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Concreting the countryside

Concreting the countrysideTalk of a housing crisis in the UK has been going on for a number of years. To many the crisis is one of an imbalance between house prices and affordability, but the reality is different. The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes over the next 11 years (by 2020) and the real crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes.

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  • Challenge Overview Sheet PDF | MSWORD A summary sheet for the entire challenge containing key facts and figures, as well as summaries of the videos of the main speakers from each event
  • Lesson one plan: Where has the concrete been going? PDF | MSWORD This is an introductory lesson to the issues relating to the housing crisis in Great Britain
  • Fact Sheet: Where has the concrete been going? And does it matter? PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focused on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • Geo-Blockbusters (PPT)
  • Geo-Blockbusters instructions and definitions PDF | MSWORD
  • Geo-Blockbusters teacher instructions PDF | MSWORD
  • Criteria for assessing sustainability PDF | MSWORD
  • Plenary worksheet blank PDF | MSWORD
  • Plenary worksheet with answers PDF | MSWORD
  • Concreting winners and losers record sheet PDF | MSWORD
  • Lesson two plan: Where should all the concrete go? PDF | MSWORD This lesson seeks to determine the place of EcoTowns in the government’s strategies to build three million new homes by 2020, combat climate change and manage the countryside
  • Teachers' Notes PDF | MSWORD
  • Balloon debate activity PDF | MSWORD
  • Fact Sheet: Where should all the concrete go? Does Rackheath EcoTown provide the answers? PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focused on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • Concreting Q and A EcoTowns PDF | MSWORD
  • Concreting Rackheath (PPT)
  • Exam Specification Overview PDF | MSWORD This document briefly summarises where the lessons link to each exam board specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and WJEC)
  • General Teaching Ideas PDF | MSWORD Ideas for lessons which incorporate media ideo clips from the 21st Century Challenges website

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