Year 7 Geography


Unit 1 Weather and Climate Unit 2 Volcanoes and Tectonic Processes Unit 3 Coastal Processes Unit 4 Ecosystems and Biomes Unit 5Population and Resources Unit 6Energy


Introductory Unit


How much do you care about the world? Are there forgotten areas,continents?



Unit 1. - September/October
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Weather and Climate


Textbook resource - Geog 2.





Unit 2. - November/December


Volcanoes and Tectonic Processes




Unit 3. - January/February

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Coastal Processes


Textbook resource - Geog 2.


WEEK 1. - COASTAL PROCESSES pages 14-17
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What are waves and tides?
  • Why are they so important in shaping the coastline?
  • What is weathering and erosion?
  • What are the main processes acting on the coastline?
  • How do the three main processes act with waves to shape the coast?

KEY WORD GLOSSARY
  • Wave
  • Swash
  • Backwash
  • Tide
  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Deposition
  • Transportation
  • Hydraulic Action
  • Solution
  • Attrition
  • Abrasion or Corrasion

HOMEWORK
7H due Thursday 14 Jan. and 7C Wednesday 13 Jan.
1. Miss Hesketh has sent some text messages but she has been practicing her text speak, can you decode the messages and provide the right word for each of the coastal definitions.


Extension Task.
2. The Geography Department are notorious for their bad taste in music, Miss Hesketh is especially fond of
YMCA by the Village People. Can you possibly rewrite the lyrics to illustrate the processes of CASH. (Corrasion (another word for abrasion), Attrition, Solution and Hydraulic Action) You could even work out some arm movements for your song if you are feeling inspired!

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WEEK 2. - COASTAL PROCESSES pages 18-19
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What are coastal processes?
  • What is a feature of coastal erosion, and how is it formed?


KEY WORD GLOSSARY
  • Headland
  • Bay
  • Wave-cut platform
  • Cave
  • Arch
  • Stack
  • Stump
  • Beach

HOMEWORK
(two weeks allowed) 7H due Thursday 28 Jan. and 7C Wednesday 27 Jan.
Watch the following slide show about the erosion of a headland.

Stop Animation Coastal Processes Task, using your cave, arch, stack stump storyboard produced in class. This can be completed in two different ways:
1.Use Microsoft Moviemaker or a similar application (remember to ensure it will play on the school computers) produce a short film that shows the erosion and development of a headland into an arch and then into a stack and then a stump. ( you can use lego, paperback books, marshmallow sheets, pasta, stones and mud in the garden..... be creative!)
You will also need to record a commentary to explain all of the processes and why it is happening.

2. You can use a digital cameral and plasticine/Play doh/Modeling clay and to model the erosion of a headland, taking photos to illustrate each process. Then post the photographs into powerpoint and record a commentary about what is happening and explaining all of the different processes.

The best of the movies and powerpoints will be posted on the wiki. Watch these two animations for some inspiration.


RESOURCES

How cliffs and wave cut platforms are formed animation





WEEK 3. - COASTAL PROCESSES pages 18-19
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What is coastal transportation and how does it occur?
  • How does Longshore drift occur?
  • What is coastal deposition and how does it occur?
  • How does a beach grow?
  • How does a salt marsh grow?

KEY WORD GLOSSARY


  • Salt marsh
  • Spit
  • Longshore drift
  • Beach

HOMEWORK
7H due Thursday 28 Jan. and 7C Wednesday 27 Jan.
Stop Animation Coastal Processes Task

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Watch this and you will never be confused about the difference between weathering and erosion!

Some examples of 7H work on coastal erosion through stop animation, some are better than others . Well Done Guys!



WEEK 4. - THE IMPORTANCE OF THE COASTpages
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
    • Why are coasts so important?
    • What are the major uses of the coast?
    • Why do 40% of the worlds population live near the coast?
How can interpreting photographs increase our understanding of the worlds coastlines?


HOMEWORK due 7H Thursday 4 Feb. and 7C Wednesday 3 Feb.

1. Complete the following document, save and then print it off and glue in your exercise book.


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WEEK 5. - MANAGEMENT OF THE COASTpages
Key concepts and Learning objectives.


HOMEWORK due Monday 8 Feb. and 7C Feb.
Why can Jim and Betty not get house insurance?

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WEEK 6. - MANAGEMENT OF THE COAST
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • Management of the coastline in Foz
  • What examples of management are there?
  • Is there evidence of weathering and erosion?
  • Is the management effective or not?
  • Where is the management most effective?
  • Where is the management least effective?
  • Do we have any predictions for the future of coastal management in Foz?

HOMEWORKdue Monday 22 Feb. and 7C Feb.

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Unit 4. - February/March

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Ecosystems and Biomes


Textbook Resource - Geog. 2

WEEK 1 - Climate and Ecosystems
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What is the difference between an ecosystem and a biome?
  • Where are the four main biomes of the world found?
  • How does the climate and landscape of a biome impact upon the organisms that live within it?

HOMEWORK 7H set Monday 22nd. Feb due Friday 26 Feb.
Take the Twitter challenge, watch the video and then in 140 or less characters describe the link between climate and biomes.












RESOURCES
Ecosystems and biomes at Internet Geography
Ecosystems of the World

WEEK 2 - Tropical Rainforests
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What adaptations have plants and animals made in the rainforest?
  • What is biodiversity?
  • Why is the soil nutrient poor?

HOMEWORK 7H
Produce a what am I riddle to describe a biome or a feature within a biome that you have chosen.
eg. I always run but never walk
I have a mouth but never talk
I always travel down but never up.........What am I?

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WEEK 3 - Management of the Rainforests
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What is deforestation?
  • Why is global warming connected to the rainforests?
  • How is palm oil destroying rainforests?

HOMEWORK

Biome in a box Project, use the following document if you have lost your original copy.
To be handed in on Thursday 25th March. (you have over two weeks to complete this task - non production will result in a 0 for effort and attainment)
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RESOURCES TO BE USED IN BIOME IN A BOX PROJECT


Wild classroom biomes of the world
Enchanted Learning Biomes
The Worlds biomes
Earth Floor Biomes


WEEK 4 - Tundra
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • What is the tundra like and where is it located?
  • How have plants and animals adapted to life in the tundra?
  • Who are the indigenous people of the tundra, and what is life like for them?

HOMEWORK
Biome in a box Project.
To be handed in on Thursday 25th March. (you have over two weeks to complete this task - non production will result in a 0 for effort and attainment)

RESOURCES

Wild Classroom Biomes of the world
Tundra Biomes
NASA earth Observatory


WEEK 5 - Management of the Tundra
Key concepts and Learning objectives.
  • Where and what is the ANWR?
  • Why is sustainable management and conservation important?
  • What is sustainable development?
  • How is the permafrost related to Global warming?

Analysis of the geographical importance of satirical cartoons and how they can improve our knowledge of key issues.
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EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Methane burps in the Arctic due to the melting of permafrost and global warming are an important and very current issue.
Check out this newspaper article from The Baltimore Sun .












HOMEWORK
No homework over the Easter Holidays

Display and marking of Biome in a box project due Thursday 25th. March.

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Unit 5. - April/May


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Population and Resources


Textbook Resource Geog. 2

WEEK 1Key concepts and Learning objectives

  • What is the global population growth rate?
  • What is birth rate and death rate?
  • Why is natural increase and decrease so important?
  • How does the carrying capacity of the world relate to resources?

HOMEWORK
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WEEK 2Key concepts and Learning objectivesHOMEWORK


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WEEK 3Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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WEEK 4Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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WEEK 5Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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WEEK 6Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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WEEK 7Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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EXAM WEEK

7 - 14 June
Your end of year examination will consist of two 30 minute papers.

Paper 1 -Complete 30 multiple choice questions
Paper 2 - Complete 2 extended answer questions. 1 will be compulsory and you will choose 1 from 5 options.


Unit 6. June
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Sustainable Energy Project
Textbook Resource Geog. 2.






WEEKS 1,2 & 3.Key concepts and Learning objectives HOMEWORK

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