YEAR 7 : Mapwork, Football, Tectonics, Settlement, Rivers
YEAR 8: Coasts, Crime, Ecosystems, Brazil, People and resources
Topic 1 : Development
Key ideas- What is development?
How do we measure development?
Indicators of development
What is poverty?
The development gap
Case studies- Ghana country study, Akosombo dam
Topic 2 : Tourism
Key ideas- What is tourism?
Different types of tourism
The tourist industry
Fieldwork based on the local area forms the basis for the majority of this unit
Topic 3: Local actions, global effects
Key ideas / topics- The global environment
Rhine case study
National Parks case study
Antarctica case study
Discussions and debates on global environmental issues at a range of geographic scales are integral to this unit.
Appropriate key geographical textbook and teachers resource book along with CD ROM.
Assessment takes place via a range of formats including:
- End of unit tests
- Group and individual enquiries
- Presentations as well as ongoing class-work.