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.
Lesson 3: The Consequences of Mega City Growth…

Lesson 3: The Consequences of Mega City Growth…

 

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

 

L.O: To know the consequences of megacity growth for individuals and societies through the use of one case study of a contemporary megacity experiencing rapid growth…Lagos, Nigeria (LIC)

 

Key skill development:

Identification (AO1)

Classification of Consequences (AO1)

Geographical Explanation and Evaluation (AO3)

Research Inquiry

 

Key terms:

Mega City

LIC

Rapid Growth

Urbanisation of Poverty

High population density

Slums

Social Polarization

Consequences – Advantages/Disadvantages

 

Starter – Task 1: Describe the location of Lagos, Nigeria…remember the skill of OSO when describing locations on maps

  1. Describe something OBVIOUS about the location
  2. Describe something SPECIFIC about the location
  3. Describe something ODD about the location

Image result for obvious specific odd

 

Lagos, Nigeria map

(source of map: https://www.voanews.com/africa/nigeria-tech-enclave-springs-lagos-suburb)

 

Development – Task 2 – Collect, identify &  Classify: Use the many resources below on the growth of Lagos as a Mega City and the consequences and use the below link task sheet to help identify and classify these consequences into ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES for the individuals and societies of Lagos…

 

Consequences of Mega City Growth – Lagos, Nigeria

 

Resource 1: Short documentary on the Makoko slum in Lagos and how the people of this area are being impacted upon by Lagos’ rapid growth…

 

 

Resource 2: Photograph analysis… This is a typical scene in Lagos at 8.30am on a weekday morning. What impacts might this be having on the individuals and societies of the city? Access the below link too to read more…

 

Lagos Traffic – A Never Ending Tale

(source: https://landlagos.com/blog/lagos-traffic-a-never-ending-tale/)

 

 

Resource 3: Articles on the Mega City growth of Lagos…Read the two article and try to identify, classify and explain the impacts taking place on the individuals and societies of Lagos as the city continues to grow…

Article 1:

 

https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/lagos-city-dreams-and-nightmares

 

Article 2: 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/19/urban-explosion-kinshasa-el-alto-growth-mexico-city-bangalore-lagos

 

 

 

Resource 4: Access your Geography IBDP text book…Access the relevant chapter to explore the impacts of Mega City rapid growth on individuals and societies…

 

Wook.pt - Ib Geography Course Book 2nd Edition: Oxford Ib Diploma Programme

 

 

 

Task 3: Plenary…Exam Question Practice…

Q. “To the local population, megacities have more advantages than disadvantages.” Discuss this statement. [10]

 

Access the below link to support your structuring of your response to the question…

 

10mark Extended Answer Questions – Support From Geoschooley…

 

 

 

Have we achieved today’s learning objective???

 

L.O: To know the consequences of megacity growth for individuals and societies through the use of one case study of a contemporary megacity experiencing rapid growth…Lagos, Nigeria (LIC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons 2&3: Factors influencing the sites, growth and functions of settlements…

Lessons 2&3: Factors influencing the sites, growth and functions of settlements…

 

 

Germany, Bavaria, Wolfratshausen, Aerial view of countryside town Stock Photo

Germany, Bavaria, Wolfratshausen, Aerial view of countryside town
(source: Google Earth)

 

L.O: Describe and explain the factors which may influence the sites, growth and functions of settlements

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification & Description

Geographical Explanation

 

Key Terms:

Site

Settlement

Growth

Factors (Physical/Human)

Starter – Task 1: Using your ipads research and define today’s key terms…

 

Task 2: Watch the video below and try to identify different factors that you come across that impacted upon the sites growth and functions of settlements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question…Why do you think this settlement has formed like this?

 

 

 

 

Lessons 4&5: Resource stewardship strategies…

Lessons 4&5: Resource stewardship strategies…

 

What is a circular economy?

1) Design out waste and pollution

2) Keep products and materials in use

Regenerate natural systems

 

 

 

 

A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials through the ‘value circle’.

System diagram cropped

 

Lesson 1: The Patterns of Settlement…

Lesson 1: The Patterns of Settlement…

 

 

1 Nucleated Village (Modified from Google Earth Pro). 
(source: Google Earth)

 

L.O: Explain the patterns of settlement

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Geographical Explanation

 

Key Terms:

Linear

Nucleated

Dispersed

Isoloated

Starter – Task 1: Look at the photograph below and in pairs, try to identify physical reasons that could attract the formation of a settlement in this area…

 

Key Question…Why do you think this settlement has formed like this?

 

(source: google search engine)

 

 

Development – Task 2: Identifying and Explaining the different settlement types…

 

Early settlers forming villages in the rural areas would often live together for safety, for friendship, and to share services. These early settlements would take on distinctive patterns based on the shape of the land around them. Here we can see some examples of different settlement patterns. (source: http://onezerosixgeographers.blogspot.com/)

 

Look at the below photographs and answer the questions underneath each one…(source of all photographs google search engine)

 

Photographs of settlement types for your notes

Photograph 1:

Linear settlement Dakota39s blog 8a

  1) Identify the settlement type (1mark)

2) Describe its main features (3marks)

2) Explain why this settlement took this formation (annotate your photo with key features) (5marks)

 

Photograph 2.

  1) Identify the settlement type (1mark)

2) Describe its main features (3marks)

2) Explain why this settlement took this formation(annotate your photo with key features) (5marks)

 

Photograph 3:

Looking down on rooftops of nucleated village Garganta la Olla, La Vera, Extremadura, Spain Stock Photo

  1) Identify the settlement type (1mark)

2) Describe its main features (3marks)

2) Explain why this settlement took this formation(annotate your photo with key features) (5marks)

 

Photograph 4:

Picture

  1) Identify the settlement type (1mark)

2) Describe its main features (3marks)

2) Explain why this settlement took this formation(annotate your photo with key features) (5marks)

 

 

Plenary – Task 3: Geography Poetry…

 

                        As a final task today, try to create an 8 line descriptive poem of a settlement type of your choice. Try to use words that connect to that settlement and most all be CREATIVE, use ADJECTIVES and put your HEART into it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1: Physical and Human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale

Lesson 1: Physical and Human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale

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

L.O: To know the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale

 

(A suggested world’s population distribution in 2050, with the countries size on the map representing the size of the population – source: https://worldmapper.org/maps/population-year-2050/)

 

Key skill development:

 

Identification

Research Inquiry

Classification

 

Key terms:

Physical factors

Human factors

Population distribution

Population density

Unevenly distributed

SEEP (Social Economical, Environmental, Political) causes

 

Starter – Task 1, Ask: Look at the map above suggesting world’s population distribution in 2050 – with the countries size on the map representing the size of the population. Describe the world’s population distribution according to the map…

(This type of question would normally be around 3marks in an exam)

 

 

 

Development – Task 2 Collect: So why is the world’s population so unevenly distributed…?

Use the resources that follow to complete the below worksheet link:

 

Human and Physical Factors Task Sheet

 

 

(video 1: source – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzWN1OUVu60)

 

(video 2: source – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMOat3MAxIw)

 

 

World natural disasters infographics with map and earthquake tsunami drought volcano hurricane Free Vector

(Infograph 1 – The location of the world’s biggest natural disasters: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/world-natural-disasters-infographics-with-map-earthquake-tsunami-drought-volcano-hurricane_2873365.htm

 

 

Infographic. population of people.

(Infograph 2 – The location of men and women around the world: https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-infographic-population-people-vector-image42974940)

 

(Map 3: The World’s Mountain Ranges: https://bioone.org/journals/mountain-research-and-development/volume-38/issue-3/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00107.1/A-New-High-Resolution-Map-of-World-Mountains-and-an/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00107.1.full)
(Article 1: Population policies in China)
(Article 2: Population boom in Africa)
Q. Explain reasons for the uneven distribution of the world’s population (2+2+2)
Infographic - hospital occupancy Japanese prefectures COVID-19
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Geoschooley support with the IB CAS Core…Local CAS in a Safe Environment! 

Geoschooley support with the IB CAS Core…Local CAS in a Safe Environment! 

 

Geoschooley offers support with

CAS activities on a local level in the Porto area. Contact me at geoschooley2021@gmail if need support…

 

Having been a CAS Coordinator for many years , and through integrating Service Based Learning into my Geography lessons, I have been able to establish strong links with a variety of organisations in and around the city, ranging from service based activities with animal shelters and food banks, to creative activities with fashion houses and cooking schools. Sports and Physical activities can also be supported too!

 

Below are just a few of the range of organisations I can help set up CAS activities with…

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 8: A deeper look into population pyramids…

Lesson 8: A deeper look into population pyramids…

 

L.O: To further develop our knowledge of population pyramids through group work and exam practice…

Task 1: In your groups of 4 assign yourself a student role (A,B,C &D) and try to perform the task that is described in each role so that we can workout where this population pyramid comes from?

WHAT CAUSED SUCH A GENDER IMBALANCE???

Student A:

Student A, using the key terminology from your previous lesson, can you describe the shape of this population pyramid (to help think of the “Gucci Geography” words identified – convex sides/concave sides/straight sides; contracting/expanding/stationary; narrow base or top/bulging middle; pyramid/oval/”coffin” shaped). Try to aim for a description of approximately 100 words so that you can be sure you have enough detail…

 

Student B:

Student B, You are to focus on the different sections of this population and try to answer the following questions:

The youthful dependent population (age 0-19):

1) Identify the total number of youthful dependent populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

The Economic Active Workforce (age 20-69):

1) Identify the total number of economic active populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

The old aged dependent population (age 70+):

1) Identify the total number of old age dependent populous – be as accurate as possible

2) Explain the possible reasons for this total number in this section of the population

 

Student C:

Student C is to concentrate on the causes of this gender imbalance of the Population Pyramid. Using SEEP  classification (Social, Economic, Environmental & Political) can you identify the different reasons why such a gender imbalance could have taken place?

 

Student D:

Student D is to focus on what the possible consequences could be of a population having this structure. Using SEEP  classification (Social, Economic, Environmental & Political) can you identify the different consequences of having such a gender imbalance in a country?

 

***IF ONE STUDENT COMPLETES THEIR TASK EARLIER THAN OTHERS THEN THAT STUDFENT SHOULD HELP YOUR TEAM MATES COMPLETE THEIR TASK***

 

 

GCSE PE (9-1) 5 a day practice exam questions – 2019 Series – Edexcel – AQA – OCR

Exam style question for you to practice:

Q. Using a population you have studied – discuss the causes and consequences of a gender imbalance in population(7marks)

Use the below framework to help structure your response!

Easy Framework to use for long responses in IGCSE Geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(source:www.coolgeography.com)