Author: markhooley

Author and creator of Geoschooley, Mark Hooley is a Geography teacher with over a decade of experience and is a recognised Chartered Geographer (Cgeog) with the RGS. Mark has taught a variety of Geography curriculums both in the UK and internationally, and has extensive experience in preparing students for their assessments. Mark prides himself on being a skills based teacher adopting an inquiry approach to his teaching and he likes nothing more than to see geographers being curious, creative and passionate about Geography.
How to write like a Geographer…Geoschooley showing you how!

How to write like a Geographer…Geoschooley showing you how!

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L.O: To know how to write like a Geographer...

 

In our Geography learning, in order for us to help develop our knowledge and skills, and in turn to show our understanding, we are expected to be able to deliver responses that are not just geographically correct but are also well structured and provide good reasoning…


Therefore, it is important we know how to do this for all types of questions, whether it be for written or verbal tasks, focusing on maps, graphs, diagrams, models, theory’s or any kind of Geography situation that needs describingexplaining or solving. The following tasks aim to help develop the upper primary school geographer with their writing skills in Geography when presented with these different scenarios in their Geography learning…

 

Task oneDescribe a pattern on a map and graph…

The map…

 

Map 1: The distribution of forest and woodland around the world (source: https://technologystudent.com/joints/forests1.html)

Your task here is to:

Q. Describe the pattern of woodland around the world (3marks)

In this kind of question (a describe question) we need to normally give 3 points of description – so for this we use the technique of OSO…

All we have to do with regards to the distribution of woodland around the world is describe something:

  1. OBVIOUS about its distribution
  2. SPECIFIC about its location
  3. ODD about its location

 

Here is an example for you to see…

From observing the map and identifying the woodland, it is obvious that the majority of woodland is found in the Southern Hemisphere of the world. To be more specific, we can see that woodland is distributed in Australia, Africa and South America. Oddly, there is no woodland in the Indonesian islands, where you might expect to find some”.

 

 

 

 

The graph…

 

Graph 1: Human population growth between 1050 – 2017 (source: https://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/global_population)

Your task here is to:

Q. Describe the pattern of human population growth on the graph (3marks)

Again, in this kind of question (another describe question) we need to normally give 3 points of description – so for this again we use the technique of OSO…

***A BIG DIFFERENCE HERE THOUGH IS WE MUST USE FIGURES IN OUR DESCRIPTION FROM THE GRAPH THAT HAS BEEN PLOTTED***

All we have to do with regards to describing human population growth on the graph is describe something:

  1. OBVIOUS about its growth using figures
  2. SPECIFIC about its growth using figures
  3. ODD about its growth using figures

 

Here is an example for you to see…

From observing the graph, it is obvious that the human population growth has been very fast (rapid) between 1950 onwards as we can see that there was a very sharp increase from around 2billion people to around 7.5billion. To be more specific,  from 1850 to 1950, the human population growth can be seen to be increasing from around 1billion people to around 2billion people in the space of 100 years. Oddly, in the space of 750 years from 1050 – 1800 there is hardly any great increase to the human population growth, with it never passing more than 1billion people during this time period.

 

The diagram/model/theory…

 

This is my attempt for a simple diagrammatic explanation of climate change. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun in our atmosphere. We need this: if it didn't happen it would be too cold to live on earth. However, because we're pumping so much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere - mainly CO2 from burning fossil fuels - it's warming up more than it would normally.

Diagram 1: A simplified version of the global warming process (source: https://simpleclimate.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/a-picture-of-climate-change-is-worth-1000-words/)

Your task here is to:

Q. Explain the process taking place in the diagram (5marks)

In this kind of question (an explain question) we need to normally identify 5 key points and explain them in geographical detail,- so for this we use the technique of PEEL..

 

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***IN USING PEEL I LIKE TO CHANGE THE EVIDENCE AND EXPLANATION AROUND, PLACING EXPLANATION SECOND IN THE TECHNIQUE AND EVIDENCE THIRD, THIS I BELIEVE MAKES MORE SENSE, BUT ITS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU HOW YOU APPLY PEEL***

 

All we have to do with regards to the EXPLAINING the diagram is:

  1. Identify your key POINTs
  2. EXPLAIN those points in detail
  3. Back them up with EVIDENCE from the diagram or with an EXAMPLE you know
  4. Make sure our sentences LINK
  5. Its a good tip to use some of the words from the digram too to help your explanation

 

Here is an example for you to see…

In the diagram, sun heat energy travels to the earth’s surface as incoming energy, where some of it is absorbed and some is reflected back towards space as outgoing energy. Amongst the outgoing energy that is reflected back, some escapes into space but some is also trapped in the earth’s atmosphere by the greenhouse gases. The more greenhouse gases there are in the atmosphere, the more heat energy that is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, causing temperatures to increase, causing global warming. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can increase by there being an increase in cars, coal factories and the increase of size of cities, for example, cities like London sprawling out into the suburbs.

 

 

Paragraphs in Geography…

 

 

***WE CAN USE PEEL ALSO TO STRUCTURE OUR PARAGRAPHS IN GEOGRAPHY. THIS IS A PERFECT FRAMEWORK FOR YOUNG GEOGRAPHERS TO USE TO HELP MAKE SURE THEY HAVE GOOD STRUCTURE TO THERE PARAGRAPH RESPONSES***

 

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Point – This is where you identify or define your initial geographical point that you are trying to make. For example, Tourism causes pollution in an area through increased litter levels that is created on the floor…

Explain – Next, you have to give reasoning to your initial point in order to show understanding of the point you are trying to make – litter levels increase when tourists visit an area because the majority of the time tourists do not necessarily care about their litter being disposed of properly because it’s not the area they live in, thus, just throw it on the ground. Tourists also when on holiday ted to eat a lot more convenience foods, therefore increasing the amount of rubbish that can be littered on the ground…

Evidence – In support, you should try and give a real life example or case study that supports your point and makes it come alive, for example – litter levels have increased by 35% in Porto, Northern Portugal since the tourism revolution 0f 2014…

Link – Finally, if writing a short essay or multiple paragraphs, try and make the final sentence of your PEEL response link to the next sentence of the new paragraph so that your response is coherent and flows well, for example, litter can lead to many environmental problems, including negatively impacting upon wildlife and habitat ecosystems. Ecosystems can be affected by litter in through impacting upon the living space of animals…

 

Task – Have ago at a photograph expanation:

Have a go at looking and explaining the Geographical photograph below of a typical scene outside a Macdonalds in Los Angeles with a PEEL explanation, picking out one Geographical point, explaining it in more detail and providing evidence to backup your explanation (you dont have to link in this exercise)

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Photograph 1: A typical scene outside a Macdonalds in Los Angeles (source: google search engine)

 

 

Lessons 7&8: Forced Migration…

Lessons 7&8: Forced Migration…

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The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

Syllabus block:

L.O: To know The causes and consequences of forced migration and internal displacement through the inquiry of two case studies…

Key skill development:

Identification (AO1)

Description (AO2)

Geographical Reasoning and Analysis (A03)

Inquiry (A04)

 

Key terms:

Migration

Push/Pull Factors

Forced Migration

Internal displacement

Refugee

Climate refugee

Starter – Task 1:

Photograph 1: In Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, large parts of the village Eita (below) have succumbed to flooding from the sea.

Key Questions: What might be the causes and consequences of such intense flooding? How might you respond to this situation if this was your home?

(source of photograph: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/06/20/621782275/the-refugees-that-the-world-barely-pays-attention-to?t=1602581181147)

 

DevelopmentTask 2: Inquiry into to two case studies of Forced Migration …

Complete the task sheet link below using the following resources on the two case studies – 1) The Jewish people migrating from Germany and 2) The Kiribati people emigrating from their island homes in the Central Pacific...

Forced Migration Inquiry task sheet

 

Recap on the theory…

(source: https://rashidfaridi.com/2018/04/05/migration-theories-lees-push-pull-theory/)

Forced Migration can be defined as…

A person subject to a migratory movement in which an element of coercion exists, including threats to life and livelihood, whether arising from natural or man-made causes (e.g. movements of refugees internationally and internally displaced persons as well as people displaced by natural or environmental disasters, chemical or nuclear disasters, famine or development projects). (source: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/european_migration_network/glossary_search/forced-migrant_en).

 

Internal displacement can then be defined as…

Th forced movement of people within the country they live in, not internationally (source: https://www.internal-displacement.org/internal-displacement)

 

Case study one…Politically forced

The Jewish people forced out of Germany

Background information…

Between 1933 and 1937, a total of about 130,000 Jews left the national socialist Germany. Many left for South Africa, Palestine and Latin America. Many also went to Eastern Europe, particularly families who had moved to Germany from there previously. However, thousands remained in Northern and Western Europe. In a letter to an acquaintance in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Edith Frank complained at the end of 1937: “I think that all the German Jews are searching the world today and there is no room for them anymore.” (source: https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/go-in-depth/impossibilities-escaping-1933-1942/)

 

What caused the forced Migration? What were the consequences for the Jewish people?

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRcNq4OYTyE) – (warning some scenes may be distressing)

 

Visual – where they migrated to…

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Map 1: The Jewish forced migration between the years 1933 – 1939: sources https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/go-in-depth/impossibilities-escaping-1933-1942/)

 

Articles…Jewish communities still feeling the consequences…

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/2/6/anti-semitic-incidents-rise-to-fresh-record-in-uk

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51387844

 

 

Case study two…Environmentally forced

Background information…

In 2004, the people of Kiribati acknowledged, in the Otin Taai Declaration,[2] that human-induced climate change will have an extensive range of negative impacts on peoples of the Pacific Islands, including:

loss of coastal land and infrastructure due to erosion, inundation and storm surges

increase in frequency and severity of cyclones with risks to human life, health, homes and communities

loss of coral reefs with implications for the sea eco-systems on which the livelihood of many Islanders depends

changes in rainfall patterns with increased droughts in some areas and more rainfall with flooding in other areas

threats to drinking water supplies due to changes in rainfall, sea-level rise and inundation

loss of sugarcane, yams, taro and cassava due to extreme temperatures and rainfall changes

human health impacts with an increase in the incidence of dengue fever and diarrhoea.

 

What is causing the forced Migration (also use information above for your task sheet)? What are the consequences for the Kiribati people?

 

Visual – where they are migrating to…

To view large size version of map please visit the source: https://psmag.com/news/disaster-and-migration-in-the-south-pacific-a-failure-of-international-law)

 

Articles…Further information of the consequences on Kiribati communities…

https://psmag.com/news/disaster-and-migration-in-the-south-pacific-a-failure-of-international-law

 

Plenary and homework – Task 3: Create a plan for an essay response to the following question…

 

Q. Using examples, explain the causes and consequences of forced migration (10marks)…

Your plan should focus on using the following points from the below link…

 

10mark Extended Answer Questions – Support From Geoschooley…

 

 

Geoschooley techniques to help with answering exam questions…

Geoschooley techniques to help with answering exam questions…

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Technique 1: BUG the question…

 

Technique 2: Use OSO to describe diagrams, maps, photographs and key patterns and trends on graphs…

 

Technique 3: Use PEEL to structure those paragraphs in your Extended Answer Questions…

 

 

Technique 4: Use STEEP to classify the causes and consequences to your case studies and examples…

 

 

 

Technique 5: Plan your Extended Answer Questions in a quick fashion during the exam using the following fast technique…

 

 

 

Technique 6: Create your own key word bank to take words from for your Extended Answer Questions so that you can sound like a geographer when answering the question…

 

 

Lessons 3&4: Contrasting countries in terms of population change…Italy (HIC) & Nigeria (LIC)

Lessons 3&4: Contrasting countries in terms of population change…Italy (HIC) & Nigeria (LIC)

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Japan’s population is oldest in the world.

(source:https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/both-ageing-societies-declining-populations-and-growing-youthful-ones-face-serious)

Syllabus block:

 

Key skill development:

Identification (AO1)

Description (AO2)

Inquiry, Geographical Reasoning and Analysis (A03)

 

Key terms:

Population structure

Population Pyramid

Old Age population

Youthful population

Dependency ratio

Economic Active Workforce

Demographic Dividend

Causes (STEEP)

Consequences (STEEP)

L.O: To inquire about two contrasting countries in terms of population structure and change…Italy & Nigeria

The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

 

Starter – Task 1:

Describe the key differences between the population pyramids of Italy and Botswana…

(think about sounding like a geographer, focusing on the key words from the below list in your response)

  • The youthful population at the base/narrow (convex)?/expansive (concave)? What’s it like?
  • The old age population at the top/narrow (convex)?/expansive (concave)? What’s it like?
  • The economic active workforce (The demographic dividend) in the middle/narrow (convex)?/expansive (concave)? What’s it like?

 

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(source of both population pyramids: www.google.com)

 

Development –  Task 2:

The Geo-Inquiry process into Italy and its population structure…

 

G128 – Italy (Italian) Flag | 3x5 feet | Printed – Vibrant Colors, Brass Grommets, Quality Polyester

Map 1: Location of Italy in Europe on an international scale

(source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/print_it.html)

Map 2: National scaled map of Italy

(source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/print_it.html)

 

ASK…

What questions could we ask about this typical scenario in Italy? How can we understand more about the Population Structure?

 

Growing old in Italy: Italians live longer but suffer more

(source: https://www.thelocal.it/20170926/life-expectancy-is-rising-in-italy-but-the-elderly-struggle-with-health-problems)

 

 Collect…use the resources below to inquire about Italy’s population structure and the reasons why it is an ageing population. Use the task sheet link below to structure your inquiry

 

Inquiry into Italy and Nigeria population structures…

 

Italy’s Natural Increase…

Multimedia…

(source: www.youtube.com)

 

Italy’s Fertility Rate

 

Articles…

 

 https://www.ft.com/content/a9d1fe0c-2306-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96

 

https://www.thelocal.it/20200714/italys-birth-rate-drops-again-except-in-one-province

 

Italy’s Life Expectancy

Mapping…

 

Regional mortality differences in life expectancy at birth for Italian men, measured for " Regioni " classified in units of the standard deviation (σ = 0.64)  

Italy’s Population structure/Dependency Ratio

 

Graphing…

 

Population pyramid 3: Italy in 1950 (source: https://www.populationpyramid.net/italy/1950/)

 

Key Question: Describe and explain the causes of Italy’s population structure (6marks)

 

The Geo-Inquiry process into Nigeria and its population structure…

 

 

Map 4: Location of Nigeria on an international scale (source: www.google.com)

ASK…

What questions could we ask about this typical scenario in Nigeria? How can we understand more about the Population Structure?

 Collect…use the resources below to inquire about Botswana’s population structure and the reasons why it is a youthful population with such a growing demographic dividend. Use the same task sheet you have been using for Italy…
Nigeria’s Natural Increase…
Multimedia…

 

Nigeria’s Fertility Rate…

Article…

 https://theconversation.com/niger-has-the-worlds-highest-birth-rate-and-that-may-be-a-recipe-for-unrest-108654

Chart…
Nigeria’s Life Expectancy
Graph…
Proshare Nigeria Pvt. Ltd.
Multimedia…

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSx9Pw4rf64)

 

Nigeria’s Population structure/Dependency Ratio

 

Graphing…

Population pyramid 5: Italy in 1950 (source: https://www.populationpyramid.net/nigeria/1950/)

Population pyramid 6: Nigeria in 2020 (source: www.google.com)

 

Webpage…BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/lagos

 

Key Question: Describe and explain the causes of Nigeria’s population structure (6marks)

Bring it al together in an exam setting CREATING a response to your homework question…

Homework Task: Attempt this 10mark question taken from Section C on paper 2 of your IB assessment…(use the link below to help your structure your response and access the markbands on the page too from the syllabus)
Q. Using examples you have studied, explain the consequences of an ageing and youthful population structure (10marks)

 

Lessons 1&2: Population change and demographic transition over time…

Lessons 1&2: Population change and demographic transition over time…

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The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

Syllabus block: 

L.O: To  develop the ability to understand demography and how it has changed over time.

To inquire about two contrasting countries in terms of their demography changes

 

Key skill development:

Identification (AO1)

Classification of Causes (AO1)

Geographical Explanation and Evaluation (AO3)

Research Inquiry

 

Key terms:

Demography

Natural Increase

Fertility Rate

Life Expectancy

Population Structure

Dependency Ratios

Rapid Growth

Causes – SEEP

 

Starter – Task 1: Population Infographic work…

Observe the below information on the world’s population and answer the following questions about this infographic:

  1. Identify the continents that will increase in population by 2050 (1mark)
  2. Identify the continents that will decrease in population by 2050 (1mark)
  3. State one probable cause for the increase in one of the continents (1mark)
  4. State one probable cause for the decrease in one of the continents (1mark)

(source: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/financial-services/projectblue/demographic-change.html)

 

SO WHY IS THERE DIFFERENT RATES OF POPULATION CHANGE OVER TIME IN DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND THE WORLD???

Lets INQUIRE about this key geographical question…

 

Development – Research & Collect, Task 2: Use the resources below and complete the task sheet link to help you achieve this lessons objective at understanding the different reasons for different rates of population change over time in different locations around the world…

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tUZ0sKnJusimkVQjMCA6LPWRFgll22bSIkBu4k3Bckg/edit

 

Natural Increase…

 

Definition –  https://www.insee.fr/en/metadonnees/definition/c1110

 

Visual…

World map showing rate of natural increase by country, 2018

(The rate of natural increase around the world, 2018: https://populationeducation.org/what-is-rate-of-natural-increase-rni/)

 

Multimedia…

(source: youtube)

 

Articles…

 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53424726

 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/datablog/2016/jun/28/over-populated-or-under-developed-real-story-population-growth

 

Fertility Rate…

 

Definition –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_fertility_rate

 

Visual…

Total Fertility Rate…

Total Fertility Rate by Country

(source: http://chartsbin.com/view/33935)

 

 

Multimedia…

 

(source: youtube)

 

Articles…

 

  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/03/womans-choice-fertility-rates

 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/06/more-women-like-me-are-choosing-to-be-childfree-is-this-the-age-of-opting-out

 

Life Expectancy…

 

Definition –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy

 

Visual…                                                              (click into image to get full version)

(Life expectancy at birth, measured by region, between 1950 and 2050 – source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy)

Multimedia…

(source: www.youtube.com)

Articles…

 https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/feb/24/the-100-year-life-how-to-prolong-a-healthy-mind

 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49844804

Population structure and dependency ratios…

Definition Population structure –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_structure

Definition Dependency ratio –   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependency_ratio

 

Visual…

Ficheiro:World population pyramid (2018).jpg

(source: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:World_population_pyramid_(2018).jpg)

 

 

Infographic map – The projected old-age dependency ratio for each country in the European Union will pose a problem long after the debt crisis resolves. What Is Europe, Aging Population, Human Geography, Old Age, Big Challenge, Space Travel, Cartography, Data Visualization
(source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461830136765159713/)
(source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/youngest-populations-africa/)

Multimedia…

(source: www.youtube.com)

Articles…

wp-svg-icons icon=”link” wrap=”i”] https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/youngest-populations-africa/

wp-svg-icons icon=”link” wrap=”i”] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/dementia-towns-japan-ageing-population

Plenary – Task 3: Answer the following three exam style questions from the IB…
1) Define life expectancy (2marks)
2) Explain the impacts that an ageing population can have on a population structure (6marks)

 

Lessons 4&5: The hierarchy of settlements and services…

Lessons 4&5: The hierarchy of settlements and services…

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L.O: To be able to explain the reasons for the hierarchy of settlements and services

 

Settlement hierarchy
(source: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/884426268353757184)
Key skill development:
Identification
Geographical Reasoning
Photograph Analysis
Key terms:
Settlement Hierarchy
High-, middle- and low-order settlements and services.
Sphere of influence
threshold population
Starter – Task 1: Look at photograph 1 below and try to answer the below inquiry questions…
What services can you see?
Who do you think lives or works there?
How many people can you see?
Why do you think so many people are there?
Where could this be?
Photograph 1: A city centre

Glasgow Scotland Busy City Centre in the Rain Stock Photo

(source: https://www.alamy.com/glasgow-scotland-busy-city-centre)
So what is the settlement hierarchy???
settlement hierarchy is a way of arranging settlements into a hierarchy based upon their population size and number of services available…

Picture

(source: https://crystalsamuel.weebly.com/settlement.html)

 

Development – Task 2: Complete the following activities to become more familiar with the settlement hierarchy so that you can explain the reasons for the hierarchy of settlements and services…

 

Define the following key terms (use your ipads):

Settlement Hierarchy
High-, middle- and low-order settlements and services
Conurbation
Sphere of influence
threshold population

 

Make a sketch diagram of the settlement hierarchy above in your notes…On your diagrams can you annotate:

  1. The population size usually founded in that settlement
  2. The types of services you would expect to see and whether they are High, middle or low order services
  3. An example location of this settlement type

 

Next, look at the photographs below and answer the questions with each one:

 

Photograph 2:

1)  Identify the type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

 

Photograph 3:

1)  Identify the  type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

 

Photograph 4:

antalya turkey turkish city cities sprawl sprawling urban landscape high rise building conurbation conurbations Stock Photo

1)  Identify the type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

 

Photograph 5:

Illustrative image of a small city / village

1)  Identify the type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

 

Photograph 6:

 

 

Braga, Land of Tradition and Innovation - imagem #2

1)  Identify the type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

Photograph 7:

Rural House iStock

1)  Identify the type of settlement in the photograph (1mark)

2) Explain why you chose this settlement (5marks)

 

 

Plenary – Task 3: Practice exam question…

 

 

Q. Using examples, explain the settlement hierarchy (5marks)

 

Picture

 

Homework Task:  

Look at the below diagram.

 

Picture

Sphere of influence of a settlement (source: https://www.thegeographeronline.net/settlements.html)
Getting started with Google Earth…The Geoschooley way!

Getting started with Google Earth…The Geoschooley way!

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L.O: To become familiar with how to use Google Earth

 

(source: google images)

Key skill development:

Using the basic tools on Google Earth to create a digital map

English writing skills in the plenary

Key terms:

GIS – Geographical Information System

Mapping

Layers

Information/Data

So what is Google Earth???

Google Earth makes a world of geographic information available to students in a dynamic way over a web browser. It uses tools and features that infuse  geographic thinking and inquiry into your learning (source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

 

Starter – Task 1: In pairs try and complete the 5W + How below to help begin the process of becoming more familiar with Goggle Earth – use your ipads to research…

 

1) What is Google Earth?

2) Why do we use it in Geography?

3) Who uses it in Geography?

4) When is it best to use in Geography

5) Where is it best to use in Geography?

6) How can it help us understand Geography better?

 

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(source: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/a-simple-sure-fire-way-to-create-great-content-the-5-w-the-h/)

 

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Task 2:  Become familiar – Create a Tour Around The World! (Task idea originated from www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

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Access Google Earth on the below link (you will need a gmail account so you can sign in to save your work, )

https://www.google.com/earth/https:/

 

The Ten-Day Tour Around the World

(Task idea originated from www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

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1)  Your task is to use Google Earth to build an itinerary for a tour you will take with family or friends to 10 locations around the world.

2) You should try to include a variety of sites with diverse historical, cultural, and environmental significance—for example, the Taj Mahal (a cultural site in India), the Amazon rain forest (an area of environmental significance), and the Great Wall of China (a site of historical significance).

3) Use this worksheet Creating a Tour Around the World with Google Earth to explore in Google Earth and plan your tour.

4)  Save your tour stops to the My Places folder, and create a detailed tour itinerary to share.

 

Task 3 – Plenary: Create a short story of your WORLD TOUR. Your story should include:

  • No more than 150 words
  • At least 3 locations you visited
  • Some Human features
  • Some Physical features
  • What you enjoyed most about the tour

 

 

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