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This module introduces students to the topical issue of conflict, a concept that can be challenging to teach. A particular focus of the module is the extent to which conflict can influence, and be influenced by, geography
Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate
Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems
A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time
This module will take you on a journey through the way that London, a fascinating city, has been presented and represented over the years
The aim of this unit is to develop the essential qualities and skills of young geographers through geographical knowledge and geographical enquiry relating to the physical and human environments of The United Kingdom
This module explores how human activity can create or change places that can be considered to be "impossible"
The world is changing China and China is changing the world
Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways
The purpose of this module is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India'
The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change
Guidance and support in developing high quality primary geography
This cross-curricular unit links geographical and historical study to enable students to research, understand and develop an affinity with the history of their local area
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)
A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!
A cross-curricular unit linking Geography with Citizenship
Introducing students to some of the wide ranging topical issues related to food and food production
This module focuses on the theme of migration, the permanent or semi-permanent change of a person's place of residence - or simply, the movement of people from one place to another
This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe
This module develops students' map skills through the contemporary topic of Music Festivals
This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding
The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments
This unit of work explores important demographic themes
The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future
This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them
The purpose of this module is to explore the world of risk from a personal scale to a global scale
The richest one per cent of adults in the world own 40% of the world's wealth, and about half the world's population live on less than US$2 a day
The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places
This six-lesson unit on map skills is designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one through six
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Australia
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the huge variation in geography that exists within the complex continent of Africa
This module is about tourism in contemporary Thailand
The build up to the Olympics in 2012 hosted in London provides an excellent hook to engage Key Stage 3 students with many geographical themes on a range of scales
This unit of work focuses upon the interconnections and inter-relationships that link teenage consumers living in the UK with societies and environments overseas, where the goods they purchase are made
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Brazil.
This module comprises six lessons or half a term's work, and focuses on global trade
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition
This module, comprising of six lessons takes a ‘zoom lens’ approach to studying the Mediterranean region within Europe
This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on the United States of America
This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term's work, focuses on the city of Hong Kong
Living with typhoons: Disaster Management in rural Taiwan
Pole of Cold - What does winter mean to you?
Ice River – A journey to Zanskar in Winter: Tourism in an Extreme Environment
After the burning - Moorland restoration in the Peak District
The Sand Diggers of Mali: The impacts of a rapidly growing city
Exploitation and management of a coral reef ecosystem, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia
Hugging the Coast: An exploration by sea kayak of liminal (marginal) living and rural development in North Sulawesi, Indonesia
The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain
Energy futures in the EU
Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice
Past climate and glaciation of the Drakensberg Mountains, southern Africa
Volcanic research at a subduction zone
Life on the Margins: Natural Hazards in the Gobi Desert
Returning “home”?: Emotional geographies of the disaster displacement in Christchurch, New Zealand
How can the UK adapt to manufacturing challenges in order to sustain economic growth and resilience?
Equalising education is not just about closing the education and skills gap between developed and developing countries but also about ensuring everyone has the right to a good education
Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected
Where do most people aspire to live?
Since 1990, over one billion people have joined a global middle class that earns at least $10 a day
We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity
Can societies strike a balance between combating pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases
In 2009 the 50/50 point was passed and, for the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas
Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?
Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising
Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?
Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains
With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns?
Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?
Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies
Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked
Britain is facing a dramatic shift in its population age structure, caused by both a declining fertility rate and a rising life expectancy rate
As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge
Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness
Flood, drought and heat wave: these are the three major natural threats that threaten London
Migration is today, as it has always been, a hot topic of debate.
The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes by 2020 and the crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes
Climate change resources for Key Stage Three (ages 11 - 14)
Climate change resources for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage One (up to the age of seven)
This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Two (ages seven to 11)
A selection of teaching resources and case studies that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14).
Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils
Can Venice be sustained as a living city for its residents
How our response to natural disasters can be improved and lessons learnt which benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term
This resource explores the Hunstanton area of NW Norfolk, and the stretch of coastline on either side, which borders The Wash in the East of England
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