn a grassy hillside into a village
Sticky does settlement factors........ can you guess them all?


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WEEK 2. - AYLESBURY!
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What are settlement patterns?
  • Why is the function of a settlement important?
  • Why and how did Aylesbury grow Historically and Geographically?
  • What were the main events that contributed to this growth?

KEY WORD GLOSSARY


  • Dispersed Settlement
  • Nucleated Settlement
  • Linear Settlement

HOMEWORK
1. Click on each of the following links to go to an example of a settlement with a specific function.
2. Explain in your own words what makes that settlement a good example for the function.
3. Each answer should be about 2 or 3 full sentences.





WEEK 3. - THE PATTERN OF GROWTH pages 42-43
Key concepts and Learning objectives.




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RESOURCES
BBC animation on global urban growth

Watch this video by Daniel Raven Ellison and his Urban Earth Project who's aim is to walk across every large urban city in the world taking a photo every 8 steps.

Watch how the land use changes.

HOMEWORK
Now you have watched the video, explain how the use of land changes in london.
You may do this in bullet points, you might have to keep stopping and starting the video as you write, it will be better if you use descriptive language not just road, houses, town.......etc
eg. start.
  • fields
  • farm track
  • village road


WEEK 4.
Key concepts and Learning objectives.


HOMEWORK


WEEK 5.SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE FUTURE OF SETTLEMENTS.pages 50 - 51
Key concepts and Learning objectives.


HOMEWORK
Cities of the future use the link to examin how cities of the future were predicted to be like over 100 years ago.
Think about how cities are now, think about the differences.

Your task is to take a double spread in your exercise book and either draw your vision of what a future city will be like or find as many pictures of futuristic designs in cities across the world today and glue them in.
You can click on the links below to give you some ideas.


RESOURCES

Sustainable cities of the future


WEEK 6. - SETTLEMENT FIELDWORK
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • how can we apply our knowledge of settlement to the local area?


HOMEWORK
1. Fieldwork to be completed using the following assessment rubric.





Unit 4.

Unit 5.

Unit 6.