Form 6: Earth’s story

Form 6: Earth’s story

Lesson objective(s)

Page numbers from course booklet

Possible Activities

Lesson Outcomes

Key Terms and Skill Development

Lessons 1and2:

Title: Earth’s story – it begins with a bang

L.O: To know how the Earth was created and the processes involved

Pgs.6and7 Starter: How did the Earth form? Short cartoon video – then students are to popcorn read pgs. 6and7

once read students are to answer question 3 on pg. 7 creating their own flow chart

Main: Answer questions 4 from pg.7

Plenary: Open discussion about creation of Earth and people’s view points


By the end of this lesson students will know theories behind the creation of the Earth and the processes involved.

HMK/s and c:

question 5 on pg.7



Big Bang




Skills Dev:

Questioning theories

independen work


using evidence

buildng an opinion


Lessons 3,4and5

Title: How life developed on Earth

L.O: To know how life evolved on Earth

Pgs.8and9 Starter: Recap define key words from previous lesson

Main: Students are to use pgs.8and9 as a resource as well as the internet and create a google doc titled “How life evolved on Earth”. In their doc they must provide a detailed account of how life evolved in no more than 250 words. Images and diagrams should accompany their doc.

Plenary: discuss question 7 as a class on pg.9

By the end of this lesson students should be able to describe and explain how life evolved on Earth.

HMK: to work on doc. In own time

s and c: answer question 7 in own time








mass extinction



Lessons 6and7:

Title: The Geological Timescale

L.O: To the know and understand the Geological timescale

Pgs. 10and11 Starter: provide students with image of geological timescale asking students to stick into books. Students are to then place Enquiry questions around the image – aiming to have them answered by the end of lesson

main and plenary activities for these lessons derived from resources from GeoSchooley

By the end of this lesson students will know and understand the Geological timescale

HMK: Can you explain why 99% of the species on the geological timescale are now extinct




precambrian eon

phanerozoic eon

Skill Dev:

Team work







Lessons: 8,9and10:

Title: Our Time on Earth

L.O: To know about our migrational processes and more about how we have evolved

Pgs.12and13 Starter: make a list of ten important things humans have done on Earth since we have been here

Main: Complete map work and questions from Geoschooley

Plenary: Who is the best human being you know? Explain your answer using PEEL

By the end of this lesson students will be able to describe and explain our migration patterns and how we have evolved

HMK: create a short story of how Portugal would have looked 40,000 years ago. Where would it have been located? Wha t would you wear? Which foods would you eat? What kind of work would you do?



Ice Age

Land Bridge


Lessons 11and12:

Title: Our place on Earth

To know the some of the main Human Settlements on our planet

Pgs. 14and15 Stareter: Read the individual stories on pgs.14and15 of where the people live. Make a list of the similarities between all the locations. Think about the differences also

Main: Next – students with a blank map are to locate all the locations mentioned in the stories. Once located, provide PEEL writings of reasons why settlements set up here in these places. What might be the SEEP impacts setting up settlements here

Plenary: Settlement kahoot

HMK: Make sure admin of book is all up to date

s an c: How might our human settlements impact the a Global Goal achievement



Physical features


SEEP impacts


Skill Dev:






Lessons 13and14:

Title: Earth’s place in the solar system

L.O: To know Earth’s location in our solar system

Pgs. 16and17 Students to watch multimedia documentary on Earth’s place in our solar system from GeoSchooley with accompanying tasks to achieve on the iPad. By the end of this lesson students will know more about Earth’s location in the solar system and the reasons it’s so special

HMK: paper mashay earth’s to be made with accompanying important PEEL about an important/special element to our planet

Solar System



Always changing

Skill Dev:

independent note taking



Lessons 15and16: The Changing Earth

L.O: To know how our Earth is changing through both physical and human processes

Pgs.18and19 Starter: create a spider diagram of both physical and human processes that you think change our planet – discuss

Main: with each point identified in the lesson starter complete the table activity from GeoSchooley

Plenary: Cement understanding of global warming and climate change and why they are two different processes

By the end of this lesson students will know that our world is constantly changing via natural and human processes and that we need to move towards a more sustainable way of living on this planet if we are to survive and thrive

HMK/ s and c: Answer key question from GeoSchooley – pg.19 q.6 from course book

Natural changes

human changes

fossil fuels

global warming

climate change

Global Goals


Skill Dev:

photograph analysis




End of unit summative assessment


All pgs. from above Students to participate in presentation assessment using google apps on the Earth’s story focusing on several elements of learning from the unit By the end of this summative assessment students will have demonstrated knowledge and skill development on all areas focused above As stated above from all lessons

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